Amber Heard has filed a short itemizing 16 grounds of attraction she is going to launch in opposition to her ex-husband Johnny Depp, 4 months after a jury awarded him $US10.3 million ($14.9 million) in damages.
The transient is Heard’s subsequent step within the attraction course of after she was discovered responsible of defaming Depp following the publication of a 2018 opinion piece she wrote for The Washington Publish.
Heard’s transient reportedly cites lack of “clear and convincing proof” for precise malice as one of many grounds for attraction, amongst others, experiences Self-importance Truthful.
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Per the publication, the Aquaman actress has additionally claimed some proof offered at trial mustn’t have been allowed, whereas different proof that was not admitted ought to have been admitted.
This reportedly consists of communications with medical professionals.
Heard additionally argues Depp and his attorneys confused the court docket by utilizing statements she had made out of previous to the op-ed’s publication in opposition to her.
She claims this led jurors to imagine she was on trial for statements she had made previous to the 2018 publication of the article.
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“The trial court docket erred in permitting Mr Depp to argue or recommend at trial that the jury might award damages based mostly on statements or conduct occurring previous to the publication of the challenged op-ed,” the submitting reads.
Heard was awarded a minor sum of $US2 million ($2.8 million) in damages on the finish of her and Depp’s exhaustive trial in June
But Heard has pushed to attraction the decision, insisting the trial course of was flawed.
A lot of the testimony in the course of the famed six-week trial centered on Heard’s claims she had been bodily and sexually abused by Depp not less than a dozen occasions.
Depp regularly denied Heard’s allegations and insisted he by no means hit the actress and that she was the abuser.
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