JOHNNY DEPP: Unfavorable Jury Instructions
Written by KingCnote on May 27, 2022
Amber Heard won a subtle but significant point of contention in the defamation trial with ex-husband Johnny Depp.
Her lawyer successfully convinced the judge to give jury instructions that favor their case. The judge told the jury to consider if statements by Depp’s former lawyer defamed Amber Heard. The attorney once called her abuse allegations a “hoax.”
The lawyer was thrown off the case for violating the judge’s protective order. He got caught leaking sensitive information to the media trying to sway public opinion.
Depp’s team argued that his lawyer’s comments were protected speech as part of attorney-client privilege. The judge disagreed, which is a legal victory for Amber’s $100 million defamation countersuit. (The Hollywood Reporter)