Judge Formally Denies Amber Heard’s Request For A New Trial
Written by Rika C on July 14, 2022
A little over a month after Johnny Depp was victorious in court over his ex-wife Amber Heard in their highly-publicized defamation trial, there has been a new development that Heard is likely to be pretty upset about. It was just confirmed that a judge formally denied Amber Heard’s request for a new trial following her loss to Johnny Depp and being ordered to pay the $15 million judgment settlement.
Virginia Judge Penney Azcarate officially denied Amber Heard’s request for a mistrial in the defamation lawsuit with ex-husband Johnny Depp. Judge Azcarate’s decision was made due to finding no grounds to overturn the $10 million verdict in Depp’s favor. The judge wasn’t done and also stated that Heard’s legal team should have raised an objection sooner in the case, while also stating that there is no evidence of fraud and no evidence that a jury mistake resulted in a biased trial. However, Heard is still moving forward with filing an appeal.