AA judge on Wednesday rejected a request from the actor Amber Heard to set aside the $10m judgment awarded against her in favor of her ex-husband, Johnny Depp.
Depp won a defamation suit against Heard last month in a high-profile civil trial. Heard won a $2m judgment on a counterclaim against Depp.
Earlier this month, Heard filed a motion seeking to have Depp’s verdict set aside, or have a mistrial declared. Her lawyers cited multiple factors, including an apparent case of mistaken identity with one of the jurors.
In a written order, Judge Penney Azcarate rejected all Heard’s claims and said the juror issue specifically was irrelevant and that Heard cannot show she was prejudiced.
Heard still has the ability to appeal the verdict to the Virginia court of appeals.
July 13, 2022 at 11:36PM Associated Press in Falls Church, Virginia