What would happen to Amber Heard if she is found guilty in Johnny Depp’s libel trial?

The fate of the highly publicized libel trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is in the hands of a jury in Virginia.

Who will be held liable for damages that could be in the millions in their controversial dueling libel case?

Here is everything you need to know.

Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard libel trial to come to verdict soon

Seven jurors bypass Fairfax’s libel trial. They will rule out whether Amber Heard smeared her ex-husband Johnny Depp when she wrote a Washington Post op-ed in 2018 in which she claimed to be “a public figure representing domestic abuse.”

The jury will also decide whether the 36-year-old actress should pay damages in the millions.

The libel trial has been under public scrutiny since it began last month, on April 11, in Fairfax County. Virginia


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Heard and Depp have been throwing accusations at each other back and forth in front of a jury for about four weeks. The trial is currently on a week-long break and will resume on May 16.

Closing arguments from both sides’ legal teams are scheduled for May 27. The jury most likely deliberated on the former couple’s fate soon after. It may take a few hours or maybe even a couple of days as well.

The Aquaman actress is not at risk of serving time in prison as no criminal charges have been filed against her. Depp sued her for civil claims.

In addition, there is the possibility that the jury will not be convinced by either side. They can also determine that neither Depp nor Heard be awarded damages.

On the other hand, if the jury finds that Heard should be cleared in Depp’s case, then

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What would happen to Amber Heard if she is found guilty in Johnny Depp's libel trial?

Libel trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

Amber Heard dated Johnny Depp and soon the couple got married on a private island. Regardless, their marriage lasted 15 months before they split.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Heard. In the lawsuit, he claimed that Heard’s posting damaged his career and his reputation. Following Heard’s op-ed, the 58-year-old actor was pulled from franchises like Pirates of the Caribbean and Fantastic Beasts, costing him tens of millions.

The actress then countersued him for a $100 million lawsuit alleging that Depp abused her during their relationship.

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