When will the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard libel case end?

After a 10-day break, the libel trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard begins today. Many fans are already wondering when the verdict will be released.

Johnny Depp is suing Heard for $50 million over her 2018 Washington Post op-ed. She referred to herself as a public figure who symbolizes domestic abuse. She argues that the inference impaired her ability to work for her, even though she did not name it. Heard has responded with a $100 million counterclaim against Depp.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s trial was halted last week after four weeks of testimony, but is scheduled to continue today (Monday May 16). On the witness stand, Heard will continue her story, followed by others chosen to testify for her.

When will the verdict be announced in the case of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard?

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s trial is likely to conclude after May 27, so the verdict will be announced then. Given the volume of evidence that has been presented so far and will continue to be presented during the trial, it is unclear how long the jury will deliberate on Depp’s libel charges.

Judge Azcarate has informed the seven jurors that jury deliberations will begin as soon as closing arguments are completed on May 27.

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Heard’s team will finish presenting their defense before Depp’s team has a chance to respond.

The trial was expected to conclude earlier, but Judge Azcarate indicated at the opening of the trial on April 11 that her schedule conflicted with another event and that the trial would be postponed for a week.

If Johnny wins, what happens to Amber?

If Johnny Depp wins the libel action, Amber Heard, who filed for divorce from Depp in 2016, will be forced to pay him a large sum of money (and vice versa). They are not facing any criminal charges because these are civil lawsuits, so they are not facing any jail time.

“The jury will assess damages for both the lawsuit and the counterclaim,” sources close to Heard’s legal team told The New York Post. If the jury finds Amber liable for Mr. Depp, damages are assessed; If the jury finds that Mr. Depp is responsible for Amber’s counterclaims, damages will be assessed.”

However, a source close to Heard’s legal team told the New York Post that the jury may not be convinced by either side and decide that neither Depp nor Heard should be awarded damages.

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“The jury judges damages,” said a Depp spokeswoman, “and certainly, it is possible that no damages will be awarded.”

In the meantime, if the jury in Depp’s case finds Heard not guilty, she will be able to claim her legal bills from Depp. According to sources, the sum would be set by a judge at a later date.
Some fear that if Depp wins, it would deter future alleged domestic violence victims from coming forward, according to criminal defense attorney and former California judge Halim Dhanidina.

Is the trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard being broadcast live?

Yes, the trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard can be viewed live on Court TV’s website and YouTube page. Various venues, including The Independent’s YouTube channel and the Law & Crime Network channel and website, are broadcasting the trial daily. Sky News, on the other hand, is broadcasting the trial on its YouTube channel.

A number of high-profile witnesses were expected to testify, though some, like Elon Musk, are no longer required to do so.

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