Johnny Depp refused to pay 2 million dollars to her ex-wife Amber heard because the court decision for a highly publicized defamation case in his wife’s favour was ‘erroneous’ a la him.
The pirates of Caribbean Star challenged the jury verdict and filed an appeal against the jury’s decision to favour the Aquaman actress on one defamation count.
The court decided that Heard was defamed when Depp’s advocate accused her of manipulating abuse regarding the couples’ fight that made the hallmark of their marriage during the bombshell libel trial of exes.
Waldman told Daily Mail, “So Amber and her friends spilt a little wine, roughed the place up, got their stories straight under the direction of an advocate and publicist, and then give a second call to 911.”
In his appeal, Depp’s legal team argues that the actor should not be held responsible for what his lawyer told the outlet while also pointing out that Heard’s attorneys also failed to prove that Waldman made those remarks with malice.
The documents obtained by Entertainment Tonight stated, “The judgment in Ms Heard’s favour on that sole statement is erroneous. Ms Heard’s claim was utterly flawed, and the trial court should grant Mr Depp’s motion for summary judgment and his suggestion to strike the evidence.”
“Ms Heard offered no evidence at trial that could show Mr Depp was personally involved in making or directing any of the three Waldman Statements. Mr Depp claimed that he had never seen the Waldman Statements before the Counterclaim filing in August 2020.
“Mr Waldman is an independent contractor, whose excruciating conduct is not automatically attributable to Mr Depp”, and “no evidence of Mr Waldman’s actual malice was presented at trial” by Heard’s team, the legal filing further added.
“This Court should grant a reversal of the judgment on Ms Heard’s Counterclaim as to the April 27 Statement of Waldman”, Depp’s team concluded.