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What Happened to Amber Heard?

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I’m sure you must have heard the name Amber Heard? So much has happened in the life of Amber Heard. The court case between her and ex-husband Johnny Depp played out in all of its Livestream infamy recently and ended with a decisive victory by team Depp.

After since the trial ended, there have been questions about what happens to Amber Heard now after Johnny Depp’s verdict and his win in their defamation case.

Given that Heard’s net worth is $8 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, there are questions about what happens to Amber Heard now if she can’t afford to pay Depp’s damages. So…what happens to Amber Heard now after Johnny Depp’s verdict and win in their defamation case?

Read on for what happens to Amber Heard now and the chances she could be charged for perjury for what she said on the stand in her trial against Johnny Depp.

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In various ways, the embarrassed star was justified in the public eye when a jury found Heard defamed him in an op-ed about being a survivor of “sexual violence” and “domestic abuse.” As revealed in the trial, the facts behind their relationship and Heard’s allegations of abuse were far from black & white, showing that Depp himself was also a victim of domestic abuse at her hands.

On the contrary, the most surprising thing about this story was the social media reaction, which was majorly in the favour of Depp. This was a far cry from when Heard made the abuse allegations several years ago, at the height of MeToo, when many took her side.

In the end, Depp’s persona has rebounded, and many expect him to one day make a successful movie comeback, while Heard’s career is in tatters. Her reputation is in the gutter now, and many wonder whether or not she will ever work again, especially now that it’s been revealed that her Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom role has been dramatically reduced.

In this episode of WTF Happened To This Celebrity we look at Heard’s rise and fall and whether or not there’s a way forward for the controversial actress.This episode of is written (with Brad Hamerly), produced, edited and narrated by Taylor James Johnson.

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Depp and Heard issue

Depp and Heard got married in 2015 up till 2016. Heard filed for divorce in May 2016 just after 15 months of marriage. In her divorce filing, she also obtained a temporary restraining order against Depp, claiming that he abused her while under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Depp denied every of the accusations, and a $7 million settlement was reached out of court in August 2016. Heard pledged to donate the money to the ACLU and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. “Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain.

There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm,” the two aid in a joint statement at the time.

The trial for the case began in April 2022 and ended in June 2022, where a seven(7) person jury consisting of five men and two women found Heard liable of all three counts of defamation in her lawsuit with Depp.

The jury told Heard to pay Depp $10 million as compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages for a total of $15 million. Depp, for his part, was found guilty of one count of defamation against Heard by the jury and was ordered to pay her $2 million in compensatory damages and zero dollars in punitive damages for a total of $2 million.

Due to the cap on punitive damages under Virginia state law, Judge Penney Azcarate reduced Heard’s punitive damages from $5 million to $350,000. If Heard and Depp’s damages are netted against each other, Heard will have to pay Depp a total of $8.35 million in damages, accounting for the $2 million in compensatory damages he owes her.

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