Amber Heard files to appeal verdict in defamation case against Johnny Depp

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After being forced to pay her ex-husband over $10 million in damages, Amber Heard has formally filed an appeal in her defamation case against Johnny Depp.

According to court papers obtained by DailyMail.com, the 36-year-old actress’ attorneys appealed the decision on Thursday at the Virginia Court of Appeals in Fairfax County.

The action was taken just one week after Heard’s appeal for a fresh trial was turned down.

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At the conclusion of a contentious six-week trial, the Aquaman actor was ordered to pay Depp $10.35 million in damages in June after a jury found that an opinion piece she wrote for a publication in 2018 had defamed Johnny Depp.

Depp, 59, received a total payout of $15 million, including $5 million in punitive damages and $10 million in compensatory damages.

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Later, the judge set the maximum allowable damages for the state at $350,000, leaving Depp with a total recovery of $8.35 million.

Heard, in comparison, only succeeded in one of her three countersuit claims, which was connected to Depp’s attorney’s comments that suggested Heard and her companions had wrecked their flat before calling the police.

Out of the $100 million she sought in compensatory damages, the jury finally gave her just $2 million, and punitive damages were not given.

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