Amber Heard’s attorney officially filed an appeal of the $10.3 million defamation case judgment in Fairfax County, Virginia court Thursday.
“We believe the court made errors that prevented a just and fair verdict consistent with the First Amendment. We are therefore appealing the verdict,” a spokesperson for Heard said, according to TMZ. “While we realize today’s filing will ignite the Twitter bonfires, there are steps we need to take to ensure both fairness and justice.”
Heard was ordered to pay Johnny Depp after the jury voted in Depp’s favor following a 6-week trial.
Amber Heard Files Appeal of Verdict in Johnny Depp Defamation Case https://t.co/jQy4vA3cyP
— TMZ (@TMZ) July 21, 2022
Heard was steadfast in her intent to appeal, and has now taken the formal steps necessary to make good on her promise, according to TMZ.
This isn’t the first challenge Heard has posed to the courts: she faced a setback July 13 when a court rejected her request for a new trial, according to TMZ. Heard alleged a member of the jury committed jury fraud after he accepted a summons that may have been intended for his father. Both father and son shared the same first and last name, but the father was the one being called for jury duty, TMZ reported. (RELATED: Jurors Reportedly Fell Asleep In Court During Johnny Depp’s Trial Against Amber Heard)
Amber Heard lost what may have been her best argument for a new trial … because the judge has just slammed the gavel on her claim one of the jurors committed fraud. https://t.co/Y3ujPftuRI
— TMZ (@TMZ) July 13, 2022
“The jury listened to the extensive evidence presented during the six-week trial and came to a clear and unanimous verdict that the defendant herself defamed Mr. Depp in multiple instances,” Johnny Depp’s representative said, according to TMZ. “We remain confident in our case and that this verdict will stand.”