The 36-year-old actress filed her appeal last month and argued that the exclusion of some of her treatment notes led to an unfair trial.
Amber Heard she is determined not to give up and is now demanding a new trial in her dispute with her ex-husband, Johnny Depp. The actress is filing a 68-page appeal against the $10 million defamation verdict.
Amber Heard has filed an appeal in the courts of Virginia, asking to overturn the decision or a whole new trial in the defamation case against her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, which she lost earlier this year.
The 36-year-old actress filed her appeal last month and argued that the exclusion of some of her treatment notes, in which she said she was abused by Depp, led to an unfair trial. The notes were blocked by Virginia Judge Penny Azcarate.
In June, the 56-year-old actor won his own and the amount of $10.35 million. His legal team successfully argued that Heard’s Washington Post op-ed accusing her ex-husband of domestic abuse was defamatory.
Although the Hurd she didn’t publicly name Depp in the article, but given their position and visibility, it was obvious who she was referring to in regards to her alleged history of abuse.
In the new documents, the actress’ lawyers say the court “improperly prevented the jury from considering several instances in which Heard reported Depp’s abuse to a mental health professional.”
“Unless this decision is overturned, it creates a problem more generally for victims of domestic violence to prove their allegations of abuse and will likely prevent them from appearing in a court of law,” the documents state.
“This decision, if allowed, will no doubt have a deterrent effect on other women who wish to speak out about abuse involving powerful men.
This case also should never have gone to trial because another court had already concluded that Depp abused Heard on multiple occasions,” Heard’s lawyers add.
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