Amber Heard agrees to pay USD 1 million as a settlement to Johnny Depp

There is some sad news if you were looking for more drama in Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s court appearance. The ex-couple has finally agreed on a settlement in their defamation dispute.

Amber has agreed to pay Johnny USD 1 million. The ex-wife of Johnny Depp will pay it via her insurance company.

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in court

The former Depp couple had one of the worst divorces. Their case was one of the most controversial and followed legal battles.

After their divorce, Johnny Depp filed a defamation lawsuit against Amber in 2019. Additionally, Amber Heard wrote for the Washington Post in 2018, portraying herself as a public figure representing domestic abuse.

Johnny was upset about it and filed a defamation against her Washington Post article. The Virginia jury ruled that both have defamed each other. They said Amber was guilty because she published an op-ed and Depp because of his attorney’s statement, which accused Amber of perpetrating a “hoax.”

The jury ruled that Depp must pay Heard USD 2 million, Amber would have to pay Johnny USD 10 million in compensatory damages, and USD 5 million in punitive damages.

Amber filed a notice of appeal, citing errors made by the court.

Additionally, Amber posted on her Instagram stating

“After a great deal of deliberation, I have made a very difficult decision to settle the defamation case brought against me by my ex-husband in Virginia. It’s important to me to say that I never chose this. I defended my truth, and in doing so, my life as I knew it was destroyed. The vilification I have faced on social media is an amplified version of how women are re-victimized when they come forward. Now I finally have an opportunity to emancipate myself from something I attempted to leave over six years ago and on terms I can agree to. I have made no admission. This is not an act of concession. There are no restrictions or gags with respect to my voice moving forward.”