The jury in the Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard trial has found both parties liable for defamation.
Heard must pay compensation to Johnny Depp in the amounts of $10-million and $5-million. The jury found that Heard acted maliciously in the publishing of her op-ed in the Washington Post.
The jury ruled in favour of Heard on one claim of defamation, awarding her $2 million in compensation.
The seven-person jury reached their decision in Fairfax, Virginia, on Wednesday.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star, 58, had sued his 36-year-old ex-wife for $50 million over a Washington Post op-ed that she penned in 2018 describing herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse.”
Heard hit back with a $100 million countersuit, arguing that her career was destroyed after Depp’s lawyer Adam Waldman publicly said she had fabricated her domestic abuse allegations.
The highly publicized trial lasted six weeks. Jurors were set to determine whether sections of Heard’s op-ed defamed Depp.