Here’s Why Amber Got $2M from Johnny in Their Defamation Trial—He Was Found Liable for Something He Didn’t Say
If you’ve heard about the Johnny vs. Amber verdict, you may have the question: Why did Amber Heard get $2 million in her defamation case against Johnny Depp? The jury found the Pirates of the Caribbean star liable of one count of defamation against his ex-wife.
What happens to Amber Heard now after Johnny Depp’s verdict? Given that Heard is worth $8 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, it’s possible that she may be able to afford to pay Depp the total $8.35 million in damages. So what happens to Amber Heard now after Johnny Depp’s verdict? Depp would have a money judgment against Amber which he could collect on by levying against most of her assets (not her home if she has homesteaded it). Whether she could declare bankruptcy for a large portion of the verdict would in large part depend on what assets and liabilities she has, Stacy Phillips, a family law and divorce attorney and partner at Blank Rome LLP, explained to StyleCaster.
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"Here’s Why Amber Got $2M from Johnny in Their Defamation Trial—He Was Found Liable for Something He Didn’t Say," by Jason Pham was published in StyleCaster on June 2, 2022.