Amber Heard asks for Johnny Depp defamation verdict to be tossed

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Amber Heard has asked a Virginia judge to toss her losing verdict in the defamation lawsuit filed by ex-husband Johnny Depp — claiming the evidence doesn’t hold up.

Lawyers for Heard, who was found guilty of three defamation claims filed by Depp, claimed in a 43-page motion filed last week that the judgment wasn’t supported by the evidence presented during the former couple’s blockbuster trial.

The document claims Depp “proceeded solely on a defamation by implication theory, abandoning any claims that Ms. Heard’s statements were actually false,” the papers filed Friday claim.

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Amber Heard’s lawyers are asking for the verdict in her defamation lawsuit against ex-husband Johnny Depp to be tossed.
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Depp, 58, sued his ex claiming he damaged his career in a 2018 op-ed piece in The Washington Post alleging she was a victim of domestic abuse — and leaving little doubt the reference was to the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise star.

Depp attorney Ben Chew emailed Courthouse News that Heard’s filing was “what we expected, just longer, more substantive,” The Guardian reported.

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