Amber Heard’s lawyers have asked that the verdict in her defamation trial be tossed.
Heard’s team cited a lack of evidence and an “excessive” amount of damages among their reasons.
Heard’s team also alleged that one of the jurors had not been properly vetted going into the trial.
Amber Heard’s lawyers filed a 53-page document on Friday, asking that the jury’s verdict against her in the high-profile defamation lawsuit with her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, be tossed.
The memorandum requests that the jury’s verdict to be set aside on all three counts that Heard was found liable for, to dismiss Depp’s complaint, and for claims that a juror assumed a false identity to be investigated.
In the document, Heard’s lawyers Elaine Bredehoft and Ben Rottenborn, argue that there was insufficient evidence to support Depp’s claims that Heard had defamed him. They also asserted that the “jury’s compensatory and punitive damage award were excessive as a matter of law,” saying that Depp only deserved “reputational damages.”
Heard and Depp were found to have defamed each other in June. The jury awarded Heard $2 million in damages and awarded Depp $15 million — $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. The heard-will-owe-johnny-depp-less-verdict-defamation-trial-2022-6?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=yahoo.com” data-ylk=”slk:judge later lessened the punitive damages to $350,000″ class=”link “judge later lessened the punitive damages to $350,000citing limits set by state law.
Following the trial, Heard’s lawyer said in June that the actor wouldn’t be able to pay the monetary penalty awarded to Depp.
Also included in Friday’s memo was an allegation that the identity of a jury member —