Has the jury reached a verdict?

Has the jury reached a verdict?

A jury finished a second day of deliberations Tuesday without reaching a verdict in the defamation claims of Johnny Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard over their volatile and unhappy marriage.

The seven-person civil jury resumed deliberations Tuesday morning. After hearing closing arguments and deliberating for about two hours Friday, the jury was excused for the long Memorial Day weekend by Judge Penney Azcarate.

Jurors deliberated for seven hours on Tuesday, and they are scheduled to resume deliberations Wednesday in Fairfax County Circuit Court. Judge Azcarate is expected to read the verdict when it is reached.

Depp is suing Heard for $50 million, accusing her of libeling him with a 2018 op-ed she wrote describing herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse.” Heard filed a $100 million counterclaim against the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star after his lawyer called her allegations a hoax. Each accuses the other of destroying their career.

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A jury found Johnny Depp should receive $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, but the judge said state law caps punitive damages at $350,000, meaning Depp was awarded $10.35 million. Amber Heard also partially won her counterlawsuit over comments made by Depp's lawyer Adam Waldman when he called her abuse allegations a hoax. The jury awarded her $2 million in damages.

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Testimony during the six-week trial featured a litany of lurid details of their short marriage. Heard testified that Depp physically or sexually assaulted her more than a dozen times. During his testimony, Depp testified that he never struck Heard, that she concocted the abuse allegations, and that she was the one who physically attacked him, multiple times.



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