Depp filed a libel suit against Heard, who accused him of domestic violence in April. Even earlier, in 2018, the actress published an article in the Washington Post in which she stated that, as a public figure, she represents victims of domestic violence. Moreover, Depp was not mentioned in the publication, but it was this article that literally deprived him of his career (he lost his contract with Warner Bros. for the Harry Potter film series Fantastic Beasts).
The jury found that Heard defamed Depp with all three statements in the material and acted with "genuine malice" in accusing him, knowing the allegations were false. At the same time, the jury partially recognized Heard's rightness and awarded her compensation in the amount of $ 2 million. They considered that Depp was wrong, saying that his ex-wife set up an “ambush” for him, trying to blame him for the destroyed premises.
Note that Depp initially demanded compensation of $ 50 million for himself. Heard filed a counterclaim in which she demanded $ 100 million for herself. She herself wrote on her page on the social network that she all over the world".
By the way, at the last meeting, the judges heard from clinical psychologist Shannon Curry, who examined Amber Heard. According to Curry, according to the results of the tests, she diagnosed the actress with borderline personality disorder and hysteroid personality disorder.