Actor Amber Heard appeals ruling that she defamed ex-husband Johnny Depp

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Actor Amber Heard on Thursday filed to appeal a Virginia jury's decision last month that she defamed ex-husband Johnny Depp

Amber claimed in a newspaper opinion piece that she was a survivor of sexual violence, according to court documents.

Heard's legal team submitted the appeal notice to the Virginia Court of Appeals, seeking to overturn the lower court's June 1 ruling.

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After a six-week televised trial, a seven-person jury concluded that Heard defamed Depp

"Pirates of the Caribbean" star was awarded $10.35 million in damages.

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The jury also determined that Heard was defamed, awarding her $2 million.

Heard's attorneys had argued that she had told the truth and that her comments were covered as free speech under the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment.

Her team said it sought to ensure fairness and justice through the appeal.

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