Amber Heard files notice of appeal of $10 million defamation verdict

Amber Heard filed a notice of appeal on Thursday of the $10 million defamation verdict that a Virginia jury awarded to her ex-husband, Johnny Depp.

Heard’s lawyers had announced they would appeal immediately after the jury found on June 1

Heard had defamed Depp by publishing an op-ed in the Washington Post in which she described herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.”

The jury held that the statement was false and was made with “actual malice.”

“We believe the court made errors that prevented a just and fair verdict consistent with the First Amendment,” Heard’s spokesperson said on Thursday

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

“We are therefore appealing the verdict. While we realize today’s filing will ignite the Twitter bonfires, there are steps we need to take to ensure both fairness and justice.”

The two-paragraph notice does not spell out the grounds for Heard’s appeal.

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