The multi-year saga that is Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard over the latter accusing the former of abuse when in reality it was the other way around. Heard was ordered to pay millions to her ex-husband, a sum that she seems to be having trouble paying; And with her career seemingly down the drain it will most likely take a very long time to do so.
Almost immediately following the trial Heard and her team sought to appeal the case via mistrial over one of the jurors not being the original individual that was summoned but was instead their son.
However Judge Penney Azcarate was having none of it and threw out the request for a mistrial. The judge stated:
“Juror Fifteen was vetted by the Court on the record and met the statutory requirements for service. The parties also questioned the jury panel for a full day and informed the Court that the jury panel was acceptable. Therefore, due process was guaranteed and provided to all parties in this litigation.“
The judge went on to also state:
“The jury selection process was conducted in a fair and impartial manner, with the Court and both parties examining the potential jurors, and Heard’s lawyers were provided the jury list five days prior to the commencement of trial and knew or should have known about the mistake.“
Johnny Depp’s legal team went on to call this latest ploy “desperate and frivolous”.
This still probably won’t be the last we hear of her trying desperately to restore her public image. With conflicting reports about her role in Aquaman 2 either being reduced or cut completely and no other projects for her lined up perhaps she should seek to stay out of the spotlight for awhile.
What do you think of Heard’s latest attempt to throw out the case?
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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