Pinaburan ng mga jury ang aktor na si Johnny Depp sa isinampang kaso nito laban sa kanyang dating asawa na si Amber Heard.
Nitong Huwebes ng madaling araw ay ibinahagi ng pitong jury ang kanilang desisyon sa kasong isinampa ni Depp laban kay Heard kung saan ay humihingi ito ng $50-M dahil sa sinira daw ng aktres ang kanyang career.
Matatandaan na nitong 2018 ay nagsulat ng isang Op-Ed si Heard kung saan ay ibinunyag nito ang diumano’y pananakit sa kanya ni Depp.
Dahil dito ay tuluyang nasira ang career ng aktor kung saan ay tinanggal nalang siyang bigla sa mga proyekto niya katulad ng Pirates of the Carribean franchise.
Umabot ng 13 oras sa loob ng tatlong araw bago naabot ng mga jury ang kanilang desisyon.
Inutusan ng korte ang kampo ni Heard na magbayad ng $10-M para sa compensatory damages at $5-M para sa punitive damages.
Ikinatuwa naman ni Depp ang naging desisyon ng korte.
BREAKING: A jury on Wednesday ruled in favor of Johnny Depp in his libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard.
Depp was awarded $15 million in damages and Heard was awarded $2 million. pic.twitter.com/coU96grTSx
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 1, 2022
“Six years ago, my life, the life of my children, the lives of those closest to me, and also, the lives of the people who for many, many years have supported and believed in me were forever changed.
All in the blink of an eye.
False, very serious and criminal allegations were levied at me via the media, which triggered an endless barrage of hateful content, although no charges were ever brought against me. It had already traveled around the world twice within a nanosecond and it had a seismic impact on my life and my career.
And six years later, the jury gave me my life back. I am truly humbled.
My decision to pursue this case, knowing very well the height of the legal hurdles that I would be facing and the inevitable, worldwide spectacle into my life, was only made after considerable thought.
From the very beginning, the goal of bringing this case was to reveal the truth, regardless of the outcome. Speaking the truth was something that I owed to my children and to all those who have remained steadfast in their support of me. I feel at peace knowing I have finally accomplished that.
I am, and have been, overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and the colossal support and kindness from around the world. I hope that my quest to have the truth be told will have helped others, men or women, who have found themselves in my situation, and that those supporting them never give up. I also hope that the position will now return to innocent until proven guilty, both within the courts and in the media.
I wish to acknowledge the noble work of the Judge, the jurors, the court staff and the Sheriffs who have sacrificed their own time to get to this point, and to my diligent and unwavering legal team who did an extraordinary job in helping me to share the truth.
The best is yet to come and a new chapter has finally begun.
Veritas numquam perit.
Truth never perishes.” ani Depp sa kanyang pahayag.
Hindi nakadalo si Depp sa deliberasyon ng isinampa niyang kaso dahil sa kanyang schedule.