() — Amber Heard’s attorneys filed a notice of appeal in Virginia on Thursday stating that they intend to appeal the jury trial verdict and all post-trial motions that were not in favor of their client in the civil case with her ex-husband, actor Johnny Depp.
The court document does not detail Heard’s appeal argument, but her lawyers previously indicated she would file an appeal after a jury in June awarded $15 million in damages to Depp and only $2 million to Heard in their respective lawsuits. defamation.
has contacted both parties for comment on the appeal.
Earlier this month, a Virginia judge denied seven post-trial motions that Heard filed in an attempt to fight the jury’s verdict.
His lawyers had asked the judge in the case to overturn the decision and declare a mistrial, arguing that one of the jurors in the case should have been ineligible because his subpoena was intended for his father, who had the same name and lived in the same direction.
Judge Penny Azcarate ruled that there was “no evidence of fraud or misconduct” on the part of the juror and that the verdict should stand. She also noted that both sides had cross-examined and accepted all jurors at the start of the trial.
“Due process was guaranteed and provided to all parties to this litigation,” Azcarate wrote at the time.
Depp, 59, had sued Heard, arguing that she had defamed him when he called himself “a public figure representing domestic abuse” in a Washington Post op-ed. The actor denied hitting Heard, 36, and said it was she who became violent in her relationship.
Heard countersued, saying Depp brought her into disrepute when her lawyer called her accusations “jokes.” The jury awarded Heard $2 million in damages in one of her counterclaims.
Heard said she only hit Depp to defend herself or her sister.