Amber Heard has been sentenced to a million dollar fine. But can she even pay it to ex-husband Johnny Depp?

On June 1, the verdict in the defamation trial between Amber Heard (36) and Johnny Depp (58) was pronounced. Although the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star has to pay two million US dollars to his ex-wife, she was hit much harder. The court imposed a $15 million fine on Heard, but she was a little lucky: Because of the laws in force in Virginia, she will only have to pay $10.35 million of that. But even this sum cannot be borne by the actress, as her lawyer has now revealed in a TV interview with the US show “Today”.

When asked by moderator Savannah Guthrie (50) whether Heard was able to transfer this amount to Depp, lawyer Elaine Bredehoft replied: “Oh no, definitely not.” But one is still in good spirits that it will not come to that. Because according to Guthrie, it is apparently already decided that Heard will appeal the verdict.

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“She has an excellent starting position for this,” said the lawyer. “We wanted to use the decision from Great Britain to stop the process, because he [Depp, editor’s note] already had his attempt there.” In addition, there would still be plenty of evidence that had not yet been produced and was therefore admissible before the Court of Appeal.

In the trial in Great Britain at the end of 2020, Heard had the better end for himself. There it was considered legitimate to refer to Depp as a “wife beater”, as was done by The Sun. And Depp’s appeal efforts against this verdict also came to nothing. If Heard also fails with her appeals process, according to “CBS News” it is possible that future fees will be withheld until she has paid off the fine.