Johnny Depp and Amber Heard fought a mud fight in a US court for six weeks. At the end of the defamation process, serious allegations continued to rain down. Now the jury decides.

In the defamation trial between Hollywood star Johnny Depp (58) and his ex-wife Amber Heard (36), the seven-member jury came to a verdict.

It should be announced today at 9:00 p.m. CEST, a spokeswoman for the court in Fairfax, Virginia, told the German Press Agency. She thus confirmed corresponding reports in the US media.

Six weeks mud fight

In the process, the ex-husbands had made serious allegations against each other for six weeks – which were broadcast all over the world via cameras via live stream. The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star is accusing Heard of making false statements in a 2018 op-ed about domestic violence published by the Washington Post. This damaged his reputation. He is demanding 50 million dollars (a good 46 million euros) in damages for defamation. Heard’s counterclaim is $100 million.

The bitter War of the Roses has been raging for years. In 2016, Heard filed for divorce after just 15 months of marriage. About two years ago, Depp suffered a defeat in London with a lawsuit against the tabloid “Sun”. It was about an article that claimed Depp had physically abused Heard as a “wife beater”. After a trial with fierce allegations, the High Court ultimately dismissed the lawsuit.