The Heard-Depp Saga continues with another update. According to reports, Amber Heard sold her California house just a couple of months after she was ordered to pay Johnny Depp $8.35 million.
In Fairfax, Virginia, seven jurors decided in favor of the 59-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean actor and awarded him over $10 million in damages.
It was determined that the 36-year-old actress had defamed Depp for the domestic abuse claims she made in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed.
It was determined that Heard must pay $8 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in damages; however, she claimed that she did not have the funds to cover the full amount.
TMZ reports that the Aquaman actress has sold her Yucca Valley home for $1.05 million – almost twice what she originally paid.
Her decision to sell the property is not officially known, but it is said to have been bought in 2019 through an anonymous trust with ties to the Aquaman star.
She claims she is unable to pay the $8.35 million she owes Depp after the verdict decision.
Heard’s legal team appealed against the ruling on July 21, saying trials were tainted by errors that discouraged a “just and fair verdict”.
In response, Depp’s attorney, who had been found liable for defamation, appealed the court’s decision awarding Heard $2 million in punitive damages.
Additionally, Heard asked for a mistrial a week before, arguing one of the jurors shouldn’t be allowed to participate in the trial.
Apparently, his father was summoned – he has the same name and address as his son.
The Daily Beast also obtained newly-unsealed court documents alleging that Heard walked away from a $16 million divorce payout from Depp.
In 2016, the outlet reported seeing documents that say she ignored her legal team’s advice to pursue Depp for the maximum amount of money when they filed for divorce.
The actress was recommended to claim what she believed were “tens of millions of dollars” from her ex-husband’s Pirates of the Caribbean profits.
It was claimed that because Depp made Pirates of the Caribbean 5 during the marriage, it was “community property,” and she was entitled to it.