Amber Heard takes steps to raise money to pay Johnny Depp
With doubts over how the actress can find the means to pay her ex-husband after losing the defamation trial, it appears she is selling off assets.
In early June, a Virginia jury found three statements in an op-ed, in which Amber Heard claimed to be a victim of domestic violence, were defamatory, and awarded Johnny Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, later reduced to $350,000 to meet Virginia’s statutory limit.
The jury also, however, found Depp liable for a statement made by his attorney, Adam Waldman, in which he accused Heard of fabricating a “hoax,” for which the jury ordered Depp to pay Heard $2 million.
How is Amber Heard raising money?
Amber Heard’s legal team admitted that the actress was unable to pay damages to the actor. In addition, multiple sources told the New York Post in early June that the actress was “broke” due to the high legal fees associated with her and the Depp trial. That is why the actress is probably looking for alternative options to cover the expenses in case the verdict is not annulled, something she is still working on through the appeals process.
After failing to win the $1.3 billion lottery, according to TMZ, Heard has sold a house in Yucca Valley, California for $1,050,000. For a long time it was believed that the property belonged to the actress, but nothing was confirmed, since the home was purchased in 2019 through an anonymous trust.
However, the outlet has confirmed that the actress was the owner, since it contacted the new owner, who claimed to have dealt with Amber’s people, but never with the actress directly.
After the sale, Amber has earned nearly double what she paid for it three years ago, a profit of approximately $480,000, which, while not a small amount, is not enough to cover the payment to Depp.