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Johnny Depp v Amber Heard trial aftermath news summary: Sunday 10 July 2022

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Actor Johnny Depp looks on at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse as his defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard continues, in Fairfax, Virginia, U.S., April 19, 2022. Jim Watson/Pool via REUTERS

Johnny Depp opts not to take the high road

In his new album, Johnny Depp has taken a few shots at his ex-wife Amber Heard. These new songs, which are being produced in collabortion with the the band Beck. Currently, Depp is on tour with the band in Europe and he plans to perform with his own band next year. 

Key moments from the Amber Heard vs Johnny Depp trial

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Key moments from the Amber Heard vs Johnny Depp trial

Take a look back at some of the pivotal moments during the Depp vs Heard defamation trial in this video compilation and both stars and their witnesses took to the stand to put their case forward.

Johnny Depp takes time out to attend fans in Monte Carlo

Johnny Depp spent a few moments attending fans, signing autographs and posing for photographs outside Monte Carlo Casino on Saturday, following his gig with Jeff Beck at Salle Garnier, Opéra de Monte-Carlo. The video is credited to Ange Wickk

Heard's insurance company refuses to cover damages costs

Amber Heard took out a $1 million liability policy with New York Marine and General Insurance Company which she had hoped that might cover at least part of the multi-million dollar damages bill she needs to settle after losing last month's defamation case with Johnny Depp.

Heard was ordered to pay Depp $10.35M, but was also awarded $2M in damages herself which means she must find $8.3M. But the insurance company insist they cannot pay out. The policy covers all sorts of wrongful conduct, including defamation but under California law, it is unenforceable if the holder commits willful, malicious misconduct.

 

Why has Amber Heard asked for a mistrial in the defamation case with her ex-husband Johnny Depp?

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Why has Amber Heard asked for a mistrial in the defamation case with her ex-husband Johnny Depp?

Amber Heard’s lawyers submitted a five-page, post-trial motion to a Fairfax Co. Circuit Court judge on Friday claiming that there is evidence for a retrial. So what happens next?

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Depp and Beck signed T shirts auctioned to help animal centre

In the middle of their current European Tour, Jeff Beck and his special guest, Johnny Depp have very graciously signed 10 tour t-shirts to raise funds for Folly Wildlife Rescue, in Tunbridge Wells - a UK charity, dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of injured, orphaned and distressed wild animals and birds throughout West Kent, East Sussex and the surrounding region. Both stars are patrons of Folly Wildlife Rescue.

The shirts, which feature striking artwork from their forthcoming album, 18, were designed by Sandra Beck. Each shirt has a slightly different layout and wording and comes with a copy of a letter of authentication.

All proceeds will go 100% to helping UK wildlife in need.

The Ebay auction, which ends on Saturday 16 July, can be found here:

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Depp to release self-penned song written about defamation trial

Going through a six-week defamation trial was such a harrowing experience for Johnny Depp that he has decided to put his feelings into words and write a couple of songs about it. This is a song for Miss Hedy Lamarr and Sad Motherfuckin' Parade are both Johnny Depp originals which he has been performing on tour with Jeff Beck and will appear on the pair's album 18 which is released on Friday.

“You’re sitting there like a dog with a seven-year itch … If I had a dime, it wouldn’t reach your hand,” he sings on Sad Motherfuckin’ Parade, borrowing a line from black narrative Toast poem Hobo Ben.

“La Favorite” - Depp's first film role since defamation trial

More on that Netflix production - La Favorite will be Depp’s first cinema role since he won last month's defamation lawsuit  trial in Virginia. Shooting has already started shooting in Versailles and Paris for the movie, directed by Maïwenn (Le Besco), which will go on general release in France in 2023. This will be the first time he has starred in a French-language production.

 

Depp set to play last French King in Netflix movie

Johnny Depp will play King Louis XV - the last King of France before the fall of the monarchy during the French Revolution, in a Netflix-funded movie. The movie is still in pre-production and no information on its release or filming schedule has been made publilc. Many see this as the first sign that Depp's acting career will be back in full force after the court's decision in the defamation case against Amber Heard. 

Depp/Heard aftermath: live udpates

It's Sunday 10 July 2022 and welcome to our daily live blog on the aftermath of the Depp v Heard trial, which concluded early last month. 

Last week, Amber Heard's legal team submitted a motion to set aside the verdict reached by the seven-person jury, which awarded just over $10m to Johnny Depp after finding that Heard defamed her former husband in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed. The actress' legal team have requested the verdict be declared void and want a retrial.

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