Though the jury in the returned a in the case, calling for a hefty judgment against her, actress may never actually have to pay a single penny to Depp.
The day after the jury in the v. delivered its , at least one member of ‘s legal team was already interviewing on morning news programs.
Heard’s attorney, Elaine Bederhoft, appeared on Good Morning America and on the Today Show. During her interviews, Bederhoft slammed Depp’s legal team, saying they had effectively “demonized” to the jury, essentially sealing her fate in the trial’s outcome.
She balked when she was asked whether Heard is able to pay the judgment of $10.35 million against her, saying Ms. Heard is not able to do so in any way.
Now, according to Insider, that monetary burden might just be lifted from Heard’s shoulders, and if so, it will be because of the good graces and good humor of the man she accused of , , and sexual , though the jury in the didn’t buy it.
Last week, during an interview with Good Morning America, agrees not to proceed with an appeal in the case.‘s attorney Ben Chew suggested that might waive damages awarded to him if
“We obviously can’t disclose any attorney-client communications, but as Mr. Depp testified and as we both made clear in our respective closings, this was never about money for Mr. Depp,” Chew said. “This was about restoring his reputation, and he’s done that.”
After the jury delivered its unanimous in early June, stated that she wouldn’t issue an order for the until June 24. Depp and Heard have until then to find an agreement about how the case proceeds from here–or at all.
Should and come to an agreement that differs from the judgment set forth by the jury, the judge will then sign an order related to that agreement rather than signing off on the current damages–$10.35 million for Mr. Depp and $2 million for Ms. Heard.
After the jury was read in , announced her plans to hold a hearing on June 24. At that time, she will either sign a settlement agreement or she will hear arguments about the . Once an order is signed by the judge, will have 30 days during which to file an appeal in the Virginia State Appellate .