Amber Heard, who plays Mera in the film Aquaman, was left shocked and heartbroken by the outcome of the highly publicized defamation trial held in Fairfax County, Virginia, in which She lost her lawsuit against Johnny Depp, her ex-husband.
However, Heard is not yet given up since she relies on the Constitution for her appeal. Heard did not only want her appeal to be heard; she also fired her attorney, Elaine Bredehoft, and assembled a new team.
After a Virginia jury awarded Depp $10.4 million in compensatory and punitive damages for defamation, Amber Heard hired David L. Axelrod and Jay Ward Bron as her attorneys in an effort to appeal the verdict in Old Dominion court filing. Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black’s Bed Rottenborn continues to serve as Heard’s co-counsel.
Amber Heard hired Brown and Axelrod, who specializes in the freedom of expression provision when they represented the New York Times in a libel claim against Sarah Palin’s editorial. The Empire State jury and judge dismissed Palin’s case.
On July 21, Amber Heard informed the court that she would be appealing, and Johnny Depp followed suit the next day. In order to appeal the verdict, Heard is obliged by Virginia law to post a bond in the amount of $8.3 million, and her new legal team has until September 4 to file the appeal.
Amber Heard is slated to reprise her role as Mera in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom; however, her time as Mera in Aquaman 2 has reportedly been cut down to only two minutes.