Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s legal battle dragged on for years, but things really heated up when the trial took place in Virginia. As a verdict is rendered on the defamation case, there were even more fallouts. And following Depp and Heard’s defamation lawsuit, an organization claims the Pirates of the Caribbean star owes a lot of money in legal fees.
Much was at stake in the libel case between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, with the Aquaman star was ultimately tasked with paying her ex-husband a whopping $10 million. But Depp’s legal troubles aren’t over yet, as he also has another assault case before the courts. And FoxNews reports that the Edward Scissorhands The actor is also being sued by the ACLU for more than $86,000. The reasoning: the legal costs of the subpoenas issued in the defamation case.
The American Civil Liberties Union was subpoenaed in the Virginia libel case and ended up being involved in the court proceedings several times. This is partly because the organization allegedly ghost-wrote some of The infamous platform of Amber Heard on domestic violence. Also, there’s been a lot of talk about everything Heard has done or did not donate to the association as she had promised. A New York judge has asked the organization to produce both documents and witnesses, who no doubt have their own legal team involved. And now that the case is closed, the ACLU says $86,000 is the amount it took to comply with the subpoenas.
Now the question is: what is the answer from Johnny Depp’s team? According to the same report, they called the $86,000 “exorbitant and unreasonable.” Instead, they agreed to pay “$1,096.67 for third-party data hosting charges.” Given this discrepancy in sums, we’ll just have to wait and see if this case goes to trial as well. It’s clear that Depp is going to keep his legal team on the job for the foreseeable future.
As mentioned earlier, this ACLU case isn’t the only reason Johnny Depp might have to return to court. As the Amber Heard case delivered its verdict, there is also an upcoming assault charge Depp’s way. Gregg “Rocky” Brooks, Depp’s film manager city of lies, claims the actor punched him twice in the rib cage. He also claims that Depp took to taunting him and offered Brooks money to push him away. The actor’s now famous lawyer, Camille Vasquez, is should represent him in court for this upcoming case.
It’s also possible that Amber Heard will try to appeal the verdict in the defamation case, which would further prolong Johnny Depp’s collaboration with Camille Vasquez and company. But there may be an incentive for Heard not to fight the decision, not least because it could knock her out of pay the exorbitant sum of $10 million. Her lawyers have gone so far as to confirm that she cannot pay this amount.
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