The two-part documentary, named Johnny vs. Amber: The US Trial, is ready to air on Discovery+ this month as a purser to Johnny vs. Amber, which recorded Johnny’s 2020 libel lawsuit against The Sun for calling him a wife-beater. While Depp, 59 years old, lost the UK trial, he emerged victorious in the US trial, which was to air and available to stream globally. He also won an army of brace support on social media.
As per the press release from Discovery+ via NME, the docuseries will see a “`forensic account of the key evidence and turning points of the case from both the parties and will examine in graphic detail the problems inside the dysfunctional and turbulent A-list marriage.’
The series is set to include interviews with Depp’s lawyers, reporters, and legal experts and explore both parties of the case story. The first part reportedly covers the trial from Johnny Depp’s side, looking into his ‘abusive childhood and drug dependencies,’ to present an ‘alternative genre of events that show Johnny Depp as a victim of domestic abuse.
The second part of the documentary will point out Heard’s side, including ‘her comprehensive description of alleged sexual assault told on camera for the first time and how ‘lawyers of Depp mercilessly attacked her via social media.
Depp had sued Heard (36 years old) for $ 50 million (£43million) after her 2018 Washington Post op-ed comprehending her experiences with sexual violence, despite her not having named him in the article. Heard had pursued a $100million (£86million) counterclaim against Depp for allegedly creating a ‘smear campaign’ against her.
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Ensuring a six-week trial, a jury found that Heard had defamed Depp on all three counts, ordering Heard to award him $ 10 million (£ 8 million) in compensatory damages and a further $ 5 million (£ 4 million) in punitive damages, the latter of which was later reduced to the state’s legal limit of $350,000 (£302,000).
Heard was awarded $ 2 million (£1.7million) after the jury found that one of Depp’s lawyers had defamed her by alleging she had created an elaborate hoax, including messing up the couple’s apartment to look worse for police.
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