Amber Heard Has Her Motions for Retrial Denied by Judge

Amber Heard’s request to have the jury’s decision in her famous defamation trial against ex-husband Johnny Depp overturned and the case retried was denied in its entirety by the court. While she had been pushing for more, it seems that she won’t be going for another trial with Depp.

Valid Arguments

This month, the defense team for Heard, submitted a motion arguing that the evidence used to support the jury’s finding that she had slandered Depp, was insufficient. They also claimed that one of the jurors had not been thoroughly screened, raising the issue of whether or not they were even permitted to serve on the panel.

Of Her Intentions

She has previously stated that she intends to appeal the decision, but in order to do so, she would have to put up a bond equal to the whole amount of the damages. This most recent motion was probably an attempt to get around those criteria while still pursuing a new judgment.

Heard’s attorneys passed up the opportunity to reach such an arrangement during the hearing on June 24; as a result, Azcarate issued the judgement, and Heard’s only remaining option is to file an appeal.