When we believed that the legal battle between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp had ended with the final verdict of the jury, it turns out that the actress had prepared an ace up her sleeve and reserved one more chapter to continue her lawsuit with the actor.
A month after the Virginia jury ruled in favor of the Willy Wonka performer on July 8, Heard filed a motion to have her libel suit declared a mistrial, alleging that one of the members who was part of the jury shouldn’t be there. After three days, Depp’s legal team responded to the request to have the motion rescinded.
According to information shared on the site E! News, the documents presented on July 11 by the legal representatives of the interpreter of Jack Sparrow alleged that the lawyers of the leading actress of Aquaman they had prior access to the list of the panel that would make up the jury in early April.
For this reason they had more time than Depp’s legal team to investigate and find the alleged “new events”. However, even though Amber Heard filed for a mistrial, it’s important to note that she filed it seven days after the court’s deadline.
Among the pleadings filed by Johnny Depp’s attorneys in response to Heard’s request for a mistrial, are:
Although understandably upset with the outcome of the trial, Ms. Heard has identified no legitimate basis for overturning the jury’s decision in any respect. Mr. Depp respectfully submits that the Court should deny Ms. Heard’s post-trial motions, which border on the frivolous.
In addition, they alleged that the member of the jury that the actress affirms that he was not summoned to serve was qualified to attend and that he was also investigated both by the Court and by the lawyers of both parties, carrying out the same procedure that was carried out with each one of the members of the jury.