Although both actors are likely well-off financially due to their roles in big movies, many wondered what Heard's net worth is and if she is able to pay the $10 million the jury awarded Depp, 58.
Heard, 36, has had roles in movies and TV shows like
, and more, but after her divorce and legal fees, it's unclear how financially fit she may be to pay the damages.
The jury initially awarded Depp $15 million with $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, however, Virginia caps punitive damages at $350,000.
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Heard also insinuated on the stand that her career had been damaged and put on hold due to the defamation trial.
If the actress cannot pay the $10 million she can either appeal the judgment, her wages could be seized, she could file for bankruptcy, or Depp could decide to waive the judgment according to
If Heard appeals in the hopes of getting a better judgment she would first have to post a bond for the full $10.35 million.
If Heard does not have enough money to pay the damages, she could end up with her wages 'garnished' or seized. Similarly, she could file for bankruptcy which could get rid of the $10 million she owes but she likely would still be responsible for the $350,000 in punitive damages.
The last option could be Depp choosing to waive the judgment meaning Heard would not have to execute the financial damages.
on Wednesday, Depp wrote his main goal in pursuing the legal case "was to reveal the truth" so it is unclear if Depp will want or make Heard award him the $10.35 million in damages.