On Wednesday, Judge Penney Azcarate read the jury's final decision in which they found Heard defamed Depp on three counts pertaining to her 2018 Washington Post op-ed and Heard was defamed by Depp's lawyer.
Jurors award $15 million to Depp in punitive and compensatory damages while awarding Heard $2 million in compensatory damages.
The highly publicized case between Depp, 58, and Heard, 36 had gone on for six weeks with testimony, evidence, and rebuttals from both sides.
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Depp sued Heard for $50 million in 2019 regarding an op-ed Heard wrote for the Washington Post in which she wrote she was a survivor of domestic abuse. Although Depp was not named directly in the piece, the two were married from 2015 to 2016 leading both the public and media to assume Depp had abused his ex-wife.
In return, Depp's lawyer denied all allegations of abuse and claimed Heard was the abuser to The Daily Mail which Head denied and countersued Depp for $100 million.
Psychologist says Amber Heard has a personality disorder
Dr. Shannon Curry, a psychologist hired by Depp's team to analyze Heard said that after spending 12 hours with the actress she concluded she has borderline personality disorder and histrionic personality disorder.
Unlike previous psychologists, Dr. Curry said the actress did not have PTSD and "grossly exaggerated" symptoms. The psychologist also concluded that Heard has a lot of inner hostility and is self-righteous, judgmental, and full of rage.
"These aren't fact, but her scores were consistent with other people who had obtained these scores," Dr. Curry added.
\u201cA forensic psychologist called by #JohnnyDepp's team diagnosed actress #AmberHeard with borderline personality disorder and histrionic personality disorder. @LawCrimeNetwork\u201d
Depp's friend testifies he never saw a bruise on Heard
Isaac "Ike" Baruch, a longtime friend of Depp's testified that Heard told him Depp had thrown his phone at her and hit her one night in May 2016.
"I say to Amber, 'He hit you?' And she says, 'Yeah, he threw a phone at me, and hit me.' And I go, 'Where?' And she puts her head out, to show me the right eye of her face ... I inspect her face ... I don't see anything," Baruch testified.
\u201c@LawCrimeNetwork Baruch says, when speaking with Heard, she did not have any bruises, swelling or red marks on her body. He also notes Heard was not wearing any makeup at the time of this conversation. \n#JohnnyDepp #AmberHeard @LawCrimeNetwork\u201d
Psychologist hired by Heard's team gets into heated argument with Depp's lawyers
Psychiatrist Dr. David R. Spiegel was hired by Amber Heard and her lawyers to testify against Depp's mental state throughout Heard and Depp's relationship.
However, Dr. Spiegel's conclusions were drawn from depositions Depp gave and other materials shown in court because he never interviewed Depp directly.
This led some, including Depp's team, to claim Dr. Spiegel violated American Psychiatric Association’s Goldwater Rule which states doctors should not diagnose the mental state of a public figure if they have not personally evaluated them.