A jury of seven dismissed the May 31, 2022 verdict in a sensational libel case between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp.
The courts generally issued judgments in favor of Depp.
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor should be awarded $10 million in damages and $5 million in punitive damages. Meanwhile, actress Aquaman was awarded $2 million in damages.
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The defamation lawsuit between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp has been deeply scrutinized around the world as personal details about their turbulent relationship have been revealed.
However, the names of the jurors were kept private throughout the case.
A court in Fairfax, Virginia, said it would not name the panel. However, jurors can identify themselves voluntarily.
Amber Heard did not lose because the justice system failed her. Amber Heard lost her way because she was an abuser. She has a mountain of her evidence against her. And this verdict is not against women. It’s a warning not to trust anyone based on their gender. 1/ is pic.twitter.com/GjgyELX0wV
— Mariam, MBA (@mimasdiaries) June 1, 2022
Nevertheless, a TikTok user came forward and claimed that he was one of the judges.
He remained anonymous, but used social media services to comment on the controversial trial.
YouTuber Joseph Morris posted a TikTok video on his channel.
The jury charged with[Amber Heard] She kept making eye contact with me and it was very uncomfortable not to look at her anymore as she answered. I just listened intently and everything she said came out like a bull**t. And I didn’t follow anything on TikTok during the trial and it was going on after the trial was over and everyone seemed to be commenting on how weird it was. Good news for Johnny Depp.”
Why did Amber Heard try to make eye contact with the jury?
Experts confirmed that Amber Heard was using it as a means to ‘humanize’ herself.
In a statement, expert Judi James said, ‘The effect is probably to ‘humanize’ oneself to the jury rather than isolating it as a celebrity that will receive negative reviews.’
Behavior expert Susan Constantine-Perfido noted that she ‘coached’ the actress on her team to make eye contact with the jury.
‘This can be good or it can backfire,’ she told Fox News Digital. Making too much eye contact can make jurors uncomfortable and call into question their objectivity and neutrality.’