Amber Heard’s request for a trial in a defamation case with Johnny Depp was dismissed by a judge.
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Amber Heard’s allegation of fraud was dismissed by a judge.
According to the latest report, Judge Penney S. Azcarate ruled that there was no evidence to support Amber Heard’s allegations of fraud.
Last week, Heard’s legal team argued that one of the jurors in the defamation trial was not summoned for jury duty.
Azcarate, who presided over a six-week horrific libel trial in Fairfax County, wrote, ‘The jury went through the jury and sat on behalf of the entire jury, and after deliberation, a verdict was reached.’
“The only evidence presented to this court is that this jury and all jurors followed their oaths, the court’s orders and orders,” he added. This court is bound by the competent decision of the jury.’
Azcarate said ‘Voir dire was conducted in a fair and equitable manner, with the court and both parties investigating potential juries. There is no evidence of fraud or illegal activity.’
request for trial
At the end of June, Amber Heard’s legal team requested a new investigation, claiming that ‘Jur 15 was not actually on the jury’.
A 77-year-old man said he would join the jury, but a 52-year-old man with the same last name and address appeared and sat down.
Actress Aquaman’s lawyers also argued that ‘it is a deep headache for an individual not summoned to serve on a jury to appear and serve on a jury’.
They added that Heard was not given a proper ‘due process’ and therefore ‘requested a trial and ordered a new trial’.
Johnny Depp’s legal team, Brown Rudnick, repeated the evidence, claiming the original ruling was in force on Monday.
They described the position of the 36-year-old actress as ‘baseless and frivolous’.
Depp’s lawyers said Heard had ‘enough time’ before trial to raise a false jury question. However, she commented on it after the verdict.
They say ‘Ms. Heard decided not to bring this alleged ‘disagreement’ to the court during the voir dire process, or at any time during the six-week trial, and waived it.’
Heard’s attorney Elaine Bredehoft also argued that the $10 million awarded to the 59-year-old actress was ‘excessive’. She also said Heard couldn’t afford to pay the damage.