Johnny Depp appeals Amber Heard's $2 million defamation payout

Johnny Depp appeals Amber Heard's $2 million defamation payout

Johnny Depp filed documents to appeal a Virginia court's ruling that Depp's lawyers defamed his ex-wife, Amber Heard.

Depp was awarded $10.35 million in damages after the jury found Heard defamed Depp following a six-week trial.

Heard lost the defamation case but was awarded $2 million for punitive damages.

Heard claimed Depp was "vicariously liable" for statements his attorney made to a tabloid in 2020.

The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star initially sought a $50 million payout over a 2018 Washington Post op-ed Heard wrote about him.

Heard countersued for $100 million in damages.

Johnny Depp has a net worth of $150 million and Amber Heard has a net worth of $6 million in 2022.

At his peak, Depp earned $650 million in salaries, backend profits and endorsement contracts.