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Johnny Depp wins defamation case against Amber Heard and gets $15m in damages

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© AP Depp and Heard Johnny Depp  has won his multimillion-dollar US lawsuit against former wife  Amber Heard  after a jury ruled her 2018 article in the  Washington Post  was defamatory. The actor has been awarded compensatory damages of 10 million dollars (£8 million) and a further 5 million dollars (£4 million) in punitive damages.Depp had sued the Aquaman star for 50 million US dollars over the piece titled: “I spoke up against sexual  violence  — and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change.” The article does not mention Depp by name but his lawyers said it falsely implies he physically and sexually abused Heard while they were together. Heard looked downcast as the verdict was delivered in court while Depp was a no-show. Following the ruling, the actress said she was “heartbroken” at the verdict. “The disappointment I feel today is beyond words. I’m heartbroken that the mountain of evidence still was not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence, and sway of