Jurors have begun deliberating the verdict in the trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard and both Depp and Heard’s legal teams have made their final arguments.
Per Insider, the jurors “must determine whether Heard defamed Depp by describing herself as a figure representing domestic abuse.”
In addition “they’re also weighing Heard’s counterclaim that Depp’s lawyer defamed her by calling her allegations a hoax.”
Per a NY Post report by Priscilla DeGregory “Johnny Depp is coming out on top in the court of public opinion — and that could be even more important than whether he wins his bombshell defamation case against Amber Heard, experts say.”
Texas civil attorney Katherine Lizardo said “When [Johnny Depp] stepped off the stand, I think he already won based on his definition of winning.”
“Because he already obtained the favor of the court of public opinion … once he told his story,” she added.
“I think for Johnny Depp, winning the legal side of the defamation claim does not matter to him,” Lizardo also told the NY Post. “Winning – it would just be icing on the cake for him because his main goal for filing the defamation lawsuit was to clear his name and to appeal to the court of public opinion.”