A month after the verdict of the extremely public defamation case between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp, her team has appealed the case and is looking to toss the verdict.
In the appeal, they cite a number of issues they found in the case and the court, hoping it will be enough to either dismiss the complaint or have a new trial.
Heard wants to appeal the verdict in her case.
In a very public trial, the actress was found guilty of defaming her ex-husband.
Her legal team submitted a filing to the court on Friday citing numerous issues in the ruling.
There are a number of problems that they bring up.
Poor legal reasoning, excessive awarded damages, and an improper jury are included.
The case relied heavily on flawed legal logic, according to Heard’s attorney, which says, “proceeded solely on a defamation by implication theory, abandoning any claims that Ms Heard’s statements were actually false.”
The scope of the trial was wildly changed by the team.
They initially said they would just zero in on the timeframe after Heard’s commentary about Depp, the one that was the reason for this preliminary wherein she originally referenced being an overcomer of domestic abuse, yet rather referenced occasions and explanations from years earlier.
There are questions about the jury.
Heard’s team pointed to the fact that the jury’s birthday on court records and publically available information differed by 25 years as proof that the jury wasn’t vetting well enough.
There are some discrepancies in the full document.
They are challenging the trial.
Heard’s team can either want a new trial or a dismissal of the complaint.
Head of Depp’s legal team, Ben Chew, said the appeal was “what we expected, just longer, no more substantive.”