It looks like Heard won’t be getting a re-trial.

The judge denied the request for a re-trial by the star after she tried to have the original verdict thrown out.

After the celebrity exes spent weeks battling it out in the courtroom, jurors came to the conclusion last month that Heard had defamed her former spouse when she claimed to be a victim of domestic abuse. Fans of the actor have claimed that he was the real victim of his marriage after he was awarded $8 million by the jury.




Heard and her legal team has continued to challenge the ruling despite her defeat.

According to MailOnline, they submitted a 48-page filing earlier this month requesting that the judgment be set aside or a new trial ordered on the basis that the original case was only about defamation. Heard’s statements were not true.

According to MailOnline, they submitted a 48-page filing earlier this month requesting that the judgment be set aside or a new trial ordered on the basis that the original case was only about defamation. Heard’s statements were not true.

“The court cannot assume, as Mr. Depp asks it to, that Juror 15’s apparently improper service was an innocent mistake. It could have been an intentional attempt to serve on the jury of a high-profile case,” Heard’s lawyers wrote in the filing.

Their arguments were not enough to convince Judge Penney Azcarate to reopen the case.
Judge Azcarate rejected the request for a re-trial because the complaint over Juror 15 was irrelevant.
“The juror was vetted, sat for the entire jury, deliberated, and reached a verdict,” said Azcarate, adding: “The only evidence before this court is that this juror and all jurors followed their oaths, the court’s instructions, and orders. This court is bound by the competent decision of the jury.”
Heard can appeal the verdict to the Virginia Court of Appeals.