Jury finds Johnny Depp, Amber Heard both defamed

The jury in a libel lawsuit found that both Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard were defamed in a long-running public dispute.

The panel sided mostly with Depp and has awarded the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor more than 10-million-dollars.

The jurors found that Depp had been defamed by three statements in a 2018 op-ed written by Heard in which she said she was an abuse victim.

The verdict gives Depp vindication for his claims that Heard lied about abuse she says came before and during their brief union.

But the jury also found Heard was defamed by one of Depp’s lawyers.

They found she was defamed by one of Depp’s lawyers for accusing her of engaging in a hoax that included messing up the couple’s apartment to make it look bad when police arrived.

Heard gets two-million-dollars for that claim.

The verdict came after a six-week trial followed closely by many on social media.