Following Johnny Depp’s huge victory in court, there has been a lot of reaction worldwide.
Now the question is — can his ex-wife Amber Heard actually pay the more than $10 million in damages? According to Elaine Bredehoft, her lawyer, no.
Inside Edition caught up to Bredehoft, New York.
“[Amber] is heartbroken. One of the first things she did when she came back in the conference room, she said, ‘I am so sorry for every woman out there that has gone through any of this,’”Bredehoft stated.
Appearing On “Today,”Bredefhoft declared outright Heard doesn’t have the funds to pay the judgment.
Emily Baker, a lawyer has been following this trial.
“We heard Amber Heard on the stand slip and say that she had already spent over $6 million on this case. I believe that’s probably prior to trial. So it’s reasonable to believe this was $10 million plus for each side,”Baker.
Heard could also declare bankruptcy, although it’s possible.
“Amber Heard doesn’t have the option of bankruptcy here, because these were willful, intentional torts. This was intentional defamation, and that forestalls this judgment from being written off in bankruptcy,”Baker.
Brian Claypool, Attorney, claims that Depp’s team did an even better job.
“Lawyers matter in cases like this. Depp’s legal team outmaneuvered Heard’s legal team. It was brilliant of Johnny Depp to have Camille Vasquez, a woman, cross-examine Amber Heard. I [a man] could not have gotten away with that [cross-examining Heard], because I would have been perceived as a bully,”Claypool stated.
Court TV’s Chanley painter was present at the trial.
“Even though Johnny Depp was not here in person, his attorneys were greeted like rock stars outside the courthouse — unlike anything we’ve ever seen. It was like they rolled out a red carpet, cheering,”Painter.
The verdict may have a chilling impact on domestic abuse victims.
Depp remained in England where he celebrated his verdict and stopped by a local pub.
The six-week-long trial was a long one and may have lasted for six weeks. Heard’s lawyer says she will “absolutely”Appeal the verdict