Due To The Amber Heard Case, Johnny Depp Was Ordered To Pay The ACLU $38,000

On Friday, Manhattan judge ordered Johnny Depp to pay the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) $38,000 in respect to the evidence he used to win his defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife in the Amber Heard case.

Johnny Depp

The ACLU wanted $86,000 from Depp throughout the trial to cover production costs. The compensation was required, according to Law & Crime, since “significant expenditure was incurred responding to onerous subpoenas served by Mr. Depp from an underlying litigation in which neither the ACLU nor any of its employees are parties.”

Here’s the situation To demonstrate that Amber never received the money, Johnny’s legal team subpoenaed documents from the ACLU. The ACLU claims that they had to present 1900 documents, which took a long time. The organization requested that the judge order Johnny to pay $86,000 for his time and expenses related to producing the documents.

Stephanie Teplin, an attorney for the ACLU, claimed that the $86,000 was fair given that Depp allegedly requested thousands of papers over a six-year period in order to provide proof for the defamation lawsuit. Early in June, Depp’s legal team submitted a motion refusing to pay the $86,000.

Justice Arthur Engoron of the Manhattan Supreme Court ordered on Friday that Johnny Depp must provide $38,000 to the ACLU, which is less than half of what was asked for.

The op-ed with the heading “I stood up against sexual violence — and faced our culture’s fury” appeared on December 18, 2018, under Heard’s name. That needs to alter. She is the ACLU’s ambassador for women’s rights, according to her bio. The same editorial has since been updated with a lengthy editor’s note revealing that a Virginia jury found that three of its statements—including the headline—were defamatory.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

According to Meyers, Mr. Depp shouldn’t be required to pay the responders anything because of his involvement in tortuous behavior.

The trial made clear that Heard’s legal team and other ACLU attorneys were working behind her byline. They carefully constructed it, they reasoned, to avoid mentioning Depp or even saying out loud that her ex-husband had harmed her.

Amber Heard is supported by ACLU.
The op-ed that the Virginia jury just determined to be slanderous to Mr. Depp was written and published by them [ACLU], Meyers claimed.

Heard publicly announced after her divorce from Depp in 2016 that she will donate her $7 million divorce settlement to charity, with $3.5 million going to the ACLU and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.

The trial’s cross-examination of Heard revealed that she had not yet given the full amount she had promised, but the ACLU insisted that it was still supporting Heard even though it had not yet received the full $3.5 million.

Johnny Depp must now pay the ACLU $38,000, but Heard must pay $8.35 million in damages to Depp, which the actress cannot afford, according to Heard’s attorney, Elaine Bredehoft. Heard has declared that she will appeal.

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