The legendary and iconic American actor Johnny Depp has finally agreed to reach an agreement with his ex-wife Amber Heard, after the media legal battle that both lived for defamation, and where the 59-year-old actor came out victorious. But after so much rivalry, the actor has confirmed in the best way that he has felt sorry for the woman who was once his wife.
The controversial trial in which Amber Heard and Johnny Depp accused each other of defamation, announced its verdict in June in favor of the star of Pirates of the Caribbean.
In the verdict, it was stipulated that Heard should pay him $10 million and $5 million in punitive damages. However, the ‘Mera’ actress in Aquaman claimed she didn’t have the money, and even went to live in a remote village in Spain to escape the public eye.
But now, the actor has agreed to a settlement whereby the actress will now pay him only one million dollars. The actor has undoubtedly confirmed with this that he has felt sorry for his ex-partner, who at the moment has no job opportunities in the film industry.
For her part, Amber Heard has expressed on her social media her willingness for this agreement to put an end to future legal proceedings and insists that “this is not a concession”:
“After much deliberation, I have made the difficult decision to settle the defamation case my ex-husband brought against me. It is important for me to clarify that I never chose this. I stood up for my truth and, by doing so, my life was destroyed (…) I now have the opportunity to free myself from something I tried to put behind me six years ago on terms I can accept. This is not an admission or concession on my part”.
Meanwhile, Johnny Depp’s lawyers stated that they are “pleased” with the settlement and that the actor will donate the money to charity, since he was least interested in the money:
“We are pleased to close this painful chapter for Mr. Depp, who throughout this process has made it clear that his priority was to bring the truth to light (…) The payment of $1 million, which Mr. Depp promises to donate to charity, reaffirms Ms.
Heard’s recognition of the completion of the legal system’s rigorous pursuit of justice.”