Johnny Depp wins the defamation suit against ex-wife Amber Heard

The contentious legal battle between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has come to an end. The jury ruled that Heard was liable of defaming Depp. The jury awarded $10 million to Depp in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. As for Heard's countersuit, the jury awarded the actress $2 million in compensatory damages. Soon after the verdict was out, Heard released a statement expressing disappointment at the decision. "I'm heartbroken that the mountain of evidence still was not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence and sway of my ex-husband," she said. As for Depp, he released a statement thanking the jury for giving him his life back. "From the beginning, the goal of bringing this case was to reveal the truth, regardless of the outcome," he said via his spokesperson. "Speaking the truth was something I owed to my children and to all those who have remained steadfast in their support of me. I feel at peace knowing I have finally accomplished that." The Pirates of the Caribbean alum filed the multi-million-dollar suit against his ex-wife in March 2019 after she wrote an essay for the Washington Post the year prior, describing herself as a "public figure representing domestic abuse."