After a Virginia court ruled that actress Amber Heard defamed her ex-husband, actor Johnny Depp, her counsel stated that she is unable to pay the $10.35 million in damages.
During an interview on the ‘Today’ show on Thursday, June 2, Elaine Bredehoft was asked if her client could pay the necessary money, and she responded, “Oh, no, certainly not,” according to The US Weekly. The judge announced on Wednesday, June 1 that Johnny, 58, would be granted $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive penalties.
Amber, on the other hand, was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages but no punitive damages for her complaint.
Amber will only have to pay $10.35 million after the judge reduced the amount owing to a Virginia provision capping punitive damages. Amber plans to appeal the judgment, according to Entertainment Weekly. After the trial, she resorted to social media to vent her emotions.