The jury concluded the discussion without a verdict

Johnny Depp vs. Amber Hard: The jury ended the discussion without a verdict

Johnny Depp vs. Amber Hard: The jury will resume hearing Wednesday in Fairfax County Circuit Court.


The jury concluded a bitter defamation suit between “Pirates of the Caribbean” star Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Hard on Tuesday without reaching a verdict.

A seven-judge jury will resume their debate Wednesday morning in Fairfax County Circuit Court near the U.S. capital.

The panel met for seven hours on Tuesday and two hours on Friday.

The closing argument in the high-profile case was held on Friday at the end of a six-week trial consisting of domestic abuse claims and counter-claims.

Depp, 58, flew to England on Memorial Day weekend and made an amazing appearance at Jeff Beck’s concert in Sheffield on Sunday and at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Monday.

Depp, a guitarist, has his own band Hollywood Vampire with Alice Cooper and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry.

Depp sued Hard for an op-ed for the Washington Post in December 2018, in which he described himself as a “public figure representing domestic violence.”

Hard, who was born in Texas and starred in “Aquaman,” did not name Depp in the segment, but sued him for being a domestic abuser and seeking $ 50 million in damages.

The 36-year-old Hard Counter sued for 100 100 million, claiming he had suffered “a lot of physical violence and abuse” at his hands.

Dozens of witnesses, including Depp’s bodyguards, Hollywood executives, agents, entertainment industry experts, doctors, friends and relatives, testified during the trial.

Depp and Heard each spent days witnessing the televised trial, which was attended by hundreds of fans of the “Pirates” star and with the #JusticeForJohnnyDepp campaign on social media.

– ‘Monsters’ –

The jury played video and audio recordings of heated, obscene arguments between the couple, which also showed images of injuries allegedly suffered by Hard during their troubled relationship.

Hours of testimony were devoted to the serious injury of Depp’s finger while shooting an installment of “Pirates” in Australia in March 2015.

Depp claimed that the tip of one finger was severed when Hard threw a bottle of vodka at him. Hard says he doesn’t know how the injury happened.

They both agreed that Depp had used bloody numbers to scroll through walls, lampshades and mirrors.

Hard said Depp would become a physically and sexually abusive “monster” while consuming alcohol and drugs and would resist his repeated attempts to stop his drinking and drug use.

Depp testified that Hardy was often violent and said it was “brutal” to hear “foreign” allegations of domestic violence against him.

“No man is perfect, of course not, neither are we, but I have never in my life been sexually battered, physically abused,” he said.

Hard, who was married to Depp from 2015 to 2017, received a restraining order against him in May 2016, citing domestic violence.

Depp, a three-time Oscar nominee, filed a defamation suit against the British tabloid The Sun in London for calling her a “wife-beater”. He lost the case in November 2020.

Both sides have claimed the loss of their Hollywood careers.

(Except for the title, this story was not edited by NDTV staff and was published from a syndicated feed.)

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