Amber Heard Sells California Home After Being Ordered To Pay Johnny Depp $8.3 Million

Posted by Sama in Entertainment On 1st August 2022
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Amber Heard and Johnny Depp fiasco seems like a never-ending debate in which both the parties involved continue to drag each other in court. In recent news it was revealed that after Heard, Depp and his team are chasing an appeal themselves, disputing the $2 million he was ordered to pay Heard. Now it is addtionally reported that Amber Heard has sold her California home in order to pay up Depp the money the court ordered her to.

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Amber Heard has reportedly sold her Yucca Valley home in California for $1.05 million, according to a new report.

The Aquaman star allegedly bought the six-acre property in 2019 through an anonymous trust tied to her for $570,000.

Heard's California home was built in 2015, and the three-bedroom, three-bathroom home is situated about 10 miles west of Joshua Tree National Park and is more than 2,400 square feet.

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The beautiful desert home, which was Heard's primary residence for several years has now been sold silently on 18 July and was never publicly listed for sale, TMZ reports.

According to The Dirt, it is revlead that the buyers of this home are a married couple who are not linked with Heard nor have any connection with the entertainment industry.

Following the sale of the Mojave Desert digs, Heard has gotten a profit of $480,000 profit, which is sure to help her cover the compensatory and punitive damages she owes ex-husband Johnny Depp after their defamation lawsuit earlier this summer. 

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In the beginning of June, Johnny Depp was awarded by the court $15 million in damages over the domestic abuse claims Heard made in a 2018 op-ed for The Washington Post, which the jury agreed defamed him.

Soon, the damages were capped by the judge at $10.35 million, and in a separate verdict, Heard was awarded $2 million in damages via a counterclaim, which leave her owing the actor $8.3 million.

Following the verdict, Heard filed in court for a new trial, claiming 'inconsistent verdicts' and mistaken identity after one juror's date of birth didn't match the one that was given on court documents and in publicly available information.

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Responding to her claims, Depp's legal team said lawyers for Heard 'had more than enough time' to investigate the jurors, and that the individual who ended up on the jury when another had been summoned was still 'qualified to serve as a juror'.

Additionally, Depp's legal team argued that the request for a mistrial came on 8 July, seven days after the court-appointed deadline to dispute the verdict.

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Now it seems like Depp and his team are after an appeal themselves, disputing the $2 million he was ordered to pay Heard.

Depp's team filed the appeal on 22 July, just a day after Heard's team filed another appeal, The Guardian reports.

"Plaintiff and counterclaim-defendant John C Depp II, by counsel, hereby appeals to the court of appeals of Virginia from all adverse rulings and from the final judgment order of this circuit court entered on June 24, 2022," documents state.

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Meanwhile, Heard's new appeal claims 'the court made errors that prevented a just and fair verdict consistent with the first amendment'. "We are therefore appealing the verdict. While we realise today’s filing will ignite the Twitter bonfires, there are steps we need to take to ensure both fairness and justice," a spokesperson for Heard said.

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