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Johnny Depp & Amber Heard's Lawyers Fail to Reach Settlement

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The fact that the attorneys were unable to a reach a settlement suggests a long, expensive appeals process still lies ahead.

“You don’t ask for a pardon if you are innocent. And, you don’t decline to appeal if you know you are right,” a spokesperson for Amber told the New York Post, signaling that she plans to file.

After 21 days, the case will move to the Court of Appeals of Virginia. The parties will then have 30 days to file a notice of appeal.

Under the judgment order that was entered into the docket on Friday (June 24), they are to post their judgments of $2 million (Johnny) and $10.35 million (Amber), plus 6% interest per year.

A source also told The Post that the judge entered Johnny’s version of the verdict on paper in its entirely, “rejecting all of Heard’s proposed edits, and Depp’s legal team did not request an injunction against his ex-wife.”

If Amber were to appeal, she would have to post bond equal to the entire amount of the judgment, plus $480,000 in interest payments, according to the news outlet.

A Virginia jury awarded Johnny $15 million in damages, reduced to $10.35 million due to caps sets by state law, finding that Amber Heard unfairly portrayed him as an abuser in a newspaper op-ed article. They also found that Johnny‘s former attorney defamed Amber in one instance, and awarded her $2 million in damages as part of her countersuit.

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