YIKES: Amber Heard Just Got More Devastating News

YIKES: Amber Heard Just Got More Devastating News

Geez, I bet Amber Heard is really regretting writing that WAPO op-ed about Johnny Depp right about now.

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Her entire financial life is ruined because of it.

When all is said and done, she owes Johnny Depp about 8 million bucks.

And while many people are saying, “No biggie… She can just file for bankruptcy and erase the debt…”

Nope, not so fast.

MORE NEWS: Legal Analysts Shocked at Statement Amber Heard Just Released, Say She Defamed Depp AGAIN

As a matter of fact, Amber just got some terrible news…

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It turns out that while most people can file bankruptcy and erase a civil ruling debt… one exception just so happens to be “defamation rulings.”

You can’t erase those.

Ouch.

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Radar Online reported that Amber Heard will have to figure out a plan to come up with millions because she can’t use bankruptcy to escape paying her ex-husband Johnny Depp.

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On Wednesday, the seven-person jury unanimously found Heard had defamed the actor in a 2019 op-ed in the Washington Post.

The jury found Heard acted with malice when publishing the statements meaning they believed she did not tell the truth.

The actress was ordered to pay Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages for a grand total of $15 million.

The judge did not Virginia only allows for punitive damages of $350k — meaning the $5 million will be slashed. Heard was awarded $2 million from her countersuit against Depp over statements his lawyer made to the press.

The $10-$15 million judgment will be hard for Heard to pay given she admitted her acting roles dried up after Depp sued her. She also can’t use bankruptcy to wipe the debt clean.
Los Angeles-based attorney Ronald Richards tells RadarOnline.com, “The award is not dischargeable. Punitive damages are never dischargeable or deductible.”

He added, “Intentional torts like defamation are not dischargeable typically.”

Heard’s team will likely appeal the judgment and attempt to either lower the amount awarded or overturn the entire verdict. The actress has remained mum on her next legal steps will be.

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Johnny Depp was in the UK when the verdict was read, but he released a statement, saying he was “humbled” and also thanked the jury for giving him his life back.

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