Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial documentary to be released this month

Johnny Depp defamation case against Amber Heard
Johnny Depp in the courtroom after a break at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, U.S., May 16, 2022. Steve Helber/Pool via REUTERS
A two-part documentary about Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard will be released September 19 on Discovery+.

Titled Johnny vs Amber: The US Trial, the documentary features interviews with Depp’s lawyers, legal experts and journalists, along with behind-the-scenes footage amid the trial which was held between April and June this year.

The first episode will investigate Depp’s side of events and the second episode details Heard’s account. While the jury sided with Depp, awarding him $15m in compensatory and punitive damages Discovery+ states “The series gives a forensic account of the key evidence and turning points of the case from both sides, allowing viewers to make up their own minds about who to believe.”

In July, Heard filed an official notice to appeal the outcome of the trial. A spokesperson for Heard said: “We believe the court made errors that prevented a just and fair verdict consistent with the first amendment. We are therefore appealing the verdict.”

 

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