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The public is now a few weeks removed from the defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, but the dust hasn’t settled just yet. Since the courtroom drama ended, Heard has been sharing her thoughts on the verdict and discussing factors (like suppressed evidence) that she believes would’ve changed the outcome, which she didn’t think was “fair.” The actress’ legal representation has now confirmed that she’s seeking to appeal the jury’s decision, which requires her to pay Depp millions of dollars. And following the final judgment being rendered and amid this attempt to appeal, Heard’s top lawyer made a bold comparison.
A final judgment in the court case between the two stars was rendered during a hearing this past Friday. As Deadline reports, it was thought that both sides would attempt to reach a settlement before Judge Penney Azcarate delivered the final verdict. Amber Heard’s main attorney, Elaine Bredehoft, reportedly engaged in a tense back-and-forth with Azcarate before expressing her client’s intention to appeal. While doing so, the lawyer apparently referenced something said in another major ongoing legal situation: