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Amber Heard Says She Lost Up To $50 Million Because Of Johnny Depp’s ‘Defamatory Statements’

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Amber Heard Says She Lost Up To $50 Million Because Of Johnny Depp’s ‘Defamatory Statements’

Amber Heard reckons she lost upwards of $50 million because of Johnny Depp's 'defamatory statements'.

Documents that weren't allowed to be presented as evidence in the high-profile defamation case between the feuding ex-spouses have recently been unsealed.

The Daily Beast has taken a peek at some of the files and there's a section where Heard's team tried to estimate how much money she lost as a result of her divorce battle with the Pirates of the Caribbean star.

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Variety says the financial losses as a result of Depp's 'defamatory statements against her' were in the '$47-50 million' range.

They landed on this number because they believed Heard was comparable to the likes of Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Zendaya, Ana de Armas, and Chris Pine, who have appeared in superhero or action movies like Aquaman, Wonder Woman, No Time To Die and Spider-Man.

Amber Heard in court. Credit: Alamy
Amber Heard in court. Credit: Alamy

During the defamation trial, Heard's team did say her acting career was on the rise before her divorce and public fallout with Depp.

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Entertainment industry consultant Kathryn Arnold told the Virginia court Heard being cast in the first Aquaman film was her launchpad to stardom.

"It was that moment where not only was she a good actor, but she was now world-renowned because she was in the most successful film … for DC Comics,” Arnold said, as per the New York Post.

"It was just this extraordinary moment for her, for her career to take off."

The trove of documents that were forbidden to be included in the trial and seen by The Daily Beast also revealed another interesting thing when it comes to money.

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During Heard and Depp's divorce proceedings, the Aquaman star was reportedly offered a hefty chunk of change, however she refused.

Heard was entitled to half of Depp's earnings from Pirates of the Caribbean 5 because it was filmed during their marriage and was considered a 'community property asset'.

She could have walked away from the divorce with 'tens of millions of dollars', however she rejected the offer.

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
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During the trial, her legal team pushed the notion that the divorce was never about the money.

The actor has also recently 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.

Built in 2015, 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 desert hideaway, which was her primary residence for several years, quietly changed hands via 'Heard’s people' on 18 July and was never publicly listed for sale,TMZ reports.

Following the sale of the Mojave Desert digs, the Magic Mike actress walks away with $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 last month. 

Featured Image Credit: .dpa picture alliance / Alamy Stock Photo Erik Pendzich / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Celebrity, Amber Heard, Johnny Depp

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