Amber Heard Sells Home After Being Ordered To Pay Johnny Depp $8.3 Million
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Amber Heard has 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.
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.
According to The Dirt, records show that buyers of the abode are a married couple, who have no known connection to Heard nor any ties to the entertainment industry.
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 earlier this summer.
In June, the Pirates of the Caribbean star was awarded $15 million in damages over domestic abuse claims Heard made in a 2018 op-ed for The Washington Post, which the jury agreed defamed him.
This was capped at $10.35 million by the judge, and in a separate verdict Heard was awarded $2 million in damages via a counterclaim, which leave her owing the actor $8.3 million.
Since then, Heard has gone on to file for a new trial, citing 'inconsistent verdicts' and mistaken identity after one juror's date of birth didn't match the one that was given on court documents and in publicly available information.
In response, Depp's legal team said lawyers for Heard 'had more than enough time' to investigate the jurors, and that the individual who ended up on the jury when another had been summoned was still 'qualified to serve as a juror'.
They also argued that the request for a mistrial came on 8 July, seven days after the court appointed deadline to dispute the verdict.
Now, however, it seems Depp and his team are chasing an appeal themselves, disputing the $2 million he was ordered to pay Heard.
Depp's team filed the appeal on 22 July, just a day after Heard's team filed another appeal, The Guardian reports.
"Plaintiff and counterclaim-defendant John C Depp II, by counsel, hereby appeals to the court of appeals of Virginia from all adverse rulings and from the final judgment order of this circuit court entered on June 24, 2022," documents state.
Meanwhile, Heard's new appeal claims 'the court made errors that prevented a just and fair verdict consistent with the first amendment'. "We are therefore appealing the verdict. While we realise today’s filing will ignite the Twitter bonfires, there are steps we need to take to ensure both fairness and justice," a spokesperson for Heard said.
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Topics: Celebrity, Amber Heard, Johnny Depp