The Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial Documentary will be coming out soon. On September 19 on Discovery+, a two-part documentary on Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard will air.
The world became aware of the issues both actors’ relationships had when Depp chose to sue The Sun in London for libel. Numerous personal recordings, images, videos, and text messages were filed as proof.
The documentary Johnny vs. Amber: The US Trial includes interviews with Depp’s attorneys, legal professionals, and journalists as well as behind-the-scenes images from the trial, which took place between April and June of this year.
In the first installment, Depp’s side of the story will be examined, including his “abusive childhood and drug habits” and “an alternate version of events that reveal Johnny to be a victim of domestic violence himself,” according to a press release.
According to a press release, Heard’s allegation is covered in length in the second episode, along with “her full narrative of claimed sexual assault revealed on camera for the first time” and how “advocates of Depp relentlessly assaulted her via social media.”
Heard’s 2018 op-ed in The Washington Post, in which she discussed being a victim of domestic abuse, prompted Depp to file a defamation lawsuit against her.
Although his name isn’t mentioned in the article, Depp’s attorneys said it indicates wrongly that he mistreated her physically and sexually throughout their marriage. Heard said that he started a slander campaign against her in a counterclaim.
After the jury found in favor of Depp, who won $10 million (£8 million) in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, the trial came to a close in June. Heard’s case against Depp received a $2 million settlement.
Heard submitted a formal notice to appeal the verdict of the trial in July. Heard’s representative stated:“We believe the court made errors that prevented a just and fair verdict consistent with the first amendment. We are therefore appealing the verdict.”