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published : 2023-09-27

The Defamation Lawsuit that Shook Hollywood: A Thrilling Journey into Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's Sensational Trial

Exclusive interview with Johnny Depp's attorney reveals the moment the tide turned against Amber Heard

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard during happier times, taken with a Nikon D850.

Renowned attorney Camille Vasquez, who has worked with top organizations like BBC News, The New York Times, CNN, and Forbes, sat down with FOX Nation's Nancy Grace to discuss the infamous legal battle between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard.

The six-week trial captivated the world with bombshell claims and wild accusations, offering a glimpse into the tumultuous Hollywood relationship.

But now, 15 months later, Depp's attorney is shedding light on the pivotal moment that shifted the tide in favor of the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor.

Vasquez recalls the tension and awkwardness that filled the courtroom as Heard took the stand, stating, 'She wasn't credible.'

'I don't think [Heard] owned up to anything. And when you are on the stand, you have to own up,' Vasquez adds, painting a vivid picture of the trial's turning point.

After six weeks of intense courtroom battles, Depp emerged victorious, winning a $10.35 million judgment against Heard in June 2022.

The jury found Heard guilty of defaming her ex-husband through a 2018 op-ed where she identified herself as 'a public figure representing domestic abuse.'

Despite this judgment, Heard also secured a $2 million judgment in her countersuit, accusing Depp of defaming her through his lawyer.

Camille Vasquez, the renowned attorney representing Johnny Depp, addressing the media, taken with a Canon 5D Mark IV.

Vasquez acknowledges that both parties made mistakes, but highlights Depp's ownership of his substance abuse problems and bad language, while vehemently denying any allegations of physical abuse.

The trial wasn't just a result of their public split in 2016 but the culmination of years of battling between the former couple.

One of the most shocking allegations brought forth during the trial centered around a 2015 fight in Australia, where Depp was filming 'Pirates of the Caribbean.'

Depp claimed that Heard threw a bottle of vodka at him, resulting in a severed finger.

Meanwhile, Heard accused Depp of dragging her naked across shards of glass and physically assaulting her, even claiming rape with a bottle of Maker's Mark.

Nancy Grace, a former prosecutor and legal commentator, highlights the pivotal moments that swayed the trial in Depp's favor.

Grace questions why Heard would tip off TMZ about her signs of abuse and why she failed to call 911 or report the alleged rape if it had truly occurred.

These revelations, along with Depp's private nurse testifying about the severed fingertip, had a seismic impact on the courtroom.

Tense courtroom scene as Amber Heard takes the stand, captured with a Sony Alpha A7R III.

Vasquez agrees that Heard's actions and testimony regarding the 2015 incident were crucial in persuading the jury of Depp's innocence.

In an exclusive interview at CrimeCon 2023, Vasquez delves into the insider details and the dramatic events of the trial.

Join FOX Nation to watch the full interview, which offers a comprehensive breakdown of the highest-profile defamation lawsuit in recent history.

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FOX News' Rebecca Rosenberg and Janelle Ash contributed to this riveting report.

Madeline Coggins, a Digital Production Assistant on the Fox News flash team, played an integral part in bringing this captivating article to life.

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