Yesterday, the jury returned after several of hours of deliberations and ruled in favour of Johnny Depp - agreeing Amber Heard did defame him in the Washington Post article.
They decided the statement was false, defamatory and said with malice.
Depp was awarded $15m - $10m in compensatory damages and $5m in putative. The latter will be reduced to $350,000 due to statutory limits in the state of Virginia.
Heard did win one of her three defamation counter-claims against her ex-husband, after suing him over comments made by his lawyer Daily Mail. She was awarded $2m - much lower than the $100m she was seeking and lower than the $15m awarded to Depp.
In 2020, an attorney for Depp, Adam Waldman, was quoted in three separate Mail Online articles about Heard's allegations of domestic violence against Depp.
These have been referred to as the Depp-Waldman statements and it is these Heard countersued over