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Amber Heard Sells Home After Being Ordered To Pay Johnny Depp $8.3M

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Amber Heard Sells Home After Being Ordered To Pay Johnny Depp $8.3M

The home was bought in 2019 through an anonymous trust tied to the actress.

In June, Amber Heard was ordered to pay ex-husband Johnny Depp a total of $8.3milllion after being found guilty of defamation. But soon after the trial concluded, the actress, 36, revealed she didn’t have enough cash to cover the charges, which included $10million in compensatory damages and $350K in punitive damages. 

The Aquaman actress also received $2million from Depp in a counter-lawsuit, leaving her with over $8M to pay. 

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As per TMZ, it has now been alleged she’s raising some of the cash by selling her Yucca Valley home in the California desert for $10.5million, a profit of about $500,000 for Heard. She had bought the house in 2019 through an anonymous trust tied to the actress. 

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In other news, unsealed court documents have shown Amber walked away from a divorce payout from Johnny that could have run to tens of millions of dollars.

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Documents seen by the Daily Beast show Heard had ignored guidance from her legal team to pursue Depp for the cash she was entitled to after they filed for divorce in 2016. She could have sought half Depp’s $33M he made filming the fourth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean since it was made while they were married.  

But Heard allegedly refused to and wrote to her then-legal team an email saying she was being amazingly true to her word, that this was not about the money.

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The news outlet pointed out that Judge Penney Azcarate, during the June trial, refused any reference to these emails in the scope of the defamation trial. Interestingly, the spiciest reveal from the documents is that team Depp might have attempted to submit nude photos of Heard, including Amber’s brief work as an exotic dancer. 

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But her legal team argued they were irrelevant personal matters that shouldn’t be allowed in the trial. 

However, on July 21, Heard appealed the judge’s decision in her defamation case against Depp. But she was denied a request for a mistrial a week before despite arguing that one of the jurors on the case shouldn’t have been eligible to serve because his summons was intended for his father, who had the same name and lived at the same address. 

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Amid the news of Heard’s appeals, Depp’s reps reportedly said they are confident in the verdict. 

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A spokesperson for Depp said: “The jury listened to the extensive evidence presented during the trial and came to a clear and unanimous verdict that the defendant herself defamed Mr. Depp in multiple instances. We remain confident in our case and that this verdict will stand.” 

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