By now, you’ve almost certainly heard the news that Johnny Depp has won his defamation suit against Amber Hard.
Depp sues Hard for 50 million, alleging he caused irreparable damage to his career with 2018 The Washington Post In that article he identifies himself as a survivor of domestic violence.
Hard did not explicitly name Depp in the article, but his legal team was able to convince the jury that he still defamed him.
But the jury also paid compensation, and when they agreed that Hard lied, and that the lie damaged Depp’s career, they weren’t sure that his employment prospects were worth as much as 50 million.
In return, Depp was paid $ 10 million in punitive damages and another মিল 5 million in damages.
The state of Virginia has a much lower cap on compensation claims, so the next amount has been reduced to $ 350,000.
Hardk was awarded $ 2 million for damages, one of the most disturbing judgments in the history of high-profile celebrity civil cases.
So if everything stays the same, and neither party appeals (which it certainly won’t), Hard Depp may be forced to pay $ 8,350,000.
Of course, when evaluating a celebrity civil dispute, it is important to understand the financial situation of both parties.
After all, there are stars who get such a good salary that $ 8.4 million is a chomp change for them.
However, the total value of Amber Hard is approximately $ 1.5 million, so it is safe to say that he does not fall into that category.
For Depp – OK, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that he’s much, much better.
In fact, we should probably use the word “many” about eight times in that sentence.
Depp is valued at approximately 150 million, or about 100 times what Amber Bank has.
Over the years, Depp has made a lot of money, but despite spending $ 30,000 a month on wine, the actor still seems to be in a good financial position.
Clearly, Johnny has trouble selling money to rich people, “yachts, and you’ll be fine,” and “mayonnaise sandwiches for dinner,” not to poor people.
Depp sued his managers in 2017, alleging that they had spent millions on him by mismanaging his funds.
And a key part of his legal team’s argument in his lawsuit against Hard was the claim that Depp had not received an offer to star in any major studio film in the years since his ex-wife’s allegations surfaced. The Washington Post.
But through all of this, the 58-year-old seems to be holding a giant-sized house egg.
From the outset, Depp insisted that his legal action against Hard was not about money, but about truth.
Of course, all civil cases are ultimately about money, and this is doubly true in this case.
After all, in addition to the damages determined by the jury, both parties knew that their future employment prospects would depend on their ability to sue.
Many industry experts have predicted that both Depp and Hard will be considered unemployed by major studios as a result of the many unpleasant revelations made during the trial.
Since the lawsuit was not about money, however, Depp Amber could have avoided a costly appeal by letting his debtor loot.
It’s a smart move that could do wonders for his reputation – but we won’t rely on it.