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Amber Heard Agrees To Settle Defamation Case With Johnny Depp After Filing To Appeal: ‘Difficult Decision’



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Amber Heard and Johnny Depp have finally settled their defamation case, after Amber tried to appeal the June 2022 verdict that went in Johnny’s favor. “After a great deal of deliberation I have made a very difficult decision to settle the defamation case brought against me by my ex-husband in Virginia,” Amber wrote on Instagram Dec. 19.

“It is important for me to say I never chose this,” Amber said in her statement. “I defended my truth and in doing so my life as I knew it was destroyed. The vilification I have faced on social media is an amplified version of the ways in which women are re-victimized when they come forward.”

Amber, who lost the case against Johnny and was ordered to pay her ex $10 million in damages for being found guilty of defaming him in an op-ed piece for The Washington Post, explained that her settlement does not change her story. “I have made no admission. This is not an act of concession. There are no restrictions or gags with respect to my voice moving forward,” she said. The Aquaman The actress also called out how she “was exposed to a type of humiliation that I simply cannot re-live” during the trial, before noting that she settled the case because “time is precious, and I want to spend my time productively and purposefully. “

“In settling this case I’m also choosing the freedom to dedicate my time to the work that helped me heal after my divorce; work that exists in realms in which I feel seen, heard and believed and in which I know I can effect change,” Amber said. “I will not be threatened, disheartened, or dissuaded by what happened from speaking the truth. No one can and no one will take that from me. My voice forever remains the most valuable asset I have,” she added. Amber concluded her statement by thanking her legal team and anyone who supported her during the trial.

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