Amber Heard Appeal to pay $10m in Depp defamation case

Amber Heard on Thursday appealed a Virginia court's decision that ordered her to pay ex-husband Johnny Depp more than $10 million

In a high-profile defamation lawsuit that exposed the inner workings of their troubled marriage

Heard's lawyers filed documents in Fairfax County Circuit Court, where the six-week trial included shocking testimony from Heard and Depp

The document informs the Virginia Court of Appeals that Heard intends to appeal the sentence

The judge's post-sentence decisions, including denying Heard's request to vacate the judgment and dismissing the lawsuit or ordering a new trial

We believe the trial court made errors that prevented a fair and just verdict consistent with the First Amendment

Depp sued Heard for defamation over a December 2018

The jury ordered Heard to pay Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages