The actor Amber Heard is allegedly planning an appeal after losing a defamation trial against Johnny Depp.
Depp, Heard’s former husband, was dragged to court over allegations of domestic abuse.
However, jurors in a Virginia court ruled in favour of Depp’s claim of defamation on three counts.
The court later lowered the Pirates of the Caribbean actor’s $15 million (£12 million) award to $10.35 million.
Alafair Hall, Heard’s spokesperson, said the Aquaman actor planned to appeal the decision.
In a countersuit against Depp, Heard had asked for $100 million, claiming that his publicity agency had slandered her.
Depp’s press agent also described her allegations as “an abuse hoax” aimed at capitalising on the #MeToo movement.
Amber Heard succeeded on only one count and was awarded $2m.
Depp’s lawyers convinced the jury that he did not assault Heard and that her allegations of domestic abuse in a Washington Post article defamed Depp.
They also told the jury that Heard did so “with malice,” or knowing that the claim was false.
Heard expressed her disappointment, saying, “I’m even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women.”
The seven-week trial, which involved several witnesses and experts, came to a unanimous conclusion with the verdict.
This post was published on July 5, 2022 11:31 PM