The actress, who was convicted of defamation for an op-ed she penned in 2018, owes her ex-husband, 59, millions of dollars as a result of the high-profile trial she was involved in earlier this year. In an effort to get her $8.3 million debt to Johnny Depp paid off, Amber Heard has filed a lawsuit against her million-pound insurance provider.
A Shocking Decision
Heard is currently counter-suing New York Marine and General Insurance Co. because they claimed they shouldn’t have to pay because she was found guilty of deliberate misconduct. Heard had purchased a policy for $1 million that covered defamation.
The firm said that the law in California, which states that insurance companies are not required to pay out in the case of “willful acts,” supports its actions. Heard, however, asserted in court documents obtained by TMZ that she signed a “unconditional arrangement” and that as a result, the business is responsible for paying $1 million of her debt.
The brief also states that the court found Depp’s allegations that his ex-piece wife’s was defamatory to be true. It also stated that there was no proof that Depp had any input or participation in his lawyer’s choice to characterize Heard’s claims in this manner. Heard is also contesting the trial’s defamation finding, arguing that the favorable 2020 UK libel verdict ought to have been considered as evidence.