The defamation trial may be over, but Amber Heard isn’t done talking about her connection with Johnny Depp.
The trial was broadcast on television and streamed online for millions of people around the world to watch after Depp sued Heard over accusations of domestic violence.
He sought $50 million in damages, but Heard countersued for $100 million, claiming she had been defamed.
Finally, a jury agreed with Depp that Heard had defamed her ex-husband with “false and defamatory” charges.
He was granted $15 million in damages, but that sum was ultimately lowered to $10.35 million owing to Virginia law. Depp was also held guilty for defaming Heard due to allegations made by his former attorney Adam Waldman, and Heard was granted $2 million.
This still leaves her liable for more than $8 million, which Heard’s attorneys claim she cannot pay, albeit Depp may waive the charges.
In any event, the two’s enmity might be reignited as a result of the announcement that Heard is reportedly publishing a memoir about their marriage.
According to OK! Magazine, Heard has agreed to write the book for a multi-million dollar fee, in part because the “broke” actress is not “in a position to turn down money.”
According to the story, an unidentified insider close to Heard believes she will not be able to get any more high-paying jobs in Hollywood and views the book as her next professional step.
“Amber considers her career in Hollywood over. She’s already in talks and is excited about it. At this point, she has nothing to lose and wants to tell all,” the source claims.
For Amber Heard, it could be a pretty risky venture to write a book detailing how Johnny Depp had allegedly abused her. A jury had already found her to be liable for defaming Depp with an op-ed she had written for The Washington Post in 2018, and that was when she hadn’t even specifically named her ex-husband. Presumably, a tell-all book with more detailed allegations describing Depp as an abuser could very well result in the Aquaman actress getting hit with another defamation lawsuit.