No verdict became returned Friday inside the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial after Judge Penney Azcarate brushed off the jurors for the holiday weekend. The jury, who received the case Friday afternoon, will go back Tuesday and have to begin deliberations through nine a.M.
Closing arguments are wrapped in advance on the day after six weeks of testimony.
Depp, fifty-eight, issuing Heard, 36, for $50 million over an op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post in 2018 wherein she mentioned herself as a public determine representing home abuse. (Depp has denied all allegations of abuse.) Heard countersued Depp for $a hundred million after the actor’s legal professional Adam Waldman known as her accusations were a hoax.
The jury, composed of 7 human beings, needs to come to a unanimous choice for a verdict. They might be deciding on Depp’s declaration and Heard’s counterclaim on the equal time.
‘If you didn’t take pix, it didn’t appear,’ Rottenborn stated. “If you probably did take pictures, they’re faux. If you didn’t tell your buddies, they’re mendacity. If you did inform your pals, they’re part of the hoax.”
Rottenborn informed jurors that even though they have a tendency to accept as true Depp’s declaration that he in no way abused Heard, he still can’t win his case due to the fact Heard has a First Amendment proper to weigh in on subjects of public debate.
The jury started deliberations in the case around 3 p.M. Friday, however after two hours of deliberating, no verdict turned into returning. The jury will next go back to the court docket for deliberations Tuesday at 9 a.M., as they have off over the weekend and on Memorial Day