CLOSING arguments in the dramatic defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were given on May 27, 2022.
Now, it is up to a jury to decide the final verdict.
When is the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial verdict?
After taking a break over the long Memorial Day weekend, the jurors resumed their deliberations in the infamous Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard defamation case.
The trial began on April 11, 2022, in Fairfax, Virginia, after Depp sued his ex-wife for $50million over a 2018 article she wrote in The Washington Post titled, “I spoke up against sexual violence — and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change.”
Depp's lawyers suggest the op-ed falsely implies he physically and sexually abused her.
Heard has since denied all accusations and countersued the Pirates of the Caribbean star for $100million.
At this time, it remains unclear when the final verdict will be in, but the seven-person jury is expected to continue deliberations on June 1, 2022.
When will the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial end?
Earlier in the trial, the case had to take a 10-day pause because Judge Penney Azcarate was due at a conference from May 9 to 12, 2022.
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As a result, the trial went a little longer than expected.
Nonetheless, the trial still wrapped up after six weeks, with closing arguments occurring on May 27, 2022.
The case will ultimately end once a final verdict is reached.
Who will decide the verdict?
The verdict will be decided by members of the jury.
The jury is made up of five men and two women who were given 37-pages of instructions while weighing the high-profile case, according to Yahoo! Entertainment.
"Court watchers have made up their mind and some cannot understand why the jury has not immediately returned a verdict for their favored party. That's not the way it works," celebrity lawyer Chris Melcher told the media outlet.
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"The jurors spent six weeks listening to conflicting evidence. They must weigh that evidence and decide who told the truth. Then they must figure out what the jury instructions mean, which are statements of law that are easily understood by lawyers but no one of the jury is a lawyer," he continued.
"The verdict must be unanimous under Virginia law, which means all seven of the jurors must agree on the answers to a series of questions. Getting seven people to agree on anything is difficult. This will take time to do it right."
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