The fierce legal battle between “Aquaman” star Amber Heard and “Pirates of the Caribbean” star Johnny Depp went through several ups and downs. Court proceedings resumed today after a week-long hiatus.
Court has already heard Amber’s harrowing testimony. As the case reaches its final hearing on May 27th, fans are wondering if Amber will face a jail term if she loses. Read on to know the legal situation.
It’s a Civil Trial, Not a Criminal…
The defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard includes a lawsuit filed by the 58-year-old star against his ex-wife for $50m over an article she wrote in The Washington Post in 2018, in which she described Depp as a “wife-beater”.
Will Amber face a Jail Term?
- Jail up to one year for a state misdemeanour conviction.
- State prison for up to 20 years for felony tampering with evidence.
- You may be ordered to pay as much as $10,000 on a state conviction.
- Federal sentencing may include fines and up to 20 years in prison.
Amber’s testimony includes moulded facts about the incident which took place with Depp. He previously testified that Amber severed his finger. Johnny claimed that Heard threw a liquor bottle at home which severed it. Heard stated in her testimony that she did not even see Depp’s fingertip being cut off.
While Johnny Depp continues to lose his roles in Hollywood, Amber Heard is allegedly been hired as Mera in an upcoming Justice League flick. Amber Heard is continuing her testimony today with further allegations against Johnny Depp. Let’s see what the verdict holds. What do you think?