Amber Heard Has ANOTHER Plan Up Her Sleeve – She’s Not Giving Up!
(USNewsBreak.com) – Johnny Depp’s defamation trial captivated the public and became a goldmine for memes. After the verdict awarded the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor $10 million, many people thought the situation was over. But the “Aquaman” star decided to appeal, and now she’s chosen new attorneys to help with her case.
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The actress’s trial lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, stepped aside for the appeal, allowing Heard to hire two attorneys known for their work in the New York Times-Sarah Palin libel lawsuit. These men, David Axelrod and Jay Ward Brown, will be able to add fresh eyes to the team, working alongside retained trial co-counsel and Virginia attorney Benjamin Rottenborn.
According to a People report, a representative for the 36-year-old explained she wanted to get someone from the outside to assist because the appeals process is much different than the trial phase. Meanwhile, a New York Post article suggests experts agree with this logic, describing that the procedure in California requires arguments of only 15 minutes in front of a panel of judges, which Bredehoft’s gregarious style of arguing in court wouldn’t suit. They also noted changing attorneys would allow for a new approach, which is imperative moving forward.
Axelrod and Brown reportedly plan to attack the situation as a First Amendment violation, and they believe the appellate court will clearly see the lower court erred when siding with Depp. Depp had claimed Heard’s op-ed about domestic abuse falsely damaged his reputation and ability to get work.
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