Amber Heard and her ex Johnny Depp will not soon see the courtroom in Virginia anytime soon. Depp has filed for a defamation case against Amber Heard for about 50 million dollars. But the hearing that was supposed to take place this year will now be taking place in 2022, on the 11th of April. The evidence will be shared for a stretch of about 2 weeks. The lawsuit has been rescheduled more than once now. It was first set on the 7th of May this year. It seemed that this would be the final moments of the incredibly long battle that has been going on for a while now.
Bruce White was the Chief Judge who postponed the hearing. Before this, in September 2020, the hearing was again postponed to this year. The actor had been shooting his scenes for Fantastic Beasts’ third installment. Hence, the date for the hearing with Amber Heard was pushed to this year in January. And then, it was forwarded to May, citing backlogs as a reason and the COVID-19 pandemic. The same reason was given for this pushback as well. And April was the earliest slot available for a trial in the civil jury.
Amber Heard Vs. Johnny Depp
Criminal cases remain a priority for the Virginia court. It is also said that Amber Heard and Depp’s date was given to an ongoing murder trial of a jailed murderer. The proceedings are starting very slowly and with the right protective measures. Amber Heard’s ex-husband’s lawyers have mentioned a hopeful oral hearing in the UK for appealing all the losses in their client’s lawsuit against a tabloid called The Sun.
Amber countersued her then-husband for double the amount, 100 million dollars. This was a result of a failed attempt to get the lawsuit dismissed. Her team has already filed a counter appeal to Depp’s plea, which they will have to reply to by the end of February.