Depp vs Heard: Learn all about the documentary planned by Netflix

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Discover all about the captivating Netflix documentary “Depp vs Heard,” which delves into the highly publicized trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.

Get ready for an intense and captivating documentary series that just came to Netflix! The highly publicized trial of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp, which had the world hooked in 2022, was relived in “Depp v. Heard”. It is an original series that is a planned to release in three parts which delve into courtroom drama and the repercussions of making such a high-profile case public via Netflix.

The documentary aimed to provide an in-depth look at the trial’s proceedings and the impact of media coverage, especially on social media. Viewers discovered how the online world reacted to the ruling in episodes two and three.

Originally first telecasted on Channel 4 from May 21 to May 23, 2022, each episode ran for 47 minutes, giving audiences an immersive and gripping experience. The mastermind behind this compelling series was Emma Cooper, the executive producer, and director. 

She is known for her exceptional work on other Netflix Originals like “The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes” and “The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann.”

Audiences stayed tuned for “Depp v. Heard” on Netflix and got ready to relive the trial that had the world talking! Emma Cooper’s talent promised another unforgettable documentary experience.

When will Netflix premiere Depp vs. Heard?

Mark your calendars! On August 16, 2023, Netflix will begin streaming the eagerly awaited documentary series “Depp vs. Heard” for viewers who are outside of the United Kingdom. An instructive and captivating experience is promised in the three parts of the series.

For our UK audience, while there’s no confirmation yet on when the series will be available on Netflix without the Original logo, you can still catch it on other platforms like YouTube, the Channel 4 website, and the Channel 4 app.

As for Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, they have moved forward from their past and are making exciting strides in their careers. Amber has started anew in Spain with her daughter Oonagh, making her presence felt at the Taormina Festival and promoting her movie “In The Fire.”

 Fans can also look forward to seeing her in the upcoming Aquaman sequel. On the other hand, Johnny Depp has garnered outstanding reviews for his performance in “Jeanne Du Barry” at the Cannes Film Festival. Get ready for a gripping documentary and catch up on the latest adventures of these A-list celebrities!

Depp vs Heard Case Explained

The trial of John C. Depp, II v. Amber Laura Heard took place in Fairfax County, Virginia, from April 11 to June 1, 2022, involving defamation allegations between former married actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Depp filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Heard, who, in turn, counterclaimed for $100 million.

The couple first met in 2009 and got married in February 2015. During their divorce proceedings in May 2016, Heard accused Depp of physically abusing her, which he denied. In a separate libel trial in the UK, Depp lost against News Group Newspapers Ltd. over an article published in The Sun, where the judge ruled in favour of Heard.

In the Virginia trial, Depp’s claims centred around a December 2018 op-ed written by Heard for The Washington Post. He argued that the article damaged his reputation and career by implying he was guilty of “sexual violence” and domestic abuse. Heard’s counterclaims included allegations that Depp’s former lawyer, Adam Waldman, defamed her in statements published in the Daily Mail in 2020.

During the trial, Depp’s legal team aimed to disprove Heard’s abuse allegations and portray her as the instigator of intimate partner violence. Heard’s lawyers defended the op-ed as factual and protected by the First Amendment.

The jury ruled in favour of Depp, stating that Heard’s op-ed references were false and defamatory with actual malice. They awarded Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, later reduced to $350,000 as per Virginia state law limitations. The jury also found Waldman guilty of defamation against Heard and awarded her $2 million in compensatory damages.

Following the trial, both parties appealed the verdicts, but in December 2022, they reached a settlement and dropped their appeals. Depp received $1 million from Heard as part of the settlement.

What are Johnny Depp and Amber Heard doing now?

As of 2023, Amber Heard has chosen to lead a peaceful and low-key life after the intense trial with Johnny Depp. She has kept herself away from the public eye and resides in Spain with her daughter, enjoying a quiet and private lifestyle.

On the other hand, Johnny Depp has found solace in the English countryside. He has taken up painting and specializes in creating pop and street-art-style portraits of famous individuals. Notably, Depp has successfully sold his artwork online, making a tidy profit from his artistic endeavors.

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