Amber Heard is in financial trouble after the defamation trial against her ex-husband Johnny Depp and could not afford to pay $10 million.
Amber Heard’s Combined Income
The defamation trial between the former couple Amber Heard and Johnny Depp was one of the biggest issues in Hollywood this year. Johnny Depp filed a lawsuit against his ex-wife worth $50 million for accusing him in an Op-Ed article published in a news outlet.
On the other hand, Amber Heard counter filed a lawsuit amounting to $100 million, according to a published article in Economic Times. However, the result of the defamation trial gave a favorable response to Johnny Depp and has led Amber Heard to financial trouble.
According to a report published in MARCA, the combined income of Amber Heard does not reach $10 million. Originally the amount is $15 million but under the Virginia Law, it was reduced to $10.35 million. Despite this, reports show that the actress would be bankrupt even if she pays not the full amount.
What Will Happen Next?
Legal experts shared their factual analysis of Heard’s case if she cannot pay the amount of $10.35 million. Brian Pastor, a legal expert from Atlanta, said that Amber Heard will likely be required to post a bond if she wishes to execute the $10.35 million judgment, according to a report published in CBS News.
Meanwhile, another legal expert from a news outlet Jessica Levinson said that Amber Heard could end up her current and future wages garnished if she decides against an appeal but does not have enough money. However, this will only happen if the actress will admit that she does not really have the capacity to pay $10.35 million.