Heard requested the annulment of the verdict of June 1 in favor of her ex-husband alleging multiple factors, including an apparent identity mess involving one of the jurors.
US judge Penney Azcarate, who presided over the case for defamation as a result of the complaint of the actor Johnny Depp against his ex-wife Amber Heard, has rejected the request of the also actress to repeat the trial, reports The Washington Post.
In a motion filed this month, Heard called for the June 1 verdict to be overturned in Depp’s favor, citing multiple factors, including an apparent identity mess involving one of the jurors.
According to the artist’s lawyers, one of the seven members The jury that tried the case was not the 77-year-old man summoned by the courts, but his son, 52, who shares his name and address. It was the latter who answered the call of Justice and served in place of the septuagenarian.
In this regard, Azcarate assured that it was something irrelevant and that both that subject and the rest of Jurors were investigated and “fulfilled their oaths, instructions and orders of the Court”. Furthermore, his presence did not harm Heard in any way and there is no evidence of fraud or misconduct.
It is not clear if the Hollywood star will appeal this decision.