In the blockbuster defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard, Johnny Depp emerged triumphant and established his innocence. The jury returned a favourable decision, and Heard must now pay him $15 million. Even though they found both parties liable for slander and awarded Heard $2 million, the actress is in a difficult situation. In reality, her lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, stated that ‘Today’ that she is unable to pay the money.
According to insiders, the ‘Aquaman’ actress is now strapped for cash, accusing her prior practises of extravagant spending that should have been prevented. According to sources, the ‘The Rum Diaries’ actress has changed legal counsel and is now relying on her homeowner’s insurance policy to fund the expense of her present lawyers in the case.
Prior to this uproar, Celebrity Net Worth estimated Heard’s net worth to be between $1.5 million and $2 million. It immediately sank to -$6 million when she owing Depp about ten times her worth. This is the state of a DC Extended Universe celebrity who may soon declare bankruptcy.
When some of the experts probed deep into Heard’s ability to pay Johnny, they discovered a lavish lifestyle that seemed to be above her wages. According to experts, Depp may garnish Heard’s pay from prospective films, charge her property, and possibly confiscate her $1 million home in California’s Yucca Valley. The actress paid $570,000 for the residence in 2019 through a private trust in the name of her accountant.
In the defamation trial, Depp’s accountant and business manager Edward White stated that the actor paid Amber around $6.8 million in 2017 and 2018. At first look, she appears to be in a position to pay Johnny. However, records submitted by Heard’s legal team detailing her spending portray a different image. She appears to pay $120,000 a year in rent for her California property, which was described as a basic cost.
A breakdown of her accounts indicated that she spent over $60,000 each year on expensive vacations, plus $50,000 on gifts and entertainment, while earning just $10,000 per month. She has been an ambassador for businesses such as L’Oreal Paris and Guess, but not everything is free.
She is frequently seen wearing high-end designer ensembles that are out of proportion to her wages. Furthermore, she reported spending $2,000 a month on clothing, which might indicate other costs such as hair stylists, make-up artists, stylists, and so on. To top it all off, Amber Heard said that she spends $2,000 on groceries, $2,000 on eating out, and $3,000 on healthcare per month with no justification.
According to ‘US Weekly,’ Heard earned $260,000 but only took home $51,000 after costs. In court in 2022, it was discovered that she was paid $1 million for ‘Aquaman’ and $2 million for the sequel. But, because of the negative coverage surrounding the trial, Warner Bros. was obliged to eliminate a substantial portion of her character, Mera.
Despite the blows to her image, Heard has been photographed on luxury shopping sprees and extravagant vacations, wearing pricey Gucci jewellery, and, of course, cruising around in the prized 1968 Ford Mustang. Heard now has no money and must pay Depp’s dues as well as fulfil the vow to donate to the ACLU.