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Amber Heard sells home she bought in 2019 for $1.05m after being ordered to pay Johnny Depp $8.3m

Amber Heard seems to have sold a Southern California property for more than a million dollars, just as documents unsealed from their process with Johnny Depp reveal they may have left tens of millions on the table in their divorce.

Heard, 36, has since filed an appeal to overturn the million-dollar settlement after being ordered to pay her ex-husband Johnny Depp more than $8 million after losing her defamation case against the actor.

She may have started collecting some of that money by selling her Yucca Valley home in the California desert for $1.05 million, a profit of about $500,000 for Heard, as per TMZ.

Heard is said to have bought the house in 2019 through an anonymous trust connected to the actress.

There is speculation about Heard’s ability to immediately cover the damages, which include $10 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages. She will also receive $2 million from Depp in a countersuit, leaving her owed just over $8 million.

Amber Heard appears to have sold a Southern California property for more than a million dollars, just as unsealed documents from her trial with Johnny Depp reveal they may have left tens of millions on the table in their divorce

She may have started to collect some of that money by selling her Yucca Valley home in the California desert for $1.05 million, a profit of about $500,000

She may have started to collect some of that money by selling her Yucca Valley home in the California desert for $1.05 million, a profit of about $500,000

She may have started to collect some of that money by selling her Yucca Valley home in the California desert for $1.05 million, a profit of about $500,000

Heard is said to have bought the house in 2019 through an anonymous trust connected to the actress

Heard is said to have bought the house in 2019 through an anonymous trust connected to the actress

Heard is said to have bought the house in 2019 through an anonymous trust connected to the actress

There is speculation about Heard’s ability to immediately cover the damages, which include $10 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages. She will also receive $2 million from Depp in a countersuit, leaving her owed just over $8 million

The final amount was reduced from $5 million because of Virginia’s cap on such awards.

Newly unsealed court documents suggest Heard may have left more than enough to pay in their divorce.

The Daily Beast pointed out that Judge Penney Azcarate refused to allow Team Amber to submit a conversation she had with her lawyers during the divorce process.

Lawyers for the actress begged her to pursue what they felt were ‘tens of millions of dollars’ to which she was entitled through Depp’s Pirates of the Caribbean profits.

They claimed that because Depp made Pirates of the Caribbean 5 during the marriage, it was ‘community property’ and a property Heard was entitled to half of.

Heard would not allow her to chase that money, with her lawyers saying via email that she was ‘true to her word’ that it wasn’t about money.

Judge Azcarate denied any reference to these emails in the context of the defamation trial.

Perhaps the most chilling revelation from the documents is that Depp’s team may have tried to submit nude photos of Heard, as well as Amber’s brief stint as an exotic dancer.

Heard’s legal team argued that these were ‘irrelevant personal matters’ which should not be allowed in the trial.

Heard, 36, addressed the judge’s decision in her defamation case against Johnny Depp on July 21 — two months after she was ordered to pay her ex-husband $10 million in damages.

Newly unsealed court documents suggest Heard may have left more than enough to pay in their divorce

Newly unsealed court documents suggest Heard may have left more than enough to pay in their divorce

Newly unsealed court documents suggest Heard may have left more than enough to pay in their divorce

Judge Penney Azcarate refused to allow Team Amber to submit a conversation she had with her lawyers during the divorce proceedings. Lawyers for the actress begged her to pursue what they felt were 'tens of millions of dollars' she was entitled to through Depp's Pirates of the Caribbean profits

Judge Penney Azcarate refused to allow Team Amber to submit a conversation she had with her lawyers during the divorce proceedings. Lawyers for the actress begged her to pursue what they felt were 'tens of millions of dollars' she was entitled to through Depp's Pirates of the Caribbean profits

Judge Penney Azcarate refused to allow Team Amber to submit a conversation she had with her lawyers during the divorce proceedings. Lawyers for the actress begged her to pursue what they felt were ‘tens of millions of dollars’ she was entitled to through Depp’s Pirates of the Caribbean profits

Heard had a request for a mistrial rejected a week earlier – arguing that one of the jurors in the case should not have been eligible to serve because his call was intended for his father, who has the same name had and lived at the same address.

In June, the Aquaman star was ordered to pay her ex-husband $10.35 million at the end of an explosive six-week trial, when a jury ruled that she had defamed her ex-husband in an opinion piece in a newspaper published in 2018.

Depp, 59, was awarded $15 million, including $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages.

The judge later capped the damages at the state’s maximum of $350,000, leaving Depp a total of $8.35 million.

Meanwhile, Heard won one of her three counterclaims related to statements made by Depp’s attorney suggesting she and her friends trashed her apartment before calling the police.

Heard was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages out of the $100 million she requested.

Amid news of Heard’s appeal, Depp’s representatives told DailyMail.com last week that they have confidence in the verdict.

Depp and Heard filed their appeals with the Virginia Court of Appeals

Depp and Heard filed their appeals with the Virginia Court of Appeals

Depp and Heard filed their appeals with the Virginia Court of Appeals

‘The jury listened to the extensive evidence presented at trial and reached a clear and unanimous verdict that the defendant himself defamed Mr. Depp on multiple occasions. We remain confident in our case and that this verdict will stand,’ said a spokesperson for Depp.

A day after Heard’s team filed an appeal, Depp’s team filed one after he was ordered to pay $2 million in damages after being convicted of a single count of defamation for saying that the claims of domestic abuse against him were false.

The Pirates of the Caribbean cast said they filed an appeal to ensure ‘all information is considered by the court’ while they return to consider Heard’s appeal.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Defamation Trial Timeline

In March 2019, Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife, Amber Heard, for $50 million after she wrote an opinion piece for The Washington Post in 2018 saying she was abused by the Pirates of the Caribbean star. However, she never specifically mentioned Depp in the piece, instead writing that she is ‘a public figure who represents domestic abuse.’

In February 2020, audio recordings obtained by DailyMail.com show that he was heard admitting that he hit Depp. ‘I f**king hit you… I don’t know what the movement of my hand was, but you’re fine, I didn’t hurt you, I didn’t hit you, I hit you,’ Heard said.

In January 2021, Heard sued her ex-husband for $100 million

On April 11, 2022, the six-week trial began in Virginia to discuss the allegations of abuse made in the couple’s relationship. The couple married in 2015 but divorced in 2017.

On April 20, 2022, Heard admitted that he became violent with Depp when audio recordings of the actress were played

On May 4, 2022, Heard took the stand to reclaim romance with Depp before he allegedly abused her. The actress said the abuse dated back to 2013 when Depp allegedly sexually assaulted her.

On May 25, 2022, Depp testified again and claimed that Heard’s allegations were false. He claimed that he had never abused his ex-wife

On June 1, 2022, the judge ruled that Depp won the defamation case against Heard, causing her to pay The Pirates of the Caribbean star $10.3 million. The jury awarded Heard $2 million after Depp’s attorney said Heard and her friends trashed her apartment before calling the police.

On July 21, 2022, Heard appealed the judge’s decision in her defamation case against Depp – two months after she was awarded $10 million in damages to her ex-husband.

On July 22, 2022, Depp appealed his defamation conviction against Heard after calling the domestic abuse claims against him a ‘hoax’ – forcing him to pay his ex-wife $2 million

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