Heard’s attorneys filed a Notice of Appeal in Virginia on Thursday, telling the court that they intend to appeal the trial ruling to a jury and all post-trial petitions that were not in their client’s favour in the civil case with Depp.
The court document does not explain the details of Heard’s appeal argument, but her attorneys previously indicated that she plans to appeal after a jury in June awarded Depp $15 million in damages and just $2 million to Heard in their respective defamation lawsuits.
“We believe the court made errors that prevented a fair and equitable ruling consistent with the First Amendment,” a Heard spokesman said Thursday. “So we are appealing the ruling. While we recognize that today’s registration will set Twitter on fire, there are steps we need to take to ensure fairness and justice.”
In a statement, a spokesperson for Depp told CNN they were sticking with the finding.
“The jury heard the abundant evidence presented during the six-week trial and came to a clear and unanimous verdict that the defendant herself had mutilated Mr. Depp in several cases. We remain confident in our case and that this judgment will stand.” The official spokesperson said.
Earlier this month, a Virginia judge dismissed seven post-trial petitions brought by Heard in an attempt to contest the jury’s ruling.
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