In June, actress Amber Heard lost a defamation lawsuit against her ex-husband Johnny Depp. Her trial lasted her six weeks and Amber was ordered to pay Johnny her $10.35 million. Now, Amber has fired the lawyer who represented her during the trial and hired a new group of lawyers to appeal the verdict in her high-profile case.
According to news reports, Amber’s rep announced earlier this week that the actor had hired David L. Axelrod and Ballard Spur’s Jay Ward Brown to lead, while Ben Rottenbone would remain as co-counsel. Elaine Bredehoft, who represented Amber in the defamation case, has resigned. According to People, a spokesperson said in a statement: of the beginning. Different courts justify different claims, especially now that so much new evidence is coming to light. ”
Johnny Depp witness and former TMZ contributor Morgan Tremaine recently attacked Elaine and her Bredehoft on social media. Morgan tweeted: “Bestie was fired and replaced by a lawyer from the same company who couldn’t stop testifying. Am I right?”
After nearly three years of dating, Johnny and Amber tied the knot in 2015 at their Los Angeles home. In May 2016, Amber filed for divorce from Johnny and she obtained a restraining order against him. She said Johnny physically abused her throughout their relationship.