Amid an impending $8.3 million judgement after her defeat in court earlier this month against her ex-husband Johnny Depp in their multi-million dollar defamation battle, Amber Heard went shopping with her sister at a TJ Maxx discount retailer in the Hamptons on Thursday.
According to TMZ, the 36-year-old actress went shopping with her younger sister, Whitney Henriquez, at the national chain store’s Bridgehampton outlet while wearing blue jeans and a long-sleeved, white button-down shirt. It’s unclear what the two bought from the business, as the site claims.
Depp has “gone on” from the trial and appeared on stage to play with Jeff Beck at the Helsinki Blues Festival in Finland on Sunday, while Heard browsed the aisles in black loafers and a bun with her blonde hair pulled back on the East Coast.
After a nearly seven-week trial in Virginia involving accusations of domestic abuse and sexual assault, Depp was awarded $10.35 million in damages after the jury found Heard defamed him on all counts. Heard lost the defamation lawsuit, but the jury concluded that Depp had slandered her via his lawyer, and she was granted $2 million in her countersuit.
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor demanded a $50 million settlement at first, and Heard responded by suing for $100 million in losses.
The actor apparently “isn’t even talking about the trial” anymore and “just wants his career back,” therefore, he and Beck will soon record an album.
He is relieved that the trial is done, according to a source who told People that it was essential. The jury’s decision reduces him, but he isn’t celebrating it.
Following allegations that she had been dropped from the Warner Bros. movie after the trial, Heard this week denied being “cut” from “Aquaman 2” and labelled suggestions of recasting “somewhat ridiculous.”
Heard’s spokesperson told Fox News Digital, “The rumour mill continues as it has from day one – false, insensitive, and barely rational.”
Alongside Jason Momoa, Dolph Lundgren, Nicole Kidman, and Willem Dafoe, Heard played Mera in the movie. “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” the sequel, is scheduled for release in 2023.
“After doing screen tests for the film, Warner Bros. chose to replace Amber Heard’s part. Retakes will be taken with Jason Momoa and Nicole Kidman, “only Jared cited sources.
Later, a source disclosed to the media: “Amber is still somewhat present in the movie. She still plays a very little part.”
Heard had sworn her part was “pared down” due to her public spat with Depp. Still, Walter Hamada, the head of DC-based film production, said in a pre-recorded deposition shown for the jury during the defamation trial that Heard and Momoa were an unsuitable fit.
In a taped interview from March 15, 2022, Hamada said, “They didn’t really have a lot of chemistry together.” Although there was some worry that it required a lot of work to get there, I believe that editorially the first movie was able to make that connection work.
The studio decided to go with Heard despite a delay in recasting the role of Mera in “Aquaman 2” and talks of using an actress who had more “natural chemistry” with Momoa.
According to Hamada, the film was first marketed as a “buddy comedy,” and Mera’s role was always meant to be a supporting one.
Johnny Depp’s legal team asked him to refute Heard’s assertion that her part in “Aquaman 2” was reduced because Depp and his lawyer reportedly planned to disparage her in several public remarks.
She shared her therapist’s notes with Savannah Guthrie on NBC’s “Dateline” on Friday, including her claims of alleged abuse by her boyfriend dating back to 2012.
She claimed, “My doctor, to who I was reporting the abuse, took a binder full of years’ worth of notes going back to 2012 from the very beginning of my relationship.