– Amber Heard returned to the red carpet after her defamation trial with ex-husband Johnny Depp concluded.
– Heard attended the Taormina Film Festival in Italy to promote her upcoming film “In the Fire” and was seen laughing with her costars and director.
– The trial resulted in Heard being ordered to pay Depp $10 million, but they ultimately settled the case, with Heard agreeing to pay Depp $1 million and Depp returning to the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival.
Aquaman actor Amber Heard made a triumphant return to the red carpet at the recent Taormina Film Festival in Italy, marking the first public appearance since her highly publicized defamation trial with ex-husband Johnny Depp concluded a year ago. The actress exuded confidence as she graced the teal-colored carpet, donning an elegant black gown embellished with a stylish cape on the shoulders. With her blond hair cascading down in curly ringlets, Heard seemed to be in high spirits as she engaged in cheerful conversations with her co-stars from the film “In the Fire,” including Luca Calvani and Eduardo Noriega, as well as the movie’s director, Conor Allyn. Notably, she was also captured in friendly snaps with William “Billy” Baldwin, who attended the festival to promote his animated feature, “Billie’s Magic World.”
Following the conclusion of their defamation trial in June 2022, Amber Heard had largely withdrawn from the public eye. The trial saw a jury find her responsible for defaming Depp through a 2018 Washington Post op-ed regarding domestic abuse. The court ordered Heard to pay Depp a hefty sum of $10 million, but she retaliated by countersuing him for a staggering $100 million. In another twist, the jury ruled that Depp must pay Heard $2 million due to allegations made by his lawyer about her perpetuating a “hoax.”
Despite both parties appealing against the jury’s decisions, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard eventually reached a settlement in December of the following year. As part of the agreement, Heard agreed to pay Depp a sum of $1 million, which he reportedly intends to distribute among five charitable organizations. In a recent comeback, Depp also made his appearance on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in May, where he promoted “Jeanne du Barry,” his latest endeavor.
Apart from her remarkable return to the red carpet, Amber Heard has exciting projects lined up. She is set to grace the screens once again in “Aquaman 2,” the highly anticipated DC film slated for a December release. It is worth noting that both “In the Fire” and “Aquaman 2” were filmed prior to the intense legal battle between the former couple.
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