Amber Heard was found to have defamed ex-husband Johnny Depp and was given $15 million in damages by a US jury.

The Virginia jury of seven found Heard's 2018 work on "sexual violence" defamatory and harmful to Depp, finding her guilty of libel.

Depp's lawyer, Adam Waldman, was also found to have defamed Heard by calling her assault claims a "hoax," and the jury awarded her $2 million in damages.

Today, the jury deliberated on the slander case. The seven-member Virginia jury deliberated in Fairfax County Circuit Court in Washington for 13 hours over three days.

The closing remarks on Friday marked the end of a six-week trial involving domestic violence claims made by Hollywood celebrities.

Depp, 58, sued Heard over an op-ed she wrote in December 2018 in which she referred to herself as a "public figure symbolising domestic abuse."

Heard did not name Depp, but he sued her for falsely accusing him of being a domestic abuser, asking $50 million in damages.

Heard, 36, countersued for $100 million, claiming Depp's lawyer defamed her by referring to her assault allegations as a "hoax."

The jury is working through a dozens-question verdict form.

The verdict form was eight pages long and included 24 questions about Depp's allegation against Heard and 18 about her countersuit.

To win compensatory or punitive damages, the jury needed to assess whether the comments were made with genuine malice – knowing they were false — or with "reckless disregard."

During Memorial Day weekend, Depp visited England and attended Jeff Beck concerts in Sheffield and London.

The Hollywood Vampires, Depp's band, includes Alice Cooper and Joe Perry from Aerosmith.

"Your attendance reveals your priorities," says Heard's spokeswoman.

"Johnny Depp is playing guitar in England while Amber Heard is waiting in Virginia. Depp's snickering and irreverence are currently on the road."

During the trial, bodyguards, Hollywood executives, agents, entertainment business specialists, doctors, friends, and family testified.

Depp and Heard each testified for days during the televised trial, which was attended by hundreds of "Pirates" fans and was supported by a social media campaign called #JusticeForJohnnyDepp.