A jury found Amber Heard and Johnny Depp defamed each other.
Depp sued Heard for defamation after she presented herself as a "public figure symbolising domestic abuse" in a 2018 op-ed.
Depp claims the piece cost him acting gigs, while not naming him. Heard countersued Depp for slander over his attorney's abusive comments.
The jury found that Heard defamed Depp in three separate Washington Post articles and that Depp defamed Heard in one legal declaration.
The jury awarded Depp $10 million in damages and $5 million in punitive damages. Heard awarded $2 million in compensation, but no punitive damages.
Depp and Heard both claimed $50 million in damages. Punitive damages in Virginia are restricted at $350,000, therefore the judge lowered the award.
Heard looked down when the decision was read. Depp wasn't in court but remarked, "The jury gave me my life back."
"From the start, this case was meant to unearth the truth.
I owed my children and all who supported me to speak the truth "saying "I'm glad I did it."
"It's time to turn the page and look to the future," Depp's lawyers said after the verdict.
Camille Vasquez told reporters, "We are grateful, immensely grateful, to the jury for their meticulous deliberation, to the judge and court employees who have contributed so much time and resources to this case."
Heard released a statement expressing her "heartbreak"
"I'm indescribably sad today. I'm heartbroken that my ex-strength, husband's influence, and control overcame the proof "
Depp and Heard met on the production of "The Rum Diary" in 2009 and divorced in 2016.
Heard testified that Depp verbally and physically abused her. She accused Depp of sexual assault.
Depp testified that he's never hit a woman, disputed Heard's sexual battery charge, and claimed he was a victim of domestic abuse by Heard, which she opposes.
Both Heard and Depp's attorneys presented photos, audio, and video at trial. In testimony played on April 14, clinical psychologist Laurel Anderson said Depp and Heard's relationship had "mutual abuse."
Depp's side called Kate Moss and DC Films' Walter Hamada as witnesses.
Ellen Barkin and other Depp friends testified for Heard.
Heard had less vocal advocates than Depp in the entertainment business and courthouse.