There are messy celebrity divorces, and then there’s the infamous split between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. The two actors have been battling in court for years, and that’s only continued following the verdict of their defamation suits. The Aquaman star was found guilty on three counts, and ordered to pay her ex over $10 million after the dust settled. But could Heard just file for bankruptcy to avoid paying Depp this sum?
$10 million is a truly insurmountable sum of money for most people, including celebrities like Amber Heard. Her lawyer has gone on record saying she won’t be able to pay those millions of dollars, with the legal team continuing to attempt some appeals. But could bankruptcy help Amber Heard? According to a report by heard/amber-heard-would-gain-no-real-benefit-by-using-bankruptcy-to-avoid-paying-johnny-depp-millions-but-theres-a-catch-law-prof/” data-url=”https://lawandcrime.com/live-trials/live-trials-current/depp-v-heard/amber-heard-would-gain-no-real-benefit-by-using-bankruptcy-to-avoid-paying-johnny-depp-millions-but-theres-a-catch-law-prof/”Law and Crime, the short answer is no.
Unfortunately for Amber Heard, declaring bankruptcy won’t help her avoid paying Johnny Depp over the defamation case. Instead, going this route might help Heard slow down the payments. And with Heard’s legal team continuing to make appeals over the verdict, this might be able to buy her time as well. Clearly the ongoing legal battle isn’t going to