NEWS OF THE WEEK: Amber Heard starts process to get defamation lawsuit overturned

Amber faced her ex-husband during an explosive trial that spanned six weeks earlier this year. When the verdict came in at the start of June, finding in Depp's favour that his former spouse had defamed him by calling herself "a public figure representing domestic abuse" in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed, her legal team stated that they planned to appeal the ruling. On 26 June, the lawyers declared their intention to appeal, and on Friday, they filed a 43-page motion on the grounds that the verdict was not supported by evidence.

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