Celebrity lawyer Weighs in on Depp-Heard Jury Deliberation

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No verdict yet in Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial: What experts say so far

Description:  Celebrity lawyer Christopher C. Melcher, who is ranked as a best family law attorney in California, weighs in on the jury deliberation in the Depp vs. Heard defamation trial after their celebrity divorce.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard In Tokyo, Japan in 2015
Celebrity Lawyer Christopher C. Melcher of top family law firm Walzer Melcher LLP weighs in on the jury deliberation of Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard's Defamation Trial

Publication: Yahoo

Publication Date: May 31, 2022

Journalist: Taryn Ryder

Legal Expert: Christopher C. Melcher

Quote: “Johnny Depp claims that specific portions of her 2018 are false. Those passages were identified for the jury and they must decide whether each statement is false. One of the alleged defamatory statements  is the headline of Amber’s op-ed article,”shares top family law attorney Christopher C. Melcher.  “The jury asked whether they must find that the headline is a false statement about Johnny or whether they must consider the whole article is false. The judge answered that they are only asked, in this instance, whether the headline is false. This indicates that the jury is taking their job seriously.  They cannot answer the questions on the form unless they are clear about what is being asked.”