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Amber Heard Fires Back At Johnny Depp's Verdict Absence: 'Your Presence Shows Where Your Priorities Are'

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Jun. 1 2022, Published 2:15 p.m. ET

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Amber Heard doesn't seem shocked that her ex-husband Johnny Depp has decided to skip out on being present in the courtroom to hear the verdict in their $100 million defamation battle. has learned that Heard is on her way to the Fairfax County, Virginia, courtroom right now, moments after it was revealed the jury had reached a verdict.

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Meanwhile, Depp is across the pond in the United Kingdom, where he's played two shows since closing arguments ended on Friday.

A spokesperson for Heard told that Depp's absence speaks volumes.

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"Your presence shows where your priorities are. Johnny Depp plays guitar in the UK while Amber Heard waits for a verdict in Virginia. Depp is taking his snickering and lack of seriousness on tour," the Aquaman actress' representative told us in an exclusive statement on Wednesday.

We told you first — Depp will not be present in court to hear the verdict today.

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"Due to previously scheduled work commitments made before the trial, Mr. Depp will not be physically present for today's 3pm verdict," his team revealed in a statement.

Instead, Depp "will be watching from the United Kingdom."

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Depp and Heard have been facing off in court for the past six weeks over an op-ed she wrote, in which she described herself as a domestic violence survivor.

The actor sued Heard for $50 million, claiming her "false" allegations cost him several movie roles, including a $22.5 million contract for Pirates 6. Depp denied ever getting physical with his ex-wife, claiming she was the violent one during their relationship.

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Heard countersued Depp for $100 million, alleging he was trying to ruin her reputation. Under oath, the actress sobbed while detailing her allegations of abuse. She also claimed that her then-husband sexually assaulted her with a broken vodka bottle.

Both sides had friends and former colleagues testify on their behalf.

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The jury broke away after closing arguments ended on Friday. After 12 hours of deliberating, they reached a verdict on Wednesday.

Their decision in the Depp vs. Heard defamation battle will be handed down at 3 PM ET.



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