Amber Heard is said to be writing a book about the actor because she ‘considers her career in Hollywood is over’ after the blockbuster defamation trial. After being sentenced to pay Johnny Depp $8.3 million in damages during their elevated defamation trial, Amber Heard is reportedly writing a “tell-all book” about her ex-husband.
The 36-year-old Aquaman actress is reportedly writing a memoir because she feels she has “nothing to lose” and believes her “career in Hollywood is over.” Amber’s lawyer Elaine Bredehoft claimed the Texan-born actress can “absolutely not” afford to pay the damages to Depp, 59. However, it may be a successful idea for Amber, as Bollywoodlife reported.
“Amber considers her career in Hollywood over. She’s already in talks and is excited about it. At this point, she has nothing to lose and wants to tell all,” an insider told OK! Magazine. But if the actress does anything, she can lose everything, claims a New York divorce lawyer.
Dror Bikel told the publication: “Depp and his attorneys will be reading and listening to everything that Heard states. “If she crosses the line, which is likely, there is no question that will be hit with another defamation suit and end up right back in court.” Amber’s reps have been contacted by The Mirror for comment.
It comes after a close friend of the singer said that Amber is “broke” following a sixth trial. The Rum Diaries actress was spotted browsing for discounted clothes at TJ Maxx in New York over the weekend with her sister Whitney. The actress declared she would stand by the story until the day she died in Amber’s first television interview following the jury’s decision, which aired last week.
The actress admitted to journalist Savannah Guthrie during an appearance on NBC Today that the trial had had an emotional impact on her. She said: “How could it? Surreal and difficult in part, yes. This has been a long time coming.” Asked whether she stood by her evidence, she said: “Of course, to my dying day I will stand by every word of my testimony”.
During the trial, which was one of the highest profiles in showbiz history, the jury ruled Amber’s op-ed article, titled ‘I spoke up against sexual violence — and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change, had been defamatory. Depp consistently denied during his own evidence the “outrageous, outlandish” claims of abuse and said he had “spoken up for what I have been carrying on my back reluctantly for six years”.
After the trial’s decision, an expert projected that Amber would have difficulties finding another job in Hollywood. Sam Rubin from This Morning joined the conversation to give his opinion on what the result would mean for the blonde bombshell. He said: “As for Amber Heard, I think it’s going to be very, very difficult to pick up from here. “Does she resume her life as an actress? It seems unlikely”.