Will Amber Heard 'Forever be in Depp'? Star's net worth of $8M not nearly enough to settle $50M suit

The former couple has given their personal testimonies and closing arguments will reportedly be delivered by the end of May

                            Will Amber Heard 'Forever be in Depp'? Star's net worth of $8M not nearly enough to settle $50M suit
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp are fighting to get back their 'lost reputation' (Twitter)

The current face-off between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp will reportedly soon end. The Virginia court, where the trial began on Aprill 11, has taken a break for a week. But reports state that closing arguments will be delivered by the end of this month, before the jury reaches a final verdict.

The trial revolves around a 2018 op-ed written by Heard for The Washington Post. The 36-year-old had claimed herself to be a domestic violence survivor in the piece, without directly naming Depp as her abuser. But the actor’s legal team said the essay defamed their client and Depp sued her for $50 million. Heard then countersued her former husband for $100 million.


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Since real life Hollywood drama is about to end, several people have wondered on different social media platforms about how the ‘Aquaman’ actress will pay if she loses to Depp. Heard’s net worth is reportedly only $8 million, “which includes the money she still has from her divorce settlement” along with the dollars she earned from films and the assignments she has done for brands, like L’Oreal, Harper’s Bazaar, and The Cannes Film Festival.

Amber Heard attends the "Aquaman" world premiere at Cineworld Leicester Square on November 26, 2018, in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

So, people’s concern regarding the same seems genuine with one tweeting: “#JohnnyDeppIsInnocent #JohnnyDepptrial #JohnnyDeppDeservesJustice #JohnnyDeppVsAmberHeardTrial Question: Johnny Depp seeking $ 50 Million  in damages. Amber Heard countersued for  $ 100 Million. How in the world can she pay this amount back if she loses this case?” Another one said, “Johnny Depp is going to win that defamation case, no doubt about it. Amber Heard is on the hook for 50 million dollars which she does not have.” “Amber Heard will loose this case. Worst part is she sure as hell aint got no 50 million to just makes this go away... Yeah I used a bit of hillbilly phonetics pardon me if it offends you…” the third one wrote and the fourth one added: "Amber Heard’s net worth is around 9 million dollars , If she loses the case she has to pay Johnny and his team 50 million dollars …its sad to say but she’ll forever be in Depp."


Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attend the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014, in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)




However, there were a few who thought Depp’s mission is not to get money from Heard but to gain back his reputation. A fan of him said, “I have a feeling Depp may just free Amber Herd of the 50 million debt, incase she loses the case. This is because Depp's aim out of the case is to clear his reputation, which was ruined.”

Actress Amber Heard attends The Art of Elysium presents Stevie Wonder's HEAVEN - Celebrating the 10th Anniversary at Red Studios on January 7, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for The Art of Elysium)




And when a person tweeted, “Whether he wins this case or not, Depp has already won in the court of public opinion. #AmberHeardlsALiar #AmberHeardIsAPsycopath #JusticeForJohnny  #JohnnyDeppIsInnocent #MenToo #MePoo #MeToo,” another one commented: “And that’s exactly why he’s suing her, and exactly why he fought hard to have it streamed for the public. He doesn’t need 50 million dollars from her, he wants to clear his name, and show the truth about how vile she is on a global scale. He has already won!”

Actor Johnny Depp (L) and actress Amber Heard attend Perrier-Jouet Celebration of The Art of Elysium's 7th Annual HEAVEN Gala presented By Mercedes-Benz at Skirball Cultural Center on January 11, 2014, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Perrier-Jouet)

Not just Twitter, Quora was also buzzing with the same question. But some of the users of the crowd-sourced Q and A website have answered it, with one of them saying, “They get a job and pay it back or get someone to pay it back for them. I'm sure Elon will give her money or some other mark, I mean friend.”

Giving a detailed reply, another user began, “In most cases, when you have a decision issued in your favor, it becomes your responsibility to collect, so in this case the plaintiff would have to take the appropriate actions. There are a lot of rules governing what you can and cannot seize, but if the defendant simply refused to pay the decision, you would be able to call upon law enforcement to come and help you take away whatever the court decided would be sufficient to make you whole.”

Amber Heard attends the Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald, BGC and GFI at Cantor Fitzgerald on September 11, 2018, in New York City. (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)

The user continued: “In the case where a person completely, totally, absolutely cannot pay a decision…you’re boned. These sorts of defendants are generally called “judgment proof” because even if you did prevail in your case, you’re not actually going to get anything,” before adding: “In that case, laws will vary from venue to venue, but you basically end up branding the person as having a legal judgment against them. You can then watch that person for as long as the judgment is secured and - should that individual obtain sufficient wealth to pay the judgment - collect at a later date. Judgments tend to have limited lifespans, however, so in addition to monitoring the general financial state of the defendant, you’re also going to have to renew your judgment with the court to avoid having it lapse.”

A comment on Quora read: “Lifetime wage garnishment. Every week Amber Turn will have deducted out of any job a weekly amount. And to answer your question, yes, no matter where she goes it will last until paid off.” Another comment added, “If she loses, owes this money and doesn’t pay, just like the rest of us common people, any money she earns in her so called fake career will probably be garnisheed by the court and given to Johnny and that garnisheed amount is usually 25% of her total earnings or gross pay earned."

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