- The defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is officially over
- Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer commented on the outcome after facing his own legal battles
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The defamation lawsuit between actors, and once coupled, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has come to a close.
The end result was a win for Depp, who’s now owed $15 million from Heard according to the court system. The immediate reaction has been insane, as you could imagine, due to the high-profile personas involved and the visibility of the trial on social media.
The entertainment industry is obviously at the forefront, but this is a case that caught the attention of all scopes of people, professions, and backgrounds. One person from the sports world to chime in on the outcome was Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer.
Bauer, who’s been suspended by the MLB for 324 games (2 seasons) under the league’s domestic violence policy, commented on Depp’s win in court shortly after the verdict was announced.
Trevor Bauer speaks on Johnny Depp, Amber Heard case
Here’s what the Cy Young winner had to say.
It took four years of torching Johnny Depp’s reputation over false allegations of abuse to get to today, but he has finally been vindicated. Thank you to the jurors in this case for rightfully holding Amber Heard accountable for defamation. https://t.co/N6D6yPrMsD
— Trevor Bauer (トレバー・バウアー) (@BauerOutage) June 1, 2022
“It took four years of torching Johnny Depp’s reputation over false allegations of abuse to get to today, but he has finally been vindicated. Thank you to the jurors in this case for rightfully holding Amber Heard accountable for defamation.”
There’s an obvious correlation between the Depp case and Bauer’s situation. The pitcher was accused of sexual assault by a woman in San Diego, though a judge declined to file criminal charges. While he may feel justice was served in criminal court, he likely feels scorned by the MLB.
He’s since appealed his baseball suspension in hopes of getting a lesser sentence.