Jury awards millions of dollars to Johnny Depp in libel suit; Amber Heard wins less in countersuit

A jury found Amber Heard liable for a statement he made to the Daily Mail calling Amber's claims a hoax 

and Johnny Depp liable for defaming him in an op-ed published in the Washington Post. 

In total, the jury awarded Depp $15 million in damages, while Heard $2 million. 

Depp was found to be entitled to $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages 

but the judge ruled that punitive damages were limited to $350,000 by state law 

meaning his total award would total $10.35 million.

Heard said in an Instagram and Twitter post, "The disappointment I feel today is beyond words. 

" Depp said in an Instagram post, "the jury gave me my life back."

Despite the dramatic trial that exposed the troubled marriage between the stars, the verdict marked the end of the civil suit.

Depp claims that she defamed him by writing an op-ed in the Washington Post in December 2018 describing herself as "a public figure representing domestic abuse."

Depp's attorney defamed Heard by calling her abuse allegations a hoax, and she countersued for $100 million.

Earlier in the afternoon, the jury informed Judge Penney Azcarate they had arrived at a verdict 

but the verdict was delayed so they could fill out the jury form with the amount of the monetary awards. 

Jessica Levinson, legal contributor for CBS News, said the jury's mixed verdict indicates they considered each statement separately and the defamation claims carefully.