Amber Heard hires new legislation agency, trial lawyer Elaine Bredehoft steps down

Amber Heard hires new law firm, trial lawyer Elaine Bredehoft steps down

2022-08-15 20:00:49

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Actress Amber Heard has parted methods with Elaine Bredehoft, her trial lawyer in Depp v. Heard, a spokesperson introduced Monday.

Heard, 36, has employed First Modification attorneys David Axelrod and Jay Ward Brown, who efficiently represented the New York Instances towards a libel lawsuit introduced by Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee.

“We welcome the chance to signify Ms. Heard on this attraction as it’s a case with vital First Modification implications for each American,” mentioned Axelrod and Brown in a joint assertion. 

“We’re assured the appellate court docket will apply the legislation correctly with out deference to reputation, reverse the judgment towards Ms. Heard, and reaffirm the basic ideas of Freedom of Speech,” the assertion continued.

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The jury within the defamation case dominated towards Heard and awarded her ex-husband Johnny Depp $10.35 million. 
(Getty Photos)

Ben Rottenborn, Bredehoft’s co-counsel on the case, will proceed to signify Heard within the attraction course of.

After an epic live-streamed court docket battle in Fairfax, Virginia, Johnny Depp, 59, gained a $10.35 million judgment towards the “Aquaman” actress. 

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The jury discovered that she had defamed the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star in a 2018 op-ed by referring to herself as a home abuse sufferer. 

The panel additionally handed Heard a $2 million reward, discovering in her favor on a single declare in her countersuit. 

However Depp was the clear victor within the courtroom and within the sphere of public opinion. Either side have mentioned they plan to attraction the decision.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in Fairfax County Circuit Court, in Virginia, May 27, 2022.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in Fairfax County Circuit Court docket, in Virginia, Could 27, 2022.
(Steve Helber/Pool by way of Reuters)

Bredehoft, an completed and revered trial lawyer in Virginia, instructed Fox Information Digital that it’s normal observe to rent a brand new legislation agency for an attraction. 

“We strongly beneficial that right here, and we have now been aiding Ms. Heard within the means of interviewing and discovering her counsel,” mentioned Bredehoft, who added that an attraction advantages from a “recent perspective” and a “new set of eyes.”

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Bredehoft can also be prepared to maneuver on from the Depp v Heard case that has dominated her skilled life lately.

Amber Heard departs the Fairfax County Courthouse on June 1, 2022, after jury hands Depp major victory in defamation case against her.

Amber Heard departs the Fairfax County Courthouse on June 1, 2022, after jury fingers Depp main victory in defamation case towards her.
(Rod Lamkey/Consolidated Information Photos)

“I’ve a reasonably heavy case load, together with a six-week trial this fall,” she mentioned. “My purchasers have been very affected person, and I actually need to get again to them.” 

The authorized saga started in 2016 when Heard filed a restraining order towards Depp, accusing him of bashing her within the face with a cellphone – an allegation he has vehemently denied. 

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Six years on, the warring exes are nonetheless sparring in court docket and within the media – a feud that has lasted considerably longer than their 15-month marriage.

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