Amber Heard's new Depp trial demand rejected, no juror fraud

Amber Heard's latest request for a do-over in the Johnny Depp defamation case has been shot down by the judge

The judge ruled that any alleged juror fraud is not grounds for a mistrial.

 The discrepancy went unnoticed in part because the juror who did show up to court shares a name and address with the person who was meant to receive the summons.

Depp's lawyers responded to the filing on Monday, calling it "desperate" and "frivolous."

It seems Judge Penney Azcarate agreed that there was no basis for Heard's motion, ruling Wednesday that she found "no evidence of fraud or wrongdoing."

"Juror Fifteen was vetted by the Court on the record and met the statutory requirements for service"

The parties also questioned the jury panel for a full day and informed the Court that the jury panel was acceptable. Therefore, due process was guaranteed and provided to all parties in this litigation

The judge added that the jury selection process "was conducted in a fair and impartial manner, with the Court and both parties examining the potential jurors,

Heard's lawyers were provided "the jury list five days prior to the commencement of trial and knew or should have known about the mistake."

The defamation case began in April and wrapped up last month, with the jury ruling that Heard defamed her ex-husband when she wrote a Post in 2018 detailing what she characterized as her experiences as a domestic violence survivor.


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