‘I think it’s an inconsistent verdict’: Heard likely to appeal, expert tells BBC
Lawyer Lisa Bloom says she thinks the Depp v Heard case is far from overtelling BBC Newsnight that she expects Amber Heard to appeal what Bloom described as an “inconsistent” verdict.
“I want to point out that this is not the end, as most defamation cases are really decided on appeal“, Bloom told BBC Newsnight. “I have handled a number of libel cases, including representing Janice Dickinson against Bill Cosby. We had to argue two appeals in this case, both of which were successful.
“And I think there are a lot of problems on appeal. For example, I think this is an inconsistent verdict. How come Amber Heard was defamed when Johnny Depp’s lawyer said her allegations were a hoax, and yet Johnny Depp was also defamed when she said she was representative of domestic violence . I think it’s inconsistent, and you can’t have an inconsistent verdict.
“She was also hit with the defamation verdict for the title of the article, which she did not write. Now she retweeted it, but she didn’t write it. I retweet articles all the time. Am I responsible if there is a misrepresentation in this article? Generally, we believe that people are not responsible for this.
“So I think that’s going to go up on appeal, I think in a year or two we will have a more definitive answer and outcome in this case.”