The actress Amber Heard is in a new legal conflict: she is suing her insurer for the trial against Depp.
Amber Heard She spent a difficult year: she faced Johnny Depp in a defamation trial at the beginning of the year where she was not victorious and her word was put to the test. That led her to lose several jobs within the industry and she is now involved in a new legal conflict.
According to documents obtained by TMZ, the actress sued her old insurance company, New York Marine and General Insurance Co.for refusing to pay the damages established in the lawsuit against Depp, even though he had a million-dollar policy.
This policy, likewise, does not represent a quarter of the debt owed to Johnny Depp. She must pay him $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, the latter reduced to $350,000 to meet the Virginia state legal limit.
Heard applied to his insurer for part of his policy to pay Depp; but the company refused and sued the actress because the jury determined that she “committed an act of willful misconduct” and she cannot comply with the policy. Thus, Heard countersued, arguing the opposite.
The actress affirms that the insurer promised to pay the costs of her defense up to one million dollars in an “unconditional” agreement that they made and that this was not respected.
At the moment, both Amber Heard and the company have not said anything publicly.
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