Just when you thought it was over.
Amber Heard’s lawyers come storming back into the spotlight with a crazy tale of misconduct.
And Amber Heard just broadsided Johnny Depp with a claim more baffling than some of her testimony.
The Johnny Depp defamation trial against Amber Heard was the talk of the town for weeks.
And by town, I of course mean, the nation.
It seemed to be on the news every day, with wild tales and charges and counter charges of abuse, drunkenness, and strange bedtime routines.
Americans took sides, fights ensued, though most it seemed took Depp’s side, especially when they heard from Heard.
Then, just like that, it was over.
Depp was awarded $10 million in damages and began celebrating like a true pirate.
But, like the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise itself, this thing ain’t over.
In new court documents, Amber Heard’s lawyers are now claiming a jury mix up.
They say the wrong juror served in her six-week trial with Johnny Depp.
That’s right, Amber Heard, through her lawyers, is alleging the wrong juror showed up to Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against her and therefore wants the whole thing thrown out and to be declared a mistrial.
In court documents filed with the Circuit Court of Fairfax County, Heard’s lawyers claim she is entitled to a mistrial “based on newly discovered facts and information that Juror No. 15 was not the individual summoned for jury duty on April 11, 2022.”
The documents filed claim the person who was selected for the jury was 77 years old at the time she was chosen, and shares the same last name and address as someone who was 52 years old.
Heard’s lawyers are alleging it was actually the younger person, not the older one, who served as a juror in the six-week trial.
The filing states: “It is deeply troubling for an individual not summoned for jury duty nonetheless to appear for jury duty and serve on a jury, especially in a case such as this.”
It also notes the “high-profile” status of the trial “where the fact and date of the jury trial were highly publicized prior to and after the issuance of the juror summonses.”
The filing goes on to say Heard wasn’t given the proper “due process,” so she’s asking for a mistrial “and a new trial ordered.”
This is not the first attempt by Heard’s team. The request comes one week after Heard’s counsel asked for the verdict to be thrown out altogether.
As one legal observer put it, “This is nothing more than Heard trying to throw S*** against the wall and seeing if it will stick, something she seems to be well acquainted with I’ve heard.”
Stay tuned to Right News Wire for updates to this developing story.