Amber Heard countersues her insurer and says it DOES have to cover the $8.3 million she owes Johnny Depp after being found liable in blockbuster defamation trial

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Amber Heard filed a lawsuit against the company behind her million-dollar insurance policy, claiming that her insurer should compensate her for damages from the Johnny Depp trial.

Heard, 36, who was ordered to pay more than $8.3 million to her ex-husband after a controversial defamation lawsuit, hit back at New York Marine and General Insurance Co. after the insurer was told by a judge to strike it down did.

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Heard took out a $1 million liability policy to protect her from defamation claims. But the insurer argued that since the jury found Amber committed willful misconduct in her claims about Depp, she was not required to satisfy the policy under California law.

court documents obtained by tmz The show’s Heard is arguing the opposite, claiming she made an “unconditional deal” that protects her no matter what.

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The countersuit comes just weeks after Depp, 59, filed an appeal over a court ruling that he paid Heard $2 million after a hearing.

Amber Heard filed a countersuit against New York Marine and General Insurance Co., claiming it should cover her damages from a defamation lawsuit with ex-husband Johnny Depp.

Heard, 36, was ordered to pay $8.3 million to Depp (above).  Although she took out a $1 million policy with the insurer, the company argued that because the jury found Amber willful misconduct in her claims, they are not required to fulfill the policy under California law.

Heard, 36, was ordered to pay $8.3 million to Depp (above). Although she took out a $1 million policy with the insurer, the company argued that because the jury found Amber willful misconduct in her claims, they are not required to fulfill the policy under California law.

In his counterclaim, Hurd accused the New York Marine and General Insurance Company of trying to renege on their agreement, saying it was a ‘breach of contract’.

This is the latest drama surrounding Heard and her insurers.

In the fight are Travelers Commercial Insurance Company and New York Marine General Insurance Company.

The passengers initially sued New York Marine in July 2021 to receive reimbursement for half of what they had spent defending a client.

Heard’s homeowner’s policy with passengers covered ‘disgrace’ up to approximately $500,000, while the New York Marines issued him a general liability policy of $1 million.

The gist of the suit was that the passengers believed that Hurd had a right to choose his own counsel, while the New York Marines disagreed, considering the matter to be ‘fairly straightforward’. A judge agreed with the New York Marines’ desire to use local, cheaper lawyers.

The passengers were skeptical about the New York Marines’ appointed attorneys Timothy McAvoy and Sean Patrick Roche, arguing they were “pig-backed” on the work of Hurd attorneys Roberta Kaplan and Elaine Charlson Bredhoft.

The New York Marines, for their part, claimed that their attorneys had been frozen out by Kaplan and Bredehoft.

They now want $621,693 in return for their contribution to Heard’s defense fund because their attorneys were excluded from various legal proceedings.

The insurers are suing Heard for using California law to avoid contributing to the defamation settlement, which bars insurers from covering ‘willful acts’.

Heard recently hired attorney Kirk Pasich to handle the situation on her behalf.

Depp and Heard were married for only 15 months, after which they divorced in 2016.

Depp and Heard were married for only 15 months, after which they divorced in 2016.

At the end of the defamation trial, Depp, 59, was awarded $10 million to $15 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages.

The judge later capped the state’s maximum damages of $350,000, and Depp’s total damages were $8.35 million.

Meanwhile, Heard won one of her three countersuit claims related to statements made by Depp’s attorney that the actress and her friends had broken into his apartment before calling the police.

The actress was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages out of the $100 million she sought.

A day after Heard’s team filed an appeal, Depp’s team did the same to turn over a couple of million dollars the actor had given to his ex-wife.

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor’s team said they filed the appeal to “ensure all information is considered by the court” when it returns to consider Heard’s appeal.

Before filing an appeal, Heard’s attorney asked the judge to reverse the decision and declare a mistrial. It was argued that one of the jurors in the case should not have been eligible to serve because his summons was for his father, who had the same name and lived at the same address.

Judge Penny Azcarte denied the request, claiming that there was ‘no evidence of fraud or wrongdoing’ by the jurors and that the jury verdict should stand.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation trial timeline

In March 2019, Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife, Amber Heard, for $50 million after she wrote an opinion piece for The Washington Post in 2018 alleging he was abused by the Pirates of the Caribbean star it was done. Although she did not explicitly name Depp in the article, she wrote that he is “a public figure representing domestic abuse.”

In February 2020, audio recordings obtained by DailyMail.com revealed that Hurd admitted to killing Depp. ‘I the fuckin’ king was hitting you… I don’t know what the movement of my arm was, but you’re fine, I didn’t hurt you, I didn’t punch you, I was hitting you,’ Heard said.

In January 2021, Heard sued her ex-husband for $100 million

A six-week trial begins on April 11, 2022 in Virginia to discuss allegations of abuse made in the couple’s relationship. The couple married in 2015 but got divorced in 2017.

Heard admits to being violent with Depp on April 20, 2022 as audio recording of actress was playing

On May 4, 2022, Heard took the stand to recount her romance with Depp before he allegedly abused her. The actress said the abuse dates back to 2013 when Depp allegedly sexually assaulted her.

On May 25, 2022, Depp testified again and claimed that Heard’s allegations were false. He claimed that he never abused his ex-wife

On June 1, 2022, the judge who ruled in Depp won a defamation lawsuit against Heard, requiring her to pay The Pirates of the Caribbean star $10.3 million. The jury awarded Heard $2 million after Depp’s attorney said Heard and her friends ransacked his apartment before calling the police.

On July 21, 2022, Heard appealed the judge’s decision in her defamation case against Depp – two months after paying her ex-husband $10 million in damages.

On July 22, 2022, Depp filed an appeal against his conviction for defaming Heard, calling the domestic abuse claims against him a ‘fraud’ – which he accused of paying his ex-wife $2 million.

Amber Heard countersues her insurer and says it DOES have to cover the $8.3 million she owes Johnny Depp after being found liable in blockbuster defamation trial

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