'I never chose this': Amber Heard to pay Johnny Depp $1M after 'difficult decision' to settle defamation case
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: After much deliberation, Amber Heard settled her defamation case against Johnny Depp. In an Instagram post on Monday, Heard said that settling the case was "very difficult" but that she feels it is the right thing to do "after a great deal of deliberation". Depp, 59, and Heard, 36, have been embroiled in a legal battle since 2016 when Heard accused Depp of domestic violence.
Amber lashed out at being re-victimized on coming forward about the abuse she had endured, "It’s important for me to say that I never chose this. I defended my truth and in doing so my life as I knew it was destroyed. The vilification I have faced on social media is an amplified version of the ways in which women are re-victimized when they come forward," Heard wrote further. The pair’s lawyers have reached a deal that will see Heard’s insurance company pay Depp $1 million, Daily Mail reported.