Amber Heard: Another lawsuit? Insurance doesn’t want to pay

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Insurance doesn’t want to pay

What's next for Amber Heard?

What’s next for Amber Heard?

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Amber Heard reportedly has problems with her insurance company: she probably doesn’t want to pay the millions from Depp’s trial…

Amber Heard, 36, could face another legal battle, this time with her insurance company. The company filed a lawsuit against the “Aquaman” actress in a California court on Friday, according to the Los Angeles Times. The insurance company wants a ruling on whether Heard is entitled to receive insurance money from her after the defamation lawsuit filed by her ex-husband Johnny Depp, 59. It is said to be around a million dollars. Apparently, the company does not see any obligation to pay.

Amber Heard: Another lawsuit on the way?

The potential new lawsuit comes for Heard just weeks after the lost Virginia lawsuit Johnny Depp filed against her. A 2018 opinion piece by the actress in The Washington Post about her experiences with domestic violence, which did not credit Depp, ruined her reputation, the actor said. As a result, she suffered losses.

Did Amber Heard act ‘intentionally’?

The jury found Amber Heard guilty of defamation at the June trial. The penalty was 15 million dollars (about 14 million euros), but due to Virginia law, Heard is only fined 10.35 million dollars (about 9.66 million euros). Depp was also fined $2 million. The jury found that a former Depp lawyer slandered the actress.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Heard’s insurance company now claims in court documents that it is not obligated to pay Heard. The reason: California law states that “an insurer is not liable for a loss caused by an intentional act of the insured,” the suit says. And that’s what the jury found in the libel trial…

Source used: Los Angeles Times

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