In a major development in Johnny Depp defamation case, a judge rejected 'Aquaman' actor Amber Heard's demand for a new trial in her defamation case with ex-husband Johnny Depp on Wednesday.
A judge rejected Amber Heard's lawyers' argument stating that one of the jurors had served improperly.
Earlier in June, Amber Heard was asked to pay Johnny Depp $10.35 million in damages after a jury in Fairfax County, Virginia, ruled that 'Aquaman' actor had defamed the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star in a newspaper opinion piece.
Amber Heard's attorneys asked the judge in the Johnny Depp defamation case to throw out the decision and declare a mistrial.
They argued that one of the jurors on the case should not have been eligible to serve as his summons were intended for his father with the same name who lived at the same address.
Likewise, Judge Penny Azcarate announced that there was "no evidence of fraud or wrongdoing" by the juror. Penny further stated that the jury's verdict should stand.
The Judge also noted that both sides had questioned and accepted all the jurors at the beginning of the trial.
"Due process was guaranteed and provided to all parties in this litigation," Penny Azcarate wrote.