Earlier this month, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s defamation trial came to a close, with both parties being awarded various damages, and Johnny technically being declared the victor, for those who need a clear winner-loser breakdown. It was great that the trial was finally over, thus commencing the six-week-long court of public opinion messiness. Many people likely braced themselves for the next time Johnny would summon his lawyers in the name of perceived defamation, however soon in the future that might be. As it turns out, that timeline could be as long as it takes for a person to turn the first draft into their publisher’s office. And that person would be Amber Heard, who allegedly landed herself a book deal.
A source tells OK! Magazine that Amber needs money, which is why she accepted an alleged book deal that came her way. Amber told all about her alleged experience with domestic violence in an op-ed published by The Washington Post in 2018, which is how she found herself staring down her ex-husband in a Virginia court for those six weeks. And now there’s a rumor she’s going to tell all.
It looks like Amber Heard is not staying quiet anymore. Though she didn’t come out on top following her trial against Johnny Depp, she is already thinking about her next move, which includes writing a book about her deal.
“Amber considers her career in Hollywood over. She’s already in talks and is excited about it. At this point, she has nothing to lose and wants to tell all,” a source said. According to the insider, the actress, 36, is “broke” and not “in a position to turn down money,” which is why she is embarking on this new venture.
Amber was ordered to pay Johnny $10,350,000 in damages by a jury. Amber herself was awarded $2 million in damages, but even if you do the math and subtract what she owes from what she’s owed, she has claimed that she can’t pay the damages to Johny and that she and her lawyers will be appealing the verdict .
OK! doesn’t say how much Amber’s alleged book deal is worth, but clearly, it’s worth enough for her to consider doing it. Over $10 million in damages, plus lawyers fees, means that whoever offered her that book deal probably came prepared with at least a couple of zeros written on a check.
But Amber could find herself in an even-deeper financial hole if she tells all in that tell-all. OK! Says that Amber will have to be very careful about what she writes, because Johnny would be well within his rights to sue her for defamation again. Maybe Amber could get around it by writing her book and claiming it’s a work of fiction? All she’d have to do is establish that the book is set in a world where the Oscar-winning and universally beloved film Mortdecai received a Rotten Tomatoes score of 99% fresh, and everyone would know it was a creative writing project.