A US jury Wednesday found both Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard liable for defamation

Johnny Depp Wins Defamation Case, Ex-Wife Amber Heard To Pay $15 Million

The seven-member jury in Virginia awarded the Johnny Depp $15 million in damages

After finding that a 2018 article penned by Heard on her experience of "sexual violence" was defamatory to Depp

Heard, her eyes downcast throughout, listened impassively as the verdict was read out in Fairfax court, near the US capital

Depp, who was following the proceedings from the United Kingdom, meanwhile posted on Instagram that the jury "gave me my life back

The jury agreed that Heard was defamed by those statements, and also awarded her damages but at a significantly lower amount, $2 million

Heard called it a "setback" for women It sets back the idea that violence against women is to be taken seriously,

Both Depp and Heard have claimed damage to their Hollywood careers.