(CNN) One year after Johnny Depp and Amber Heard got together The highly publicized defamation trialCNN has learned from sources close to the actors that the former couple has moved on from their legal battle.
Their dramatic televised trial began in Virginia last April and ended in June, when the jury in the case found both Heard and Depp liable for defamation in their lawsuits against each other. Depp was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. The jury awarded Heard $2 million in damages and no punitive damages.
In December, Heard announced that she and Depp had settled a defamation lawsuit. Writing on Instagram that she “made no admission” and that the settlement was “not an act of privilege.”
“I made this decision after losing faith in the American legal system, where my unprotected testimony has been a source of entertainment and social media,” Hurd said in her letter.
Damages Depp owed by Heard were reduced to $1 million as part of the agreement, which Depp’s attorneys said in a statement at the time he pledged to donate to charity.
“We are delighted to formally close the door on this painful chapter for Mr. Depp, who made it clear throughout the process that his priority was to uncover the truth,” said Depp’s attorneys, Benjamin Chew and Camille Vasquez.
CNN contacted representatives for Heard and Depp to inquire if the settlement and the charity payments went through.
Recently, both actors have been photographed spending time in Europe, with Depp in England and Heard on the island of Mallorca in Spain.
“After the trial, Johnny started working on a new movie project and was touring with his band,” a person close to Depp told CNN. “Everything is going really great.”
A source close to Heard confirmed that she lives on the Spanish island with her daughter and partner, Bianca Butti.
“She’s just focused on being a mother right now,” the person close to Heard told CNN. “The trial affected her emotionally and she just wanted to get away from the noise and hide from Hollywood.”
Heard’s next film project is “Aquaman 2,” which is scheduled for release in December. through it last summer testimonialShe stated that she believes her role has been significantly reduced in the film due to the negative publicity surrounding her split from Depp. (The two stars were married from 2015 to 2016.) Studio Warner Bros., owner of the “Aquaman” franchise, declined to comment on the matter at the time. (CNN and Warner Bros. are both part of Warner Bros. Discovery.)
Depp has been touring and performing with his band Hollywood Vampires. His next film project is starring as King Louis XV in Jean de Paris, which is set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 16.
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