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Amber Heard went shopping with her sister at a TJ Maxx discount retail store in the Hamptons on Thursday, amid a looming $8.3million judgment following her earlier loss in court this month against her ex-husband Johnny Depp in their multi-million dollar libel lawsuit.
The 36-year-old actress wore blue jeans and a white long-sleeved button-up shirt while indulging in retail therapy with her younger sister, Whitney Henriquez, at the national chain retailer’s Bridgehampton location, by TMZ. According to the outlet, it’s unclear what — if anything — the two bought at the store.
As Heard walked the aisles of the East Coast wearing black loafers with her blonde hair tied up in a bun, Depp “passed” the lawsuit and took the stage to perform with Jeff Beck at the Helsinki Blues Festival on Sunday in Finland.
Depp was awarded $10.35million in damages after a jury found Heard defamed Depp on all counts following a nearly seven-week trial in Virginia amid allegations of domestic violence and sexual assault. Heard lost the defamation case, but was awarded $2 million in her countersuit after jurors found that Depp defamed her through her attorney.
The Star of “Pirates of the Caribbean” initially sought a $50 million payout, and Heard sued for $100 million in damages.
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Depp looked comfortable onstage wearing a black vest over a long shirt with the sleeves rolled up above his elbows to show off his tattoos as he played guitar.
He will soon release an album with his musical partner, Beck, because the actor “not even talking about the lawsuit anymore” and “just wants to get his career back”.
“The trial was necessary, but he’s glad it’s over,” a source told People. “Although he is relieved by the jury’s verdict, he is not happy about it.”
Last week, Heard denied being “cut” from “Aquaman 2” and called the revamped claims “slightly crazy” after reports surfaced that she had exited the Warner Bros. film. after the trial.
“The rumor mill continues as it has since day one – inaccurate, insensitive and slightly insane,” Heard’s rep told Fox News Digital.
Heard portrayed Mera in the film, working alongside Jason Momoa, Dolph Lundgren, Nicole Kidman, and Willem Dafoe. The second movie, “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” should be released in 2023.
“Warner Bros. decided to recast the role of Amber Heard after testing the film on screen. They will be doing reshoots with Jason Momoa and Nicole Kidman,” sources told Just Jared.
An insider later revealed to the publication, “Amber hasn’t been completely cut from the film. She still has a very small role.”
Walter Hamada, president of DC-based film production, said in a pre-recorded deposition played for jurors during the libel trial that Heard and Momoa were not a good match, while Heard testified that his role was “reduced due to his public battle with Depp.
“They didn’t really have a lot of chemistry together,” Hamada said in a tape recorded March 15, 2022. “I think editorially they were able to make that relationship work in the first movie, but there was concern that it takes a lot of effort to get there.”
There was a delay in recasting Mera’s role in “Aquaman 2” and Heard replacement discussion with an actress who had more “natural chemistry” with Momoa, he said, but the studio decided to move forward with Heard.
“Does his role [in ‘Aquaman 2’] already reduced for any reason?” Depp’s attorney, Ben Chew, asked Hamada.
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“No,” he replied.
Hamada said the film was originally billed as a “buddy comedy” and Mera’s role was always intended to be underage.
He was called by Johnny Depp’s legal team as a rebuttal witness to undermine Heard’s claim that her role in “Aquaman 2” was reduced after Depp allegedly conspired with her attorney to defame her in a series of press statements.
On Friday, she shared her therapist’s notes documenting her reports of alleged abuse by her ex dating back to 2012 with Savannah Guthrie on NBC’s “Dateline.”
“There’s a binder of years of notes dating back to 2012 from the very beginning of my relationship that were taken by my doctor, who I reported the abuse to,” she said.
The judge did not admit in the evidence at the Fairfax County Circuit Court trial because it is considered hearsay.
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The handwritten notes, which were shown onscreen, say Heard reported that Depp allegedly “punched her, threw her against a wall and threatened to kill her” in a 2012 incident, according to the program.
Another document details an incident eight months later when she said Depp, 59, allegedly “ripped her nightgown, threw it on the bed.”
In 2013, the therapist reportedly commemorated another statement Heard made, after claiming that Depp “threw her against a wall and threatened to kill her”.
Heard said in the interview with Guthrie that she hoped speaking out would help restore her reputation.
“My goal, the only thing I can hope for at this point is that I just want people to see me as a human being,” she said.
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Fox News’ Rebecca Rosenberg and Larry Fink contributed to this report.
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