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Amber Heard’s insurance refuses to pay $8m damages as she ‘wilfully’ defamed Johnny Depp | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

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Amber Heard’s insurance company has reportedly filed a lawsuit in federal court against the actress claiming that they should not liable to pay a part of the $8 million damages owed to her ex-husband, Johnny Depp.

In a policy written in 2019, Latest York Marine and General Insurance Co. stated it will pay as much as $1m.

Nonetheless, within the suit filed on Friday, the corporate claims that it is just not obligated to cover a portion of the damages because Ms Heard “wilfully” defamed Mr Depp.

It is because the policy was filed in California where the law states that an insurer doesn’t have to pay if the policy holder committed “wilful” misconduct.

The corporate said in its filing: “An actual controversy has arisen and now exists between Plaintiff, on the one hand, and Heard, alternatively, with regard to the duties and obligations owed between Plaintiff and Heard under the Policy with respect to indemnity.

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“The jury’s factual findings establish that Heard’s liability is attributable to the wilful act(s) of Heard,” as reported by Los Angeles Times.

Last month, Mr Depp won his defamation suit against Ms Heard after the jury found that she defamed him in her 2018 op-ed for The Washington Post.

The article discussed her experience as a survivor of domestic abuse and the jurors found that the contents defamed Mr Depp “with malice”.

Last week, Ms Heard’s legal team filed an appeal which asked Fairfax County Court to put aside the decision or order a latest trial.

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