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Amber Heard will pay Johnny Depp $1m (£820,000) to resolve their defamation lawsuit, reports BBC quoting Mr. Depp’s lawyers.
In a high-profile case this spring, the former couple fought.
In June, a Virginia jury found that Ms Heard’s essay defamed Mr Depp, 59.
Announcing the settlement earlier on Monday, Ms Heard, 36, said the decision was “not an act of concession”.
Earlier this month, she filed an appeal in the case, asking for the jury’s verdict to be reversed or for a new trial entirely.
But in her statement on Monday, the Aquaman actress said she had made the choice to settle “having lost faith in the American legal system”.
“Even if my US appeal is successful, the best outcome would be a retrial,” she said. “I simply cannot go through that.”
In a 2018 Washington Post op-ed, his ex-wife called herself a “public figure representing domestic abuse” without naming Mr. Depp. He sued her for defamation. Ms Heard countersued.
People all across the world watched the six-week televised trial. The couple got a divorce in 2017, but when they talked about their five-year relationship, they told very different stories. Both accused the other of bad behavior and violence. Mr. Depp strongly denied what his ex-wife said in court, which was that he had hurt her emotionally, physically, and sexually.
The jury awarded $15m (£12m) to Mr. Depp.
Legal experts were astonished by the ruling, especially since Mr. Depp lost a similar case in the UK two years earlier.