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Amber Heard Has Signed A “Multi-Million Dollar” Book Deal, But Could End Up Back In Court Over Defamation

Given that she previously lost one defamation action against Depp and that repeating those charges in greater detail in a book may put her in the middle of yet another defamation suit, Heard is in a fairly terrible position to pen any kind of tell-all book.

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According to rumors, Heard has a “multi-million dollar” contract to pen a book on her marriage to Depp.

Why did she act in this way?

Duh, money.

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We determined Amber Heard’s net worth to be $2.5 million prior to the judgment. Technically, she owes Johnny $8 million because the jury also ordered him to pay her $2 million. Because of this, we presently calculate Amber’s net worth at a minus $6.5 million. This lines up with the revelation Amber’s own lawyer gave to the Today Show the day after the verdict was announced. Amber’s own attorney claims that the starlet “certainly can not afford” the ruling.

But a source who talked with the tabloid magazine OK! claims that Amber’s book won’t just be a money grab:

“Amber believes that her time in Hollywood is done. At this point, she has nothing to lose and wants to tell all.”

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Given that she has already lost one defamation action against Depp, Amber Heard is in a somewhat poor position to pen any type of tell-all book. She can become the target of yet another defamation lawsuit if she repeats any contentious assertions in greater detail in a book. Dror Bikel, a specialist in the legal nuances underlying the divorces of the wealthy and famous, described the circumstance to the OK! magazine as follows:

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“Heard needs to be very careful about what she says about Depp if she intends to talk about this case and her relationship with him in a tell-all statement or book. Depp and his legal team will read and pay close attention to what Heard says. There is no doubt that she will be faced with another defamation claim and return to court if she exceeds the line, which is likely to happen.”

Of course, the unnamed publisher that closed a deal with Heard would also have its own team of lawyers on hand, to go over what’s in the book and whether anything in it would be considered defamatory. The book may eventually be marketed as a “tell-all,” but due to legal restrictions, it may not actually be one.

I believe the following outcome is more likely:

Whether Johnny Depp plans to enforce the $8 million net defamation judgment has not yet been made public. I bet at some point in the next few weeks, Depp’s lawyers reach out to Heard and say: “if you agree to never talk about me in public ever again in any way shape or form, I won’t enforce the judgment.” And then, poof, neither this book nor Johnny Depp from Amber Heard are ever mentioned again. merely a theory.

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