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REVEALED: Amber Heard Stayed In A $22,000-a-month Mansion During Defamation Battle With Depp

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Amber Heard was staying in a luxury mansion in Virginia during her blockbuster libel trial against Johnny Depp, which it turned out was costing $22,500 a month.

Though the 36-year-old bailed on the 13,000-square-foot home throughout the trial, she says she can’t afford to pay the more than $8 million she owes her ex-husband after a jury ruled has that she defamed him.

The actress was ordered to pay Depp $58.15 million – $10 million in compensation and $5 million in punitive damages.

The judge later capped damages at the Virginia maximum of $350,000. After deducting the $2 million Depp had to pay Heard, she owes him a total of $8.35 million.

Heard’s attorney, Elaine Bredhoft, recently announced that the actress “absolutely” cannot afford to pay the damages and said she intends to appeal the verdict.

Amber Heard on June 1, the day she was sentenced to pay her ex-husband Johnny Depp $15 million in defamation damages

Amber Heard on June 1, the day she was sentenced to pay her ex-husband Johnny Depp $15 million in defamation damages

Despite her representation’s claims of financial troubles, Heard curled up in the lap of luxury with her family during the trial, according to TMZ.

The actress reportedly rented a 13,000-square-foot mansion in McLean, Virginia, a leafy DC suburb and a 25-minute drive from Fairfax Country Courthouse, where her trial took place over 6 weeks.

The home sits on an acre of land and features a tennis court, home theater, eight bedrooms and two sweeping staircases at the entrance.

A Zillow listing for the property describes it as “one of the most distinctive and private estates on offer in McLean” and raves about a “two-story grand foyer with an elegant double sweeping staircase, a real ‘wow’ and an entertainers dream.”

pictures of the luxurious $22,000-a-month mansion Amber Heard stayed in during defamation battle

Amber Heard, 36, reportedly rented this McLean, Virginia mansion for $22,500 a month during her Johnny Depp defamation trial

Amber Heard, 36, reportedly rented this McLean, Virginia mansion for $22,500 a month during her Johnny Depp defamation trial

The 13,000-square-foot mansion features these sweeping double staircases in its two-story grand entryway

The 13,000-square-foot mansion features these sweeping double staircases in its two-story grand entryway

Heard's attorney, Elaine Bredhoft, recently announced that the actress herself

Two sweeping staircases at the entrance

A huge living room in the mansion Heard rented during her Johnny Depp defamation trial

A huge living room in the mansion Heard rented during her Johnny Depp defamation trial

A view from the living room into the kitchen of the huge mansion Amber Heard rented during her trial of Johnny Depp

A view from the living room into the kitchen of the huge mansion Amber Heard rented during her trial of Johnny Depp

The huge kitchen in the house Amber Heard rented during her Johnny Depp trial

The huge kitchen in the house Amber Heard rented during her Johnny Depp trial

The home sits on an acre of land and features a tennis court, home theater, eight bedrooms and two sweeping staircases at the entrance

The home sits on an acre of land and features a tennis court, home theater, eight bedrooms and two sweeping staircases at the entrance

One of the two dining rooms in the mansion was rented during her trial of ex-husband Johnny Depp

One of the two dining rooms in the mansion was rented during her trial of ex-husband Johnny Depp

Another dining room in the mansion. Heard's attorney recently stated that Heard could not afford to pay the damages she owed Depp

Another dining room in the mansion. Heard’s attorney recently stated that Heard could not afford to pay the damages she owed Depp

One of the eight bedrooms in the massive mansion in McLean, Virginia. It is about 25 minutes from the courthouse where the trial took place

One of the eight bedrooms in the massive mansion in McLean, Virginia. It is about 25 minutes from the courthouse where the trial took place

A huge bedroom in the mansion that Heard rented. The house has eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms

A living room with wide windows and inlaid bookshelves and desks

A living room with wide windows and inlaid bookshelves and desks

The mansion Heard rents has a hot tub and large steam room as part of the on-site spa

The mansion Heard rents has a hot tub and large steam room as part of the on-site spa

The house includes a professional home cinema with lounge chairs and a projector

The house includes a professional home cinema with lounge chairs and a projector

The private indoor tennis court at the end of a sloping backyard under the sunny Virginia skies

The private indoor tennis court at the end of a sloping backyard under the sunny Virginia skies

The view from the large terrace at the back of the house onto the house's private tennis court

The view from the large terrace at the back of the house onto the house’s private tennis court

A living room in the luxurious mansion that Amber Heard rented during her trial of Johnny Depp.

A living room in the luxurious mansion that Amber Heard rented during her trial of Johnny Depp.

A living room just off the grand front entrance of the mansion Heard rented during her defamation trial

A living room just off the grand front entrance of the mansion Heard rented during her defamation trial

A view from the entry-living room onto the sweeping double staircases of the home's two-story foyer

A view from the entry-living room onto the sweeping double staircases of the home’s two-story foyer

A living room with wraparound windows in the mansion Heard rented during her trial of Depp

A living room with wraparound windows in the mansion Heard rented during her trial of Depp

A carpeted daybed between built-in bookshelves in the mansion that Heard rented

A carpeted daybed between built-in bookshelves in the mansion that Heard rented

A wine rack, wine refrigerator, and dry bar in the mansion Heard rented in McLean, Virginia

A wine rack, wine refrigerator, and dry bar in the mansion Heard rented in McLean, Virginia

The rental records in the listing do not include Heard’s name, but do show the property was rented on May 4, 2020. It is unclear if the property was leased when the trial began on April 11.

Witnesses reportedly said Heard was seen at the home of her sister Whitney and daughter Oomagh Paige. Heard’s Security was also seen at the property.

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Elon Musk Hopes to Test a Brain Implant in Humans Next Year

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In this still image from the Neuralink presentation video on YouTube, a presenter, lower left, described how a monkey used a wireless transmitter to “type” characters on a keyboard.Credit...Neuralink

Neuralink, the startup Elon Musk founded to link our brains directly to computers, showed progress Wednesday in two medical areas: helping blind people to see and helping people with spinal cord injuries to walk or use their hands.

The company, one of five that Musk leads, is working on technology to drop thousands of electrodes thinner than a hair into the outer surface of human brains. Each electrode is a tiny wire connected to a battery-powered, remotely recharged, quarter-sized chip package that’s embedded into a spot that once held a circle of skull. The chip, called the N1, communicates wirelessly with the outside world.

The technology is still far from the initial medical uses, much less Musk’s ultimate vision of using Neuralink to hang out with superintelligent AIs. But the company is making significant progress, including applying with the Food and Drug Administration to begin human trials it hopes to start within six months, the company said at a “show and tell” event lasting more than two hours.

“Our goal will be to turn the lights on for someone who’s spent decades living in the dark,” said Neuralink researcher Dan Adams, who’s working on the effort to repackage camera data into a brain-compatible format and pipe it directly to the visual cortex.

Musk has some cred when it comes to revolutionary tech. His electric-vehicle company Tesla is profoundly changing cars and his SpaceX outfit is transforming space access with reusable rockets. His reputation as a tech genius has taken a beating, though, with the chaos at Twitter after his $44 billion acquisition. Musk’s Boring Company, which aims to revamp auto transportation with tunnels, also hasn’t lived up to its promises yet.

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US President Joe Biden turns 80 Today: New Generation’ of Democratic Leaders Takes Control in Congress

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President Joe Biden will celebrate his 80th birthday on Sunday, marking the first time a sitting president has reached that milestone while in office and fueling speculation about how his advancing age will affect his political future.

Biden — who was the oldest person to assume the presidency in January 2021, just 61 days after his 78th birthday — has said he intends to make another White House bid, even as his age-adjacent peers, including 82-year-old House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have made the decision to step away from leadership in order to make way for a younger generation.

“My intention is that I will run again. But I’m a great respecter of fate and this is ultimately a family decision. I think everybody wants me to run but we’re going to have discussions about it. And I don’t feel any hurry one way or the other to make that judgment.” he said last week, after helming what many say is the most successful midterm election for a sitting president’s party in decades, though noting that those results would not have an impact on his decision to run again.

PHOTO: President Joe Biden greets guests before speaking at an event at the White House complex, Nov. 18, 2022, in Washington, D.C.

Biden is the oldest person to serve as commander in chief in the nation’s history. Should he seek reelection in 2024 and win, the president would be 86 by the end of his second term. He has said he’ll talk over his future with his wife and the rest of his family over the holidays.

Biden has said he is hoping that he and his wife “get a little time to actually sneak away for a week around between Christmas and Thanksgiving” and that his decision to run for reelection will likely “be early next year we make that judgment.”

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Shanquella Robinson’s Death in Cabo, Father Believes Attack Was a Set Up

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Shanquella Robinson‘s mysterious death in Mexico smells like a set up to her father … he tells TMZ he believes his daughter was attacked as part of a diabolical plan.

Shanquella, who was from North Carolina, was found dead last month in her room in Los Cabos … where she was vacationing with a group of friends. Her parents say the friends told them the 25-year-old died of alcohol poisoning.

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