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What Happens If Johnny Depp Loses The Trial Against Amber Heard?

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The high-profile trial ended on Friday and jurors are now given time to deliberate. Depp could face a counter suit if the jury dismisses his lawsuit

The jurors in the civil case between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are currently on a three-day recess for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, but are expected to resume their deliberations on Tuesday.

The trial has gripped public attention and could prove a significant precedent for domestic abuse victims. It could be a few more days until the jury return a final verdict, but what could it mean for Depp if his defamation lawsuit is rejected?

Depp will not receive the lucrative pay-out

In suing Heard, Depp is demanding a payment of $50 million for loss of earnings, due to an article his ex-wife authored in The Washington Post in 2018. She described herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse” and Depp’s legal team claim that the actor has lost a significant amount of income due to the insinuation that he was the abuser.

If the jury dismisses his civil claim then he will not receive the lucrative payday and Heard will not be ordered to pay his, presumably fairly costly, legal fees.

It is also possible that the jury could find that Depp is entitled to some money for loss of income, but that the figure of $50 million is excessive. In this instance, he could be awarded a smaller sum.

More legal wrangling could be on the way after a Depp defeat

Even if he loses in the civil court case in Fairfax, Virginia, Depp could still choose to lodge an appeal against the decision. However it is difficult to see how this could be effective unless any significant new evidence or testimony emerges post-trial.

More likely is that Heard will sue Depp for taking the matter for court. In fact Heard has already lodged a $100 million counter suit against her ex-husband alleging that he defamed her in the course of his suit. Depp’s legal team described the claims as “fake” and a “sexual violence hoax”.

As is the case with Depp’s lawsuit, the jury in that counter-claim could also decide that the figure of $100 million is not justified and award Heard a smaller, or even larger, amount of compensation.

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Black Sherif Performs at 25th MOBO Awards in the Uk

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Ghanaian breakout star, Black Sherif performed at the 25th anniversary of the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards which took place at the OVO Arena in Wembley, UK.

The MOBO Awards are an annual British music award presentation honouring achievements in ‘music of black origin’, including hip hop, grime, UK Drill, R&B, soul, reggae, jazz, gospel, and African music

The event which saw performances from iconic legends such as Nile Rodgers, Craig David to Tion Wayne, Fireboy DML among others came with its grandeur and black excellence.

The Konongo native opened up the set for what was a grand tribute to Music originating from Africa performing his top charting singles, Second Sermon Remix and Kwaku The Traveller.

Burna Boy won African Artist of the Year and Best International act 2022.  Past winners of the MOBO Awards include Samini, Wizkid and Davido.

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Amerado Drops His Much Awaited G.I.N.A. Album

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Reigning 3 Music Awards Rapper of the Y ear, Amerado Burner, has released his debut album. He released it in the early hours of Tuesday, October 25.

The rapper proves how versatile he is by having songs of numerous music genres on the album dubbed G.I.N.A., an acronym for God Is Never Asleep.

Younger K.A., as he calls himself, has songs in the genres of afrobeats, hiplife, reggae, and highlife on his long-awaited body of work.

Listening to the 10-track album will made you hear voices of the great and well-known talents from all over the world like Fameye, Efya, Epixode, Eno, Lasmid, Simba, and Laïoung.

The versatile artist shocked his fans and has managed to win new fans with his amazing singing prowess.

Songs like Grace, 666, No Stress, Got You, as well as Pay Me were put together to make the album a huge success.

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GINA Album Official Tracklist

Stream the album using the link below:

https://yve.fanlink.to/GINA

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Shakira Faces Eight Years In Jail And £19million Fine Over £12m Tax Fraud

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Spanish prosecutors have recommended that the singer Shakira be imprisoned for eight years and two months for tax fraud, the Spanish newspaper El País reported.

They also said she should pay a fine of $23.51 million (23.7 million euros), El País reported.

Spanish prosecutors first filed charges against Shakira in 2018, saying she failed to pay $16.3 million (14.5 million euro) in tax there.

Prosecutors said Shakira was spending so much time in Spain — as she was dating the Spanish soccer player Gerard Piqué — that she owed the country tax, El País reported.

Shakira and Piqué announced their separation after 11 years last month.

Shakira rejected a plea deal with Spanish prosecutors earlier this week and opted to take the case to trial.

The “Hips Don’t Lie” singer’s publicists said in a statement that she “trusts her innocence and chooses to leave the issue in the hands of the law,” according to Billboard.

Shakira said since the investigation started she had been legally residing in the Bahamas, El País reported. She said she was not living in Spain, Reuters reported.

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