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Lawyer: Heard Was 'Demonized' By Depp Team, Social Media

Johnny Depp on May 27.

Johnny Depp on May 27.

Photographer: Steve Helber/AFP/Getty Images

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Fairfax, Va. (AP) -- Amber Heard was “demonized” by ex-husband Johnny Depp's legal team and excoriated on social media during a sensational defamation trial that ended with a jury ordering her to pay Depp $15 million, Heard's lawyer said Thursday.

Elaine Bredehoft, one of Heard's lead attorneys during the trial, said she believes the jury was influenced by a relentless barrage of social media posts condemning her and supporting Depp. She said Heard plans to appeal.