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Alex Jones’ media company files for bankruptcy amid defamation trial
Business

Alex Jones’ media company files for bankruptcy amid defamation trial

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' media company Free Speech Systems filed for bankruptcy on Friday — but his attorney said it should not disrupt the defamation damages trial underway in Texas that seeks to force Jones to pay $150 million or more to the family of one of the children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School attack.The trial in Austin, where Jones lives and Free Speech Systems is based, wrapped up its first week of testimony Friday and is expected to conclude next week. The bankruptcy filing was announced by Jones' attorney Andino Reynal late in the day.Reynal and attorneys for the family suing Jones told Judge Maya Guerra Gamble that the bankruptcy filing would not halt the lawsuit. The company wants "to put this part of the ...
Amber Heard to appeal $10 million judgment in Johnny Depp defamation case
Entertainment

Amber Heard to appeal $10 million judgment in Johnny Depp defamation case

Amber Heard notified a Virginia court Thursday that she will appeal the $10.35 million judgment she was ordered to pay ex-husband Johnny Depp during a high-profile defamation trial that exposed the inner workings of their troubled marriage.Heard's lawyers filed a notice of appeal in Fairfax County Circuit Court, where a six-week trial featured riveting testimony from both Heard and Depp. The document notifies the Virginia Court of Appeals that Heard intends to appeal the judgment, as well as rulings the judge made after the verdict, including rejecting Heard's request to set aside the verdict and dismiss the lawsuit or order a new trial."We believe the court made errors that prevented a just and fair verdict consistent with the First Amendment. We are therefore appealing the verdic...
Johnny Depp surprises fans at concert while jury deliberates in defamation trial
Entertainment

Johnny Depp surprises fans at concert while jury deliberates in defamation trial

Johnny Depp joined rocker Jeff Beck onstage at a concert at Sheffield City Hall in Sheffield, England, as a jury deliberates in the $50 million defamation suit he has brought against ex-wife Amber Heard.With Depp on guitar, the pair performed covers of Marvin Gay's "What's Goin' On" and John Lennon's "Isolation" and several others on Sunday night. The duo recently released their version of "Isolation" as a single. Beck coined the duo as "musical soulmates" on his website.    "Johnny and I have been working on music together for a while now and we recorded this track during our time in the studio last year," Beck wrote. "We weren't expecting to release it so soon but given all the hard days and true 'isolation' that people are going through in these cha...