Judge Refused Amber Heard's Post-trial Requests in Her Case Against Johnny Depp  

On Wednesday, a Virginia judge denied Amber Heard's request to dismiss a $10 million judgment entered in favor of her ex-husband, Johnny Depp. 

Recently, Depp prevailed in a high-profile civil battle against Heard for defamation. 

Heard's $2 million counterclaims against Depp resulted in a lower judgment. 

On Wednesday, a court denied Amber Heard's request for a fresh trial in the defamation lawsuit she brought against her ex-husband Johnny Depp on the grounds that one of the jurors had served improperly.  

Following a jury trial in Fairfax County, Virginia, which concluded in June that Heard had defamed the "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor in a newspaper opinion article, the court ordered Heard to pay Depp $10.35 million in damages. 

Judge Penny Azcarate concluded that the jury's decision should be upheld because "no proof of fraud or malfeasance" was presented. 

One of the jurors was not allowed to serve because the summons was meant for his father, who shared the same name and lived at the same address, and so her lawyers requested the judge to throw out the decision and declare a mistrial.