Read Amber Heard's Full Statement After Losing in Johnny Depp's Lawsuit

Actress Amber Heard issued a statement Wednesday after her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, was victorious in his defamation suit against her.

The civil trial jury awarded Depp $15 million—$10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. However, the jury also awarded Heard $2 million in compensatory damages, finding that Depp's former attorney Adam Waldman had made defamatory comments about the Aquaman actress.

Following the jury's decision on Wednesday, Heard said in her statement, "The disappointment I feel today is beyond words. I'm heartbroken that the mountain of evidence still was not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence, and sway of my ex-husband.

"I'm even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women. It is a setback. It sets back the clock to a time when a woman who spoke up and spoke out could be publicly shamed and humiliated. It sets back the idea that violence against women is to be taken seriously.

"I believe Johnny's attorneys succeeded in getting the jury to overlook the key issue of Freedom of Speech and ignore evidence that was so conclusive that we won in the UK.

"I'm sad I lost this case. But I am sadder still that I seem to have lost a right I thought I had as an American—to speak freely and openly," Heard said.

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Actress Amber Heard issued a statement after losing a defamation lawsuit brought by her ex-husband, Johnny Depp. Above, Heard arrives to hear the verdict at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on Wednesday. Getty Images/Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Depp filed his lawsuit against Heard after she wrote a 2018 op-ed for The Washington Post about the issue of domestic violence. While the piece never mentioned Depp, the Pirates of the Caribbean star claimed that it damaged his career. In response, Heard filed a countersuit against him for $100 million. The two were married from 2015 to 2016.

Shortly after the verdict was announced, several members of Depp's legal team could be seen embracing each other with hugs.

Depp also issued a statement after the jury reached its verdict.

"Six years ago, my life, the life of my children, the lives of those closest to me, and also the lives of the people who for many, many years have supported and believed in me were forever changed. All in the blink of an eye," he wrote on Instagram. "And six years later, the jury gave me my life back. I am truly humbled."

The statement continued, "I am, and have been, overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and the colossal support and kindness from around the world. I hope that my quest to have the truth be told will have helped others, men or women, who have found themselves in my situation, and that those supporting them never give up. I also hope that the position will now return to innocent until proven guilty, both within the courts and the media."