Johnny Depp’s lawyers say he might waive Amber Heard’s $8million judgment now that his reputation has been restored 

According to his lawyers, Johnny Depp brought Amber Heard to court in the United States in order to clear his name. If Ms. Heard does not file an appeal against the trial verdict, the actor’s legal team was asked if the judgment might be waived.

Camille Vasquez on Good Morning America on Wednesday. She said he is 'over the moon' with the verdict despite Amber Heard's claims that it was unfair

Following Mr. Depp’s victory in the defamation action, his legal team Camille Vasquez and Benjamin Chew have appeared on a number of American television shows.

On Good Morning America, the two were asked if Mr. Depp would consider waiving Ms. Heard’s $8 million judgment, which her team claims she cannot afford.

Camille Vasquez and Benjamin Chew appeared on TODAY, Good Morning America and then on the Law and Crime network - which covered the trial without interruption

The show’s co-anchor George Stephanopoulos asked: “Is it possible we could see a settlement where she forgoes the appeal in return for Mr. Depp waiving any monetary damages?”

His legal team responded by saying the case was about “restoring” Mr. Depp’s reputation and reiterated the defamation trial was “never about the money” for him.

“This was about restoring his reputation and he’s done that,” Mr. Chew said.

Johnny Depp is 'over the moon' and feels as though the 'weight of the world' has been lifted from his shoulders, his attorneys said

“We have to be careful what we say, but this was about Mr. Depp’s reputation, that’s what is what it was about for him.”

They also criticized Heard’s claim that she lost the trial because he is more powerful and popular than she is, calling the claim “utterly ridiculous” and claiming that the jury just didn’t like her because she, unlike Johnny, “didn’t take ownership for anything.”

He might even waive the $8 million judgment Amber was forced to pay him, according to the duo. Her lawyers claim she can’t pay it, and she announced Wednesday that she intends to appeal.

Asked whether or not they would waive the judgment, Depp’s attorneys said: ‘This was never about money for Mr. Depp. This was about restoring his reputation and he’s done that.

Amber Head leaving court on June 1 after the jury sided with her ex-husband. She now says the trial was unfair and that she plans to appeal

‘We have to be careful what we say but this was about Mr. Depp’s reputation but that was what it was about for him.’ 

It comes as Ms. Heard’s legal team announced that she intended to appeal the jury’s decision in Virginia’s Fairfax County District Court, which sided with Mr. Depp.

Mr. Depp was granted compensatory damages of $10 million (£7.9 million) and punitive damages of $5 million (£3.9 million).

<p>Speaking outside the court, Mr Depp’s lawyers Benjamin Chew (left) and Camille Vasquez (right)</p>

After a jury concluded that one of Depp’s lawyers had defamed her, Heard was given $2 million (£1.6 million) in compensatory damages.

Ms. Heard claimed the trial was a setback for women’s rights in a statement released following the verdict.

AMBER HEARD will appeal JOHNNY DEPP verdict after she was ordered to pay  $15m in damages | DAILY POST

She said: “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.”

Mr. Depp was in the UK when the jury reached a verdict in Virginia.

He was seen greeting fans and relaxing with Sam Fender at a pub in Newcastle.