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Juror in Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial speaks out, says actress’s story ‘didn’t add up’

A juror in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial is speaking out for the first time — and revealing how the verdict was reached.Good Morning America spoke with a male member of the jury, whose identity was concealed and who spoke off-camera, and in his opinion, Heard just wasn’t believable. The seven jurors — five…

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A juror in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial is speaking out for the first time — and revealing how the verdict was reached.

Good Morning America spoke with a male member of the jury, whose identity was concealed and who spoke off-camera, and in his opinion, Heard just wasn’t believable. The seven jurors — five men and two women —who reached the verdict felt the Aquaman actress’s story “didn’t add up” and thought she shed “crocodile tears” on the stand, he said. They also felt Heard and Depp were both abusive to each other, but didn’t think Depp was physically abusive.

“A lot of Amber’s story didn’t add up,” the juror said. “The majority of the jury felt she was more the aggressor.”

Heard testified that Depp physically abused her and sexually assaulted her during their four-year relationship. Depp vehemently denied the allegations. His defamation suit stemmed from Heard writing about surviving domestic abuse in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed. Depp sued her for $50 million and she countersued for $100 million.

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The juror said they all felt Heard’s testimony wasn’t realistic. Her crying, her facial expressions and how she stared at the jury made them “very uncomfortable.”

“She would answer one question and she would be crying and two seconds later she would turn ice cold,” the juror said. “Some of us used the expression ‘crocodile tears.’”

Actor Amber Heard testifies near Actor Johnny Depp during the Depp vs Heard defamation trial at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, U.S. May 26, 2022. Michael Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS

The juror said Amber Heard’s story “didn’t add up.” He was also critical of her demeanor on the stand, from her “crocodile tears” to the way she turned and looked at the jury each time she answered a question. (Photo: Michael Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS)

He said they felt Depp “was more believable” at the end of the day. “He just seemed a little more real in terms of how he was responding to questions. His emotional state was very stable throughout.”

The juror said Heard claiming she donated her $7 million divorce settlement from Depp to charity — when she only really only pledged it, or said she planned to give it — was “a fiasco for her.”

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“She goes on a talk show in the U.K.,” he said. “The video shows her sitting there telling the host that she gave all that money away … But the fact is she didn’t give much of it away at all.” (Heard paid $350,000 directly; some donations were also made on her behalf.)

The juror denied Heard’s attorney Elaine Charlson Bredehoft’s comments that the jury was influenced by social media in their decision. Social media, especially TikTok, favored Depp.

“We followed the evidence,” he said, noting he and at least two others didn’t even have Facebook or Twitter accounts.

He said at the end of the day, he felt what was “truthful” was that the couple, whose divorce was settled in 2016, “were both abusive to each other” — though he didn’t believe Depp was physically abusive to Heard.

“I don’t think it makes either of them right or wrong,” he said. “But to rise to the level of what she was claiming, there wasn’t enough or any evidence that really supported what she was saying.”

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He also said the jury was given no guidance on the amount of money to award. Each juror threw out a number they thought was fair. Depp was ultimately awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages (the latter reduced to $350,000 per state guidelines) while Heard was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages.

As for the attorneys for Depp and Heard, he felt the actor’s team — including Ben Chew and social media star Camille Vasquez — was “sharp,” while her team had “sharp elbows,” meaning they were abrupt and often interrupted.

Actor Johnny Depp stands next to his lawyers, Camille Vasquez and Ben Chew, after a break in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Actor Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a

The juror preferred Depp’s legal team — including Camille Vasquez and Ben Chew — to Heard’s. He also denied the jury was influenced by social media. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Pool Photo via AP)

Before the verdict was announced on June 1, the court agreed to a request by Heard to seal the names of the jurors for one year. The document granting the request did not state why the decision was made.

Heard, who spoke out for the first time to Today this week, plans to appeal this summer. She felt the jurors were influenced by social media, Depp’s star power and his legal team vilifying her.

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Depp will be back in court next month, with Vasquez representing him, for a personal injury lawsuit which was filed against him by Gregg “Rocky” Brooks. Brooks, the location manager for the film City of Lies, alleged that Depp punched him twice in the ribs before saying he would pay him $100,000 to punch him back in the face in 2017. Depp’s attorneys said Brooks “provoked” Depp during an exchange and Depp acted in self-defense.

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CaixaBank, named “Best Private Bank in Europe for Big Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence” and for “Digital Marketing and Communication” by PWM (FT Group)

Madrid – WEBWIRE – Monday, June 27, 2022 • The double acknowledgement of CaixaBank Private Banking is the result of a strategy of constant innovation that has driven the bank to lead the use of new technologies with the aim of improving digital communication and the relationship with its customers. • In recent years, the…

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• The double acknowledgement of CaixaBank Private Banking is the result of a strategy of constant innovation that has driven the bank to lead the use of new technologies with the aim of improving digital communication and the relationship with its customers.

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• In recent years, the bank has established itself as a trailblazer in Big Data analytics and artificial intelligence for the creation of algorithms to perform a more appropriate segmentation of its Private Banking customers.

 


CaixaBank, Spain’s leading bank, has received for the first time two awards in a same year at the Wealth Tech Awards organised by UK’s Professional Wealth Management (PWM), the Financial Times Group magazine specialising in private banking and wealth management.


This year, CaixaBank has been renamed “Best Private Bank for Big Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence in Europe 2022”, an award it already received in 2021, and it also has been recognised as “Best Private Bank for Digital Marketing and Communication in Europe 2022”.

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The awards, this year in their fifth edition, recognise private banking entities that demonstrate excellence in their technology, innovation and digital transformation. The panel of judges, made up of professionals who are specialists in the sector, analysed the products and services of private banking entities from all over the world to identify innovations that are making the biggest contribution to promoting change in the sector.


The double acknowledgement of CaixaBank Private Banking is the result of a strategy of constant innovation that has driven the bank to lead the use of new technologies and in turn improve its products and services, with the aim of offering the best customer experience.


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In recent years, the bank has established itself as a trailblazer in big data analytics and artificial intelligence for the creation of algorithms to perform not only a more appropriate segmentation of its Private Banking customers, but also the early detection of patterns indicating that this customer demands specialised service. As a result, the bank has increased its customer’s knowledge, providing a personalised value proposal, with better advice, that is more flexible and efficient.


In the area of digital marketing and communication, the jury valued the new communication tools launched by the bank in its commitment to offering the best customer experience, for both those who prefer to go to the bank’s branches to talk with their adviser in person and those who require further flexibility and convenience in their relationship and when operating with their bank.


Víctor Allende, Head of CaixaBank Private Banking, stated: “In recent years, we have consolidated our hybrid relationship model, which combines personalised service at specialised branches with the best digital tools for our relationship with the customer, thanks to reinforcing the bank’s communication channels and social networks.  In addition, Big data and artificial intelligence play a vital role in the innovation of the asset management and advice sector, generating further commercial efficacy and a better service for the customer, as they allow personalising service models and designing products and services”.

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Furthermore, the magazine PWM has also awarded a prize to the private banking business of the Portuguese bank BPI, which is part of the CaixaBank Group, naming it ”Best Private Bank for digital portfolio management in Europe 2022“.


The award ceremony for PWM’s Wealth Tech Awards 2022 was held yesterday, 23 June, in the city of London, an event that gathered prominent representatives of the global private banking sector.


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In recent months, CaixaBank has received several awards in the area of innovation, such as the ”Most Innovative Financial Institution in Western Europe 2022“ awarded by the US magazine Global Finance and the ”Global Innovator Award” at the EFMA-Accenture Banking Innovation Awards 2021.


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CaixaBank Private Banking’s value proposition offers various service models to adapt to each customer’s needs and preferences. The CaixaBank Private Banking model features a team of close to 1,000 specialised professionals and has 73 specific centres distributed nationwide.

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The strategy of the Private Banking business is focused on employing highly qualified, committed and talented advisers at the bank, and the latest technologies, with the aim of offering the best customer experience anytime and anywhere.

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Michigan Department of Corrections Moves Hundreds of Prisoners after Mold Discovery

EMSL Analytical offers laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, test kits, air monitoring instruments and building inspection tools to identify water damage, mold and other indoor environmental quality issues. Ann Arbor, Michigan – WEBWIRE – Monday, June 27, 2022 Last month, it was reported that the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) transferred over 600 prisoners from…

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EMSL Analytical offers laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, test kits, air monitoring instruments and building inspection tools to identify water damage, mold and other indoor environmental quality issues.


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Last month, it was reported that the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) transferred over 600 prisoners from a correctional facility in Coldwater, Michigan to other prisons after mold was discovered in the attic of several housing units. The prisoners are expected to return in several months after the mold issue has been resolved.

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Mold can begin to grow in most indoor environments when moisture is present. With enough moisture, many common building materials, furnishing and people’s belongings readily act as a food source. Even a small roof or plumbing leak can be all that’s needed for mold to begin to grow in as short 48 hours.



Exposure to elevated levels of airborne spores and mold fragments can cause allergies or trigger an asthma attack in sensitive individuals. Some types of mold could even lead to infections in some people with a weakened immune system. Even low levels of mold can cause respiratory issues for people who are particularly sensitive to its presence.



“It’s not just water in a liquid state that can cause a mold problem, elevated humidity levels in an attic, basement or crawlspace can also allow for the growth of mold indoors,” said Jason Dobranic, Ph.D., Vice President of Microbiology and Life Sciences at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “This is why it is so important to regularly check for moisture and humidity issues that could be conducive for the growth of mold to prevent a small problem from becoming a major concern.”



EMSL Analytical, with laboratories across the United States and Canada, offers laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, easy-to-use test kits, air monitoring instruments and building inspection tools to identify mold, moisture and humidity issues.



To learn more about mold and other indoor environmental quality (IEQ) testing services and supplies, please visit www.EMSL.com, call (800) 220-3675 or email  info@EMSL.com . For access to IEQ test kits, visit www.EMSLTestKits.com. 

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EMSL Analytical is one of the leading testing laboratories throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella, USP 797, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOC’s, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products, and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA-LAP, LLC (AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC IHLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP, and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at www.EMSL.com for a complete listing of accreditations. In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.

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Marili ‘t Hooft-Bolle and Gemma Postlethwaite appointed as Supervisory Board Members of TomTom

Amsterdam, Netherlands – WEBWIRE – Monday, June 27, 2022 TomTom (TOM2), the geolocation technology specialist, announced the appointment of Marili ’t Hooft-Bolle and Gemma Postlethwaite as new members of its Supervisory Board at today’s Extraordinary General Meeting. Marili was appointed for a term effective as of today until the Annual General Meeting in 2027. As…

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TomTom (TOM2), the geolocation technology specialist, announced the appointment of Marili ’t Hooft-Bolle and Gemma Postlethwaite as new members of its Supervisory Board at today’s Extraordinary General Meeting.

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Marili was appointed for a term effective as of today until the Annual General Meeting in 2027. As of today, Marili serves as the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Selection & Appointment Committee.


Gemma was appointed for a term effective as of 1 October 2022 until the Annual General Meeting in 2027. As per the same date, Gemma will become a member of the Audit Committee.


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The shareholders voted in favor of the two appointments, both with 99.7% of the votes cast. The adopted resolutions with detailed voting results can be found on our corporate website.


The Supervisory Board now consists of four members: Derk Haank (Chairman), Jack de Kreij (Deputy Chairman), Michael Rhodin, Marili ’t Hooft-Bolle and as of 1 October 2022, with Gemma Postlethwaite, of five members.


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At TomTom we are mapmakers, providing geolocation technology for drivers, carmakers, enterprises and developers. Our highly accurate maps, navigation software, real-time traffic information and APIs enable smart mobility on a global scale, making the roads safer, the drive easier and the air cleaner. Headquartered in Amsterdam with offices worldwide, TomTom’s technologies are trusted by hundreds of millions of drivers, businesses and governments every day. www.tomtom.com

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