Amber Heard's request for a new trial in the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard defamation case was denied Wednesday.

Amber Heard's request for a new trial in the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard defamation case was denied Wednesday.

The judge stated Heard's legal team should have raised the matter during jury selection, and she produced no evidence that Juror 15 "prejudiced" Heard.

"Juror 15 met the court's statutory standards for service. The parties questioned the jury panel for a day and said it was acceptable.

Heard will appeal to a Virginia appellate court. While appealing, she must post a $10.3 million bail plus 6% interest.

Last month, a jury voted decisively in Depp's favour that Heard defamed him in a December 2018 Washington Post piece.

The jury found Heard defamed Depp and awarded him $10 million. The jury awarded Heard $2 million for Depp's lawyer calling her abuse claims a "hoax."

Ms. Heard has found no genuine basis to set aside the jury's decision," Depp's lawyers wrote. "Virginia law states that a verdict must be 'plainly false or without evidence' to be overturned.