(PatriotWise.com)- Tabloid actress Amber Heard’s star turn in the courtroom was such a hit that she may be headed for a sequel.
The Los Angeles Times reported last week that Heard’s insurance company, New York Marine and General Insurance, has filed a lawsuit against her in US District Court for the Central District of California seeking to avoid having to issue a payout to Heard after she was ordered to pay over $10 million to her ex-husband Johnny Depp in his lawsuit against her.
New York Marine provided $1 million in insurance coverage for the tabloid actress from July 2018 until July 2019. That time frame includes the date Amber Heard penned the Washington Post column that was the cause of Depp’s defamation suit. It also covers the time when Depp first filed his lawsuit in March 2019.
The insurance company doesn’t believe it has an obligation to indemnify Heard since the jury found Heard’s liability was “caused by the willful act(s) of Heard” herself.
In its suit, New York Marine is asking the court to absolve the company of any duty to pay for her defense counsel from the defamation case. It is also asking that it not be required to foot the bill for the multi-million dollar judgment the jury awarded Depp. The company also doesn’t want to pay any of the costs associated with Heard’s appeal.
Heard’s other insurance company, Travelers Commercial Insurance, is pursuing action against New York Marine for its share of the costs related to Heard. In a statement last week, Travelers said the company “has spent and continues to spend substantial sums” for Heard’s defense through a homeowner’s insurance policy it provided to Heard in 2018.
In a recent interview on NBC “Today,” Heard’s attorney Elaine Bredehoft told Savannah Guthrie that her client was not able to pay the millions the jury awarded her ex-husband.