Heard attorneys say juror served improperly, seek mistrial

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FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A new court filing from Amber Heard’s legal team alleges one of the jurors in the defamation case filed against her by her ex-husband Johnny Depp served improperly.

The memo filed Friday in Virginia’s Fairfax Circuit Court asks the court to declare a mistrial and order a new trial. It says the apparent discrepancy violated Heard’s due process rights. The filing suggests that Juror No. 15 was a younger individual with the same last name as the person who should have served.

The Associated Press sent emails seeking comment Sunday to a representative for Depp and two of his attorneys.

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