Amber Heard tosses out Elaine Bredehoft, hires new legal team for appeal

By Sarah Khan August 15, 2022
Amber Heard tosses out Elaine Bredehoft, hires new legal team for appeal 

Amber Heard has hired a brand new legal team to represent her in the appellate court.

The Aquaman star, who recently lost her defamation suit against former husband Johnny Depp had appealed the verdict to the higher court.

The 26-year-old actress announced Monday that she's hired the law firm Ballard Spahr, which means that Ms. Elaine Bredehoft–who was part of the actress’ former legal team - will not be making an appearance to defend Heard.

“She apparently thought warranted a fresh set of eyes to review the case as well as evidence,” TMZ reported.

The lead attorneys from Ballard Spahr that are coming on are David L. Axelrod and Jay Ward Brown, who successfully defended the NYT against a defamation suit recently brought by Sarah Palin and their specialty is the First Amendment case.

"We welcome the opportunity to represent Ms. Heard in this appeal as it is a case with important First Amendment implications for every America," the duo expressed.

They added that they're confident the appellate court will interpret the law in their favor and clear Heard’s name.

Ben Rottenborn will stay on board to represent Heard along with the duo.