The Sauce, With Sos 6/2/22

A Big, Though Not Total Win For Johnny Depp In Defamation Trial

The trial of the year has finally come to a close. To review, Johnny Depp filed a defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard for $50 million after she wrote an op-ed for “The Washington Post” in 2018 in which she called herself a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” She then countersued him for $100 million.

After Friday’s closing arguments, Johnny’s attorney tried to have something Amber’s lawyer said disregarded by the jury. After Camille Vasquez told jurors that they had to “either believe all of it, or none of it” when it came to her allegations of domestic abuse and sexual assault against her client, Ben Rottenborn said in his argument, “Ruling against Amber here sends a message that no matter what you do as an abuse victim, you aways have to do more. No matter what you document, you always have to document more.” The judge denied the motion.

When the verdict came in, and it’s a win for Johnny. The jury awarded him $10 million in compensatory damages and another $5 million in punitive damages. But Amber got something, too – $2 million in compensatory damages in her countersuit.

Source: NBC News

Jada Pinkett Smith Addresses Oscar Slap On "Red Table Talk"

Jada Pinkett-Smith has finally addressed the infamous five-finger salute Will Smith delivered to Chris Rock at the Oscars. She mentioned it in the opening of the latest episode of Red Table Talk, which deals with alopecia. 

After saying that Chris’ “GI Jane” joke basically brought attention to the autoimmune disease that causes hair loss, Jada said, “About Oscar night, my deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable men have an opportunity to heal, talk this out, and reconcile. The state of the world today, we need ‘em both, and we all actually need one another more than ever. Until then, Will and I are continuing to do what we have done for the last 28 years, and that's keep figuring out this thing called life together. Thank you for listening.” 

We’ll see how this plays out…

Source: Red Table Talk

Liam Payne Admits “Disliking” Zayn Malik

Liam Payne of One Direction chatted with YouTuber Logan Paul on his “Impaulsive” podcast and the singer didn’t hold back on his true feelings about his time in the boy band. He revealed he nearly “came to blows” with one of his bandmates backstage and talked grievances with other former members.

“There was one moment where there was an argument backstage and one member, in particular, threw me up a wall,” Payne recalled. “So I said to him, ‘If you don’t remove those hands there’s a high likelihood you’ll never use them again.'”

While the 28-year-old didn’t name names, he did go on to discuss Zayn Malik’s controversies of the past, including one involving Logan’s brother, Jake Paul. Payne said there are “many reasons why I dislike Zayn,” but then he started to back-pedal on the comment. “There are many reasons why I’ll always, always be on his side,” he said. “If I had had to go through what he went through — with his growth and whatever else… My parents are overly supportive to the point where it’s annoying at times. Zayn had a different upbringing in that sense.”

Source: Variety

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