According to Judy Bellinger, who was the court reporter for the six-week trial, some of the jurors struggled to stay awake during the proceedings.
“There were a few jurors who were dozing” Bellinger told Law & Crime Network, adding that she sympathized with them. “It was tough because there were a lot of video depositions. And they would just sit there and all of a sudden I would see their heads drop off.
One juror who impressed Bellinger was a woman who listened “very deeply” to every word spoken during the trial.
However, she was an alternate and did not participate in the deliberation.
“I thought she would have been a great juror, but she couldn’t see it until the end,” Bellinger said.
You can hear his comments below.
Last week, a Virginia jury ruled mostly in Depp’s favor that a Washington Post editorial written by Heard was defamatory and awarded him $15 million in damages in total.
Judge Penney Azcarate capped the total at about $10 million in accordance with state limits. Additionally, jurors awarded Heard $2 million in his countersuit for a statement by one of Depp’s attorneys that they found to be defamatory.