A judge shut down Amber Heard’s request for a new trial on Wednesday, dismissing the claim that one of the jurors in the defamation case between her and ex-husband Johnny Depp had committed fraud.

After a jury ruled that Heard had defamed Depp in June, Heard and her legal team sought a retrial, citing several different reasons why the initial trial had been illegitimate. One of the biggest claims was an alleged fraud committed by Juror 15, who was accused of taking the summons from his father who goes by the same name.

A judge dismissed Amber Heard’s request for a retrial and dismissed the claim that a juror in the defamation trial committed fraud. In this photo, Heard testifies in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 16, 2022.
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The filing submitted by Heard’s lawyers stated: “Juror 15 had a birth year of 1945. Juror 15, however, was clearly born later than 1945. Publicly available information demonstrates that he appears to have been born in 1970.”

However, on Wednesday, Judge Penney Azcarate, who was the judge during the six-week defamation trial, dismissed the Aquaman star’s request. Azcarate ruled that no fraud was committed because the summons did not include a birth date, according to a tweet from Angenette Levy of Law and Crime Network.

This is a developing news story and will be updated when more information becomes available.