Amber Heard would like to boost her income following the loss of her defamation lawsuit against Johnny Depp. Reportedly, she is in talks to write a tell-all book that will turn her financial fortunes around.
A source close to the actress has claimed that she is "broke" and not "in a position to turn down money." She also "considers her career in Hollywood over."
Therefore, she has "nothing to lose" by writing a tell-all book.
Earlier, Heard admitted through her lawyers that she could not afford the $8.3 million in damages Depp was awarded when the trial ended on June 1.
Since the end of the trial, Heard has been seen bargain shopping at the TJ Maxx discount store in New York.
The source said that since the actress has nothing to lose, she is pretty excited about the tell-all.
After she lost the case, she said that she was "terrified" of telling her side of the story. She continued insisting that Depp had been abusive towards her during their short and rocky marriage.
She also said that the "hate and vitriol" she had gotten from people had wounded her. Nevertheless, she claimed she did not regret making her case in court, although she lost in a highly public setting.
"I know the scariest, most intimidating thing for anybody talking about sexual violence is not being believed, being called a liar, or being humiliated."
Heard said she was not being vindictive because that would be a "lousy way of getting vengeance." She wanted people to see her "as a human being."
Even after losing the trial, she continued to make allegations about Depp while saying she wanted to move on with her life:
"I look forward to living my life, and I have a long one, I hope, in front of me. And I will continue to walk through this with my chin up."
Writing a tell-all could be risky since Depp and his lawyers will be on the lookout for everything she says, which could land her right in the middle of another defamation lawsuit.
The actress might also draw more public ire. Many people criticized her after she repeated her allegations against Depp during her interview with NBC's Dateline.
There is no confirmation that Depp will enforce the ruling by asking Heard to pay the money she was ordered by the court to pay to him.
His lawyers have suggested that this might not happen. They have revealed that his motivation for the lawsuit was to restore his reputation following the abuse allegations she made against him in the Washington Post op-ed.
As far as his legal team is concerned, this goal has already been achieved.
It would be a relief for Heard if Depp did not enforce the ruling. She was caught watching her spending by bargain shopping at TJ Maxx in New York.
She was with her sister, Whitney Henriquez, at the clothing store. Reports claimed that the two sisters were going through racks for clothes.
After the trial ended, Heard also released notes from her therapist with fresh claims against Depp. She alleged the information proved that the actor had abused her.
The judge had dismissed the notes during the trial.
Heard claimed that the notes had "years' worth" of notes her therapist took that had details about Depp hitting her, throwing her against a wall, and threatening to kill her.
The judge had said that the notes were "hearsay" and stopped the legal documents from being used as evidence.
The documents date back to 2011 when their relationship began. Based on the notes, Depp also "ripped her nightgown, threw her on the bed" in 2012, and in 2013, he allegedly "threw her against a wall and threatened to kill her."