Jury deliberations in the high-profile defamation battle between Johnny  Depp and Amber Heard have begun after six weeks of trial in Virginia.

The seven-person jury retired to consider a verdict in the high-profile  case heard in Fairfax, Virginia, near the US capital, after lawyers for  both sides delivered closing arguments.

Elaine Bredehoft, an attorney for Heard, said the defamation suit filed against the “Aquaman” star by Depp has made her life “pure hell.”

Benjamin Chew, one of Depp’s lawyers, countered that while the 58-year-old “Pirates of the Caribbean” star may not be a “saint” but “he is not a violent abuser.”

Depp filed suit against Heard over an op-ed she wrote for The Washington  Post in December 2018 in which she described herself as a “public  figure representing domestic abuse.”

The Texas-born Heard did not name Depp in the piece, but he sued her for  implying he was a domestic abuser and is seeking $50 million in  damages.

The 36-year-old Heard countersued for $100 million, claiming that she  suffered “rampant physical violence and abuse” at his hands.