Amber Heard's insurance company is refusing to cover part of the $8.3million in damages the actress owes ex-husband Johnny Depp following her defamation trial in May. 

Heard had a $1 million liability policy with New York Marine and General Insurance Company which she had hoped that might cover at least a portion of the damages bill she needs to settle. 

The policy covers wrongful conduct of various sorts including defamation but there is a clause which will likely see the insurance company refusing to pay out, reports TMZ. 

Under California law, the state in which the insurance policy was issued, the company claim to be able to refuse the million dollar payout if Heard was found to have committed 'willful' misconduct.     

The New York Marine Company say that in their determination the judge found the defamation committed by Amber to be both 'willful' and 'malicious'.


The insurance company now want to see the judge declare that they are not going to be on the line to foot part of Amber's bill based on the policy. 

The fallout from the showdown is still rumbling on with Heard's lawyers on Friday demanding a new trial in her defamation fight claiming the wrong person served on her jury and ruled against her. 

Heard's team filed the court documents in Virginia 'based on additional discovered facts,' they said. 

Her lawyers allege two people with the same last name lived at the home in Virginia where the jury duty summons was sent in April. 

The summons was intended for a 77-year-old person, but instead the 52-year-old showed up in court and served on the jury. 

'It is deeply troubling for an individual not summoned for jury duty nonetheless to appear for jury duty and serve on a jury, especially in a case such as this,' they write.