The verdict in Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's libel trial has been delayed; the jury will reconvene on Wednesday.

A jury ended its second day of deliberations Tuesday without reaching a decision in Johnny Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard's defamation lawsuit over their violent and miserable marriage.

Tuesday morning, the seven-person civil jury resumed deliberations. Judge Penney Azcarate excused the jury for the long Memorial Day weekend after hearing final arguments and deliberate for roughly two hours on Friday.

Jurors discussed for seven hours on Tuesday and are slated to resume deliberations in Fairfax County Circuit Court on Wednesday. When the verdict is reached, Judge Azcarate is anticipated to read it.

Depp is suing Heard for $50 million, claiming she slandered him in a 2018 op-ed in which she described herself as "a public figure representing domestic abuse."

After his lawyer dismissed her charges as a fraud, Heard filed a $100 million counterclaim against the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star. Each accuses the other of sabotaging their own careers.

During the six-week trial, testimony included a litany of gruesome facts from their brief marriage. Heard testified that Depp assaulted her physically or sexually more than a dozen occasions.

Depp said throughout his testimony that he never struck Heard, that she made up the abuse charges, and that she was the one who physically attacked him many times.

During closing arguments, both sides urged the jury that a favourable verdict would restore their clients' lives. On Tuesday, Depp's attorneys requested Judge Azcarate to tell the jury to overlook a piece of Heard's attorney's closing statement.

According to Depp's attorneys in their filed motion, Heard's counsel warned the jury that its judgement in the case will send a message to "every victim of domestic abuse everywhere." According to Heard's attorney, Benjamin Rottenborn, a conviction "sends a message that no matter what you do as an abuse victim, you always have to do more."

"You have to be perfect in order for people to trust you, no matter how honest you are about your own defects and shortcomings in a relationship. Please do not send that message "Rottenborn explained.

Rottenborn's speech, according to Depp's counsel, wrongly pushed the jury to focus on a greater social aim than the issue they were assigned to resolve. "Such an argument by Ms. Heard's counsel unfairly invites the jury to determine the case based on passion and prejudice," Depp's lawyers said.

The judge told Depp's lawyers in court that she would not hear the motion because the matter was already decided by the jury. Heard's public relations agency did not immediately reply to a request for comment on the motion.