The trial for defamation of Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard started on April 11 and is expected to end after May 27once the protagonist of Aquaman finish presenting your witnesses and your ex-husband’s defense is conducting the cross-examinations.
This Monday, during another libel trial hearing than Johnny Depp made against his ex-wife, Amber Heard has claimed her ex-husband threw a cellphone at her and punched her in the face. The fact, according to the testimony of the actress, happened after Depp visited her, became violent and accused her friends of leaving feces on her bed.
The artists met on the set of the film Diary of a Seducer (The rum journal), in 2011. Johnny Depp was married to Vanessa Paradis and Amber Heard was in a relationship with photographer Tasya van Ree. They immediately fell in love and after a year of dating they were already engaged, but she decided to separate due to the alleged abuse she suffered from him. Now, 11 years later, they face each other in this media and controversial trial.
Amber Heard published an opinion piece on December 18, 2018 in Washington Postwhere she describes herself as a “victim of domestic violence”. Later, Johnny Depp sued the actress for US$50 million for defamation and alleged that, as a result of this text, lost major contracts totaling $40 million and that half of this amount corresponded to the sixth installment of Pirates of the Caribbeanmovie that was canceled.
After Johnny Depp’s defense showed Amber Heard a series of articles published by the press during 2020 and read the headlines of each, the judge announced an hour’s break for lunch. “We return at 1:35 am (local time)“, supported his lordship.
Johnny Depp’s legal team, led by Camille Vasquez in cross-examination, kept putting pressure on Amber Heard. In this direction, the actress changed her demeanor and was more verbally combative. Given the change in demeanor, the lawyer asked him if he had lied in the previous statements and Heard denied it.
In court, Johny Depp’s defense asked to share one of the audios that was tendered as evidence, which featured Amber Heard repeatedly telling the actor that “Chup…his… .pe…”, during one of the fights they had. Moreover, in the reproduced clip, the two stars had inconsistent sentences. “You’re a fucking kid, I wish I didn’t believe any of the lies you sold”Heard was heard expressing.
Less than two hours after the start of the trial, just over 950,000 people are connected to the channel Law and crimewhich broadcasts live what is happening in court in Fairfax, Virginia, USA.
As fans, journalists and onlookers follow the trial live, on Twitter, the impressions of some users are already circulating regarding Amber Heard’s drug use the day before her wedding to Johnny Depp.
Johnny Depp’s attorney, Camille Vasquez, quizzed Amber Heard on why the ‘drug’ appeared on their wedding show. The couple tied the knot on the actor’s private island in the Bahamas in 2015. A draft agenda sent by email reads: ‘after, dance, drugs and music’ after the couple’s rehearsal dinner. The actress and lawyer argued over the schedule, and Heard later admitted she wrote it, but said the schedule had changed and the drug-fueled party didn’t had never taken place.
After accusing Johnny Depp of being a drug addict, Amber Heard admitted that she had used different types of drugs before. The actor’s defense team pointed to the irony of holding Depp accountable for the conduct she herself exhibited. In this regard, she specifically accepted having used magic mushrooms before her marriage to Johnny.
After a short break, questioning continued and the defense released audio of a conversation between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. The first few minutes of the footage were inaudible, but the actress later apologized to her then-husband for “screaming” at her in front of Lily-Rose, 22, and Jack, 20. “I’m sorry I fucked your kids”Heard was heard to say. “It was pretty weird for them, you know?Depp responded, ironically adding that he “didn’t need bold answers” from her. Later, she accused the actor of using young people against her. “I’ve done nothing but be there for them in a good waywe heard in the audio.
The almost first two hours of the trial passed with the interrogation of Amber Heard Regarding the description of her relationship with Johnny Depp, her accusations of sexual assault with a bottle and the “love letter” that the actress wrote to the protagonist of Pirates of the Caribbean.
Now the questioning has turned to another piece of documented evidence, the romantic letters Amber Heard wrote to Johnny Depp. “True love isn’t just about the madness of passion…it’s about your best friend…I want to destroy you”, could we read in the text which was exhibited in court. In her testimony, the actress said she wrote the post after the fingering incident in Australia and after she alleged that Depp “hit” her sister. He added that he signed on as “Slim,” a medium the actor used for his then-wife.
Johnny Depp’s lawyer questioned why there were no medical records relating to the alleged sexual assault, despite Amber Heard’s testimony that she was injured and bleeding. “I did not seek treatment”she replied.
Lawyer Camille Vasquez asked Amber Heard about the sequence of events, starting with Johnny Depp smashing a phone and cutting off part of her finger, then pinning him to a counter, where he allegedly inserted a bottle of Maker’s Mark into his body. The actress backtracked and said she couldn’t remember the exact sequence of events and never claimed she did. “As I’ve always said, I don’t remember exactly what happened first, or the sequence”Express
Johnny Depp’s defense led the cross-examination on the 2015 incident in Australia, in which Amber Heard claimed her then-husband sexually assaulted her with a bottle after cut off the top of the finger.
The cross-examination began when Johnny Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez, confirmed that, according to the actress, the first year of her relationship with Johnny Depp was “magical”. Vasquez then showed off a large knife that Heard gave Depp after he allegedly started abusing her in 2012.
Barely a quarter of an hour from the start of the session, more than 615,000 people watch the show live via Youtube channel Law and Crime. Likewise, other tens of thousands too they follow him Court Television.
On Tuesday, the trial continued at the Fairfax County Courthouse in Virginia. The interpreter of Pirates of the Caribbean has already made his statement, and now the co-star of Aquaman He again spoke as a witness. The actor’s defense will continue with questioning.
After more than two weeks of tough testimony and controversial charges, the court is back in session to continue Johnny Depp’s $50 million defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard. After an intense Monday of testimonies and cross-examinations by the actor’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez, Heard will continue to be questioned about her abuse allegations today. In addition, the defense of the actress will have the opportunity to question her again.
This Tuesday morning Amber Heard was greeted with loud boos by a crowd of people when he arrived at the Fairfax County Courthouse in Virginia. On the contrary, the day before, her ex-husband, Jhonny Depp, had been greeted to the applause and cheers of his fans, agree with new york post office.