The defamation lawsuit Amber Heard Yes Johnny Depp resumed after a week-long hiatus, and the 36-year-old “Aquaman” actress spoke on Monday.
Depp, 58, refuses to look at his ex-wife during the trial which began in April in a court in Virginia, United States. One of the actor’s lawyers revealed the reason why the protagonist of “Pirates of the Caribbean” avoids making eye contact with Heard.
Camille Vasquez, one of the actor’s lawyers, asked Amber Heard if she had noticed that Depp hadn’t looked her in the eye once during the legal process. “Mr. Depp didn’t look at you once during the whole trial, did he?“, he asked the actress while questioning her, to which she replied: “Not that I noticed.”
“You’ve watched it several times, haven’t you?”Vasquez continued. Heard told him:Yes I did it”.
The lawyer then said: “You know exactly why Mr. Depp isn’t looking at you, don’t you?”, which Heard confirmed. “He promised you that you would never see his eyes again, is that true?”“, continued the defense. “I don’t remember if he said that.”assured the actress.
Depp’s attorney then released audio of one of the last times the pair saw each other, in which Heard begs the actor to give him a goodbye hug.
Despite filing a restraining order against him at the time, Heard called Depp to meet at a San Francisco hotel in 2016. A meeting Depp had previously testified he had attended hoping that She will retract her lies” on the.
In the recording, you can hear that when Heard tries to kiss Depp, he refuses and she tells him: “Please I just want to hug you and say goodbye.” We then hear Depp say: “I am nothing to you, and I will always be nothing to you. You will never see my eyes again.”
“He kept that promise, didn’t he?”Vasquez asked, referring to Depp’s refusal to watch Heard, to which she replied, “As far as I know, he can’t look at me.”
A few weeks ago, one of the actress’ spokespersons assured that Depp had not had the courage to look at her in front of the judge. “No es de extrañar que el Sr. Depp no tenga la fortaleza o el coraje para siquiera mirar a la Sra. Heard pendante todo el proceso, como no pudo hacerlo en el juicio en el Reino Unido, y, en cambio, hace garabatos y serie”a point.
Heard got emotional on the stand when she explained in court why Johnny Depp can’t watch her: “Because he is guilty. He knows he is lying. Otherwise, why can’t you look at me?“, mentioned. “I survived that man and I’m here, and I can watch him.”
Ahead of the trial, Heard said in a statement: “I hope when this matter is over I can move on and so can Johnny. I have always had a love for Johnny and it causes me great pain to have to live out the details of our past life before the world.
Depp sued Heard for alleged defamation over an op-ed the actress wrote in 2018 for the newspaper Washington Postin which she does not name him, but describes herself as “a public figure representing domestic violence. Depp sought $50 million in damages. Heard, for his part, filed a counterclaim, seeking $100 million in damages.
According to financial experts presented by his lawyers, the article would have caused him to lose some $22.5 millions projected earnings for the sixth “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie, from which it was removed.
The star, who has repeatedly stated under oath that he never hit Heard or any woman, testified that his “the goal is the truth as he seeks to clear his name during the trial, which is televised live through various outlets. When Heard took the stand, he told the jury: “I can’t find the words to describe how painful it is. It’s horrible for me to sit here for weeks and go through it all again.”
In November 2020, Depp lost his highly publicized British libel case against the British tabloid The sun to call “handcuff beater”. The court upheld the outlet’s claims as “substantially true” and Heard testified to support his claims. In March 2021, his attempt to overturn the decision was reversed.
The trial will continue until May 27. The seven members of the jury will then retire to deliberate.