During the third week of Defamation lawsuit brought by Johnny Depp against his ex-girlfriend Amber Heardnew details of the case have been released.
The legal battle revolves around a lawsuit for 50 million US dollars that Depp filed against Heard for an article she wrote for the newspaper Washington Post in which she recounted the alleged domestic abuse she suffered at his hands. The actress, for her part, has started a $100 million counterclaim against her ex-husband.
Accusations of verbal and physical abuse have been leveled and denied by both parties. The trial is currently taking place in Virginia, USA. A Below are the latest details and revelations of the case.
When the couple reached a divorce agreement in 2017, Heard publicly promised to donate his entire $7 million payout to charity: half to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the other half to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
But on Monday, the ACLU executive Terence Dougherty testified that his organization only received $1.3 million from Heardincluding $500,000 from a fund tied to Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk, with whom Heard briefly had a relationship.
According to Dougherty, The ACLU learned in 2019 that Heard was in financial difficulty and unable to deliver on the rest of his promise. This can be a significant problem, according to journalist and writer Cooper Lawrenence, who wrote on the celebrity scene: “The whole thing is really about Amber Heard’s credibility”. In turn, he added: “If she’s going to lie about something easily verifiable, you have to ask yourself: what else is she lying about?”
The woman also testified directly about the opinion piece by Washington Post 2018 at the heart of the case, saying ACLU lawyers helped write and edit the article, which was published at that time to take advantage of the publicity of Aquamanthe DC Universe movie starring Heard.
Aquaman premiered on December 21, 2018, three days after the editorial was published. “From the ACLU’s perspective, Amber is about to get an incredible amount of press and be in the public eye. So what better time than now to publish this opinion piece, to generate significant readership on our topics,” Dougherty explained.
Tuesday, the forensic psychologist Cari Shannon told the jury he believed Amber Heard had two diagnoses: borderline personality disorder Yes Histrionic personality disorder. The specialist, who was hired by Depp’s team to carry out a psychological evaluation of his ex-wife, said she had come to her conclusion after spending about 12 hours with her in December 2021, where he carried out mental health tests; and also after reviewing your medical records.
borderline personality disorder (also called border line) is an instability disease, Curry explained, marked by “lots of anger, cruelty to less powerful people and attention seeking”. The behaviors are “driven by an underlying fear of abandonment,” he said, adding, “They will make desperate attempts to prevent this from happening.”
Evidence presented in court included several audio clips of Heard pleading with Depp not to leave her. Curry also noted that borderline personality disorder seemed “predictable” for women who incite violence against their partner. While histrionic personality disorder, Curry said, is linked to “drama and superficiality” and the need to be the center of attention.
When questioned by Heard’s lawyers, Curry was pressed on her impartiality and it was said that she had been invited to dinner at Depp’s before being hired. In this direction, He replied that it was just part of the interview process. Since then, her testimony has been criticized by some domestic violence advocates who They said such diagnoses can be used to undermine narratives of abuse.
“I was not at all surprised to see this happen because it was predictable”psychologist Jessica Taylor said in a statement. “Thousands of women like Amber will be sentenced to undergo psychiatric evaluations which, in most cases, diagnose her with a personality disorder in order to discredit her testimony.”
Depp’s drug and alcohol use was a central issue of the trial so far. The actor said he was sober for much of his relationship with Heard after he detoxed from the opioid Roxicodone in 2014. But Amber’s team described him as someone else , prone to excessive alcohol consumption and drug use despite his then-wife’s repeated pleas to stay sober.
On Wednesday, Heard’s attorney, Elaine Bredehoftlooked at the last statement and asked the manager of Depp’s private island in the Bahamas if he remembered that the actor had disappeared at some point. “I remember she passed out on the beach,” Tara Roberts replied. The lawyer insisted and consulted the witnessi remembered if the actor’s son saw it like this and the answer was yes
Depp’s former agent spoke on Wednesday and told the court that Heard’s accusations versus The actor had a “traumatic impact” on his image, costing him the lucrative film franchise. Pirates of the Caribbean.
Christian Carinoan talent agent for the prolific Creative Artists Agency (CAA), said it was clear from conversations with other executives that Disney, the distributor of the films, could not continue to give work to Depp.
The abuse allegations were never explicitly discussed, Carino noted, but were “known” in the industry.. This testimony may prove crucial to Depp’s case as he seeks to prove that Heard’s 2018 op-ed irrevocably ruined his career. They were perhaps less relevant, but they were just as striking, the witness’s comments about Heard’s brief relationship with Elon Musk.
Discussing Heard’s split from Musk in 2017, he recalled asking the star to Aquaman why was she upset about the separation if she was not in love with him”. “You told me a thousand times you were just hanging out,” he wrote to Heard.