Johnny Depp anticipated to take stand in defamation case towards Amber Heard


Johnny Depp is predicted to take the stand on Tuesday in his defamation case in the direction of his ex-wife Amber Heard.

Depp, recognized for his work inside the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, is suing Heard for $50 million in a Fairfax County, Virginia courtroom over a 2018 Washington Publish op-ed whereby wrote about her experience with residence abuse.

The piece revealed roughly two years after Heard alleged Depp bruised her face after throwing a phone at her of their Los Angeles residence. Depp denied the allegation and was not charged with any crime.

Depp was not referred to by title in Heard’s piece. Nonetheless, Depp claims it led to financial losses for him, along with being dropped from future “Pirates of the Caribbean” motion pictures after he led the franchise for 15 years.

The trial began final week.

Depp and Amber met on the set of “The Rum Diary” in 2009, married in 2015 and went on to be embroiled in a contentious reduce up for months, with charges of unhealthy conduct levied by both aspect.

The couple settled their divorce in August 2016, releasing a joint assertion which study partly, “Our relationship was intensely passionate and at cases dangerous, nonetheless always certain by love.”

Heard had been unsuccessful in her makes an try and get the go nicely with dismissed. She filed a $100 million defamation countersuit in the direction of Depp in 2020, which is ongoing.

Late last 12 months, Depp misplaced a case inside the UK in the direction of Info Group Newspapers and Dan Wootton, govt editor of The Photo voltaic, over an article that claimed Depp was violent in the direction of Heard whereas they’ve been collectively. The UK’s Extreme Courtroom dominated inside the author’s favor.

Authorized professionals for the newspaper group argued in courtroom filings that Depp “beat his partner Amber Heard, inflicting her to endure necessary injury, and infrequently leading to her fearing for her life,” citing proof, along with pictures, audio recordings and Depp’s private textual content material messages.

In the middle of the trial, Depp talked about the tabloid’s claims that he was violent in the direction of Heard have been “completely untrue.”

Select Andrew Nicol talked about in his judgment that the paper’s claims had been confirmed to be “significantly true.”

Heard posted a observe prematurely of the current defamation trial on her verified social media accounts, writing “I certainly not named [Depp], considerably I wrote regarding the worth ladies pay for speaking in the direction of males in power. I proceed to pay that worth, nonetheless hopefully when this case concludes, I can switch on and so can Johnny.”

“I’ve always maintained a love for Johnny and it brings me good ache to wish to reside out the details of our earlier life collectively in entrance of the world,” she wrote. “Proper now, I acknowledge the continued assist I’ve been fortunate to acquire all by way of these years, and in these coming weeks I’ll most likely be leaning on it better than ever.”

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