The Hollywood attorney says Amber Heard’s editorial damaged Johnny Depp’s career
Johnny Depp’s libel trial against Amber Heard has entered its fourth week in Fairfax, Virginia.
Heard was sued by Depp for $ 50 million (£ 38.2 million) for implying he abused her in 2018 Washington Post editorial. Although she didn’t mention him, he claims that his accusations of him made it difficult for him to get film roles.
On Monday, the jury listened to Depp’s security guard describing two quarrels between the couple in their Los Angeles penthouse, including one alleging that Heard punched Depp.
Depp’s agent described his career before and after the editorial was published, calling it “catastrophic”. You said Depp lost his role in the sixth Pirates of the Caribbean film, and in subsequent years he was unable to sign any studio productions.
Further testimony was provided by a nurse employed by Heard who said she was prone to outbursts and described apparent injuries after the couple allegedly had a fight. The nurse’s testimony will resume on Wednesday.
Heard is yet to testify and provide his own account of the relationship, but is expected to take a stand this week.
Depp’s legal team is expected to close the case today
Johnny Depp’s legal team is expected to close the case today, with Amber Heard’s team ready to begin testimony.
Their first witness should be Dr. Dawn Hughes, a clinical and forensic psychologist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of interpersonal violence, traumatic stress and anxiety disorders.
Heard is expected to take a stand Wednesday, with her testimony likely to span more days as with Depp’s.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 3, 2022 2:15 pm
Depp’s security guard recounts actor’s shock when Amber Heard “punched him in the face”
Mr. McGivern, who appeared in court Monday via video link from Los Angeles, said the brawl took place on March 23, 2015. Ms. Heard left in an argument and returned with her sister Whitney. The bodyguard testified that she felt it was time to get Mr. Depp out of the situation.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 3, 2022 1:30 pm
The attorney says he believes Heard thought he would benefit from the abuse allegations
A show attorney said she assumes Amber Heard may have thought raising abuse allegations against Johnny Depp could have been a boon to her.
During his testimony Richard Marks was asked if he knew of actresses whose careers improved after raising allegations of domestic abuse against men in Hollywood.
While Mr. Marks said he didn’t know any of them, he went on to speculate: “I assume Amber Heard thought his career would improve by taking him out. I don’t know.”
Oliver O’ConnellMay 3, 2022 12:30 pm
What needs to be proven in court for Depp to win the libel case?
The process is expected to last for a total of six weeks. The respective legal teams of Depp and Heard will present their concluding arguments and a jury will deliberate to reach a verdict.
Three weeks of proceedings have passed and three remain to be carried out.
Here’s what you need to know about the case progress:
Oliver O’ConnellMay 3, 2022 11:30 am
Depp’s security guard recounts actor’s shock when Heard “punched him in the face”
Oliver O’ConnellMay 3, 2022 10:30 am
Bizarre moment Depp laughs as the security guard talks about his penis in court
Thursday was a bright moment in court during the libel trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, when the actor burst out laughing after his bodyguard was asked if he had seen the actor’s penis.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 3, 2022 9:30 am
The bizarre shareholder fans of the Depp v Heard trial
The bizarre shareholder fans of the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial
A few hours after a cosmetics company posted a post about the trial on TikTok, a Johnny Depp fan showed up in court in Virginia to hand-deliver “evidence” to Depp’s attorneys. Another brings alpacas to Fairfax every day in hopes of cheering the actor up
Oliver O’ConnellMay 3, 2022 8:00 am
The petition to remove Heard from the Aquaman sequel is approaching 3 million signatures
The petition to remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2 is nearing its target of three million signatures as Johnny Depp’s libel trial continued.
The DC sequel, in which Heard plays Mera, Aquaman’s (Jason Momoa) love interest, wrapped filming earlier this year, with director James Wan confirming that the film would wrap in January. Aquaman 2 the release is scheduled for March 2023.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 3, 2022 6:00 am
Jennifer Gray claims ex-boyfriend Johnny Depp was “crazy jealous and paranoid”
The couple met after Grey’s agent set them up on a blind date with the Pirates of the Caribbean actor in 1989, two years after the release of Dirty dance.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 3, 2022, 05:15 am
Amber Heard: What we know about her career, background and family life
While Amber Heard’s tumultuous relationship with Johnny Depp made headlines, the 36-year-old is an actress, activist and model in her own right.
Below is an in-depth look at who Amber Heard is, including her early life, film and television career, and everything in between.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 3, 2022 4:30 am