Johnny Depp Vs Amber Heard; Defamation Lawsuit Begins
The actors’ $100 million defamation lawsuit has been nothing short of a roller-coaster ride and people across the world are hooked to the defamation trial as it is known to be public hearing.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard filed for divorce in 2016 and soon after two years, Amber Heard’s op-ed in Washington Post caused ripples in Depp’s personal and professional life. She claimed to be a domestic violence survivor without mentioning Depp. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor sued Heard for $50 million. Heard then counter sued Depp for $100 million wherein she alleged that Depp’s team defamed her calling her statement fabricated lies.
In April 2022, the jury sat down for a weeks-long trial. The closing statements of the 23-day trial will be held today.
Now, let us take a look back at the key updates that conspired over the past few weeks.
Kate Moss Testifies Against Amber Heard
Contrary to the claims made by Amber Heard again Johnny Depp, Kate Moss testified in court and rubbished rumour of Johnny Depp throwing the supermodel down the stairs.
Kate Moss testified and narrated the incidents that happened on a vacation in Jamaica. Kate recalled, “We were leaving the room and Johnny left the room before I did. There had been a rainstorm. As I left the room, I slid down the stairs and I hurt my back. I screamed because I didn't know what happened to me and I was in pain. He came running back to help me and carried me to my room and got me medical attention.” When probed about being pushed down the stairs, Kate said, “He never pushed me, kicked me or threw me down any stairs.”
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Amber Heard Reacts To Kate Moss’ Testimony
After Kate Moss’ testimony, Amber Heard reacted to the same and was asked about the same as she took to the stand. Camille Vasquez, Depp's lawyer asked her “You didn't expect Ms Moss to testify that that never happened, did you? Amber said by now people would come to support Johnny from anywhere.
Recalling the alleged incident that conspired between Amber Heard, her sister Whitney and Johnny she concluded the statement, saying, “I did not expect her to show up or not expect her to show up. It didn't matter. It doesn't change what I believed at the time when we were on the stairs and I thought he was gonna kill my sister by pushing her down the stairs.”
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s Vulgar And Explicit Chats About Elon Musk
Elon Musk and Amber Heard's relationship was also dragged in the $100 million defamation trial and Depp’s chats were also read out loud in the courtroom and it included vulgar and explicit content.
“Let's see if mollusk has a pair, the text read”, state reports. Johnny text further read, “Come see me face to face...I'll show him things he's never seen before... Like, the other side of his d--- when I slice it off.”
While talking about Amber Heard, he addressed her as ‘gold digging, low level, dime a dozen, mushy, pointless, dangling overused flappy fish market’.
He added, “I can only hope karma kicks in and takes the gift of breath away from her (sic).” Heard's messages to former agent Christian Carino were also discussed wherein Amber alleged said that she was just filling in the space by dating the SpaceX and Tesla chief.
Amber Heard’s Heartfelt Stand Over The Trial
Amber Heard turned emotional again when she took the stand for the last time on Thursday. She recalled getting trolled for speaking out against Johnny Depp.
The Aquaman 2 actress said, “I am harassed, humiliated, threatened, every single day. Even walking into this courtroom, sitting here; having the worst part of my life, things I have lived through. People want to kill me and they tell me so every day. People want to put my baby in the microwave. They tell me that Johnny promised me that if I ever left him it will make me think of him every single day that I lived. In harassment, the humiliation, the campaign against me that occurred, every single day on social media, and now, in front of cameras in this room. Every single day, I had to live with the trauma. My hands shake, and I wake up screaming. I have to live it with the trauma and the damage done to me. I am not sitting in this courtroom, laughing, smiling, and making jokes. This is painful, this humiliating for any human being.”
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Johnny Depp’s Stand Over Amber Heard’s Testimony
Johnny Depp took a stand after the trial and that listening to Amber Heard’s allegations was horrible. He called her allegations outlandish. Throughout the trial, Depp has maintained that he was the victim in their relationship.
In his final stand, Depp said, “No human being is perfect, certainly not, none of us, but I have never in my life committed sexual battery, physical abuse. It's insane to hear heinous accusations of violence, sexual violence, that she's attributed to me, l these outlandish, outrageous stories of me committing these things. Horrible, ridiculous, humiliating, ludicrous, painful, savage, unimaginably brutal, cruel and all false.”
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