Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard has yet again taken a new turn, which has already been a tumultuous court case. However, things seem to have turned messy following Heard’s statement from 2017 has now surfaced during the latest trial.
After a year of separation, Amber Heard wanted to reunite with her ex-husband Johnny Depp.
The pre-recorded testimony of Christian Carino, a talent agent who once represented both Heard and Depp for Creative Artists Agency, provided details about Heard's alleged desire to reunite with Depp one year after their rough breakup.
Carino was quizzed about text conversations he exchanged with Heard in August 2017 and stated that he was a close friend and confidant of the actress at the time.
Heard filed for divorce in May 2016, and less than a week later, she obtained a domestic violence restraining order against Depp. Depp's legal team read Carino and Heard's communications aloud.
Regarding Depp, Heard wrote to Carino: "I've written so many notes. Can you give him one? I don't know how or where to start. There's no way to begin and all I have to say, but I have so many. Finally, I am single, clear in my heart and mind. I just want him to know I love him and that I am sorry."
Back in 2017, Depp’s former talent manager Christian Carino was "believed" Heard was seeking to reconcile with Depp, according to his testimony. At the time, the 'Aquaman' star was dating Elon Musk at the time, or "filling space" with the Tesla founder, as she purportedly told her then a friend.
"God, I miss him," Heard said in a text message to Carino in September 2017, referring to Depp. "I text him happy birthday," she said in a June 2018 message. Carino shared a close personal relationship with the actors throughout their relationship and even set them up with a couple's counsellor in 2015.
He said he never witnessed any abuse and that Heard never told him she was physically assaulted by Depp. Carino is no longer friends with Depp or Heard.
Heard, who filed for divorce and was granted a temporary restraining order in May 2016, apparently assured Carino that she would "never accuse" Depp of violating the TRO as a result of the meeting. In fact, it was "[Amber] wanted me to arrange for them to get together in person," Carino declared. "I talked to Johnny about it... he was reluctant at first and then agreed."
The 36-year-old actress is yet to take the stand in the trial, stated in a statement before the start of the trial that "hopefully when this case concludes, I can move on and so can Johnny. I have always maintained a love for Johnny and it brings me great pain to have to live out the details of our past life together in front of the world."
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