Counsel objects to his own question in the Amber Heard-Johnny Depp trial 2022-04-26 09:40:00


An Amber Heard attorney has objected to his own method of questioning during Johnny Depp’s $50 million defamation lawsuit against the actress — apparently prompting the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star to laugh in court.

Attorney Adam Nadelhaft erred Monday after Depp wrapped up four days at the witness stand in Fairfax, Virginia, where jurors were earlier. He heard the actor calling Heard “c-t” in a recording that was played in court.

At some point during Monday’s testimony, Nadelhaft was questioning Ben King, Depp’s house manager, regarding the 2015 fight between Heard and the actor in Australia that left him with a severed finger.

“You didn’t know what could cause damage to Mr. Depp’s hand while you were there on March 8, did you?” Nadelhaft asked the king.

King testified that a doctor told him that Depp had injured one of his fingers, prompting Nadelhaft to quickly cut it, according to the video.

Nadelhaft interrupted him: “Oh, an objection, a rumor.”

“Wait – I asked the question,” Judge Benny Azcaret replied. Next question.

Ben King.
Nadelhaft was questioning Ben King, Johnny Depp’s home manager, about the 2015 fight that left Depp with a severed finger.
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court hall.
Johnny Depp and his lawyer seemed to laugh after Nadelhaft’s moment of confusion.

“Oh, okay,” Nadelhaft answered stutteringly.

Depp and his attorney seemed to be enjoying their court slip, seemingly laughing after Nadelhaft’s moment of confusion as the actor put his hand in his mouth.

Nadelhaft proceeded to question King, who told jurors that part of Depp’s severed toe had been found “just below the bar” and that the couple had caused at least $50,000 in damage to the Australian property that Depp and Heard leased in 2015.

Johnny Depp.
Johnny Depp is suing Amber Heard over a 2018 op-ed she wrote that he claims clearly referred to him and ruined his career.
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Amber Heard.
Amber Heard’s attorneys allege that Johnny Depp physically and sexually assaulted her.
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Depp had earlier testified that he cut his finger when Heard threw a bottle of vodka at him during the fight, which she denied while claiming that her ex-husband cut himself within three days, with drug fuel.

Depp, 58, is suing Heard, 36, over a 2018 opinion piece she wrote for the Washington Post about domestic violence. The “Edward Scissorhands” star is not mentioned in the piece, but he claims it clearly refers to him and ruined his career, costing him tens of millions of dollars.

Meanwhile, Heard’s lawyers alleged that Depp physically and sexually assaulted her while insisting that Depp’s denial was not credible because he was often drunk or intoxicated.

Earlier in the day, jurors heard a recording of Depp telling Heard that he would not stop drinking or taking drugs.

“I want you to be clean and sober so we can fix all our issues,” Heard said in the clip.

Depp replied, “I have never been cleansed.”

Meanwhile, Depp’s lawyers are expected to continue calling witnesses as the trial continues this week.