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Johnny Depp Exciting defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard She capped her third week with scandalous new details – including the actress’ feelings for billionaire Elon Musk and the state of her mental health.
The “The Pirates of the Caribbean” star is suing his ex-wife for $50 million over an op-ed published in 2018 in the Washington Post, in which she identified herself as a “public figure who represents domestic violence.” Although the piece did not specifically name Depp, his attorneys argued that it cost him lucrative movie roles.
Heard opposed the $100 million and accused him and his former lawyer of conspiring to “destroy and defame her.”
Deep steps from the witness stand
Depp capped four days on stage on Monday as his attorney played an audio recording of him and his ex-wife talking after she publicly accused him of domestic violence and obtained a restraining order.
Heard told Depp that she did not know how to restore her reputation after the allegations were made against him. Depp accuses her of getting herself involved by engaging cops in a fight on May 21, 2016.
She replied, “The last time the tension between us got so high, I really thought I was going to lose my life.”
“Amber, you lost a man with King Fingers, come on,” he replied, referring to allegations that she cut the number during a 2015 brawl in Australia over a postnuptial agreement. “I threw a can of mineral spirits up my nose,” he said of Heard’s alleged throwing of the bottle in his face during another altercation.
“You could say it was a fair fight,” Hurd quipped at the recording. “Tell the world, Johnny, tell them, ‘Johnny Depp, it’s me, Johnny Depp, man, I’m also a victim of domestic violence. “…and see how many people believe in you or stand with you.”
Depp’s attorney, Jessica Myers, asked him what he had said in response.
“Yes, I am,” Depp replied calmly, before walking off the stage.
I heard he didn’t like musk
Heard and Musk announced their relationship in April 2017 – but their short-lived romance ended after five months.
Heard allegedly told former talent agent Christian Carino, who was engaged to Lady Gaga, that she did not like Musk, according to the agent’s pre-recorded affidavit played in court on Wednesday.
Carino was asked to read a text exchange with Heard from August 2017. Heard wrote of Musk: “Dealing with a breakup. I hate when you make things public. C, I’m so sad.”
“You didn’t love him,” Carreno replied, “and you told me a thousand times that you were filling in the void.”
Heard has complained about the publicity surrounding her love life, but Carino has suggested she could avoid attention by not “dating Uber celebrities”.
An ACLU staffer wrote an op-ed for Heard’s 2018 Washington Post
An American Civil Liberties Union employee wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post in 2018, describing herself as a “public figure representing domestic violence.”
“I tried to piece together your fire and anger and your really interesting analysis and shape that into an editorial,” Robin Schulman, LAAC communications strategist, wrote in an email to Heard.
At least three other employees were involved in drafting and revising the piece, and Terence Dougherty, the ACLU’s director of operations, testified in a pre-recorded statement that was shown in court Thursday.
Dougherty testified that Heard requested that the opinion piece be published shortly after the release of her movie “Aquaman” to benefit from the publicity.
He also revealed that Heard paid only $1.3 million of the $3.5 million she pledged to donate to the charity.
Heard announced in 2016 that she would award the entirety of her $7 million divorce payments to the ACLU and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
But when Dougherty reached out to her in 2019 about her next payment, she was allegedly facing financial difficulties. Depp’s manager testified that the actor had paid Heard’s divorce settlement in full by the end of 2018.
Psychologist certifies that Heard suffers from “borderline personality disorder”
Heard suffers from borderline personality disorder (BPD) and histrionic personality disorder (HPD), and a forensic and clinical psychologist testified Tuesday on behalf of Depp’s team.
Dr. Shannon Curry said she met Heard, 36, for 12 hours and also reviewed her medical, legal and psychiatric records to arrive at her diagnosis. She described the unrest as “two sides of the same coin” characterized by “dramatic, erratic and emotional” behaviour.
“This mood or sense of fervor is really characteristic of BPD as it is very charming and elegant in nature,” Carey testified. “This is a disorder of contradictions.”
Carey said people with HPD need to be the center of attention and when they aren’t, they often make up stories or play the victim.
Johnny Depp’s concierge says he didn’t see ‘marks, bruises’ on Amber Heard
The couple’s concierge, Alejandro Romero, said in a pre-recorded affidavit that was shown in court on Wednesday that he interacted with Heard four days after the infamous cellphone altercation and did not see “marks or bruises” on her face.
Heard claims Depp hit her in the face with a cell phone on May 21, 2016, after a violent fight inside their penthouse apartment. Two of the responding police officers said they did not notice any injuries in Heard, but admitted upon cross-examination that they had not taken contemporary notes and the apartment was dimly lit.
Six days later, she went to a Los Angeles court with a prominent bruise under her right eye while paparazzi snapped her photo in what Depp’s team described as an elaborate “trick.”
The doorman, who was sitting in a parked car and puffing on an e-cigarette pen while checking in, said he was tired of the Deep Heard saga. “I’m tired. I don’t want to deal with this issue anymore. Everyone has problems,” he said.
I heard the financial demands
Hollywood divorce attorney Laura Wasser, whose celebrity clients include Kim Kardashian and Angelina Jolie, testified about receiving a letter from Heard’s attorney, Samantha Spector, on May 24, 2016.
The letter said Depp “violently attacked” Heard in their apartment four days ago and requested a “private and amicable resolution of all matters”.
Depp then demanded that she be given access to a black Range Rover and three penthouses in downtown Los Angeles plus $100,000 in legal sentiment and $25,000 in criminal accounting costs.
Without warning, Wasser said, Spector and Heard walked to Los Angeles court on May 27 to obtain a restraining order against Depp.
“With high-profile clients we like to take it out of the system,” Wasser said of handling the divorce calmly. “Mrs. Spector was not prepared to do that.”
Ed White, Depp’s business manager, told the jury Thursday that the actor paid a total of $14,250,000 to settle the divorce.
White said Heard’s financial demands “continually increased” during the negotiations, starting at $4 million and eventually building up to the large number, which included $6.8 million paid directly to her, $500,000 to her lawyers, and about $7,250,000 in “community commitments” he received. by the husband during their stay. 15 months of marriage.
The trial resumes on Monday, and Heard is expected to take a stand sometime next week.