AThe legal team of mber Heard continued their defense on Monday in the pending libel suit brought by her ex-husband, Johnny Depp.
Depp sued Heard for $50 million in 2019, claiming she defamed him by describing herself as a “public figure who represents domestic violence” in a Washington After op-ed published in 2018. Although Heard did not mention Depp in the article, Depp claimed the article damaged his reputation and caused him significant financial loss. Heard filed a defamation counterclaim after Depp’s former attorney called her abuse allegations a “hoax” and damaged her reputation and career.
As the trial enters its sixth week, Heard’s legal team reportedly planned to bring Depp back to testify. That’s no longer the case, according to reports in both Deadline and People quoting the same anonymous source who said, “Calling Depp back to the booth would be as relevant to us as riding a bike to a fish.” That same person reportedly close to Heard’s team added: “Everything Depp has testified thus far has been irrelevant to the heart of this case, and there’s no reason to believe it would be any different now. would be.” The decision could change if Depp’s team tries to disprove Heard’s witnesses.
In addition, the New York After reported Monday that model Kate Moss, who was with Depp for several years in the 90s, will testify in the trial. She is reportedly set to appear in the courtroom in Fairfax, Virginia, via video link on Wednesday.
This is expected to be the final week of testimony before the closing arguments, which are currently set to take place later this week.
Kathryn Arnold testifies
Entertainment industry expert Kathryn Arnold testified Monday that comments from Depp’s former attorney Adam Waldman cost Heard $45 million to $50 million in endorsements and TV and film revenue. Waldman told the Daily mail that Heard’s allegations of domestic violence were a “hoax.”
“In the industry, they love her job,” Arnold said, per Variety†“But they can’t work with her now.”
Arnold also noted that Aquarius should have been Heard’s breakout role, but those fallout from the defamation suit seem to have brought her career to a halt. “Every time she shows up somewhere, the social media negativity campaign starts over,” Arnold said.
She also stated under oath that Heard’s Aquarius co-star Jason Momoa fought for the actress to keep her role in the franchise’s second installment.
dr. David Spiegel testifies:
Psychiatrist Dr. David Spiegel testified that Heard suffers from “battered woman syndrome”. This testimony contradicts the expert called by Depp’s legal team, Dr. Shannon Curry, who said Heard has Borderline Personality Disorder and Histrionic Personality Disorder. The After reports that Curry will be recalled as a rebuttal witness. Spiegel also testified that Depp’s memory appeared to be “damaged by substance abuse.” Variety reports.
dr. Richard Moore testifies:
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Moore testified that Depp’s mangled finger could not have been caused by a discarded bottle. Depp previously testified that Heard threw a bottle of vodka at him, which cut his finger. Heard testified earlier in May, telling the incident as one she remembered in “flashes”, saying she could “feel glass breaking” as she claimed Depp threw bottles at her. She said she took sleeping pills, went to sleep, and woke up the next morning to find that Depp was “missing a finger.”
According to Moore, an orthopedic surgeon, Depp’s story about his finger injury didn’t match the medical records. “It doesn’t match what we see in the injury pattern described,” he said, adding that the injury looked more like his finger was squeezed hard, rather than being cut by a bottle.
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