Attorney Depp accuses Heard of faking tears in ‘execution of her life’
The jury in the libel trial against Johnny Depp and Amber Heard will resume deliberations on Tuesday after a three-day weekend.
Heard is being sued by Depp for $50 million for implying that he had her in a 2018 . has abused Washington Post op-ed. Though she didn’t name him, he claims her allegations affected his ability to work. She is seeking a counterclaim of $100 million.
In closing arguments on Friday, Depp’s lawyers asked jurors to “give him his life back” after claiming it had been “ruined” by Heard’s allegations of domestic violence. They argued that Heard would rather fight than let the actor leave, calling her claims an act of deep cruelty towards real survivors and saying she gave the performance of her life in the stands.
In their closing statement, Heard’s attorneys said a verdict in Depp’s favor would make jurors an “accomplice” to his abuse and to his “campaign of global humiliation,” calling on the actor for “smile” and “mocking remarks.” while closing, adding that he engaged in “victim accusation at its most disgusting”.
As the verdict draws near, Depp appeared on Sunday to perform in the UK with Jeff Beck.
RECAP: Heard’s testimony about Depp
Earlier this month, Heard spoke about her tumultuous relationship with Mr. Depp over several days of testimony.
She started out with background information on how they met and fell in love, before sharing several allegations of physical abuse and sexual assault.
Below are the key revelations from her testimony:
Oliver O’ConnellMay 31, 2022 03:00
How Depp and Heard Each Made Their Plea to Be Victims, Not Perpetrators, of Abuse
After six weeks of witness testimony, the jury in the high-profile libel trial finally began deliberating on Friday afternoon. Rachel Sharp reports from Fairfax, Virginia, on what you need to know about the case.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 31, 2022 01:00
Most Viral Moments From The Media Circus Slander Trial
Former husband and wife Depp and Heard are finally nearing the end of their bitter defamation lawsuit, which has been making headlines around the world for the past six weeks, as well as a feverish international audience online.
Fans of the Hollywood actors have been following the proceedings of the Fairfax County courthouse closely TikTok and Instagramobsessed with the testimonials on offer, cutting clips of their favorite exchanges, making unlikely stars of the involved attorneys, and cheerleading for their favorite side.
Here’s a rundown of some of the marathon trial’s many viral episodes ahead of Friday’s closing arguments:
Oliver O’ConnellMay 30, 2022 23:00
Will Amber Heard ever perform again?
But what impact could the process and its implications have on her future career?
Oliver O’ConnellMay 30, 2022 22:00
Will Johnny Depp ever act again?
Throughout the case, Depp and his legal representatives have pointed out that the actor’s career will be negatively impacted as a result of the claims.
While his future presence in Hollywood productions has not yet been confirmed, Depp reportedly has at least one acting role in the pipeline.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 30, 2022 21:00
Depp raved about honeymoon photos where he claims Heard hit him
Also in his testimony on Wednesday, Depp was grievous about the photos he took with Heard during his honeymoon in 2015, in which he alleges that she beat him.
Depp has said the photos show him with a black eye on the Orient Express from Bangkok to Singapore, but Heard’s lawyers tried to undermine that.
The Independent’s Inga Parkel reports:
Oliver O’ConnellMay 30, 2022 20:00
Depp said Heard ‘begged for global humiliation’ after she filed for restraining order
In a 2016 text shared in court, depp said Heard “begged for global humiliation” after she filed for a restraining order.
According to court documents, the text was said to have been sent on August 15, 2016 — a few months after Ms Heard filed for a restraining order against Mr Depp in late May of the same year.
The Independent’s Gustaf Kilander reports:
Oliver O’ConnellMay 30, 2022 19:00
Depp calls Heard’s abuse allegations ‘unbelievably brutal, cruel and all false’
Rebutting testimony in the libel suit he brought against his ex-wife on Wednesday, depp told the court that listening to her testimony about alleged abuse was “unimaginably brutal” and that what she said on the witness stand was “all false.”
During an immediate investigation by his own legal team, Mr. Depp was asked what it was like to hear Ms. Heard’s testimony at trial.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 30, 2022 17:00
What are the ‘Waldman statements’?
Heard’s $100 million counterclaim revolves around her allegation that Depp defamed her in multiple statements to the press through his attorney Adam Waldman after she published the 2018 op-ed at the heart of Depp’s lawsuit.
Below, the independentMegan Sheets explains what the sayings are:
Oliver O’ConnellMay 30, 2022 4:00 PM
Depp denies involvement in Waldman statements calling Heard abuse claims a ‘hoax’
Johnny Depp has returned to the witness box to give more testimony in his multi-million dollar defamation trial against Amber Heard.
Depp was recalled Wednesday (May 25) for his own team’s rebuttal, and his direct testimony began with questions about his former attorney Adam Waldman.
Mr. Waldman’s statements — in which he calls Ms. Heard’s allegations of domestic violence against Mr. Depp a “hoax” and an “ambush” — are at the heart of Ms Heard’s $100 million counterclaim against Mr. Depp.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 30, 2022 3:00 PM