Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s case continues in Virginia. Edward Scissorhands actor Depp testified in court that he never physically assaulted Heard
The libel trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard continues in Virginia.
In recent litigation developments, Depp denied claims of domestic violence by Heard in court.
A former partner of Depp’s, Vanessa Paradis, called Heard’s allegations “false facts” in a statement obtained by TMZ in 2016
Amber claimed she was a victim of domestic violence in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed, though she didn’t mention Depp in the piece.
On Tuesday, Depp denied ever hitting Amber, saying, “I’ve never hit Ms. Heard that way, nor have I hit a woman in my life.”
Pirates Of The Caribbean actor Depp sued his ex-wife for £38 million for defamation before Heard filed a counterclaim for double the amount.
The Virginia trial is now in its second week and arguments over the former couple’s personal life have been broadcast live around the world.
Who is Vanessa Paradis?
Vanessa Paradis is a French actress, model and singer who was previously the partner of Johnny Depp.
They met on the set of Roman Polanski’s neo-noir film The Ninth Gate and were together for about 14 years from 1998 to 2012.
They had two children together, including Lily-Rose Depp.
In 2012, it was reported that the couple “divorced amicably” and Depp later said his time spent at work was not helping matters. Paradis married French writer Samuel Benchetrit in 2018.
He told Rolling Stone, “Relationships are very difficult. Especially in the racket I’m in, because you’re constantly gone or they’re gone and so it’s hard.”
Vanessa hinted, “Sometimes you could be in an unhappy relationship; you’re very much in love with someone, but it makes you unhappy and you think things can change and you can get out of it.”
It is unknown if Vanessa will be called to testify in the current trial, but she was not called by Depp’s team during the Supreme Court libel claim he lost against the publishers of The Sun.
What did Vanessa Paradis say about Johnny Depp?
Vanessa Paradis previously called former partner and actor Johnny Depp “generous” and “nonviolent”.
She said of Depp that he is “a kind, considerate, generous and nonviolent person and father”.
“On film sets, the actors, directors and entire crews love him because he’s humble and respectful of everyone, and also because he’s one of the best actors we’ve seen.”
The comments were released to the media at the time of Heard’s first allegations that Depp had exposed her to domestic violence. Depp was later involved in a Supreme Court libel with the publishers of The Sun, who described Depp as a “wife-beater.”
Depp lost the case and a bid to overturn the Supreme Court ruling that he assaulted his ex-wife Heard and left her in “fear for her life”. The judge ruled that the “great majority” of Heard’s allegations of abuse could be proven at the civilian level. This means that the abuse was more likely than not.
Paradis had claimed that Heard’s allegations were “false facts” and said: “This is nothing like the real Johnny I have known and, from my personal experience of many years, I can say that he has never been violent or abusive towards me. used to be.
“I have seen that these outrageous statements were really harrowing and also caused damage to his career because unfortunately people have continued to believe in these false facts.
“This is so shocking because he has helped so many people in his personal and professional life, with kindness and generosity.”