Depp has accused Heard of defaming him in a 2018 op-ed for the Washington Post. In the piece, which revealed roughly two years after they divorced, Heard described herself as a “public determine representing home abuse.” Though Depp was not named in the article, he claims it price him profitable appearing roles.

Depp spent 4 days on the stand final month giving his testimony, which included a cross-examination.

Depp’s group rested their case on May 3.
Johnny Depp arrives at court on Monday.
Heard began her testimony on May 4. She is prone to end her direct testimony Monday, after which cross-examination by Depp’s lawyer would start.

“The one factor we suspect Depp’s attorneys will keep away from is the central difficulty of this trial: does Amber or any girl have the First Amendment Right of Freedom of Speech,” a spokesperson for Heard stated in an emailed assertion to CNN on Monday.

Amber Heard talks to her lawyer Elaine Bredehoft in the courtroom on Monday.

Depp and Heard final appeared in the court docket on May 5 earlier than proceedings have been placed on maintain for a beforehand scheduled break.

Judge Penny Azcarate stated earlier than the break that closing arguments are anticipated on May 27, adopted by jury deliberations.