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.
“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.
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.