Hollywood icon Johnny Depp is at the moment in the midst of a libel trial towards ex-wife and Aquaman actor, Amber Heard. Heard and Depp have been married in 2015 and ultimately ended their marriage in 2017. In 2018, Heard wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post detailing home abuse and assaulters getting away with their heinous acts. Even although Depp’s title was by no means talked about, the op-ed price him the function of Jack Sparrow within the Pirates of the Caribbean. In the aftermath of this, Depp filed a USD 50 million lawsuit towards his ex-wife for defamation. Heard retorted by countersuing for USD 100 million.
On Thursday, Depp was subjected to cross-examination by Heard’s authorized counsel, Benjamin Rottenborn. He (Rottenborn) disputed Depp’s testimonial towards Heard by retrieving textual content messages, audio tapes and video tapes. Depp’s correspondence by textual content with WandaVision actor, Paul Bettany and singer, Marilyn Monson proved to be notably express as they demeaned Heard and moreover referred to drug abuse.
Deadline reported that there have been audio tapes as properly. One began with Depp saying, “Where would you like the scar?” whereas Heard begs her then husband, “Don’t reduce your pores and skin. Please don’t reduce your pores and skin. Why would I try this? Please don’t try this. Please don’t reduce your self”. Heard’s attorneys offered a video tape that featured Depp slamming his kitchen cabinet and breaking different objects. He can also be seen pouring himself a glass of wine from an nearly empty bottle when Heard asks, “Have you drunk this entire factor this morning?”, after which Depp realises he’s being recorded and throws the telephone away.
Depp responded to the video saying that he solely assaulted and hit just a few cupboards however he by no means truly had bodily contact with Heard. He added that she had illegally recorded him and was smiling on the finish of the ordeal. Another audio tape was performed in court docket, “I head butted you within the f*****g brow. That doesn’t break a nostril,” Depp was telling Heard. “I did say these phrases, however I used to be utilizing the phrases that Ms.Heard was utilizing, however there was not an intentional head butt,” Depp stated. “If you wish to have a peaceable dialog with Ms. Heard, you may need to placate just a little bit.”
The trial will likely be persevering with on Monday because it enters its third week.The trial is being held in Fairfax, Virginia and is anticipated to go on for six weeks.