This is a chaotic and widely publicized experiment. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have been fighting for two weeks in a fierce legal battle in the Fairfax, Virginia courtroom in the United States. Two players accuse each other of insulting.
You have to go back a little to see it more clearly. The two stars met on the set rum express He got married in 2009. The couple, who got married in 2015, faced difficulties in a short time. In 2016, Amber Heard filed for divorce, accusing Johnny Depp of domestic violence on the background of alcohol and drugs. At that time, the actor defends himself and assures that his wife is trying to negotiate the divorce financially. The couple finally reached an agreement in 2017 after the actress withdrew her complaint.
But in 2020, the actor is suing the British tabloid Sun for defamation after the publication of an article accusing him of being an “abusive husband”. During this hearing in London, Amber Heard testifies for the newspaper. Throughout the trial, the two sides tear each other apart and accuse each other of violence. But the ax falls: justice accuses Depp of thinking what the magazine publishes is “largely true.”
The new trial, which began April 11 at Fairfax, thus gives the impression of a deja-vu. The result of a new defamation attack on Johnny Depp’s ex: in a column in the newspaper. Washington post In 2018, Amber Heard did indeed return to the domestic violence she allegedly suffered. As such, their versions are clashing again until the end of May in this new high-profile legal action. Johnny Depp – who saw his career collapse during the initial charges – his former manager specifically confirmed that he lost the role of Jack Sparrow in the saga at the bar. Pirates of the Caribbean Amber Heard seeks $100 million, while seeking $50 million in damages due to scandals.
During this new trial, an expert confirmed that Amber Heard suffers from personality disorders. Noting that people with the ailments seen in the actress “may react violently”, she added that they “frequently exhibit abusive behavior towards their partners”.
Overwhelming text messages
On April 21, the text exchange between Johnny Depp and British actor Paul Bettany was read aloud in Fairfax. These texts were not in Johnny Depp’s favor, proving his drug and alcohol tendencies and implying violence.
Two former friends of the actor, Winona Ryder and Vanessa Paradis, testified that Johnny Depp was neither violent nor abusive. In fact, her daughter Lily-Rose Depp said: “My dad is the sweetest and most loving person I know. He was a great father to my little brother and me, and anyone who knew him will say the same.
I’m King, house manager Johnny Depp (General Steward) also testified at the Fairfax court, saying that he found the actor with his finger amputated after Amber Heard allegedly threw a bottle at him.
Amber Heard’s defense also cracked when her attorney showed the court a makeup palette that the actress allegedly used to hide her bruises while married. However, the brand claimed that this product was only marketed in 2017, that is, a year after the divorce.
Elon Musk and James Franco refused to testify
If it’s been more talked about in recent days with his takeover of the social network Twitter, the richest man in the world has also been involved in the Depp-Heard case. Elon Musk was on the witness list as part of his affair with Amber Heard when he was married to Johnny Depp. The actor’s lawyer also said that this adventure took place to “fill a void”. The billionaire reacted through his lawyer to announce that he would not testify.
Actor James Franco (Spider Man, 127 hours) also refused to testify on behalf of the actress. In London in 2020, Amber Heard meets her partner in the movie. Beyond Lies He witnessed the injury of the actress in 2016.
“Justice for Johnny”
At Fairfax, fans showed their support for Johnny Depp by holding the “Justice for Johnny” sign. Many people all over the world and on social networks showed sympathy and support for the actress. These supports were already available at the time of the London trial.
The ex-couple’s big media debuts have captivated the world. A media mood reinforced by the American judicial system, which allows cameras in the courtroom and gives the trial the look of a romantic drama. Other than that, for once, the actors aren’t acting.