Amber Heard and Johnny Depp, the angry ex-lovers, are presently locked in a vicious legal battle in Virginia. Two weeks have passed since the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial began. It seems Depp’s cross examination has wrapped up after a barrage of texts and audio.
The actress’s counsel focused on a succession of the actor’s harsh statements in texts as well as recordings of their disputes during a lengthy cross examination of Johnny Depp. The attorney Benjamin Rottenborn read a series of unflattering articles about Depp written before December 2018.
It was when Heard wrote a Washington Post in which she described herself as a public figure representing domestic abuse, Depp appeared agitated. Rottenborn was aiming to demonstrate that the actor’s reputation had been tarnished even before the Washington Post article was published.
Depp was depicted as inebriated, late to the set, and a box office disaster, according to Rottenborn, who went through the papers and read the headlines. On the the stand, Depp attempted to interject his own opinion of them, referring to them as “attack pieces” produced by Heard’s publicity team in certain cases.
When Rottenborn read The Trouble With Johnny Depp: Multimillion Dollar Lawsuits, a Haze of Dooze and Hash, and a Lifestyle He Can’t Afford from a 2018 Rolling Stone story, he was taken aback. “You should read the story,” Johnny Depp remarked within The Trials of Johnny Depp. The courtroom erupted in laughter.
Later, Rottenborn sought to run through what has been a fundamental point of Heard’s team: that the Washington Post op ed, which does not mention Depp, also does not contain any of the facts of his alleged domestic abuse, despite repeated objections from Depp’s side. Depp didn’t try to get the restraining order lifted in 2016, and he didn’t try to clear his name in a divorce trial, according to Heard’s lawyer.
There were no charges pressed against me.
Much of Rottenborn’s cross-examination has focused on presenting the jury with a deluge of texts, audio, and video in order to demonstrate Depp’s record of drug and alcohol misuse, as well as references to violence in relation to Heard. Depp sent a text to his agent in August of 2016, according to Heard’s lawyer. Depp took the stand for the fourth time in the trial in Fairfax, Virginia.
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