Johnny Depp is suing Amber Heard for $50 million. Heard is suing him for $100 million in retaliation. It seems Elon Musk will not have to testify on behalf of his ex-girlfriend Amber Heard, who is still battling ex-husband Johnny Depp in their ongoing defamation trial.
Heard and Depp are accusing each other of domestic violence during their one-year marriage; both deny the allegations. Musk’s lawyer, Alex Spiro, told E! News recently that Musk will not testify in the trial. In pre-trial filings for the case, the billionaire was listed as a potential witness for Heard.
Following her divorce from Depp, in January 2016, Heard dated Musk for nearly a year. The actress and entrepreneur reportedly first met on the set of Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills in 2013. Heard played the lead in the film, and Musk appeared in a cameo.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Musk became “infatuated” with Heard and began emailing Rodriguez and his team to set up dinners and lunches with her. “If there is a party or event with Amber, I’d be interested in meeting her just out of curiosity,” Musk wrote in one of the emails, made available to THR through a confidential source.
Heard’s relationship with Musk, who filed for divorce from Westworld actress Talulah Riley in early 2015, became romantic after her divorce from Depp. In April 2017, Heard posted a photo of the couple at an event, showing Musk looking away from the camera with a lipstick mark on his cheek, while Heard posed for the camera.
In December 2017, the couple appeared to give their relationship a second chance when they were photographed kissing in Los Angeles and vacationing together in Chile, though an insider told E! News at the time, “They are not dating.” Musk rose to prominence during Depp’s unsuccessful libel suit against a tabloid in the United Kingdom, when the actor accused Musk of having an affair with Heard while she was still married to him.
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