Johnny Depp first sued his ex-wife, Amber Heard, in 2019 after she wrote a controversial 2018 op-ed for The Washington Post in which she claimed to be a victim of domestic and sexual violence. The actor said that the film ruined his personal and professional reputation. Heard is suing her ex-boyfriend for $100 million.
The defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard enters its sixth week. Radar Online exclusively confirmed that the Aquaman actress’ legal team will summon the Pirates of the Caribbean star back to the stand. According to the source, Heard’s attorneys want to call Depp to the stand for the second time on Monday, May 23rd.
They intend to have him testify as the third witness of the day. It’s unclear what they expect to ask the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them star, or whether her legal team is adopting a fresh strategy in the continuing dispute. As previously reported, Heard’s longtime friend iO Tillett Wright took the stand last week and lambasted Depp for reportedly insulting her for her lack of acting talent.
Wright reportedly claimed to have witnessed Depp drinking and using illegal substances in the past. He said that Depp was very harsh and mean while inebriated. Depp’s ex-girlfriend, also testified against him, stating he was “jealous” and “controlling” towards her during their brief relationship.
The former couple met while filming Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in the late 1990s. Closing arguments are set to begin on Friday, May 27th after the testimony concludes late next week. The jury will begin deliberations the next week.
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