Johnny Depp is suing Amber Heard for $50 million, alleging that she libeled him in a Washington Post op-ed essay in 2018, depriving him a lucrative role in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. Despite the fact that Heard did not mention him in the piece, she portrayed herself as a “public figure symbolizing domestic abuse.” Heard has filed a $100 million countersuit. Heard was recently called out for being an lesser superhero star on top of the public backlash.

Amber Heard’s lawyers rested their case on Tuesday. It allowed Johnny Depp’s lawyers to present a rebuttal witness who questioned Heard’s likeability and star power. According to Richard Marks, comparing Heard’s career to that of Jason Momoa or Gal Gadot was a “slick” manoevre but not accurate.

Depp’s lawyers pushed to have Heard’s $100 million defamation case rejected before entertainment attorney and Hollywood “dealmaker” Richard Marks took the witness. The request was refused by Judge Penney Azcarate, who stated that the jury should decide before the proceedings resumed.

Depp’s lawyers asked Marks to evaluate Monday’s testimony from “entertainment business analyst” and producer Kathryn Arnold. Arnold testified that, prior to her legal squabbles with Depp and his lawyers, Heard had a high earning potential and a “similar” career trajectory to Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Zendaya, Ana de Armas, and Chris Pine. The analogies were amusing to Marks, who claimed to have nearly 50 years of expertise and has negotiated several agreements.

She’s very slick and smooth but she’s not an expert in deal-making. Her assessment of damages is built on nothing and it’s wildly speculative. They are not comparable. Jason Momoa was ‘Aquaman,’ Chris Pine was ‘Captain Kirk,’ Gal Gadot was ‘Wonder Woman,’ Zendaya has been working on Disney channel since she was 13. She’s in all the Spider-Man movies, she goes by one name. Ana de Armas, you know, when she was in a movie that they called her a breakout [star].

An established actor usually wouldn’t test, they’d be offered the role. Ms. Heard was in a group of actors that needed to be tested to see if the studio wanted to hire them and then if they hired them, they’d be locked up for potentially four movies at a very lucrative increase.

Heard had to test or audition for the role of “Mera” in “Aquaman,” according to the attorney, which affected her earning capacity. The trial’s last arguments are scheduled this week. To get latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.

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