Amber Heard’s spokesperson said that “the truth is not in vogue [Johnny] Depp’s side” before the former couple return to court for their defamation trial.
All eyes were on the Hollywood stars during their trial after 58-year-old Depp sued 36-year-old Heard for $50million after she wrote a comment The Washington Post in 2018 that she was a domestic violence survivor.
Depp was never named, but his legal team argues the allegation has caused a tarnished reputation and a huge loss of earnings for the actor. Heard has filed a $100 million counterclaim against Depp.
In the hours leading up to her return to Fairfax County Circuit Court in Virginia on Monday, a spokesman for Heard said news week They anticipate Depp’s team will put on a courtroom demonstration that’s “equal parts shameful and despairing.”
“There’s an old adage of trial attorneys: if the facts are on your side, argue the facts. If the facts aren’t on your side, bang the podium,” the spokesman said. “Today we expect Depp’s lawyers to beat the victim instead.
“We fear it will be equal parts shameful and desperate. And the overwhelming evidence — the truth — is not on Depp’s side.
“The one thing we suspect Depp’s attorneys will avoid is the central question of this trial: Does Amber, or any woman, have First Amendment rights to free speech?”
Depp and Heard’s trial was adjourned for a week because of a previously planned engagement to Judge Penney Azcarate.
The break came after Heard’s two-day statement, in which she emotionally claimed she was punched and sexually assaulted by Depp during their ill-fated relationship, which ended in 2016.
For his part, Depp had previously testified that he too had been physically abused by him Rum diary Co-star Heard, whom he accused of throwing a large bottle of vodka at him, resulting in injuries including severing part of his fingertip.
Depp and Heard have denied each other’s allegations of domestic violence.
This is the second time the former couple has fought in court since the divorce. The first came after Depp lost a libel case against the British tabloid in 2020 The sunwho called the actor a “wife beater” in relation to Heard’s domestic violence allegations.
Heard accused Depp of domestic abuse during their 2016 divorce proceedings. The stars, who wed in 2015, officially dissolved their union in January 2017, months after Heard filed for a divorce from Depp.
While Depp repeatedly denied ever having been violent towards Heard during the three-week trial in London, the Superintendent found that the British publication’s claims that the actor had molested Heard were “essentially true”.
Depp who was deposed by the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise in 2018, was “ordered to resign.” Fantastic Beasts 3 following the 2020 ruling. He was replaced in his role as Gellert Grindelwald by Mads Mikkelsen.
https://www.newsweek.com/amber-heard-rep-truth-not-johnny-depp-side-defamation-trial-resumes-1706920 Amber Heard’s rep telling truth ‘not on Johnny Depp’s side’ as trial continues