Amber Heard’s lack of profits may well be as prime as $50m because of detrimental statements made by way of Johnny Depp and his lawyer, an trade knowledgeable has advised her libel trial.
Leisure trade knowledgeable Kathryn Arnold made the declare because it emerged British stick insect Kate Moss, who dated Depp within the Nineties, is predicted to look in courtroom by way of videolink on Wednesday.
Depp is suing Heard over a piece of writing she wrote within the Washington Submit in 2018, which his attorneys say falsely implies he bodily and sexually abused her whilst they have been in combination.
Heard is countersuing Depp for $100m (£80m).
This trial is going down in Fairfax County, Virginia, after Depp misplaced a an identical defamation case in the United Kingdom in July 2020.
Ms Arnold, who used to be being puzzled by way of Heard’s prison group on Monday, used the instance of “related actors” to measure what the 36-year-old’s profession trajectory may were with out the detrimental statements made by way of Depp and his lawyer Adam Waldman following the Hollywood couple’s cut up in 2016.
Ms Arnold stated she selected actors who performed superhero characters of their breakout roles, have been handsome, have been a an identical age, may do stunts and had nice performing talents.
The 5 stars she in comparison Heard to have been Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Ana de Armas, Zendaya and Chris Pine.
Ms Arnold says they all have been on an “upward trajectory” and “it will be very fair to assume (Heard’s) profession would were on (a an identical) upward trajectory”.
She stated the entire actors she discussed had labored with a lot of giant manufacturers since their preliminary good fortune.
On the other hand, she says Heard hasn’t even controlled to stay running for her one giant emblem, with beauty corporate L’Oréal having paused her look in its campaigns.
She added that Heard used to be browsing at losses of “up to $8m (£6m) through the years” because of lack of endorsement contracts.
Ms Arnold additionally stated she thinks Heard made round a $2m (£1.6m) loss from her function as Mera in Aquaman because of now not with the ability to negotiate the next loose for the second one movie.
She added Aquaman superstar Jason Momoa negotiated his wage up from $3m (£2.4m) to $4m (£3.2m) for the primary movie, and to $15m (£12m) for the second one film.
When compared she says Heard’s wage used to be negotiated from $1m (£795,000) to $2m (£1.6m).
She says Heard had “no leverage” to extend her pay as she used to be “preventing to stay the function”.
The trade knowledgeable added stated she concept “over the path of 5 years it is cheap to assume (Heard) would were in a single movie in line with 12 months for at least $4m (£3.2m) in line with movie… and so she would have misplaced a minimum of $20m (£16m) in profits”.
Ms Arnold concluded that Heard’s mixed lack of profits throughout movie, TV and endorsements used to be between $45m (£36m) and $50m (£40m).
Previous on Monday, hand surgeon Richard Moore stated Depp may now not have misplaced the end of his heart finger the way in which he advised jurors it came about in his civil lawsuit in opposition to Heard.
The finger damage, which befell in a March 2015 struggle in Australia between Depp and Heard, has been one in all a number of key issues of dispute within the lawsuit.
Depp says he used to be injured when Heard threw a vodka bottle at him.
Mr Moore advised the jury on Monday that Depp had stated his palm used to be down on a bar when it used to be struck by way of the bottle.
Moore, who didn’t deal with the Pirates of the Caribbean superstar, testified that Depp’s description is not going, largely as a result of his fingernail remained intact.
The most recent traits come as ultimate arguments are anticipated within the trial on Friday.