Within the ultimate week of proof, jurors heard testimony in regards to the harm to Heard’s profession following statements made about her via Adam Waldman, an lawyer of Depp’s, to the Day-to-day Mail in 2020.
Heard’s $100m libel counterclaim is ready those statements. The primary says: “Amber Heard and her buddies within the media use faux sexual violence allegations as each a sword and protect, relying on their wishes.
“They’ve decided on a few of her sexual violence hoax ‘info’ because the sword, causing them at the public and Mr Depp.”
A 2d article accommodates quotes from Mr Waldman during which he calls Heard’s abuse claims “an ambush” and “a hoax”.
Describing an incident during which Heard accused Depp of throwing a telephone at her and trashing their rental in Might 2016, Mr Waldman is quoted as pronouncing: “So Amber and her buddies spilled slightly wine and roughed where up, were given their tales directly beneath the route of a legal professional and publicist, after which positioned a 2d name to 911.”
In a 3rd Mail On-line article, Mr Waldman is quoted as pronouncing “…we’ve reached the start of the tip of Ms Heard’s abuse hoax towards Johnny Depp.” The primary a part of the sentence is redacted (blanked out for e-newsletter).
Leisure trade professional Kathryn Arnold advised the court docket the actress’s lack of income may well be as top as $50m because of the destructive quotes. She mentioned she had checked out “similar actors” reminiscent of Heard’s Aquaman co-star Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Ana de Armas, Zendaya and Chris Pine, and that “it will be very fair to assume [Heard’s] profession” would have adopted a identical upward trajectory.
On the other hand, her proof was once disputed the next day to come via every other professional witness, leisure legal professional Richard Marks, who mentioned Heard’s profession was once now not similar as Momoa performed Aquaman slightly than a “supporting personality like [Heard’s] Mera”, Gadot was once Marvel Lady and Zendaya is going via one title.
A Warner Bros boss additionally described Heard’s “loss of chemistry” with Momoa on set.
In the meantime, hand surgeon Richard Moore advised the court docket that Depp may now not have misplaced the end of his heart finger the way in which he advised jurors it took place – that Heard threw a bottle at him.
At the penultimate day of proof, it was once Kate Moss who made headlines – showing by the use of video-link to ship a short lived testimony in reinforce of Depp. The British twiglet, and Depp’s ex-girlfriend, was once referred to as after her title was once introduced up via Heard previous within the trial, with the actress describing listening to a hearsay that Depp had driven Moss down some stairs all over their dating.
“He by no means driven me, kicked me or threw me down any stairs,” Moss advised the court docket, telling jurors as an alternative that there was once one time when she fell down some steps and the actor helped her stand up and get clinical help.
Later that day, Depp returned to the stand and mentioned the twiglet’s account of what took place was once proper – pronouncing Heard “took the tale and grew to become it into an excessively unpleasant incident, all in her thoughts”.
He added: “There was once by no means a second the place I driven Kate down any set of stairs, but she’s spewed this thrice…”
Requested beneath cross-examination what it was once like paying attention to Heard’s testimony, Depp mentioned: “It is insane to listen to heinous accusations of violence, sexual violence, that she’s attributed to me, that she’s accused me of.
“I do not believe somebody enjoys having to separate themselves open and inform the reality, however there are occasions when one simply merely has to as a result of it is gotten out of regulate.”
He then paused earlier than pronouncing: “Terrible. Ridiculous. Humiliating. Ludicrous. Painful. Savage. Unimaginably brutal, merciless, and all… false. All false.”
Below cross-examination, the actor denied that he had ever referred to girls as “rightfully mine” earlier than the court docket was once proven textual content messages, reputedly despatched via Depp to his supervisor, with the word incorporated.
Mr Depp steered that sometimes other people’s private telephones may well be taken and “screwed with” and later labelled the message as “gruesome”.
He additionally accused Heard of giving him a black eye whilst on their honeymoon at the Orient Specific.
At the ultimate day of proof, it was once Heard’s flip to go back to the stand.
After being requested in regards to the impact of the trial on her, she mentioned: “I’m careworn, humiliated, threatened, each and every unmarried day.
“Even simply getting into this court docket, sitting right here in entrance of the sector having the worst portions of my existence, issues that I’ve lived via, used to humiliate me.
“Other people wish to kill me, they inform me so… they wish to put my child within the microwave, and so they inform me that.”
In an obvious connection with Depp, Heard persevered: “I am not sitting on this court docket snickering, I am not sitting on this court docket giggling. I am not smiling and making snide jokes. I am not. That is terrible. That is painful and that is humiliating for any human being to move via.
“And most likely it is simple to overlook that – I’m a human being. And despite the fact that Johnny promised that I deserve this and promised he’d do that, I do not deserve this. I wish to transfer on.”
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