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    Amber Heard has dumped the attorney who defended her in her unsuccessful defamation trial with Johnny Depp as she now tries to appeal the verdict.  Elaine Charlson Bredehoft, who represented the Aquaman actress in the six-week defamation trial, has parted ways with Heard. Attorney's David L. Axelrod and Jay Ward Brown, who represented The New York Times earlier this year in a defamation lawsuit against 2008 vice president nominee Sarah Palin, will take over as the appeal proceeds.  The pair work for Ballard Spahr and have covered various cases, including companies and individuals in high-stakes civil litigation, speakers in First Amendment cases, journalists, and news organizations. Announcing the news, Heard's spokesperson said in a statement: 'When it comes protecting the fundamental right of Freedom of Speech, we look at the jury's decision - to paraphrase a famous quote - not "as the beginning of the end, but merely the end of the beginning."'  'A different court warrants different representation, particularly as so much new evidence is now coming to light.' Heard, 36, was ordered to pay her ex-husband more than $10 million in damages at...
    Johnny Depp has been pictured as King Louis XV of France in Jeanne Du Barry, his first film role since his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard. The actor, 59, was almost unrecognisable in the new still from the film where he sported a blindfold and a vintage blonde wig. The film star was dressed in 18th-century clothing as he sported a gold regal jacket with a high collar and a white shirt. Comeback: Johnny Depp has been pictured as King Louis XV of France in Jeanne Du Barry, his first film role since his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard The actor also looked noticably paler in the image and he appeared to have reddened lips.   Johnny will play King Louis XV alongside Maiwenn Le Besco, who will both direct the film and play the main character, Jeanne du Barry, King Louis' mistress.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Johnny Depp 're-signs with Dior as the face of Sauvage... 'I saw a man that really cared': Britney Spears' ex-husband... Mariska Hargitay stays close to...
    Amber Heard has officially filed to appeal her defamation case against Johnny Depp, nearly two months after she was ordered to pay her ex-husband over $10million in damages.  Lawyers representing the actress, 36, on Thursday filed a notice to appeal the verdict at the Virginia Court of Appeals in Fairfax County, court records obtained by DailyMail.com reveal.  The move comes just a week after Heard was denied a request for a new trial.  In June, the Aquaman star was ordered to pay Depp $10.35million in damages at the end of an explosive six-week trial, when a jury ruled she had defamed the Pirates of the Caribbean star in a newspaper opinion piece published in 2018.  Amber Heard filed a notice appeal the ruling in her defamation case against Johnny Depp on Thursday, court records obtained by DailyMail.com reveal  The actress was ordered to pay her actor ex-husband $10.35 million in damages after a jury found she defamed him in an op-ed about domestic abuse in 2018  Depp, 59, was awarded $15million in total - $10million in compensatory damages and $5million...
    (CNN)A Virginia judge denied seven post-trial motions Amber Heard filed in an attempt to fight the jury verdict handed down in the defamation case with her ex-husband Johnny Depp.After a weeks-long trial, a jury in June awarded $15 million in damages to Depp and only $2 million to Heard in their respective defamation lawsuits. Attorneys for Heard petitioned for a new trial, claiming that information on the jury panel list sent to counsel ahead of trial did not appear to match the demographics of one of the jurors, and so compromised Heard's rights to due process.Judge Penney Azcarate said in the court order filed Wednesday that Heard's rights to due process were not affected because no fraud or wrongdoing occurred in the jury selection process."The juror was vetted, sat for the entire jury, deliberated, and reached a verdict. The only evidence before this Court is that this juror and all jurors followed their oaths, the Court's instructions, and orders. This Court is bound by the competent decision of the jury," Judge Azcarate wrote.Read MoreIf Heard's legal team had an issue...
    Amber Heard could face another legal battle in Australia after losing her high-profile defamation trial against ex-husband Johnny Depp earlier this month. She is the subject of an 'ongoing' perjury investigation in Australia related to court proceedings stemming from her infamous visit to Queensland with Depp in 2015. The couple, who were in the country while Depp filmed Pirates of the Caribbean 5, broke Australia's strict quarantine and biosecurity laws by failing to declare their Yorkshire terriers, Pistol and Boo, upon their arrival from the U.S. The Aquaman actress, 36, was charged with two counts of illegally importing the animals in July that year, but the case was closed when she pleaded guilty at a Gold Coast court in April 2016 to falsifying travel documents, reports ET Canada. Amber Heard (left) could face another legal battle in Australia after losing her defamation trial against ex-husband Johnny Depp (right). Pictured in Toronto, Canada, on September 14, 2015 The Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment said on Tuesday it was 'investigating allegations of perjury by Ms Heard during court proceedings for the 2015 illegal importation of [her]...
    Johnny Depp is reportedly set 'to return' to Pirates of the Caribbean after being dropped from the franchise in 2018. Depp was the major lead in five Pirates movies over the past 15 years and made what was thought to be his final voyage on the Black Pearl in Dead Men Tell No Tales which was released in 2017.  But a source told Poptopic that the actor, 59, has been in talks with Disney about a '$300 million deal' after winning his defamation trial again Amber Heard. Exciting: Johnny Depp is reportedly set 'to return' to Pirates of the Caribbean after being dropped from the franchise in 2018 The insider revealed that Disney are interested in patching the relationship up with Depp and have recently reached out to him. They said: 'They reached out to the actor prior to his defamation trial against Amber Heard and asked whether he would be interested in returning for another pirate film or two. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Ireland Baldwin says she was raped while 'completely... Ashley Roberts channels...
    Amber Heard has opened the door for Johnny Depp to sue her once again after she doubled down on claims that he beat her in a new interview with the Today show, with an expert telling DailyMail.com that her latest statements are grounds for 'a third lawsuit.' During the explosive interview - which was pre-recorded on Thursday in New York City and is airing in three parts throughout the week - the actress, 36, called the verdict in her defamation trial against Depp, 59, 'unfair' and insisted that she is going to 'stand by every word of her testimony until the day she dies,' less than two weeks after she was found guilty of defaming her ex by claiming that he abused her during their marriage.  The 36-year-old doubled down on her allegations that Depp was physically violent towards her during their one-year of marriage, and accused him of 'lying' on the stand when he said that he 'never hit her,' while speaking to Today host Savannah Guthrie. Now, New York-based entertainment lawyer Nicole Haff, who works at Romano Law, has revealed exclusively...
    Online Twitter users have unleashed a furious tirade on Amber Heard after she sat down for an explosive interview with the Today show in which she discussed the 'unfair' verdict in her defamation trial against ex-husband Johnny Depp, calling the interview 'painful to watch' and claiming that they've 'heard enough of her sickening lies.' During the shocking new interview - which was pre-recorded on Thursday in New York City and is airing in three parts throughout the week - the actress insisted that she's going to 'stand by every word of her testimony until the day she dies,' less than two weeks after she was found guilty of defaming her ex by claiming that he abused her during their marriage.  The 36-year-old blasted Depp, 59, as a 'liar' and reiterated her claims that he beat her during their marriage, while speaking to Today host Savannah Guthrie.  Now, the Aquaman star is facing fierce backlash from social media users - with one accusing her of 'acting' throughout the appearance and another saying it made them 'sick to their stomach' to listen to her 'bull...
    Johnny Depp and his attorneys shocked many legal experts by winning his US defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard after having previously lost a similar libel case in the UK. After 23 days of testimony and less than three days of deliberation, a jury ruled in favor of all three of Depp's claims against Heard, finding that she had falsely and willfully accused him of domestic abuse with the intention of damaging his reputation. In 2020, Depp lost a libel case in the UK, after the actor had sued The Sun, a British tabloid, for calling him a 'wife beater.' In that case, a judge concluded that much of the domestic abuse that Heard alleged had, in fact, occurred.  That is why Depp's victory in the US legal system, which sets a higher bar for proving libel of a public figure, came as a surprise to some legal analysts.  It is traditionally easier to win a libel lawsuit in the UK because in that legal system the defendant has to prove the truth of their allegedly defamatory statements, whereas in the US,...
    Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance at an animal rescue in Kent shortly before he won his defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard. The actor, 58, cradled an orphaned badger named Freddie as he stopped by Folly Wildlife Rescue where he toured the care and vet units. Johnny had been touring with musician Jeff Beck at the Royal Albert Hall, and as Jeff is as a patron of the rescue they decided to visit the centre together.  Guest: Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance at Folly Wildlife Rescue in Kent shortly before he won his defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard The guitarist and his wife Sandra brought Johnny to the rescue to see the work it does with wildlife. Folly Wildlife Rescue shared a photo of the Hollywood star to their Facebook account and wrote: 'What an incredible afternoon it was for our staff and volunteers, as he toured the hospital's care and vet units.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'She wanted to destroy him!': Sharon Osbourne voices support... Sam Fender appears worse for...
    Social media hawks following the Depp vs. Heard trial have ridiculed Amber Heard's failed attempt at poetic justice after noticing the Aquaman star wore her infamous 'funeral dress' at the courtroom yesterday.  The same plain black dress was worn by Heard when she filed her restraining order against Johnny Depp in LA as their marriage crumbled in 2016, then again in London in 2020 while attending court for the defamation case between Depp and British newspaper The Sun.  Heard herself even posted snaps of the outfit from both events on social media in March 2021 as the Pirates of the Caribbean actor lost his bid to appeal the court's ruling in favour of The Sun, in what many saw as a snide dig at her former husband. 'One dress, four years apart. Sometimes it's important to wear the same thing twice,' the 36-year-old wrote. Eagle-eyed Twitter users ripped into Heard last night, having spotted she was clad yet again in the same somber outfit as she left the courtroom after learning she will be forced to pay $8.35million in damages...
    A top legal scholar has argued that the American Civil Liberties Union shares in the blame for defaming Johnny Depp, after the group drafted an essay for Amber Heard that was at the center of his claims against her. During the six-week defamation trial, it emerged that Heard's 2018 Washington Post op-ed claiming domestic abuse was actually ghostwritten by staffers working for the ACLU.  On Wednesday, a jury in Virginia found that several passages of that essay were defamatory, even though it didn't mention Depp by name. 'The ACLU really does deserve a really a front row seat in terms of blame. You know, they played a critical role,' argued legal scholar Jonathan Turley, an attorney and professor at George Washington University Law School, in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity. 'They helped draft a defamatory statement. They disregarded the countervailing arguments of Depp or the possibility might be innocent, and they elevated this person as the presumptive spokesperson for all abused spouses,' he added. Legal scholar Jonathan Turley argued that the ACLU is partly to blame in Amber...
    More On: amber heard Dominic Fike: I fantasize about ‘hot’ Amber Heard ‘beating me up’ Amber Heard breaks down in court over death threats: ‘People want to put my baby in the microwave’ Naomi Campbell praises Kate Moss for Johnny Depp testimony: ‘Tell it!’ George Wayne claims he introduced Kate Moss to Johnny Depp Johnny Depp won his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard. The jury came to a unanimous verdict Wednesday after a three-day deliberation in which they debated whether the “Aquaman” actress defamed Depp in her 2018 op-ed for The Washington Post in which she referred to herself as a public figure representing domestic abuse. Depp, 58, was seeking $50 million in the suit in which he claimed that, despite not naming him in the op-ed, Heard’s piece damaged his reputation and career because the item referred to the period of time two years earlier when she filed for divorce and a restraining order. Depp has vehemently denied all claims of abuse since Heard, 36, first made her accusations. Heard subsequently countersued Depp for $100 million...
    Follow DailyMail.com's liveblog for the latest developments on Day 25 of Johnny Depp 's libel lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard. Today is the jury's first full day of deliberations...   Andrea Cavallier Host commentator Auto-update 13:30 Depp gets standing ovation after surprise performances in the UK two nights in a row Johnny Depp received a standing ovation after performing at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Monday night alongside guitarist Jeff Beck for the second night in a row. The actor waved and blew kisses to the crowd as they gave him a standing ovation and cheered his name after the set. The actor joined Jeff Beck at London's Royal Albert Hall playing seven songs including Jimi Hendrix's Little Wing and John Lennon's Isolation. Depp spent Sunday night onstage after apparently flying straight from his libel trial in Fairfax, Virginia, to Sheffield City Hall to rock with Beck, performing a cover of John Lennon's 'Isolation.' 13:18 Jurors are set to resume deliberations today at 9 a.m. The Johnny Depp vs Amber...
    Johnny Depp departed from his libel trial against ex-wife Amber Heard to rock with sometime collaborator Jeff Beck at the longtime pop star's concert in Sheffield, England on Sunday.  While the jury continues deliberations Tuesday due to the Memorial Day holiday, Depp spent Sunday night onstage after apparently flying straight to Sheffield City Hall to rock with Beck, performing a cover of John Lennon's 'Isolation,' according to MSN. An Instagram user who caught a shot of the Pirates of the Carribean star wrote: 'Wasn't expecting this... I thought he was in court but turns out he's in Sheffield with Jeff Beck.'  'JOHNNY SINGING ISOLATION OMG' exclaimed a Twitter user who caught a quick video of the performance.  The song, released officially by the pair in 2020, has recently gained notoriety due to the publicity from the trial.  The duo also performed covers of Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' and Jimi Hendrix's 'Little Wing,' according to The Hollywood Reporter.  'Mr. Depp is in the United Kingdom, as he was a few weeks ago, to adhere to his previously scheduled work obligations,'...
    Johnny Depp returned to the stand on Wednesday morning in the ongoing defamation case between the actor and his ex-wife, Amber Heard. In new testimony preceded by a lengthy, animated bench conference out of earshot between lawyers for both parties and Judge Penney Azcarate, Depp was asked about his drug use, his role in helping Heard land a role in Aquaman, and what happened between him and his wife in a violent encounter in Australia that left him with a severed fingertip. This is a developing story and will be updated.
     Follow DailyMail.com's liveblog for the latest developments on Day 20 of Johnny Depp's libel lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard...  Andrea Cavallier Host commentator Auto-update 14:10 Johnny Depp's $50million defamation suit against Amber Heard enters its final week Johnny Depp is set to take the stand today in a blockbuster climax to his $50 million defamation suit with ex-wife Amber Heard that has already seen more than its fair share of explosive revelations.  Entering its marathon seventh and final week, the Pirates of the Caribbean star - who last took the stand two weeks ago - is expected to be called again to undergo cross-examination as a rebuttal witness by Heard's team of lawyers.  There are conflicting reports of which day the 58-year-old actor will take the stand, with some claiming it will be as soon as today.  {"id":"10845613","channel":"/news","pageUrl":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/live/article-10845613/JOHNNY-DEPP-VS-AMBER-HEARD-TRIAL-LIVE-Depps-defamation-suit-against-Amber-Heard-enters-final-week.html","status":"running","greenBox":{"body":""},"modifiedOrder":1} 0 0
    A support network for abused women and children has issued a statement expressing support for Johnny Depp in his ongoing defamation suit against ex-wife Amber Heard.  Mission NGO, a nonprofit group led by the former Miss Italy Valeria Altobelli, issued the statement on Friday, expressing 'compassion for Johnny Depp in this bad page of his personal history.' It follows a growing chorus of support for Depp after the court heard disturbing evidence suggesting that Heard physically abused him, including an audio tape of Heard admitting that she had hit him. Heard has long accused Depp of being the abuser in the relationship, allegations that he says scuttled his acting career, and led to his $50 million defamation lawsuit against the Aquaman actress.  Mission NGO, the support group for abused women led by the former Miss Italy Valeria Altobelli (left), issued a statement supporting Johnny Depp (right) on Friday  Heard has long accused Depp of being the abuser in the relationship, allegations that he says scuttled his acting career, and led to his $50 million defamation lawsuit Altobelli, who founded Mission...
    Johnny Depp's snickering and seemingly irreverent behavior in court could potentially jeopardize his $50million defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard, according to legal analysts. The Pirates of the Caribbean star has won the hearts of supporters and fans on social media who seem to have been charmed by his tongue-in-cheek remarks and conduct throughout the high-profile trial.  But legal experts warn that Depp's 'smartass' comments – including joking about his drinking – could make him look 'unsympathetic' to those who will actually be deciding his fate: the jury.  The actor's laughing and joking during Heard's testimony could make him less 'likable', two top defamation lawyers in Virginia, where the case is being held, told DailyMail.com.  They also predicted that both sides could potentially lose their cases because neither has met the standard for defamation yet.  Legal experts say Johnny Depp is potentially jeopardizing his $100million defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard with his conduct in court Depp's tongue-in-cheek remarks and fits of laughter could be off-putting and paint him as 'unlikable' or 'unsympathetic' to a jury, lawyers told DailyMail.com. Pictured: Spectators...
    FAIRFAX, Va. -- After 13 days of testimony, attorneys for Johnny Depp have rested their case in their defamation trial against Amber Heard.Depp is suing Heard, his ex-wife, alleging that a 2018 op-ed she penned defamed him and caused him to lose work in Hollywood.Jurors have heard from more than two dozen witnesses called by Depp's attorneys including Depp himself. Many testified about explosive fights between the two.Minutes after Depp's legal team rested its case, Heard's attorneys presented a motion to strike the entire case, arguing that Depp did not prove his defamation case. The motion to strike is a common tactic, and asked the judge to make a summary judgment.Judge Penny Azcarate partially denied the motion based on two arguments, but said she would continue to consider one other argument if evidence is presented relating to it when Heard's team presents its case.EMBED More News Videos A forensic psychologist testified that actor Amber Heard suffers from borderline personality disorder and histrionic personality disorder, as the civil lawsuit between her and ex-husband Johnny Depp continues to wallow in the couple's...
    A petition calling for Amber Heard to be axed from the upcoming Aquaman 2 film is nearing three million signatures. The actress has faced accusations of domestic abuse from her ex-husband Johnny Depp in their bombshell defamation trial. Depp is suing Heard for $50million, claiming she defamed him and ruined his career after a 2018 Washington Post article in which she described herself as a 'public figure representing domestic abuse', without naming him.  Heard is countersuing for $100million and is yet to take to the stand, having been forced to silently watch on as the actor made multiple allegations about her abusive behavior during their tumultuous relationship. The claims have prompted the actress to fire her PR team and switch to a new firm after a slew of 'bad headlines' about her from the trial, reports have said. Depp was dropped by Disney in his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the fifth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean after Heard alleged he had domestically abused her. Now fans are calling for Heard to lose her role Princess Mera in...
    (CNN)Elon Musk is not expected to testify in Johnny Depp's defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, a source close to Musk's legal team confirmed to CNN. Musk was listed as a potential witness for Heard in the trial, to appear remotely. He dated Heard shortly after she and Depp ended their marriage.A source would not confirm why Musk was no longer on the list to testify. CNN has reached out to a spokeswoman for Heard for comment. Musk, the billionaire CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is currently in the process of buying Twitter. Johnny Depp and Amber Heards court battle turns spotlight back on their careers Depp is suing Heard for $50 million over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post in which she described herself as a "public figure representing domestic abuse." Though Depp was not named in the article, he claims it cost him lucrative acting work.Read MoreBoth Heard and Depp, who met in 2009 and were married from 2015 to 2016, accuse the other of acts of physical violence during their relationship. They...
    A petition calling for Amber Heard to be dropped from the upcoming Aquaman 2 movie has passed two million signatures amid allegations of domestic abuse against Johnny Depp in the former couple's $100m defamation trial. Depp was dropped by Disney in his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the fifth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean after Heard alleged he had domestically abused her. Now more than two million fans have signed a petition calling for Heard to lose her role Princess Mera in Aquaman 2 as it emerged she allegedly domestically abused Depp. Depp told the court this week he was shocked when Disney dropped him from the franchise four days after The Washington Post published an op-ed by Heard in which she said she had been a victim of domestic abuse.  Jeanne Larson, who started the petition, said Heard had been 'exposed as a domestic abuser' and cancelling her appearance in Aquaman 2 would prevent her alleged abuse being glamorized. Amber Heard has claimed that she faced abuse at the hands of former husband Johnny Depp Yet Pirates of...
    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Johnny Depp took the stand in a Virginia courtroom Monday for his fourth day of testimony in the trial over his allegations that ex-wife Amber Heard falsely portrayed him as a domestic abuser. Heard’s lawyers are expected to continue their onslaught of questions during their cross-examination. So far, they have focused on Depp’s drinking, drug use and charged interactions with Heard during their relationship. Heard’s attorneys argue that Depp physically and sexually abused her and that his denials lack merit because he was often drunk and high to the point of blacking out. Depp’s last day on the stand was Thursday. Heard’s attorneys referenced his history of trashing hotel rooms as well as the time he smashed a bathroom sconce during an argument with Heard. Depp is also facing a lawsuit filed by a member of a film crew who alleges the actor assaulted them in 2018. The jury has seen dozens of Depp’s texts to friends regarding his drinking, drug use and interactions with his then-wife, as well as his notes of contrition to Heard...
    All morning Johnny Depp watched proceedings from his seat in court, sometimes smiling, sometimes frowning in concentration, always chewing gum. His mad professor hair had been smoothed into a ponytail and he wore a dark three-piece suit, a black shirt and a patterned tie.  His earrings and the crust of chunky rings on the fingers of both hands were the only silvery hint of his picaresque life beyond the courtroom walls – but the message here was clear. Johnny was ready to testify. Gum gone, he took the stand after lunch and at first faltered and seemed terribly disjointed, struggling to get his thoughts in order. It was painful to watch. Johnny Depp testified at Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse today in his defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard Depp told the jury that his only goal was the truth – 'I am obsessed with the truth' –and that he had waited for six years for this opportunity to clear his name. 'One day you are Cinderella and in zero point six seconds you are Quasimodo. I didn't deserve that and...
    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Actor Johnny Depp took the stand Tuesday in his libel lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard, whom he says falsely accused him of domestic abuse. The trial began more than a week ago, but, prior to Tuesday, jurors had only seen the Hollywood star sitting silently with his team of lawyers as each side has tried to embarrass the other in a trial that Heard’s lawyers accurately predicted would turn into a mudslinging soap opera. So far, Depp’s friends, family and employees have testified that Heard was the aggressor in the relationship, physically attacking him on multiple occasions. Heard’s former personal assistant testified that Heard spit in her face in a fit of rage. Meanwhile, jurors have seen text messages in which Depp uses vulgar language to describe Heard and spells out his desire to get revenge against her. Heard’s lawyers have said he physically and sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions, often in situations where he drank so much he later blacked out. Actress Amber Heard speaks to her attorney in the courtroom at the...
    FAIRFAX, Va. -- Actor Johnny Depp took the stand Tuesday in his libel lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard, saying her domestic abuse allegations against him were disturbing, heinous and "not based in any species of truth.""Nothing of the kind ever happened," Depp said in court.He added: "Never did I myself reach the point of striking Ms. Heard in any way. Nor have I ever struck any woman in my life."Depp added that he's concerned for his children and the people who have believed in him."I am obsessed with the truth," Depp said. "So today is actually my first opportunity that I've been able to speak about this case."Amber Heard's former assistant testifies that she never saw Johnny Depp physically abuse the actressEMBED More News Videos A former personal assistant to Amber Heard says she never saw the actress suffer any physical abuse at the hands of Johnny Depp, and said Heard once spit in her face when she asked for a raise. The trial began more than a week ago, but, prior to Tuesday, jurors had only seen the...
    Actor Johnny Depp took the stand Tuesday in his libel lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard, whom he says falsely accused him of domestic abuse. The trial began more than a week ago, but, prior to Tuesday, jurors had only seen the Hollywood star sitting silently with his team of lawyers as each side has tried to embarrass the other in a trial that Heard’s lawyers accurately predicted would turn into a mudslinging soap opera. So far, Depp’s friends, family and employees have testified that Heard was the aggressor in the relationship, physically attacking him on multiple occasions. Heard’s former personal assistant testified that Heard spit in her face in a fit of rage. Meanwhile, jurors have seen text messages in which Depp uses vulgar language to describe Heard and spells out his desire to get revenge against her. Heard’s lawyers have said he physically and sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions, often in situations where he drank so much he later blacked out. The lawsuit itself is supposed to be over whether Heard libeled Depp when she wrote a...
    Opening statements are set to begin today in Johnny Depp's $100million defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard.  The Pirates of the Caribbean actor was seen entering court in Fairfax, Virginia, Tuesday wearing a navy blue suit and shades. He gave his fans a thumbs up as he walked by and joked with his legal team before the trial began.  Heard wore a gray suit and black top in court and appeared tense. Depp's team's opening statement will last about two hours this morning followed by the same amount of time for Heard's opening statements. The first witness will be called by Depp's side, his sister Christi Dembrowski, who will appear in person. Johnny Depp was seen entering court in Fairfax, Virginia, Tuesday wearing a navy blue suit and shades. He gave his fans a thumbs up as he waked by and joked with his legal team before the trial began Amber Heard wore a gray suit and black top in court and appeared tense as she entered the courthouse Tuesday  Depp further alleges that his ex was the actual 'perpetrator'...
    ACTRESS Amber Heard has said she continues to pay the price women do for “speaking out against men in power” ahead of a $100million trial against ex Johnny Depp. The star, who will face Depp in a US court this week, told fans she hoped both herself and Johnny could “move on” after the defamation case. 2Amber Heard has said she continues to pay the price women do for “speaking out against men in power”Credit: The Sun 2Johnny Depp will face Amber Heard in a US court this weekCredit: Getty Heard, 35, said: “Johnny is suing me for an op-ed I wrote in the Washington Post recounting my experience of violence and domestic abuse. “I never named him, I wrote about the price women pay for speaking against men in power.” Depp, 58, sued for $50million over the article and Heard then counter-sued for double that. Depp lost a libel case against The Sun in 2020 after London’s High Court ruled we were right to brand the Pirates of the Caribbean actor a “wife beater”. Read More on The SunDARING...
    Aquaman star Amber Heard addressed her epic $100,000 million defamation trial waged by her ex-husband Johnny Depp, which kicks off next week in Virginia, on Instagram, announcing that she would 'go offline for the next several weeks.' She reiterated that she never named Depp in her Washington Post op-ed in which she detailed her experience with domestic violence, Which Depp initially sued her for in March 2019.  She also wrote that she 'continu[es] to pay [the] price... women pay for speaking out against men in power,' and that she hoped she and Depp could both move on after the sensational trial was behind them. 'As you may know, I'll be in Virginia, where I face my ex-husband Johnny Depp in court,' she told her 4 million followers Saturday afternoon.  Amber Heard, 35, spoke out on Instagram Saturday, two days ahead of her $100,000 million defamation trial with ex-husband Johnny Depp, 58 'Johnny is suing me for an op-ed I wrote in the Washington Post, in which I recounted my experience of violence and domestic abuse. I never named him,...
    If the court battle between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is taking a long time, grab a seat. Why The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ actor’s lawsuit against his ex-wife for defamation continues, despite the fact that she has tried to stop it. The ‘Aquaman’ actress wanted to use the sentence issued by a British court last November to paralyze the judicial process that is scheduled to begin in April 2022 in the American state of Virginia. Heard argued that the court should consider the judgment of the British judge, but the request has been rejected by Judge Penney Azcarate, based on the lack of a contractual relationship.. By context: The judgment Johnny Depp lost arose from his defamation lawsuit against the editorial group that publishes the newspaper The Sun, due to an article in which the media classified the actor as an “abuser”. The judge found that 14 proven incidents during Depp and Heard’s marriage showed there was substantial truth to the Sun article. This verdict is what caused Depp to lose the role of ‘Fantastic Animals 3’. The...
    By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — A British judge will decide Monday whether a tabloid newspaper defamed Johnny Depp by calling him a “wife beater,” a ruling with huge implications for the careers of both Depp and former spouse Amber Heard. Justice Andrew Nicol is due to deliver his judgement in writing, three months after the end of a trial that exposed stark details of the Hollywood couple’s tempestuous marriage. There will be no in-person hearing because of the coronavirus pandemic. Depp sued News Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun, and the newspaper’s executive editor, Dan Wootton, at London’s High Court over an April 2018 article that accused him of assaulting Heard, an actress whose films include “Justice League” and “Aquaman." Both Depp and Heard spent several days in the witness box during the three-week trial in July, giving irreconcilable accounts of their volatile relationship. The pair met on the set of 2011 comedy “The Rum Diary” and married in Los Angeles in 2015. They separated the following year and divorced in 2017. Heard, 34, testified as the...
    LONDON – A British judge will decide Monday whether a tabloid newspaper defamed Johnny Depp by calling him a “wife beater,” a ruling with huge implications for the careers of both Depp and former spouse Amber Heard. Justice Andrew Nicol is due to deliver his judgement in writing, three months after the end of a trial that exposed stark details of the Hollywood couple’s tempestuous marriage. There will be no in-person hearing because of the coronavirus pandemic. Depp sued News Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun, and the newspaper’s executive editor, Dan Wootton, at London’s High Court over an April 2018 article that accused him of assaulting Heard, an actress whose films include “Justice League” and “Aquaman." Both Depp and Heard spent several days in the witness box during the three-week trial in July, giving irreconcilable accounts of their volatile relationship. The pair met on the set of 2011 comedy “The Rum Diary” and married in Los Angeles in 2015. They separated the following year and divorced in 2017. Heard, 34, testified as the main witness for the defense, saying...
    LONDON (AP) — A British judge will decide Monday whether a tabloid newspaper defamed Johnny Depp by calling him a “wife beater,” a ruling with huge implications for the careers of both Depp and former spouse Amber Heard. Justice Andrew Nicol is due to deliver his judgement in writing, three months after the end of a trial that exposed stark details of the Hollywood couple’s tempestuous marriage. There will be no in-person hearing because of the coronavirus pandemic. Depp sued News Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun, and the newspaper’s executive editor, Dan Wootton, at London’s High Court over an April 2018 article that accused him of assaulting Heard, an actress whose films include “Justice League” and “Aquaman.” Both Depp and Heard spent several days in the witness box during the three-week trial in July, giving irreconcilable accounts of their volatile relationship. The pair met on the set of 2011 comedy “The Rum Diary” and married in Los Angeles in 2015. They separated the following year and divorced in 2017. Heard, 34, testified as the main witness for the defense,...
    Johnny Depp is taking a moment to thank his fan base as his very public legal war against ex-wife Amber Heard continues. The Edward Scissorhands star, 57, took to his Instagram Friday with a nostalgic-feeling video showing him seated at a desk, penning a letter of gratitude. The text was copied into the caption of the post, which read: 'Hello All! I just wanted to thank you all once again for your constant and loyal support throughout many long and interesting episodes of my life... Moment of gratitude: Johnny Depp took to his Instagram Friday with a nostalgic-feeling video showing him seated at a desk, penning a letter of gratitude 'I am only here because of you — and I'm only here for you!!!' the caption continued. 'All thanks and love to you for all, JD' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Will Johnny Depp EVER stop? Hollywood star 'launches new... Amber Heard poses in a plunging black dress while drinking... Vanessa Paradis cuts an elegant figure in a silver dress as... Amber Heard 'opposes...
    Johnny Depp has filed a motion to have his upcoming defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard delayed, so he can film Fantastic Beasts 3 in London. The 57-year-old actor filed court documents in Fairfax County, Virginia court on August 21, requesting the trial be delayed until anywhere between March and June of 2021. The court had set the trial to run from January 11, 2021 to January 28, 2021, though Warner Bros. recently revealed they plan to start filming Fantastic Beasts 3 in October in London, which will run through the end of February. Delayed: Johnny Depp has filed a motion to have his upcoming defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard delayed, so he can film Fantastic Beasts 3 in London Depp is slated to return as Gellert Grindelwald, who was teased in a brief cameo in 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them, before his starring role in 2018's Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Filming had been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but now that conditions are improving in London, Warner Bros. has scheduled...
    U.S. Cases Rise 1.3%; Florida to Speed Up Testing: Virus Update What Stores Are Open on Halloween 2020? Amber Heard testified against Johnny Depp during her first day in the witness box for his ongoing libel trial © Provided by INSIDER Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Associated Press/Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for The Art of Elysium Amber Heard had her first day in the witness box on Monday, giving evidence against her ex-husband Johnny Depp. Depp is suing News Group Newspapers over a 2018 The Sun article in which they called Depp a "wife beater" in relation to his marriage with Heard. Heard is said to be the star witness in the News Group Newspapers case.  As reported by UK's Press Association Media, Heard accused Depp of "screaming, swearing, issuing threats, punching, slapping, kicking, head-butting, and choking her." Heard also detailed an alleged incident in Australia in 2015 which she described as a "three-day hostage situation." Depp denies Heard's accusations. The court case is ongoing. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Amber Heard had her first day in...
    Johnny Depp's bid to have Amber Heard barred from the start of this month's High Court showdown against The Sun newspaper has been thrown out. The actor is taking libel action against publisher News Group Newspapers (NGN) and its executive editor Dan Wooton over allegations he was violent towards his ex-wife.  A three-week trial, which centres on a 2018 article which refers to Depp as a 'wife beater', which he strenuously denies, will begin in London on Tuesday.  But in the latest pre-hearing spat, Depp's legal time on Friday tried to exclude Heard from attending court until she was called by NGN as a witness - meaning she would be prevented from watching her ex-husband give evidence. Depp's lawyer, Eleanor Laws QC, had argued that Heard's evidence could later be less reliable if she were present during Depp's testimony.  She also claimed that actress Heard was not a 'party' in the litigation and therefore did not have to be in court before appearing as a witness.  But Mr Justice Nicol has refused to grant 57-year-old Depp's request, clearing the way for...
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