The trial between Mr Depp and Ms Heard began in Fairfax on Monday April 11, Virginia following Mr Depp’s lawsuit against his ex-wife in March 2019. Mr Depp argues that she defamed him in a comment published in December 2018 The Washington Post entitled “I spoke out against sexual violence – and faced the wrath of our culture. That needs to change.”
“We have just been told that we are no longer allowed to bring bottled drinks to court. The last time we received that instruction was when Johnny Depp first took the stand. Is that an indication that Amber Heard will be witnessing this AM?” Law & Crime Host Jesse Weber tweeted on Wednesday morning.
Ms Heard is expected to comment on Wednesday afternoon, just days after she fired her public relations firm, apparently frustrated by negative publicity surrounding the trial.
In her 2018 commentary, Ms Heard wrote: “Like many women, I was molested and sexually abused when I was college-age. But I was silent – I didn’t expect that filing complaints would bring justice. And I didn’t see myself as a victim.”
“Then two years ago, I became a public figure representing domestic violence, and I felt the full brunt of our culture’s anger at women speaking out,” she added at the time.
While Mr Depp is not named in the piece, his legal team argues that it contains a “clear implication that Mr Depp is a domestic abuser”, which they say is “categorically and demonstrably false”. Mr Depp is seeking “not less than $50 million” in damages.
Ms Heard has filed a $100 million counterclaim against Mr Depp for harassment and immunity from his allegations.
More to come…
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/johnny-depp-trial-amber-heard-testify-b2071445.html Amber Heard is expected to testify today as the court bans bottled drinks that could be used as projectiles