Process Depp against Heard: The most dramatic moments so far
Heard is being sued by Depp for $50million (£38.2million) over claims he molested her in 2018 Washington Post op ed. Although she didn’t name him, he claims her allegations made it difficult for him to get film roles.
On Thursday, the court heard from Depp’s security guard, Starling Jenkins, who recounted an incident in which feces were found in the couple’s bed. Mr Jenkins said Heard described the incident as a “practical joke gone wrong”.
Additional testimony came from ACLU General Counsel and COO Terence Dougherty, who explained to Heard the history of the group regarding donations and the preparation of its commentary in conjunction with its attorneys.
Heard is yet to testify and provide her own account of the relationship but is expected to comment next week. Eagerly awaited testimonies Elon Muskwho dated Heard, and an actor James Francowho Depp believed was having an affair with her won’t happen, a source said The Independent.
The most explosive negotiation moments so far
Over the course of three weeks of testimony in Virginia, the jury heard from a number of witnesses in the trial involving Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard.
Many moments were explosive, as summarized here:
During the first two weeks of testimony, the jury heard a number of witnesses, including the couple’s former marriage counselor, her friends and Depp herself. Testimony painted a compelling and disturbing portrait of the actors’ doomed marriage, which featured violent struggles, Drug use and malicious words were disclosed. Here are some of the most dramatic moments so far
Gino SpocchiaMay 1, 2022 5:01 p.m
Fans condemn Depp v Heard sample items
Some fans have condemned the sale of “gross” merchandise related to the trial, including t-shirts, stickers, mugs and even blankets with quotes from Depp’s testimony and anti-Heard statements written on them.
Megan LeavesMay 1, 2022 03:00
Why is the trial taking place in Virginia?
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s explosive defamation trial unfolds far outside of their normal Hollywood orbit – in a Fairfax County court, Virginia.
The Independent’s Gustaf Kilander explains the venue:
Megan LeavesMay 1, 2022 1:01 am
Why is Depp suing Heard?
Clémence Michallon explains how the former couple have ended up in court for the second time in two years and what is at stake.
Megan LeavesApril 30, 2022 11:00 p.m
Depp and Heard: A timeline of their relationship, allegations and court battles
As Depp’s $50 million Virginia defamation lawsuit continues, Clémence Michallon looks back on the former couple’s tumultuous relationship:
Megan LeavesApril 30, 2022 9:00 p.m
Depp’s statement summarized: A severed finger, matches, vulgar texts and wedding MDMA
As Heard prepares to take the stand next week, here’s a recap of Depp’s four-day testimony:
Megan LeavesApril 30, 2022 7:00 p.m
Howard Stern accuses Johnny Depp of “overdoing it” in court
During an episode of The Howard Stern Show This week, the 68-year-old American radio personality said Depp is intentionally exaggerating for a TV audience.
that of the independent Peony Hirwani reports:
Megan LeavesApril 30, 2022 5:00 p.m
Footage of Depp showing his lawyer a doodle during the trial has gone viral
During the three-week trial, Depp was frequently spotted doodling at the plaintiffs’ table.
Footage of the actor showing his attorney Benjamin Chew what appears to be a portrait of a face has since disappeared viral on TikTok.
Megan LeavesApril 30, 2022 3:00 p.m
“Borderline Personality Disorder Shouldn’t Be Armed Against Amber Heard”
Depp’s legal team has claimed Heard has two personality disorders, but Mina Hadi argues it’s a worrying mental health approach.
Megan LeavesApril 30, 2022 1:01 p.m
Amber Heard’s “debunked” psychological diagnoses must be ruled out, says the psychologist
Speak with The Independentsaid dr Taylor, who studies the pathologization of women in psychiatric settings, says she believes the two disorders the psychologist diagnosed in Ms. Heard were “not established medical conditions” but “highly contested, controversial psychiatric designations.”
Maya Oppenheim, The Independent‘s women’s correspondent, reports:
Megan LeavesApril 30, 2022 11:00 am
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/johnny-depp-amber-heard-trial-live-court-updates-b2067345.html Trial of Johnny Depp live: Amber Heard will testify next week as the first defense witness