The defamation trial between Mr Depp and Ms Heard began in Fairfax on Monday 11 April, 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.”
dr Dawn Hughes was shown a picture of a knife with the words “hasta la muerte” – “until death” in Spanish. The image previously appeared in the study.
Mr Depp’s attorney, Wayne Dennison, asked Dr. Hughes if it was her testimony that someone “fearing for her life” would give that to her partner.
There’s a “context,” said Dr. Hughes.
Ms Heard appeared to be smiling in the courtroom as Mr Dennison Dr. Hughes asked if she spoke Spanish before showing the picture of the knife that Dr. Hughes said “un poquito” – “a little”.
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/amber-heard-knife-johnny-depp-b2071532.html Amber Heard smiles as the psychologist asks about the knife she gave Johnny Depp that said ’till the death’