Johnny Depp and Amber Heard live trial updates: Heard’s defense resumes as the case enters final week

Johnny Depp told the psychiatrist about a ‘messy’ relationship with Amber Heard

WARNING: This live blog contains allegations of physical and sexual violence that some readers may find disturbing.

Amber Heard’s defense case continues in the defamation lawsuit brought against her by ex-husband Johnny Depp.

Heard is being sued by Depp for $50 million over allegations that he molested her in 2018 Washington Post op ed. Although she did not give his name, he claims her allegations affected his ability to work. She is pursuing a counterclaim for $100 million.

Testimony has been given by several of Heard’s former friends, as well as her sister, an acting coach and makeup artist. They all testified that they either saw their injuries or alleged altercations with Depp.

On Thursday, Depp’s longtime friend spoke of the actor’s jealous streak, while his former agent said he romanticized drugs and was consistently late for sets, which influenced his career.

The actor’s ex-CEO described his declining financial situation and his “unexpected behavior” in relation to drugs and alcohol. Actor and Dork-Ex Ellen Barkin recalled drinking all the time and once throwing a wine bottle across a room during an argument.

Testimony will continue on Monday.


Psychologist: Memes and videos mocking Amber Heard reveal hatred and distrust of women

Memes and videos mocking Amber Heard expose the “deep hatred” and distrust of women and the spread of misogyny, experts warn.

Activists from leading UK charities and experts told The Independent Viral online responses to Johnny Depp and Ms Heard’s legal battle shed light on how many people assume women who report domestic abuse and sexual violence are lying.

Maya Oppenheim, women’s correspondent for The Independentreported:

Oliver O’ConnellMay 22, 2022 1:00 p.m


Heard’s sister says Depp asked her to sign an NDA after he hit her and vandalized the closet

Amber Heard’s sister has claimed Johnny Depp asked her to sign a non-disclosure agreement after he allegedly hit her in a violent attack on the home Aquaman Actress.

Whitney Henriquez testified in court in Fairfax, Virginia on Wednesday about an incident in which her former brother-in-law allegedly punched her in the back, threw a Red Bull can at a friend, grabbed Ms. Heard’s hair and punched her , before he ransacked Ms. Heard’s closet.

The incident, which became known as the “staircase incident,” allegedly happened in March 2015 at the downtown Los Angeles penthouse in the Eastern Columbia Building where Ms. Heard and Mr. Depp lived together.

Oliver O’ConnellMay 22, 2022 12:00 p.m


Editor’s Letter: Analyzing data from the Depp v. Heard trial is more complicated than you think

I analyze audience interactions every day — and I know sometimes a story isn’t what it seems, writes Lucy Anna Gray.

Oliver O’ConnellMay 22, 2022 11:00 am


Depp cackled as he held the dog out of the car window, according to the court

Johnny Depp dangled his dog from the window of a moving car and joked about putting him in a microwave after getting angry at Amber Heard over a painting of her former partner, according to testimony in the bomb courtroom.

Oliver O’ConnellMay 22, 2022 10:00 am


10 Celebrities Named In Defamation Trials

When a relationship between two A-listers is self-destructing, there must be safeguards.

Below we’ve rounded up 10 celebrities who, whether they like it or not, have appeared in the Depp-Heard trial.

Oliver O’ConnellMay 22, 2022 09:00


Heard’s friend recalls that Johnny Depp “yelled at him, spat at him and verbally abused him”.

Johnny Depp reportedly “yelled, cursed and spat at” a former boyfriend the last night he was accused of violently abusing Amber Heard, according to damning courtroom witnesses.

A pre-recorded statement by Josh Drew dated November 11, 2019 was played in court.

Oliver O’ConnellMay 22, 2022 8:00 am


Heard’s ex-girlfriend cries as she feared ‘monster’ Depp would ‘do something worse than he intended’

Amber Heard’s former best friend broke down in tears as she described how she feared ‘monster’ Johnny Depp would ‘do something worse than he intended’. Aquaman Actress.

Raquel Pennington testified in the former couple’s multi-million dollar defamation trial on Wednesday, in which she told jurors she was “fearful” for the safety of her friend who was close to her then-husband, Mr Depp.

“At first I wasn’t worried. Towards the end, when the physical abuse became more obvious, I got worried,” she sobbed.

Oliver O’ConnellMay 22, 2022 07:00


A friend said she saw bruises inflicted by Depp

A friend of actor Amber Heard testified Wednesday that she saw the bruises and cuts left after multiple incidents of abuse at the hands of Heard’s ex-husband Johnny Depp.

In a taped testimony played for the jury, Raquel Pennington said she never personally witnessed Depp punch Heard. But she said she saw the injuries, and she took photos of Heard’s face in December 2015, after a fight in which Heard said Depp headbutted her and might have broken his nose.

Oliver O’ConnellMay 22, 2022 4:59 am


Eva Green says Depp will emerge from the Heard trial “with his beautiful heart revealed to the world”.

The actor who starred alongside Depp in 2012 dark shadowsOn Instagram, she shared a picture of the two together on the red carpet.

Oliver O’ConnellMay 22, 2022 04:00


Johnny Depp slips into the role of Jack Sparrow for fans outside the courthouse

A video shows Johnny Depp channeling Captain Jack Sparrow as he leaves court on Wednesday (May 18) to scream at fans that they missed his Pirates of the Caribbean Character.

Oliver O’ConnellMay 22, 2022 03:00 Johnny Depp and Amber Heard live trial updates: Heard’s defense resumes as the case enters final week

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