Amber Heard took the stand as soon as once more Tuesday to proceed going through the extraordinary cross-examination about her relationship along with her former husband, actor Johnny Depp.
Heard confronted the primary hours of her cross-examination Monday, as Depp’s legal professionals tried to poke holes in her earlier claims about alleged bodily and sexual abuse by the hands of Depp.
The couple cut up in 2016, however have been battling it out in varied courtrooms since, as every tries to color themselves as the larger sufferer within the relationship.
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This explicit trial stems from an op-ed piece Heard wrote for The Washington Put up in 2018, through which she claimed she had been abused, however by no means talked about Depp by identify.
Depp is suing Heard for US$50 million, whereas Heard is countersuing her former associate for US$100 million.
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On Monday, one in all Depp’s legal professionals, Camille Vasquez, tried to color Heard as a duplicitous witness, pointing to varied images and tv clips that have been taken across the instances of alleged abuse, arguing they didn’t present any seen accidents.
Heard defended herself, saying that she was typically capable of cowl up the markings with make-up and scale back swelling with ice.
Heard additionally denied leaking pictures of mentioned accidents, which made their technique to the quilt of Individuals Journal in 2016. She additionally mentioned she was not the one who leaked — the day earlier than the deposition in her divorce settlement — a video of Depp smashing cupboards in a drunken rage.
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All through Monday’s testimony, Heard insisted she “by no means needed to harm Johnny,” and mentioned she deliberately tried to cover any bodily accidents she sustained by the hands of Depp in an effort to “defend” him.
“All I’ve is my identify. All I’ve is my integrity, and that’s what he tried to take from me,” she mentioned. She added that, within the divorce, she was “not excited about Johnny’s cash.”
Nonetheless, Depp’s legal professionals argued that Heard was, the truth is, out for Depp’s cash, highlighting the truth that she has but to make good on the charity donations she promised from her $7-million divorce settlement.
Heard had publicly promised to separate the proceeds between two charities — the American Civil Liberties Union and a California kids’s hospital.
“I take advantage of ‘pledge’ and ‘donation’ synonymously,” Heard testified.
“I don’t,” replied Vasquez.
Heard informed the courtroom she hasn’t been capable of parcel out the cash but “as a result of Johnny sued me.”
Earlier within the proceedings, which started on April 12 and can wrap up on Could 27, Depp denied lots of the allegations, insisting that he’s a “Southern gentleman” and that he had not been hooked on alcohol or illicit medication.
This week, the jury may also hear from Heard’s sister, Whitney Henriquez, in addition to actor Ellen Barkin, who was in a quick relationship with Depp in the course of the Nineties.
Depp can be anticipated to be referred to as again to the witness stand as a part of Heard’s case.
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