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Jurors within the ongoing trial pitting actors and former spouses Amber Heard and Johnny Depp in opposition to each other will hear from remaining witnesses Thursday, sooner or later earlier than attorneys from either side current their remaining arguments.
Depp, 58, is suing Heard, 36, for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Courtroom over a December 2018 op-ed she wrote in The Washington Submit describing herself as “a public determine representing home abuse.” His attorneys say he was defamed by the article though it by no means talked about his title.
Johnny Depp says listening to Amber Heard’s testimony has been ‘insane’
Depp is looking for US$50 million in damages, whereas Heard is countersuing her former companion for US$100 million.
On Thursday, Depp’s attorneys started the proceedings by calling Dr. Richard Gilbert, an orthopedic hand surgeon, to the stand.
Depp returned to the stand Wednesday, telling the court docket that it’s been “insane” listening to Heard’s accusations in opposition to him.
“It’s insane to listen to heinous accusations of violence, sexual violence, that’s she’s attributed to me. I don’t suppose anybody enjoys having to separate themselves open and inform the reality. However there are occasions when one has to, because it’s gotten uncontrolled.”
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He known as his time in court docket “ridiculous, humiliating, painful, savage, unimaginably brutal and merciless” in addition to calling all the things that’s been mentioned about him “false.”
“No human being is ideal, definitely not. However I’ve by no means, in my life, dedicated sexual battery, bodily abuse, all of those outlandish, outrageous tales of me committing these items.
“This isn’t simple for any of us, I do know that. However it doesn’t matter what occurs I did get right here and I did inform the reality. And I’ve spoken up for what I’ve been carrying on my again reluctantly for six years.”
On Wednesday, jurors additionally heard from Depp’s ex-girlfriend Kate Moss.
Moss, a 48-year-old former supermodel — who was romantically concerned with Depp from 1994 to 1998 — advised the court docket about an incident wherein she fell down a flight of stairs and was saved by Depp.
In very transient testimony, Moss mentioned that she and Depp had been in Jamaica throughout their relationship, and it had been raining. She then slipped down the moist stairs of their suite, she mentioned, and Depp raced to assist her up, carried her to her room and bought her medical consideration. She denied outright that Depp pushed her down the steps and mentioned he by no means did that at any level throughout their time collectively.
Earlier within the proceedings, which started on April 12 and can wrap up on Might 27, Depp denied most of the allegations of sexual and bodily assault Heard has levelled in opposition to him, insisting that he’s a “Southern gentleman” and that he had not been hooked on alcohol or illicit medicine.
— with information from World Information’ Chris Jancelewicz and The Related Press
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