Because the closely publicized trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard continues into its third week, Heard has employed a brand new disaster administration agency to symbolize her.
In response to NBC, Heard — who is anticipated to testify in court docket this week — dropped the general public relations firm Precision Methods on Thursday, simply days earlier than she is about to talk in court docket. The excessive profile firm was co-founded by Stephanie Cutter, a former deputy marketing campaign supervisor for former president Barack Obama’s profitable re-election marketing campaign.
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Heard, 36, acquired the workforce in early spring to arrange for the defamation lawsuit towards ex-husband Depp, 58, who claims a 2018 Washington Submit op-ed penned by Heard about home abuse “devastated” his profession and repute. He’s suing Heard for US$50 million in damages.
Although Heard by no means talked about Depp by title within the op-ed, his authorized workforce argues her declare that she turned a “public determine representing home abuse” was damning sufficient.
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Heard has now acquired the providers of The Administration Group, a California-based group with intensive Hollywood expertise. The outlet reported the actor made the change in PR corporations after she allegedly “expressed frustration with protection of the defamation case that will have favoured Depp.”
From co-stars to lovers to foes, jurors (and the world at massive) have watched the previous couple battle it out by their attorneys on this fully televised trial, as every fights to color the opposite because the extra poisonous particular person within the relationship.
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Earlier within the trial, Depp, testified he by no means bodily abused Heard or some other girl. He’s maintained that Heard was an instigator within the relationship, who would push him to grow to be embroiled in profane arguments. He additionally mentioned that Heard punched, kicked and threw objects at him over the course of their relationship.
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On social media, this narrative supplied by Depp and his authorized workforce has drowned out most help for Heard, and it’s clear after one look at social media that Group Depp appears to have taken management.
Depp’s testimony additionally included reference to his former opioid habit, although he maintains he’s not and has by no means been an addict (other than Roxicodone). A number of heated audio and video recordings of the couple arguing had been performed in court docket.
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A now-infamous journey to Australia the place Depp severed the tip of his finger has additionally been on the centre of the trial. Depp has alleged he misplaced the digit when Heard threw a vodka bottle at his hand, although her attorneys deny this, claiming he wounded himself in a drunken rage.
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Heard is countersuing Depp for $100 million.
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