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Amber Heard takes the stand for 2nd day in Johnny Depp defamation lawsuit – Nationwide

Amber Heard takes the stand for 2nd day in Johnny Depp defamation lawsuit – Nationwide

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Amber Heard returned to the stand Thursday, testifying within the ongoing defamation trial introduced by her ex-husband, Johnny Depp.

Heard’s testimony started Thursday with a pair of pictures she took of Depp in 2013. At this level, she had been in a relationship with the actor for over a 12 months.

Within the first photograph, Depp is seen asleep in a chair on his personal island. Heard testified Depp had a “temporary stint of sobriety”  earlier than he started utilizing medication once more, when the photograph was taken.

A second photograph of a sleeping Depp was proven to the jury after what Heard known as a “several-day bender.” She mentioned the actor was not consuming or sleeping a lot on the time.

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A number of extra pictures of an allegedly intoxicated and passed-out Depp have been additionally proven.

Heard later testified that she requested Depp for a prenuptial settlement earlier than they have been married. She claimed he disagreed, telling her, “The one manner out of that is demise.”

Heard testified for the primary time Wednesday, telling the court docket of a number of instances she — and different folks — allegedly suffered bodily abuse by the hands of Depp.

She advised the court docket of a time when Depp allegedly turned satisfied she was hiding his cocaine, and he violently groped at her and ripped off her underwear, earlier than performing a “cavity search.”

Actor Amber Heard testifies in regards to the first time her ex-husband, actor Johnny Depp hit her, at Fairfax County Circuit Court docket throughout a defamation case in opposition to her by Depp in Fairfax, Va., on Could 4, 2022.

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She additionally recounted two separate instances when she mentioned Depp threatened to interrupt the wrists of ladies he thought have been hitting on her.

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Many of the occasions shared with the court docket occurred in 2012 and 2013, in the course of the first 12 months of the couple’s relationship and earlier than they have been married.

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Amber Heard tearfully recounts 1st time Johnny Depp allegedly hit her

Amber Heard tearfully recounts 1st time Johnny Depp allegedly hit her

Heard additionally shared accounts of a number of totally different events when she claimed Depp both slapped or backhanded her, inflicting her to bleed from the mouth and nostril, and the court docket was proven footage of a big bruise on her arm, which she mentioned she sustained when he grabbed her throughout a struggle.

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Amber Heard tells court docket of violence by the hands of Johnny Depp

Within the authorized battle between the 2 stars, each Heard, 36, and Depp, 58, declare to be victims of violence. The preliminary court docket case started when Depp filed a US$50-million defamation lawsuit over a Washington Submit op-ed penned by Heard in late 2018 about home abuse.

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Heard didn’t point out Depp by identify within the article, however the actor alleges his repute and profession have been nonetheless “devastated” in consequence.

As she took the stand Wednesday, Heard advised the jury this trial course of has been “extremely painful” and “the toughest factor I’ve ever needed to do.”

On Tuesday, after Depp’s authorized crew completed questioning their witnesses, Heard’s legal professionals requested the decide to dismiss the lawsuit, arguing that Depp had did not make his case as a matter of regulation and that no affordable jury may discover in his favour.

Actor Amber Heard testifies at Fairfax County Circuit Court docket throughout a defamation case in opposition to her by ex-husband, actor Johnny Depp, in Fairfax, Virginia, on Could 4, 2022.


Choose Penney Azcarate mentioned the usual for dismissing a case at this level within the trial is exceedingly excessive, and that the case must be allowed to maneuver ahead if Depp has offered even a “scintilla” of proof backing up his claims; she then dismissed the movement.

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Heard is countersuing Depp for $100 million.

— with recordsdata from The Related Press 

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