The high-profile legal dispute between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard started on Monday, April 11, and the trial is for sure being televised. Depp is suing his ex for defamation, asserting she harmed his reputation when she opened up to the world about her experience in domestic violence at home in an op-ed published in The Washington Post in December 2018. While Depp wasn’t named in the article, he asserts in his lawsuit that it implied he abused her, which he says adversely affected his career.
Depp and Heard got married in 2015 yet parted in May 2016, when Heard sought domestic violence restraining order against him and blamed him for abusing her. Depp denied the claims made by heard, and the two privately addressed their divorce out of court in August 2016. This most recent trial follows closely following a trial in London, in which Depp sued the British newspaper The Sun for calling him a “wife-beater.” The actor lost the case, for which Heard testified. The “Pirates of the Caribbean” entertainer/actor initially filed this lawsuit against Heard for defamation in March 2019, and the trial officially started in Fairfax, Virginia, on April 11.
Main Key Points from The Johnny Depp vs Amber Head Trial
- Depp describes his finger being severed in a vodka bottle during a fight with Heard
- Depp says his relationship with Heard reflected abuse by his mom
- Depp cringes as he describes seeing photographs of feces on his bed
- Depp lets the court know that abuse allegations turned him from ‘Cinderella to Quasimodo’
- Depp testified on Wednesday (20 April) in Fairfax, Virginia, as part of the lawsuit he has filed against his ex Amber Heard. During his testimony, Depp said his daughter Lily-Rose Depp, the oldest of his two kids with Vanessa Paradis, didn’t attend his wedding to Heard in 2015.
- Johnny Depp’s taste for tattoos was raised during his defamation trial against his ex Amber Heard as he revealed there’s one, specifically, she didn’t like, as per his testimony on Wednesday.
- Johnny Depp says Amber Heard decided to file a “cruel” restraining order against him the same day as his movie premiere, the Alice Through the Looking Glass, and his girl’s birthday. “I felt like it was unquestionably cruel… I felt it was treachery,” he told the court in Fairfax, Virginia.
Depp blames Amber Heard for denying him withdrawal medications during detox.
Johnny Depp has blamed Amber Heard for denying him withdrawal medicine as he attempted to detox from opioids, referring to it as “the lowest point in my life”. Mr. Depp told the court that although he was not comfortable letting it be known openly, he owned a private island in the Bahamas, where he traveled with private nurse Debbie Lloyd and Ms. Heard to detox. He told the court, during his defamation trial against his ex-wife, about the aggravation he felt as he tried to kick the drugs, describing it as “like nothing I’ve ever experienced before”.
Heard admits to hitting Depp in the recording played in court.
Amber Heard could be heard admitting to hitting Johnny Depp on a recording played in court during the defamation trial on Wednesday. Ms. Heard and Mr. Depp quarreled over the physical altercation on the recording, during which she said she hit Mr. Depp; however, she didn’t “deck” him. She likewise told Mr. Depp to “grow up”, calling him a “baby”. The recording was played in court on Wednesday.
Audio recordings of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard discussing a fight wherein she confesses to hitting him, and he claims she kicked the washroom door against his head were played to the jury in Johnny Depp’s defamation trial. The recordings seem to have been made by Depp, who stated that he makes it a habit to do as such.
Where To Watch Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard trial in The US, UK, And Aus
The Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard trial is receiving live TV coverage by Court TV. You can watch the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial online over at Court TV’s site, yet it isn’t accessible on YouTube or any significant streaming platforms.
“Court cases that are as high-profile as this one frequently make a ton of noise, and it tends to be hard for viewers to get through these interruptions to have a reasonable image of current realities, however that is where we come in,” Ethan Nelson, acting head of Court TV, said in a public statement. “Between the camera feed directly from the court and our first-class lineup of talent, Court TV will be the true source of a fair-minded, down-the-center point of view of the trial as it unfolds.” Court TV’s live group will highlight anchors Vinnie Politan, Julie Grant, Michael Ayala, Ted Rowlands, and Ashley Willcott, in addition to reporters Julia Jenaé, Chanley Painter, and Joy Lim Nakrin.
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