Amber Heard’s lawyers adjourn as civil trial continues

Editor’s Note: Some testimonies contained graphic language and descriptions of sexual and physical assault.

civil trial between Johnny Depp On Tuesday, Amber Heard continued the case as Heard’s legal team heard the case. The trial in Depp’s $50 million lawsuit and Hurd’s $100 million counterclaim is in its sixth week.

Judge Penney Azcarate denied Depp’s attorney’s motion to dismiss her $100 million counterclaim against Depp. The countersuit alleges that Depp’s attorney at the time, Adam Waldman, defamed Hurd by calling her abuse allegations a hoax.

Azkarat said the bar for filing a claim before a jury was very high and said there was enough evidence to proceed. She has ruled that Depp can be held responsible for his lawyer’s statements, a principle disputed by Depp’s team.

In December 2018, Depp sued Hurd in Fairfax County Circuit Court for defaming an op-ed she published in the Washington Post, calling herself a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” His lawyers said he was defamed by the article, even though it never mentioned his name.

CBS News confirmed that Depp’s team is expected to call supermodel Kate Moss, who dated Depp in the 1990s. Earlier, Heard testified that during a fight in 2015, she recalled Depp pushing Moss down the stairs. That opened the door for Depp’s lawyers to have Moss in court.

Depp has Refuse He once hit Hurd and said she was the abuser in the relationship.I heard there is testify She said she suffered more than a dozen separate physical abuses at the hands of Depp.

Also on Tuesday, DC Studios president Walter Hamara testified that Amber Heard’s lack of chemistry with “Aquaman” star Jason Momoa In response, the studio considered replacing her with the upcoming blockbuster sequel, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. spring.

“It’s like what makes a movie star a movie star? You know it when you see it. And the chemistry doesn’t exist,” Hamara told the court.

Hamara’s testimony is contrary to claims by Heard’s lawyers that her role was scaled back and almost entirely removed from the sequel amid public backlash against her allegations of abuse against Depp.

Depp’s lawyer also called the actor’s hand doctor, David A. Kulber, into the stands.Heard’s lawyer called in a hand surgeon, who has not treated Depp, who testified the star’s his finger hurts Unlikely to happen as he claims.

Depp’s lawyer, Wayne Dennison, also tried to discredit expert Dr David Spiegel, whom Hurd’s legal team called and said in earlier testimony, He has not spoken to or assessed Depp in person, but he has reviewed testimony, medical records, video and other evidence.

Dennison questioned whether Spiegel could accurately assess Depp without speaking to him. He also noted that the doctor called Depp an idiot in the recorded testimony.

“So I think back, where did he come from in Europe, the testimony he gave, the video testimony, the night he spent the night before,” Spiegel said. “I think what I said was…if You’re going to do something big for the trial you’re in, and I think you’re an idiot for coming the night before.”

Dennison also questioned why Spiegel thought Depp’s use of headphones in movie scenes was a sign of a cognitive problem.

“Maybe Hollywood stars have been taking the line through the handset. I don’t know, so to speak,” Spiegel said. “I think it’s very unusual if you’re doing a movie and you don’t know the lines. But as you said, I’m just judging, you know, what I’m doing in a lecture, that’s never going to happen.”

Heard’s lawyers reportedly called Depp as a witness on Monday, but they didn’t. Depp’s lawyers are planning to recall the star before the argument ends on Friday.

Both Depp and Heard have testified extensively about the details of their toxic relationship.