Depp lawyer accuses Hurd of fake tears during ‘performance of her life’
Amber Heard’s defamation trial has ended in the case brought against her by ex-husband Johnny Depp. The jury is now considering six weeks of testimony but has been sent home for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Heard Depp sued for $50m for suggesting he abused her in 2018 Washington post column. Although she did not name him, he claimed her allegations affected his ability to work. She is seeking a $100 million countersuit.
In Depp’s closing arguments, his lawyers asked jurors to “give him his life” as he claimed it was “ruined” by Heard’s domestic abuse charges. They claim Heard would rather fight than let the actor go, call her claims an act of extreme cruelty to the real survivors, and say she gave her life in the stands.
Heard’s lawyers said the ruling in Depp’s favor would make jurors “accomplices” in his abuse and “global humiliation campaign” and ended by accusing the actor of “laughing” and “sarcastic comments,” adding that he Participated in “blaming the victim is the most disgusting”.
Argument with Johnny Depp lawyer heard when asked about Kate Moss
On Thursday, Ms Heard returned to the stand as the last witness in her rebuttal and spoke of the toll the trial had taken on her as she was “harassed, humiliated and threatened” by Mr Depp’s fans on a daily basis.
She then faced intense cross-examination by Mr. Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez, who began by claiming the trial was tough because her “lies have been exposed so many times, right?”
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Asked on Thursday (May 26) how the Depp-Waldman statement as the center of the counterclaim had affected her, Ms Heard said: “I’ve been harassed, humiliated, threatened every day.”
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Former TMZ employee hits back at Heard attorney
Morgan Tremaine attended as a witness Pirates of the Caribbean Actors in Fairfax, Virginia on Wednesday.
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Recap: Depp’s testimony on Heard
Depp’s testimony to Heard spanned three and a half days in April and revolved around his claim that the abuser was her, not him.
He describes how they quickly fell in love after meeting on the set of The Rum Diary, until everything went downhill.
Here are the main revelations from his testimony:
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Recap: Hear testimony about Depp
In several days of testimony earlier this month, Hurd recounted her tumultuous relationship with Mr Depp.
She first provides background on how they met and fell in love, before sharing several allegations of physical and sexual abuse.
Here are the main revelations from her testimony:
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In a sea of loyal fans camped at Depp v. Heard trial
Yvonne Deboer booked a full year off to support Johnny Depp.
The travel agent and self-proclaimed “number one fan” left her life in Los Angeles for Fairfax, Virginia, for the actor’s entire defamation trial.
For the past six weeks, she has watched the case unfold inside the courtroom every day and camped outside the courtroom every night to snap up one of the limited spaces in the public gallery the next morning.
Ms. Doboer is one of hundreds of fans who have devoted more than a month to the trial. the following, The Independent Rachel Sharp spoke to many of them outside the courthouse about why they came:
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Explained: The fight where Johnny Depp had his finger cut off
A particularly uphill battle has featured prominently in the trial against Johnny Depp and Amber Heard over more than six weeks of explosive testimony.
The well-known “fingerless incident” occurred in March 2015, when the couple lived in Australia while Depp was filming the fifth film. Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise.
Depp and Heard each recounted the events that led to Depp losing his fingertips. He claimed when Ms Heard threw a vodka bottle at him it was cut off. Ms Heard said she was not awake when the injuries occurred and claims Depp attacked her with a vodka bottle the same night.
Lawyers for both actors brought in their own medical experts to testify about the injuries and what might have caused them, while Depp’s witnesses described efforts to find fingertips.
The jury was also shown numerous photos of Depp’s injuries, as well as messages he wrote on the walls with blood and paint that night.
Whether jurors choose to believe Mr Depp or Ms Heard’s account of the fight could have a huge impact on the outcome of a case in which both stars claim they were victims of the other.
The Independent Megan Sheets explains the in-game evidence:
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Narrator: How did this experiment come about?
As the verdict approaches, here’s all the information on the case:
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The most explosive moment in the star-studded defamation trial so far
During six weeks of testimony, the jury heard from a string of witnesses including the couple’s friends, psychiatrists, surgeons and the actor himself. The testimony painted a fascinating and disturbing portrait of a doomed marriage, with outright violent fights, drug use and vicious remarks about each other. Here are some of the most dramatic moments.
During six weeks of testimony, the jury heard from a string of witnesses including the couple’s friends, psychiatrists, surgeons and the actor himself. The testimony painted a fascinating and disturbing portrait of a doomed marriage, with outright violent fights, drug use and vicious remarks about each other.Here are some of the most dramatic moments
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Judge and staff in Depp v. Hurd applaud in court as jury sends out to deliberate
Rachel Sharp reported from Fairfax County, Virginia.
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