Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard live trial updates: Heard defense to continue as case enters final week



Johnny Depp told psychiatrist of ‘chaotic’ relationship with Amber Heard

WARNING: This live blog contains allegations of physical and sexual violence that some readers may find distressing.

Amber Heard’s defense case continues in the defamation trial brought against her by ex-husband Johnny Depp.

Heard is being sued by Depp for $50m for implying he abused her in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed. Although she did not name him, he claims her allegations impacted her ability to work. She is pursuing a counter claim for $100m.

Testimony has been given by several of Heard’s former friends as well as her sister, acting coach, and makeup artist. They all testified either seeing her injuries or alleged altercations with Depp.

On Thursday, Depp’s longtime friend spoke of a jealous streak in the actor, while his former agent said he romanticized drugs and constantly showed up late to sets impacting his career.

The actor’s ex-business manager described his increasingly dire financial situation and “erratic behaviour” relating to drugs and alcohol. Actor and Depp-ex Ellen Barkin recalled him drinking all the time and once throwing a wine bottle across a room during an argument.

Testimony resumes on Monday.

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Heard’s sister says Depp asked her to sign NDA after he hit her and trashed closet

Amber Heard’s sister has claimed that Johnny Depp asked her to sign a non-disclosure agreement after he allegedly hit her during a violent attack on the Aquaman actress.

The incident, which became known as “the staircase incident”, allegedly took place in March 2015 inside the downtown Los Angeles penthouse in the Eastern Columbia Building where Ms Heard and Mr Depp lived together.

Oliver O’Connell22 May 2022 12:00

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Editor’s Letter: Analyzing data from the Depp v Heard trial is more complicated than you’d think

I analyze audience interactions all day, every day – and I know that sometimes a story isn’t quite what it seems, writes Lucy Anna Gray.

Oliver O’Connell22 May 2022 11:00

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Depp cackled as he held dog out of car window, court hears

Johnny Depp dangled his dog out of the window of a moving car and joked about putting it in a microwave after he became angry with Amber Heard over a painting from her former partner, according to bombshell courtroom testimony.

Oliver O’Connell22 May 2022 10:00

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10 celebrities who’ve been named in the defamation trial

When a relationship between two A-listers self-destructs, there’s bound to be some collateral.

Below, we have collated 10 celebrities who have made an appearance, whether they like it or not, in the trial between Depp and Heard.

Oliver O’Connell22 May 2022 09:00

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Heard’s friend recalls Johnny Depp ‘screaming, spitting and cursing’ at him

Johnny Depp was reportedly “screaming, cursing and spitting” at a former friend on the last night that he allegedly violently abused Amber Heard, according to damning courtroom testimony.

A pre-recorded deposition from Josh Drew on 11 November 2019 was played in court.

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Heard’s ex-friend cries as she feared ‘monster’ Depp would ‘do something worse than he intended’

Amber Heard’s former best friend broke down in tears as she described how she feared “monster” Johnny Depp would “do something worse than he intended” to the Aquaman actress.

Raquel Pennington testified in the former couple’s multi-million-dollar defamation trial on Wednesday where she told jurors that she was “scared” for her friend’s safety around her then-husband Mr Depp.

“In the beginning I wasn’t worried. Towards the end when the physical abuse was more evident I was worried,” she sobbed.

Oliver O’Connell22 May 2022 07:00

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Heard friend says she saw bruises inflicted by Depp

A friend of actor Amber Heard testified Wednesday that she saw the bruises and cuts left in the aftermath of multiple incidents of abuse inflicted by Heard’s ex-husband, Johnny Depp.

In a recorded deposition played for jurors, Raquel Pennington said she never personally witnessed Depp strike Heard. But she said she saw her injuries, and she took photos of her Heard’s face in December 2015 after a fight in which Heard says Depp head-butted her and perhaps broke her nose.

Oliver O’Connell22 May 2022 04:59

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Eva Green says Depp will emerge from Heard trial ‘with his wonderful heart revealed to the world’

The actor, who appeared alongside Depp in 2012’s Dark Shadowsshared an image to Instagram of the two of them together on the red carpet.

Oliver O’Connell22 May 2022 04:00

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Depp’s lawyer accuses Amber Heard of staging cocaine photo

Camille Vasquez suggested during cross-examination that the photo was inauthentic, citing a single, unsmoked hand-rolled cigarette in the ashtray, four neat lines of cocaine with no residue and a “pretty neat table”.

“It doesn’t really look like Mr Depp or anyone was doing cocaine off that table, does it?” Ms Vasquez asked.

What followed was a bizarre back and forth about the logistics of consuming the drug.

Johnny Depp’s lawyer accuses Amber Heard of staging cocaine photo

Johnny Depp’s lawyer has accused Amber Heard of staging a photograph of her breakfast table on which Mr Depp allegedly snorted cocaine. Camille Vasquez suggested during cross-examination that the photo was inauthentic, citing a single, unsmoked hand-rolled cigarette in the ashtray, four neat lines of cocaine with no residue and a “pretty neat table”.“It doesn’t really look like Mr Depp or anyone was doing cocaine off that table, does it?” Ms Vasquez asked. What followed was a bizarre back and forth about the logistics of consuming the drug. Click here to sign up for our newsletters.

Oliver O’Connell22 May 2022 02:00


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