Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard trial live: Heard’s friend tells court of Pirates actor’s ‘rage’

Security video shows James Franco visiting Amber Heard at penthouse

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

Cross-examination of Amber Heard has concluded in the fifth week of her trial for defamation in the case 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.

Following direct examination of Heard, Depp’s lawyer challenged her testimony, which extensively covered the troubled relationship between the actors and detailed alleged physical fights — including a harrowing account of a brutal and bloody altercation in Australia.

Heard was also accused of staging a photo of cocaine on a breakfast table and questioned about her account of fights and alleged incidents of sexual assault. She was also grilled over missing charitable donations pledged from the divorce settlement. Footage was shown to the court of James Franco visiting her penthouse de ella the night before she filed for divorce from Depp.

In a prerecorded deposition, Heard’s friend iO Tiller Wright says Depp told him of “bouts of jealousy” that fueled his alcohol issues and led to “rage activities”.


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“I have experienced great bouts of jealousy in relationships that had also led to a lot of drinking and a lot of rage activities,” testified Mr Tillett Wright.

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Heard cross-examined about her previous domestic violence arrest

Ms Heard returned to the witness stand on Tuesday (17 May) for her fourth day of testimony. She was cross-examined by Mr Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez.

Ms Vasquez brought up claims faced by Ms Heard in 2009, when she was arrested over an alleged domestic violence incident involving her then-partner Tasya van Ree.

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Heard’s friend claims Depp said he could ‘punch her in the face’ after wedding

Amber Heard’s friend has claimed that Johnny Depp said he would be able to “punch her in the face” once they were married in bombshell testimony during the couple’s high-stakes defamation trial in Fairfax, Virginia.

In pre-recorded testimony played to the court on Tuesday, Ms Heard’s friend iO Tillett Wright told the court about a conversation he had with Mr Depp at the couple’s wedding in the Bahamas back in 2015.

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Resurfaced tweet shows Heard mocking Depp’s ‘short’ lawyer

On Tuesday, jurors at the former couple’s multi-million-dollar defamation trial were shown a social media post from Ms Heard dated 26 March 2021 where she replied to a tweet from her ex-husband’s former attorney Adam Waldman.

Mr Waldman had tweeted a picture of the actress seeking to discredit her allegations of abuse after a UK court refused Mr Depp the right to appeal his case against The Sun newspaper.

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Heard denies Depp landed her Aquaman role

Heard’s cross-examination continues today in the fifth week of the defamation trial brought against her by her ex-husband.

Speaking today (17 May) in court, Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez implied that The Pirates of the Caribbean actor secured Heard the role of Mera in the 2018 film.

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Depp smiles as Heard’s lawyer impersonates his voice

Johnny Depp cracked a smile as Amber Heard’s lawyer appeared to do an impression of the Hollywood star’s voice during the former couple’s defamation trial.

Mr Depp smirked with amusement as attorney Elaine Bredehoft attempted to mimick the actor as she asked Ms Heard a question about a tape her ex-husband had spoken on.

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Depp v Heard trial receives more online attention than fight for abortion rights

The Johnny Depp v Amber Heard trial has received more online attention than the fight for abortion rights in the US, data shows.

Social media interactions are defined in this context as likes, comments, and shares, per Axios.

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Video shows James Franco visiting Amber Heard night before she filed for divorce

The surveillance footage was played to jurors in the courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on Tuesday morning as Ms Heard endured intense cross-examination from Mr Depp’s legal team during the former couple’s high-stakes defamation trial.

The video shows Mr Franco arriving at Ms Heard’s penthouse apartment in the Eastern Columbia Building in Los Angeles at around 10.50pm on 22 May 2016.

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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