Legal professionals for Johnny Depp on Tuesday questioned the truthfulness of Amber Heard’s accusation that Depp sexually assaulted her with a liquor bottle.
Heard was cross-examined after her testimony in Depp’s libel swimsuit towards her.
Depp is suing Heard in Virginia’s Fairfax County Circuit Court docket over a December 2018 op-ed she wrote in The Washington Publish describing herself as “a public determine representing home abuse.” His attorneys say he was defamed by the article although it by no means talked about his title. The trial is now in its fifth week.
Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez, questioned Heard about quite a lot of incidents by which she says she was assaulted by Depp.
Questioning was notably intense over a March 2015 combat the couple had in Australia, shortly after they have been married, whereas Depp was capturing a fifth movie within the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.
It was throughout that combat that Heard says she was sexually assaulted. Depp, then again, says he was the sufferer, and that he misplaced the tip of his center finger when Heard threw a vodka bottle at him.
Vasquez questioned why Heard by no means sought medical consideration, although she stated her toes have been minimize by damaged glass and she or he was bleeding after the assault.
“You are the one who assaulted somebody with a bottle in Australia, is not that proper, Ms. Heard?” Vasquez requested.
“I did not assault Johnny in Australia. I did not assault Johnny ever,” Heard responded.
Vasquez then questioned why Heard wrote a sequence of affection notes to Depp within the months after she stated she was assaulted.
Heard has stated she believed Depp had hit all-time low after the Australia combat and was dedicated to sobriety. She has stated a lot of the assaults occurred whereas Depp was underneath the affect of medication or alcohol.
“When issues have been good, they have been actually good,” she stated.
There was additionally testimony about Heard’s $100 million counterclaim towards Depp. She says she was defamed by Depp’s lawyer, Adam Waldman, when he known as Heard’s accusations a hoax.
Heard has stated the accusations harm her profession, however Vasquez pointed to a sequence of unfavourable articles about Heard that preceded Waldman’s feedback.
The jury additionally heard an audio recording of a verbal combat between the 2 by which every belittled the opposite’s appearing profession. Heard laughed mockingly at Depp’s career-making function within the ’80s tv present “21 Soar Avenue.”
“Hey, not less than I did not do, like, a teeny present the place I am a heartthrob. God that might be, like, embarrassing,” Heard stated.
Depp responded with dismissive commentary about Heard’s greatest movie function to this point, shouting “Aquaman!” in a mocking solution to denigrate the superhero movie.
And Heard took offense when Vasquez advised that Heard solely received the function in “Aquaman” with Depp’s assist.
“Excuse me?” Heard stated. “No, Ms. Vasquez, I received myself that function by auditioning.”
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