Actress Amber Heard returned this Tuesday to court in Fairfax, in the US state of Virginia, to face Johnny Depp’s legal team again, with lawyer Camille Vasquez conducting a cross-examination which, on several occasions , became visibly hostile. This was followed by an opportunity for Amber’s attorney, Elaine Bredehoft, to ask final questions. But what stands out most in the home stretch of the actress’ testimony is the war between the two causes, with hundreds of ‘objections’ on both sides and numerous demands for the two to talk in private with Judge Penney Azcarate.
Camille Vasquez has returned to get involved in an attempt to discredit Amber Heard’s abuse allegations, presenting a knife that the actress gave as a gift to the star of the saga Pirates of the Caribbean and revealing affectionate notes the accused wrote to her.
Vasquez asked jurors to examine the knife Heard gave Depp in 2012, the year the actress claims her ex-husband had already revealed his violent side. “Is this the knife you gave to the man who got drunk and violent with you?” he asked. “It’s the knife I gave him as a gift, yes,” Amber Heard confirmed, adding that she didn’t think he was going to stab her.
This was followed by the revelation of a diary in which the former couple exchanged messages. And Depp’s lawyer used the love notes written by Amber Heard to question the actress’ previous testimony. For example, the note written after the honeymoon, during which Mera de Aquaman she said her fiancé attacked her by wrapping a t-shirt around her neck. But, in the diary, after the trip, we can read Amber’s testimony that “I couldn’t imagine a more dazzling honeymoon”, among other enthusiastic predicates, ending with “I love you more and more more every day.” The actress explained that it was a way of “nurturing peace”, noting that “when things were going well, they were going really well”.
Amber Heard was even asked about her written plans to have drugs at her wedding party, when Johnny Depp was described by the actress as someone who had a substance abuse problem and became violent under the influence. influence of alcohol or drugs. Heard clarified that plans had changed.
After the cross-examination, it is the turn of Elaine Bredehoft to try to reverse the image that Depp’s lawyer drew for the jurors. However, Heard’s lawyer’s questions were constantly challenged by Camille Vasquez, and the judge often agreed, not allowing the actress to correct relevant information left on the air in previous hours. Elaine Bredehoft, on the other hand, was often unable to formulate questions that were not objectionable and, according to journalist Danielle Dell’Oliowho have the Podcast innocent to drunk and he’s spent his days inside the courtroom, with audiences and hallways alike joking that Bredehoft is “the best lawyer Johnny Depp has on his team.”
The defense continued with two previously recorded testimonies from friends of Amber Heard losing the shine of the first part of the day and with experts questioning the strategy of the actress’ lawyers.
Judgment in 6 moments
Johnny Depp sues Amber Heard for defamation after publishing an article in The Washington Post in which the actress identified herself as an abuse survivor. The actor is claiming compensation of 50 million dollars (48 million euros), claiming to have lost his job because of the accusation which he describes as false. For her part, Amber Heard fought back with a $100 million ($96 million) defamation lawsuit, arguing that Depp defamed her by calling her a liar.
The trial began on April 11 and closing arguments are scheduled to be heard on May 27. At that time, well into week five, here are six key moments:
1. Depp accused of hearing about violence
Johnny Depp testified that never heard or any other woman. The actor said that was an ex-wife turned violent and “bullied” him, having chosen to walk away most of the time. “If I stayed to discuss, I knew that [Amber Heard] would escalate into violence, and it often did.
2. The Australian incident
In early 2015, the couple went to Australia, where the filming of the fifth volume of Pirates of the Caribbean, and both refer to a violent argument. But the story of the two couldn’t be more different: Depp said Heard threw a bottle of vodka that cut off his right middle finger. The actor said he was in shock and wrote messages on the wall using blood from his own finger. Heard described being sexually assaulted by Depp. Between sobs, the actress described that Depp put a glass bottle in your vagina and threatened her with death.
3. Other attacks in 2015
Amber Heard reported that in 2015, Depp broke his nose and tore out strands of hair during a heated argument.
4. Accusation of using Photoshop
Amber Heard’s team have submitted photographs in which they claim injuries are visible, including scars on her arm and redness and swelling around one eye which the actress claims was affected by a phone launched by Depp. Depp’s attorneys showed photographs of the couple’s public appearances from the time no injuries are seen, suggesting the evidence presented was altered, an argument the actress would also use against her ex-husband during the suit. -examination.
5. Feces in bed
Johnny Depp testified that feces was found in the couple’s bed in 2016 and one of his security guards said Amber Heard told him it was “an awful prank gone wrong”. the actress refuse had done it before and suggested that one of the couple’s dogs might be responsible.
6. Hate Messages
Amber Heard’s lawyers presented text messages in which Johnny Depp called Heard a “dirty whore” and said he wanted her dead. In a message sent to actor Paul Bettany (the Vision of Marvel) in 2013, Depp wrote“Let’s drown it before we burn it”.