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Testimony continues in civil trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
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Testimony continues in civil trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

Editor's note: Some testimony contains graphic language and descriptions of sexual and physical assault.Testimony continued Wednesday in the civil trial between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard. Depp is suing Heard for $50 million over a a December 2018 op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post. Heard is counter-suing for $100 million.The op-ed, in which Heard describes herself as "a public figure representing domestic abuse," does not name Depp, though his lawyers say he was defamed by it. Heard has said Depp sexually and physically assaulted her, and is lying about her. Depp says he never abused Heard. On Wednesday, jurors heard the taped deposition of Heard's friend, Raquel Pennington. Raquel Pennington testifies during a previously recorded video deposition in the c...
Amber Heard finishes testimony in civil trial over lawsuit filed by ex-husband Johnny Depp
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Amber Heard finishes testimony in civil trial over lawsuit filed by ex-husband Johnny Depp

Lawyers 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 suit against her.Depp is suing Heard in Virginia's Fairfax County Circuit Court over a December 2018 op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post describing herself as "a public figure representing domestic abuse." His lawyers say he was defamed by the article even though it never mentioned his name. The trial is now in its fifth week.Depp's lawyer, Camille Vasquez, questioned Heard about a variety of incidents in which she says she was assaulted by Depp.Questioning was particularly intense over a March 2015 fight the couple had in Australia, shortly after they were married, while Depp was sho...
Johnny Depp’s attorney presses Amber Heard on photos, donation as cross-examination starts
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Johnny Depp’s attorney presses Amber Heard on photos, donation as cross-examination starts

Editor's note: Some testimony contains graphic language and descriptions of sexual and physical assault.Jurors in Johnny Depp's libel trial against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, saw photos Monday of her with red marks and swelling on her face after their final fight before their divorce, and heard testimony about her expertise in covering up bruises with makeup.Heard concluded her direct testimony in a Virginia courtroom with a third day that was centered on the final months of her marriage to Depp. His lawyers began their cross-examination later in the afternoon. Amber Heard testifies in the libel case filed against her by Johnny Depp, at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., on Monday, May 16, 2022.  Steve ...
Amber Heard resumes testifying in defense of lawsuit by ex-husband Johnny Depp
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Amber Heard resumes testifying in defense of lawsuit by ex-husband Johnny Depp

Editor's note: Some testimony contains graphic language and descriptions of sexual and physical assault.Actor Amber Heard is expected to resume her testimony Monday, after a weeklong break in the trial of the libel lawsuit filed by her ex-husband, actor Johnny Depp.When she last took the stand in the $50 million civil trial, Heard tearfully told jurors that Depp sexually assaulted her with a liquor bottle in an alcohol-fueled rage. The graphic description of the sexual assault left Heard fighting for her composure as she described it to jurors. Depp is suing Heard over a December 2018 op-ed in The Washington Post she wrote describing herself as "a public figure representing domestic abuse." His lawyers say he was defamed by the article even though it never mentioned his name. ...
Amber Heard details fights, accuses ex-husband Johnny Depp of physical, sexual abuse in second day of testimony
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Amber Heard details fights, accuses ex-husband Johnny Depp of physical, sexual abuse in second day of testimony

Editor's note: Some testimony contains graphic language and descriptions of sexual and physical assault.Actor Amber Heard tearfully told jurors Thursday that Johnny Depp sexually assaulted her with a liquor bottle in an alcohol-fueled rage as she returned to the stand Thursday, her second day of testimony in the civil trial for the $50 million libel lawsuit filed by her ex-husband.Depp is suing Heard for libel over a December 2018 op-ed in The Washington Post she wrote describing herself as "a public figure representing domestic abuse." His lawyers say he was defamed by the article even though it never mentioned his name.The March 2015 incident in Australia, where Depp was filming the fifth "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie, is sharply disputed and has been a focal point of the four-week ci...
Amber Heard takes the stand in civil trial, says Johnny Depp hit her
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Amber Heard takes the stand in civil trial, says Johnny Depp hit her

Amber Heard said she knew she should leave Johnny Depp the first time he hit her, but she couldn't bring herself to do it."I knew I couldn't just forgive him, right, because that means it will happen again. Like, I've seen the health class videos," Heard told the court through tears as she took the stand in Depp's libel lawsuit against her. "I was heartbroken."She walked away after being slapped, but a few days later Depp came back with an apology, a few cases of her favorite wine, and a promise he'd never do it again, Heard testified."I wanted to believe him, so I chose to," she said.Depp, 58, is suing Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court in Virginia after she wrote a December 2018 op-ed in The Washington Post describing herself as "a public figure representing domestic abuse."...
Security guard testifies in Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard
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Security guard testifies in Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard

The trial over Johnny Depp's $50 million defamation suit against ex-wife Amber Heard resumed Monday with testimony from a man who worked as a security guard for Depp. Travis McGivern described hearing arguments between the couple ramp up after they returned from a trip to Australia in March 2015, "I wouldn't say nightly, but every other night, several times a week."Heard has accused Depp of physically and sexually assaulting her on multiple occasions before and during their brief marriage. He then sued her for defamation after she wrote an op-ed in 2018 in The Washington Post in which she referred to herself as a "public figure representing domestic abuse."She never mentioned Depp by name in the op-ed, but his lawyers argued it was a clear reference to accusations Heard made in 2016 when s...
Amber Heard’s attorneys call witnesses in Johnny Depp’s defamation suit against ex-wife
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Amber Heard’s attorneys call witnesses in Johnny Depp’s defamation suit against ex-wife

Attorneys for Johnny Depp rested their case Tuesday in his defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard after testimony from a former nurse for Heard and a forensic accountant.The judge let Depp move forward with his suit after Heard's lawyers asked the judge to dismiss the case, arguing that Depp had failed to make his case as a matter of law and that no reasonable jury could find in his favor.But the judge, Penney Azcarate, said the standard for dismissing a case at this point in the trial is exceedingly high, and that the case should be allowed to move forward if Depp has provided even a "scintilla" of evidence backing up his claims.Heard's team will begin to present its witnesses after more than three weeks of testimony from Depp's witnesses, including four days on the stand from...