Johnny Depp’s lawyer continues to question Amber Heard in civil

Johnny Depp’s lawyer continues to question Amber Heard in civil

Johnny Depp’s attorney will continue his cross-examination of his ex-wife Amber Heard on Tuesday as the actor speaks on his fourth day of testimony.

Heard concluded her direct testimony on Monday with a third day focusing on the final months of her marriage to Depp. Next, Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez pressed Heard on cross-examination on photos taken in the days after Depp’s alleged assaults, and whether she had made any pledged donations to two charities as part of the $7 million divorce settlement. Heard testified that she did not want to.

Amber Heard testifies in trial
Amber Heard testifies in the defamation case filed against her by Johnny Depp, at the Fairfax County Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., Monday, May 16, 2022.

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Heard told jurors that she was repeatedly physically and sexually abused before and during her brief marriage to Depp, which lasted from 2015 to 2016. In her testimony, Depp denied ever abusing Heard.

Depp is suing Heard in Fairfax County Circuit Court for $50 million for defamation over an op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post describing herself as “a public figure representing domestic violence.” His lawyers say he was defamed by the 2018 article even though he never mentioned his name. Heard is suing for $100 million.

The high-profile trial, in which Depp has already spent four days on the stand, has generated considerable public interest. Fans showed up at the courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia each day.

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