Johnny Depp found humor in a question posed during a Disney executive’s testimony in the ongoing defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard.
In a pre-recorded deposition presented to the court on Thursday May 19, Tina Newman – who works on the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise – was asked about Depp’s future in a potential sixth film.
“Do you know if Mr. Depp is being considered for a role in Hacker 6?“asked Heard’s lawyer.
To which Newman replied “I don’t know one way or the other”, adding that “the decision is not within my professional responsibilities. It is above my salary”.
The lawyer continued: “Is Disney aware that Mr. Depp testified under oath that he would not take another Pirates of the Caribbean franchise role for $300 million and a million alpacas? »
Again, Newman replied, “No.”
When asked even more if Disney is having fun “paying Mr. Depp over $300 million and [providing] him with more than a million alpacas to be able to obtain his services for any future Pirates of the Caribbean role,” the executive replied, “No.
We could see Depp and his lawyer Camille Vasquez laughing together following the question.
Depp is suing Heard for $50m (£38.2m). He alleges that Heard implied he assaulted her in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed on domestic violence.
Heard is counter-suing for $100m (£80.9m), accusing Depp of orchestrating a ‘smear campaign’ against her and describing her lawsuit as a continuation of ‘abuse and harassment’.
You can follow with The Independent’s live blog of the trial here.