New revelations following the aftermath of the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard defamation trial are coming to the surface, following the weekend where thousands of pages of records, which have mountains worth of information from the explosive case were unsealed. This also included text messages between Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson. Now, it is Heard’s sister, Whitney Henriquez, who is allegedly responsible for a new set of information reaching the public’s eye, as claimed by her former employer, Jennifer Howell.
Apparently, the former boss and friend of Heard’s sister had made certain statements in her deposition which are now coming to light, after the collection of unsealed court documents has been unveiled. Henriquez’s former art-curator employer had reportedly heard her freak out over Depp’s finger injury.
The Incident Of The Injured Finger
In April, actor Johnny Depp, who has starred in films like Pirates of the Caribbean, Cry-Baby, and Transcendence, testified that amidst a fight with Amber Heard, the 36-year-old actress threw a vodka bottle at him, which adversely injured the tip of his finger, and sliced it off as the bottle had splintered. This claim saw its rebuttal by Heard, who denied the allegations of having hurt the actor. She stated that the injury was self-inflicted when the actor was drunk and in extreme rage. The Aquaman actress also claimed that the 59-year-old actor had proceeded to sexually assault her with the bottle.
Unsealed Documents Seem To Indicate Amber Heard At Fault
With the unveiling of the set of legal documents which featured certain claims that Depp and Heard’s lawyers wanted to exhibit or remove from the defamation trial, a statement that was made by Jennifer Howell, a former friend of Henriquez, and also her older boss, has come to the public’s attention.
In the transcript of her deposition to Camille Vasquez, Howell made claims that Henriquez was present with her when the Aquaman actress had allegedly contacted her sister to tell her about the aftermath of the finger injury incident. In the deposition, Howell had stated the following:
“She just screamed, ‘She’s done it now. She’s cut off his Goddamn finger,’ and made this huge proclamation. And I pushed my chair back. I was like, ‘What? And she goes, ‘She cut off his finger. She cut off his finger.’ And then she bolted out the door and was like, ‘I got to call somebody. I got to call somebody,'”
In her statement, Howell also made it abundantly clear when Vasquez asked for specifications; the “he” and “she” mentioned in her claims were Amber Heard and Johnny Depp. The art curator went on to say the following:
“She [Amber Heard] apparently had thrown a bottle and cut off his finger, is what [Henriquez] reported when she came back in from whoever she talked to outside.”
This transcription of Howell’s deposition stated that she was a witness to the interaction that took place between Heard and her sister. Whether the claims are true or not, is not known.
What Is The Verdict?
Previously in court, Depp claimed to have lied to the doctor about his finger injury to save Heard from any potential trouble. This is what he had to say:
“I didn’t want to get [Amber Heard] in trouble. I tried to just keep things as copacetic and as easy as possible for everyone.”
The aftermath of the protracted trial, more than before, has led us into murky waters, with new information getting released or surfacing up to the public day by day. With alleged claims that have rebuttals and speculative rebuttals which have refutations of their own, the primary issue seems to have more depth to it than what initially met the eye.
Following the official verdict of the defamation trial on June 1, there was a conclusion. The jury directed the Aquaman actress to pay $10.35 million in damages to Johnny Depp in addition to $350,000 in punitive penalties. While several media sites have covered Amber Heard’s bankruptcy, it appears that there is still more information to be revealed about the contentious trial in the following future, taking into consideration how Heard challenged the verdict of the court.
Amber Heard is next set to appear in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, which will be released on March 17, 2023.
Source: New York Post