The Depp v. Heard trial has become the talk of the tinsel town. A report shows it has garnered more social foot traffic than the Ukraine war, inflation, COVID-19, and the recent abortion rights cases combined. With news source outlets covering the trial frame by frame, it has become hard to miss out on the court interactions. However, even with so much laid out in the open, there was still new information coming to light as Heard’s witnesses took the stand. The latest viral testimonies included those of Elizabeth Marz and Amber Heard’s sister among others.
Amber Heard’s Sister Speaks Out in Court
On Wednesday, May 18th, Whitney Henriquez, Amber Heard’s sister testified in court. She stayed with the couple intermittently for the 4 years of their relationship and was present during several of their fights. When asked if she advised her sister to stay in the relationship even after the abuse, she replied it was an oversimplification of the situation. Henriquez said, “Amber was very much in love, so was Johnny. Whether or not I was okay with what was happening, it wasn’t my place”.
Whitney Henriquez testified that during one such fight in March 2015, Depp ran upstairs after her. He reportedly hit her in the back and Heard smacked him saying, “Don’t hit my f***ing sister.” By the time the security guard could separate them, she said, “Johnny had already grabbed Amber by the hair with one hand and was whacking her repeatedly in the face with the other.” She believed that the marriage was not yet past the point of no return in October 2015, despite there being signs of alleged abuse against her sister.
Depp claimed that he had not abused Heard or hit any woman in his testimony.
Suggested reading: Amber Heard’s Sister Testifies in Court
The Brief Affair with Elon Musk
Amber Heard and Elon Musk met on the set of Machete Kills in 2013. Although both were married to their respective partners at the time, they quickly became close friends. Both Heard and Elon got divorced in 2016, and a few months later, they started a short-lived romance. However, claiming distance as a factor, they broke up, issuing a joint statement that they still loved one another.
During the trial, Heard recollected an incident where she was “stood up” by Depp during a Met Gala event. She praised her ex-boyfriend Elon for coming to the rescue then.
The Involvement of Whitney Henriquez
Whitney revealed in her testimony that she had joked with Depp about hitting her sister in the past. “Knowing what I know now, I regret that”, she further added.
During her cross-examination, she surprisingly revealed that there was rarely a time when she wasn’t sober when she stayed with Heard and Depp. She also spoke up about doing cocaine with Depp once. When asked about the abuse, she testified that there was a single instance when she physically witnessed Depp striking Heard.
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