Probably the most talked about ‘controversy couple’ in Hollywood history, the Johnny depp-Amber Heard trial is all set for an explosive beginning. It is allegations galore at Depp town as Amber Heard goes on the offensive. Her lawyers accuse Johnny depp of not just domestic abuse but full-scale sexual assault. Moreover the Johnny Depp Amber Heard trial is showing us new aspects of the case that have been never seen before. Heard’s team is blaming Johnny Depp for trying to destroy Heard’s life and career.
Some believe her, claiming what Amber Heard’s saying is true. Other people are saying Amber Heard is giving an Oscar winning “performance of a lifetime.”
The $50 Million Defamation Lawsuit Is Going In Heard’s Favor
The Johnny Depp Amber Heard trial will see Depp aiming for a $50 Million compensation. Depp accuses Heard of defaming him and taking down his movie career. Depp alleges that Heard tanked his career when she agreed to do a 2018 Washington op-ed post on their relationship troubles. But from the looks of it, Amber Heard woke up today and chose violence.
Amber Heard’s attorneys are doing whatever they can to keep her case afloat. They are pulling of the First Amendment under which, every citizen has a right to express himself/herself. Ben Rottenborn, Amber Heard’s lawyer, claims that her client did nothing wrong. Depp is using the Johnny depp Amber Heard trial as a means to defame her and destroy her career instead.
“For years, all Mr. Depp has wanted to do is humiliate Amber, to haunt her, to wreck her career,” Ben Rottenborn claims. He calls Depp “an obsessed ex-husband hellbent on revenge.”
Johnny Depp Amber Heard Trial: Depp Being Accused of Unspeakable Crimes
Amber Heard’s lawyers opening arguments have only tried tarnishing Depp’s image in front of the jury. Rottenborn again went on the offensive, calling out Depp on things he may or may not have done.
“[Depp is] the violent side of himself as the monster.” Ben Rottenborn adds that Depp is also involved in “crushing drug and alcohol abuse.”
Heard’s side goes on to add this:
“Amber Heard never wanted to unearth for the public who the real Johnny Depp is. But that’s going to come out over the course of this trial. You are going to see who the real Johnny Depp is,” Rottenborn adds. “The monster would come out when he was drinking and when he would take the drugs.”
Johnny Depp’s Lawyer, Camille Vasquez, Comes To His Rescue
Camille Vasquez says and we quote:
“She would berate him, scream at him. He would just retreat.”
According to Depp’s lawyers, every story that Amber Heard has ‘concocted’ is a blatant lie. Heard claims it was all done to build her image as a survivor while simultaneously hurting Depp’s status in the media.
“She is obsessed with her public image,” Vasquez adds. “She has been living and breathing this role for years now and she is preparing to give the performance of her life.”
When Will The Depp-Heard Defamation Trial Get a Verdict?
Both the sides’ team of attorneys have agreed to a seven member jury with four alternates. the trial is all set to be broadcast live. One of Hollywood’s biggest lawsuits will see several high profile celebrities like WandaVision’s Paul Bettany and James Franco, Elon Musk take the stands. A string of protestors have already gathered up outside the courthouse to show their support for the Pirates of the Caribbean actor.
The trial is expected to last a period of six weeks. If Johnny Depp loses the case, he will have to pay a hefty compensation of $100 Million, Heard’s counter claim for Depp’s $50 Million ask.