The defamation lawsuit brought by actor Johnny Depp against his ex-wife Amber Heard resumed on Monday Morning after a pre-planned week break.
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor is suing ex-wife Heard for defamation over the opinion piece she wrote for The Washington Post in 2018 about surviving domestic violence without mentioning Depp by his name.
Aquaman actress Amber Heard spoke out Monday morning before being cross-examined by Depp’s lawyers in court.
Amber Heard’s Team Lashed Out at Johnny Depp in the courtroom
On the third day of Heard’s stand, a spokesperson of Amber Heard said, “There’s an old saying by trial lawyers: When the facts are on your side, argue the facts; when the facts are not on your side, pound away on the podium. Today, we expect Depp’s attorneys will instead pound away on the victim.”
They lashed out at Johnny Depp saying that Heard expects Johnny’s lawyer to do classic victim shaming.
Heard was finishing her direct testimony, but before, lawyers from the opposite side have their share, Heard’s lawyers stated “We fear it will be equal parts shameful and desperate,” the statement continued. “And, the overwhelming evidence — the truth — is not on Depp’s side. The one thing we suspect Depp’s attorneys will avoid is the central issue of this trial: does Amber or any woman have the First Amendment Right of freedom of speech.”
What Happened on the Second Day of Heard’s Direct Testimony?
The statement released,” Ms. Heard did indeed deliver ‘the performance of her life‘ in her direct examination.” It also said, “The upcoming cross-examination from Mr. Depp’s team will be most telling, and will certainly highlight the many fallacies Ms. Heard has now attempted to pass off as fact throughout her convoluted testimony.”
Shortly after its release, Heard’s team responded, “As evidenced by the statement just released, Mr. Depp’s defamation claim is falling apart so rapidly that his counsel is turning from prosecutor to persecutor.” It added, “he should consider a new strategy rather than the recycled approach of attacking the victim, and refusing to take responsibility for his conduct.”
Amber Heard in a statement stated, “hopefully when this case concludes, I can move on and so can Johnny. I have always maintained a love for Johnny and it brings me great pain to have to live out the details of our past life together in front of the world.”