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“You assaulted her”- Lawyer Camille Vasquez calls out Amber Heard for assaulting her ex wife Tasya Van Ree

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s defamation trial is one of the most talked-about celebrity news these days. Everywhere we go, there is someone or the other supporting Amber Heard or Depp. And god, witnessing a one-on-one debate among Depp and Heard’s supporters is a treat for real. Undoubtedly, Depp’s side is much stronger and Amber Heard seems to be getting stuck in the web she intentionally created for herself.

Amber Heard and ex-partner Tasya Van Ree
Amber Heard and ex-partner Tasya Van Ree

On Tuesday, the Aquaman actress sat through the final day of cross-examination in her defamation case against ex-husband Depp. Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez dragged up prior allegations that Heard assaulted her former lover Tasya van Ree in 2009 during the last moments of Heard’s cross-examination. Heard was accused of hitting van Ree’s arm and ripping her jewelry off before being detained. The charges were eventually withdrawn.

“This is another example of the smear campaign” – Amber Heard

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp during the trial
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp during the trial

During the concluding moments of the trial, Depp’s attorney Vasquez called out Heard regarding the allegations made against her for hitting her ex-partner Tasya Van Ree. Amber Heard, however, denied the allegations quoted and told that this news was nothing more than just “another example of the smear campaign.” Heard claimed that all those press issues about the incident were planned by Depp’s team merely two days after she got the temporary restraining order.

Vasquez questioned: “You committed domestic violence against Ms. Van Ree didn’t you?”
To which Heard responded: “No, I did not.”
“You assaulted her at a Seattle airport in 2009, didn’t you?” Vasquez pressed. 
Aquaman star again responded with a no: “No, I did not.”
When Depp’s attorney said: “And people saw that,” Heard interjected, saying: “That’s not true.”

Johnny Depp's lawyer Camille Vasquez grills Amber Heard
Johnny Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez grills Amber Heard

Looking at the jury, she said: “It was planted in the press by Johnny’s team days after I got the TRO. Not coincidentally.”
Heard later alleged: “This is another example of the smear campaign.”
In her final question, Vasquez said: “Johnny Depp isn’t the only partner of yours that you’ve assaulted.”
“I’ve never assaulted any partner,” Heard insisted. “I’ve never assaulted Mr. Depp or any other person I was romantically linked to, ever.”

Vasquez then wrapped up Heard’s lengthy cross-examination and informed the judge that this was it from her side.

Written by Varshit Sharma

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