The Virginia court ruled against TMZ on Wednesday, authorizing a former employee to speak against Amber Heard in Johnny Depp’s startling defamation case. Judge Penney Azcarate dismissed Amber’s emergency petition to block Depp from calling former field assignment manager Morgan Tremaine as a rebuttal witness during a lunch break in the Fairfax trial. All of the specifics are included here:
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What the TMZ reporter said in the testimony:
The Virginia court ruled against CSD on Wednesday, allowing a former employee to testify in Johnny Depp’s scandalous defamation case against Amber Heard. Judge Penney Azcarate granted the gossip emergency move to block Depp from calling former field assignment manager Morgan Tremaine as a rebuttal witness during a lunch break in the Fairfax trial. “We are requesting intervention to protect the relationship and their sources,” TMZ attorney Charles Tobin told the judge. According to court records, TMZ contended that Tremaine should not be obliged to provide details regarding a source who gave him a video showing Depp ranting at Heard and slamming cabinet doors, which was published on the site in 2016.
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Cross-examination of Morgan Tremaine
Heard’s lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, protested Tremaine’s evidence, alleging that he should have been named as a witness earlier in the case. Tremaine, on the other hand, had not been subpoenaed and would be testifying of his own free choice, according to Depp’s lawyer, Ben Chew. On cross-examination, Amber Heard’s lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, asked former TMZ worker Morgan Tremaine if he sought out to aid with the case for notoriety. “So this gets you your 15 minutes of fame?” Bredehoft inquired. “I have nothing to gain from this. “I’m actually putting myself in the crosshairs of TMZ, which is a very litigious organization,” Tremaine responded. “I’d say the same thing if you took Amber Heard on as a client”. As the news broke, a Twitter user posted a video of Tremaine on the stand with his savage liners in quotes.
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