Johnny Depp trial live: Amber Heard’s sister and actress Ellen Barkin to testify after court resumes

Johnny Depp trial live: Amber Heard’s sister and actress Ellen Barkin to testify after court resumes

Tears, sex scenes and James Franco: Depp’s trial against Heard continues

WARNING: This article contains allegations of physical and sexual violence that some readers may find distressing.

Court proceedings in the libel trial against Johnny Depp and Amber Heard will resume on Monday after a one-week break. Judge Penney Azcarate informed both parties and the jury of the recess at the start of the trial.

Heard is being sued by Depp for $50 million for implying that he abused her in 2018 Washington Post opinion article. Although she did not name him, he claims that her accusations affected her ability to work for her.

At the beginning of the recess, both parties issued statements of confidence about how the proceedings are going.

Heard will continue to testify on May 16. She has already spoken at length about her troubled relationship with Depp and detailed alleged physical fights. The court heard a harrowing account of an alleged sexual assault against Heard during a brutal and bloody altercation in Australia in 2015.

According to report of Law and CrimeDepp will also be called back to the witness stand as part of the Heard case. The jury will also hear from Whitney Henriquez, Heard’s sister, and actress Ellen Barkin, with whom Depp had a brief relationship in the 1990s.

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Amber Heard and Johnny Depp have testified about what each alleges happened during a violent incident in Australia in early 2015, when the latter actor cut his finger.

The alleged incident has been a key point of the trial, with Ms Heard and Mr Depp sharing their accounts. Over the course of the night, Depp’s middle finger was cut off. Mrs. Heard said that she was not awake when the injury occurred; Depp has alleged that she injured her finger when Heard threw a bottle of vodka at him.

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What lawyers are saying about the Depp v Heard trial so far

Johnny Depp embarked on a complicated legal path when he sued Amber Heard for defamation. The lawsuit against him and Heard in Fairfax, Virginia, which has unfolded over the past four weeks, centers on an op-ed Heard wrote in 2018 for washington post. Heard does not name Depp in the article, but she describes herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse.” Depp and his legal team have argued that the op-ed is based “on the central premise that Ms. Heard was a victim of domestic abuse and that Mr. Depp perpetrated domestic violence against her,” which they say is “categorically and demonstrably false.

Depp has taken the witness stand in the case, as has Heard. His testimony is expected to resume when the trial, currently on a week-long hiatus, resumes on Monday (May 16). Testimony has focused on the alleged facts of Heard and Depp’s marriage, with Depp and Heard sharing their respective sides. An incident in Australia has been a repeated point of contention. Depp alleged that Heard cut her finger that night, while she alleged that he sexually assaulted her with a bottle and then cut her finger at a different time during which she was not awake.

In discussions with the independent During the fourth week of proceedings, three lawyers highlighted the high standard Depp must meet if he hopes to win his libel case; the same standard Heard must also meet if she wants her countersuit against Depp to succeed.

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