It was six long weeks for Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Both parties gave their concluding arguments last week and the ruling in Depp vs. Heard is now in the hands of the jury. This could become apparent sometime this week (or even today). Awaiting the final verdict, you will find here the latest developments from the trial.
Johnny Depp Vs. Amber Heard: It’s been inevitable for the last couple of weeks. Depp sued Heard for a post the actress wrote for Washington Post† She wrote here about a violent relationship without mentioning Depp’s name. Depp says this has ruined his reputation and career and is demanding 50 million euros in compensation. Heard also sued her ex-husband, demanding $ 100 million.
Let’s catch up with Depp vs. Heard
Spoke before Subway You are already aware of the first half of the trial. We will do the same now, but with the second half. Amber Heard, for example, testified, and an unexpected witness appeared. There were, of course, the concluding arguments.
Testimony of Amber Heard
After Johnny Depp, it was Amber Heard’s turn to tell his story. She has mentioned several cases of domestic violence, including rape. She began her prayer with the phrase, “This is the most painful and difficult thing I have ever experienced.” Compared to the calm Depp, Heard was quite emotional and less calm.
She describes the first year of the relationship as “absolute magic”. The violence came later, she said first. A few days later, she changed her words and reported that the violence was also present the first year, only with a break in between. “I will never forget it. It changed my life,” she said. “I just took the date wrong.”
Team Heard’s biggest proof is a video of her ex slamming kitchen cabinets and then drinking a large glass of wine. Additionally, Depp’s addiction would make him “a monster.” Depp has previously stated that he has a difficult relationship with drugs and alcohol and does not deny this. It just would not make him a ‘woman bib’, he says.
Something people noticed at home was Heard’s behavior: after weeks of looking expressionless in the courtroom, she behaved very expressively during the final sessions. She cried without tears, made busy movements and had a lot of eye contact with the jury. A psychologist on Channel 7 explained that Amber “shows signs of lying”. He also thought her testimony sounded very rehearsed. Johnny Depp’s team also said at the outset that she would give “the performance of her life”.
The case also gained a Dutch feel in recent weeks: A fragment of an interview with Heard from the program was used RTL Late night (then presented by Twan Huys). It turned out that she was not completely honest about what she was doing with money she got from compensation.
Kate Moss called as a witness
When Heard explained about a time she beat her then-husband, something special happened. She explained that she did this because she thought Johnny would attack her sister. “I did not hesitate. I did not wait. I immediately thought of Kate Moss and the stairs and threw myself at him,” Heard said. She talks about an unconfirmed rumor that Johnny pushed his then-girlfriend, supermodel Kate Moss, down the stairs. When she mentioned this, Depp’s team of lawyers was given free rein to bring Moss to court as a witness.
She did so, live via video link with the shortest testimony yet. They were true rumors: “Johnny never pushed me down the stairs,” she says. She herself had slipped on a stairway wet from the rain. Johnny then took her to his room and gave her the necessary medical attention. “He’s never pushed, kicked or thrown me down a flight of stairs,” said the woman Depp had been dating for nearly four years.
Another notable witness was Morgan Tremaine from the showbiz side TMZ† He claims the site received the kitchen cabinet video via their email tip list. They were able to verify and publish this within 15 minutes. They could only do this if it came directly from the source itself: Amber Heard. Special moments also came from psychiatrist David Spiegel and DC boss Walter Hamada.
Concluding remarks Johnny Depp
And then there were the closing arguments of both parties. Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez started, she is now a hit on social media† She pointed out to the jury that it is exactly six years ago that Heard first accused Depp of domestic violence. “Exactly six years later, we ask you to give Mr. Depp his life back by telling the world that Mr. Depp is not the addict that Mrs. Heard says he is,” Vasquez said. “To hold Mrs. Heard accountable for her lies.”
The lawyer points out that Heard’s story contains too many gaps for one to believe. “It was an act of deep cruelty, not only to Mr Depp, but also to genuine survivors of domestic violence. For Mrs Heard to think of herself as a public figure representing domestic violence. It was false, defamatory. and caused irreparable damage. “
“This case comes down to whether you believe Mrs. Heard or Mr. Depp, Christie Dumbrowski, Sean Bet, Malcom Connoly, Travis McGivern, Starling Jenkins, Keenan Wyatt, Dr. Kipper, the nurses Debbie Lloyd and Aaron Faladi, Tara Roberts “Ben King, Kate James, Kate Moss, Dr. Colbert, Morgan Knight, Morgan Tremaine, Officer Melissa Saenz, Officer Tyler Hadden, Officer William Gatlen and Beverly Leonard.”
After Vasquez, Benjamin Chew, Depp’s second lawyer, also made a statement. He reiterated the arguments from the trial as to why Heard could not be a victim. “There is a world of difference between having an addiction problem and being a physical addict.” At the end of his statement, when he talked about Depp’s children Lily-Rose and Jack, he became emotional. “Show them that the truth is worth fighting for.”
Concluding remarks Amber Heard
Then it was Heard’s turn. Attorney Benjamin Rottenborn started with his side of the case. He reminded the judges that Heard only needed to have been abused by Depp once to win the case. “We are not just talking about physical abuse. We are talking about emotional, psychological, financial and sexual abuse, “Rottenborn said.
He also played the kitchen video where Depp slams the cupboards in. “If he mixes drugs and drinks, he becomes this man,” he continued. He also quoted a series of text messages in which Depp says ugly things about Heard. Rottenborn: “These words are a window into the heart and mind of America’s favorite pirate.”
Heard’s other lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, asked the jury to look at all the evidence in the case. They must believe that Depp was the culprit and got in the way of her promising acting career. “A verdict against Amber sends a message that no matter what you do as a victim of abuse, you must always do more. No matter what you document, you must always document more,” says Bredehoft.
Final verdict will be announced soon
After the concluding arguments, it was time for the jury to consider. Something they continue today. The jury will work with more than 100 hours of testimony and countless pieces of evidence to reach the verdict. It is not clear how long it will take before the final verdict is released.
Elon Musk tweeted right after the closing arguments. It’s the first time he’s said anything about the trial with his ex. Musk was actually supposed to testify first, but it did not go through in the end. He responds to a tweet from Lex Fridman and says he hopes they both get over this case. “They are both amazing at their best.”
I hope they both move on. At their best, they are each incredible.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 28 May 2022
Many other people are making their own final judgment clear on social media. Or they’re just done with it. Here is a small overview:
Best #In reality #soap ever: #JohnnyDeppVsAmberHeard even so #twanhuys not yet passed. is in team #Johnny Depp btw I think so # ravhørt the whole herd is lying #JohnnyDeppErUskyldig #AmberHeardlsALiar pic.twitter.com/wbMmmGwP2K
– Leja (@twitnitje) May 27, 2022
I literally get tired of the overdoing of images and attention to the disfigured puppet show, called “the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard Trial”.
– Barbara (@JustBar) May 27, 2022
What a day in the Johnny Depp – Amber Heard trial! Kate Moss, Dr. Curry (back) and Johnny on the stand while Amber shows her true face. I’m crossing my fingers that Depp will win the case. Luckily I have time off on the closing day to see the circus.
– Loadedready (@Loadedready) May 25, 2022
– Floor Janssen (@janssensnuf) May 25, 2022
when is the case of amber heard and johnny depp actually finished
– clean (@renskeswannet) May 26, 2022
Johnny Vs. Amber is not intended as entertainment, but still ‘party-blown’
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