Updates from Johnny Depp’s live trial of Amber Heard: Heard’s defense tells court about actor’s ‘erratic’ behavior

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Johnny Depp Arrived Late to Shoot ‘Almost Every Movie’, Ex-Agent Says

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Amber Heard’s defense continues in the defamation lawsuit brought against her by her ex-husband Johnny Depp.

Heard is being sued by Depp for $50 million for suggesting he abused her in 2018 Washington Post editorial. Although she did not name him, he says her allegations have impacted his ability to work.

Testimonials were given by several former friends of Heard as well as by her sister, acting coach and makeup artist. They all testified to seeing his injuries or alleged altercations with Depp.

On Thursday, Depp’s longtime friend spoke of a series of jealousies in the actor, while his former agent said he romanticized drugs and constantly showed up late to sets that had impact on his career. The actor’s former business manager described his increasingly difficult financial situation and his “erratic behavior” related to drugs and alcohol. Actress and ex-Depp Ellen Barkin recalls he was drinking all the time and once threw a bottle of wine into a room during an argument.

Testimony resumes Monday.

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New confirmed witness in Depp’s rebuttal

Court TV reports that Jennifer Howell will testify in Johnny Depp’s rebuttal case next week in a pre-recorded deposition video.

Ms Howell was mentioned during the testimony of Amber Heard’s sister, Whitney Henriquez.

She is the founder of the Art of Elysium and Ms. Henriquez left the penthouses of the Eastern Columbia Building to accompany her in 2015 and called her a “chosen sister”.

There are two accounts of why this was. Ms Henriquez says it was because Depp accused her of leaking stories to the press, but Ms Howell would have a different story – that it was because Ms Henriquez was fighting with Heard.

Ms Howell would also have a very different account of what has become known as the ‘staircase incident’ in the penthouses, as Ms Henriquez told her at the time.

Olivier O’ConnellMay 21, 2022 4:15 p.m.

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‘Paranoid’ Depp told psychiatrist of his ‘chaotic’ relationship with Heard

Johnny Depp’s psychiatrist has revealed the “paranoid” actor confessed to having a “very chaotic” relationship with “a lot of anger” towards his ex-wife Amber Heard.

Testimony from Dr. Alan Blaustein was released in court on Thursday during the ex-couple defamation lawsuitwhere he talked about pirate the actor’s problems with drugs, alcohol, “rage” and “jealousy”.

“It was a very chaotic relationship with a lot of fluctuations, ups and downs. Lots of difficulties, emotional expressions,” he testified, Mr. Depp told him during their sessions.

“A lot of anger in both places and a lot of intensity… Lots of love, lots of disappointment, lots of fears.”

He added: “Part of his therapy goal was to get over the anger he and his fiancee had towards each other.”

Olivier O’ConnellMay 21, 2022 3:45 p.m.

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Heard insists his 2018 op-ed on domestic abuse is ‘not about Johnny’

Ms Heard said the article was actually about her and what happened to her ‘after she escaped my marriage’.

“The only one who talked about him ironically was Johnny,” she told the court.

Olivier O’ConnellMay 21, 2022 3:00 p.m.

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Heard breaks down saying she filed for divorce from Johnny Depp because she feared she ‘wouldn’t survive’

Amber Heard sobbed in court saying she filed for divorce from Johnny Depp because she feared she ‘wouldn’t survive’ if she stayed in the relationship.

“I knew if I didn’t, I probably literally wouldn’t survive,” she said, holding back tears.

Olivier O’ConnellMay 21, 2022 2:00 p.m.

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Depp keeps his promise Heard will ‘never see his eyes again’

Johnny Depp is keeping a promise he made to Amber Heard that she “will never see his eyes again” after accusing him of being an abuser, a US court has heard.

The Aquaman star again denied that Mr Depp had been the victim of their abusive relationship and reiterated that her 2018 article was not about him, as she continued to give evidence on Monday.

Mr Depp is suing Ms Heard over the article she wrote in the Washington Post, which his lawyers claim falsely implies he physically and sexually assaulted her while they were together.

He denied all charges.

Olivier O’ConnellMay 21, 2022 1:00 p.m.

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Amber Heard Says Her Role In Aquaman 2 Was Cut Amid Controversy

Amber Heard said her role in Aquaman 2 was significantly reduced amid her battle with ex Johnny Depp.

Speaking in court, the actor said: “I fought very hard to stay in the film. They didn’t want to include me in the film.

She added: “I was given a script and then new versions of the script which had removed scenes containing action. It depicted my character and another character, without revealing any spoilers, two characters fighting against each other. They basically took a bunch of my role. They just removed a bunch.

Olivier O’ConnellMay 21, 2022 12:00

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Heard says police were called after Depp allegedly attacked her

Amber Heard has shared her account of an incident in which she says the police were called to her flat after Johnny Depp attacked her.

Olivier O’ConnellMay 21, 2022 11:00 a.m.

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Amber Heard begs Johnny Depp to stop ‘smear campaign’ as court hears emotional sound

In the audio clip, Ms Heard is heard talking to Mr Depp in a taped conversation in June 2016 – a month after he filed for divorce from the Pirates of the Caribbean actor.

Olivier O’ConnellMay 21, 2022 10:00 a.m.

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Heard describes meeting Elon Musk at the Met Gala after Johnny Depp ‘lifted me up’

The Aquaman actor told the court that she and Mr Depp planned to go to the Met Gala together as guests of Ralph Lauren.

Olivier O’ConnellMay 21, 2022 08:00

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Depp’s friend vapes while testifying in defamation lawsuit

Johnny Depp’s friend Bruce Witkin was seen vaping while giving evidence in the actor’s defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard.

Mr Depp is suing his ex-wife for $50million over an article she wrote in 2018 in which she called herself a “public figure representing domestic violence”.

Witkin is not the first person to be seen vaping during the trial. A security guard at Depp’s West Hollywood penthouse, Alejandro Romero, started vaping while testifying via video link in April.

Johnny Depp’s friend vapes while testifying in defamation lawsuit

Johnny Depp’s friend Bruce Witkin was seen vaping while giving evidence in the actor’s defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard. representing domestic violence. Witkin is not the first person to be seen vaping during the trial. A security guard at Depp’s West Hollywood penthouse, Alejandro Romero, started vaping during his video link testimony in April. Click here to sign up for our newsletters.

Olivier O’ConnellMay 21, 2022 06:00

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