Watch live as testimony continues for Johnny Depp defamation case against Amber Heard
On Thursday, witness Gina Deuters, a friend of Depp’s, had her testimony struck from the record and was dismissed after admitting she had seen clips of the trial online. Instead video evidence from Dr David Kipper who treated the actor for addiction was played.
Earlier, recorded depositions were shown from Heard’s former assistant Kate James, and the couple’s marriage counsellor Dr Laurel Anderson who detailed their “mutual abuse”.
Depp claims a 2018 article about domestic violence towards women, written by Heard, implied he was an abuser during their relationship. Although she did not name him, lawyers claim her allegations have made it difficult for the actor to land movie roles.
He is asking for $50m (£38.2m) in damages during the trial in Fairfax County’s district courthouse. Heard has filed a counterclaim against Depp for nuisance.
Depp has previously lost a defamation case in the UK againstThe Sun about the same article by Heard.
Amber Heard’s former assistant Kate James testified on Thursday (14 April) in the defamation case opposing Johnny Depp and Heard in Virginia and was asked about a text allegedly sent by Depp to her in August 2016.
Clémence Michallon reports on what was said about Heard.
Oliver O’Connell15 April 2022 01:45
The penthouse life: Why the couple’s home in Downtown LA was important this week
Testifying on Wednesday were Depp’s longtime friend and neighbour, Isaac Baruch, and the general manager of the building, Brandon Patterson.
Here’s why the building is an important setting for the case.
Oliver O’Connell15 April 2022 01:00
‘The whole thing is insane’
Oliver O’Connell15 April 2022 00:15
Franco? Musk? Who else will testify at the trial?
Ahead of the trial, Depp and Heard have each published a list of witnesses their teams may wish to call upon.
Clémence Michallon looks at some of those who might appear before the Virginia court.
Oliver O’Connell14 April 2022 23:30
Johnny Depp’s friend ejected as witness
Gina Deuters, who is married to a member of Depp’s staff and is herself a close friend of the actor’s, gave testimony on Thursday (14 April) at the Fairfax County Courthouse in Virginia.
However, the evidence she…