Amber Heard ended her testimony on Tuesday after four-days on the stand. Her relationship with James Franco was as soon as once more a subject in court docket. But the Aquaman star, 36, appeared ready for what Johnny Depp‘s legal professional threw her means, together with an previous home violence cost in 2009.
“I’ve never assaulted Mr. Depp or anyone else I’ve been romantically linked to, ever,” Heard informed the court docket as cross-examination concluded.
Heard was charged with misdemeanor home violence after a struggle with ex-wife, Tasya van Ree, on the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The previous story was leaked to TMZ shortly after Heard filed for a brief restraining order (TRO) from Depp in 2016. Ree issued a assertion on the time calling the disagreement a “misunderstanding” and that Heard was “wrongfully accused” of assault. The costs had been finally dropped.
Whether Heard or Depp was liable for leaking tales to the press was a degree of rivalry between the actress and his lawyer, Camille Vasquez. Heard accused Depp’s divorce legal professional, Laura Wasser, of planting detrimental tales. Vasquez prompt Heard bought the video of Depp smashing cupboards to TMZ and that the outlet owns the rights. Vasquez accused Heard of staging a photograph shoot and calling the paparazzi when she filed for the TRO.
“What does that get me? If I wanted to leak things about Johnny I could have done that in much more successful way, in a bigger way for years,” Heard stated, denying she tipped off TMZ about their divorce.
“Not when you were extorting him for $7 million,” Vasquez stated, referencing the divorce settlement Heard acquired.
“I got a fraction of what I was entitled to in the state of California by the way,” Heard replied. “What extortion?”
During redirect, Heard’s legal professional Elaine Bredehoft requested why Depp vowed to by no means look her within the eyes once more after they met in July 2016.
“Because he’s guilty,” Heard informed the jury. The 36-year-old actress bought emotional. “He knows he’s lying. Otherwise, why can’t he look at me? I survived that man and I’m here, and I’m able to look at him.”
Depp appeared to seek out Heard’s response amusing.
Heard maintained to her lawyer that she was not searching for a monetary settlement by levying abuse claims, and that she may have gotten round $32 million from Depp.
“I realized that’s what I was entitled to, but I didn’t want it. It’s that simple,” she declared.
Earlier on Tuesday, a video was performed in court docket of James Franco visiting Heard on May 22, 2016 — in the future earlier than she filed for divorce from Depp. The late-night go to was after 11 p.m. Heard beforehand testified that Depp “hated” Franco, whom she labored with on two movies, and was extraordinarily jealous of the actor.
The video footage of Franco and Heard was taken contained in the elevator of the Eastern Columbia Building in Los Angeles the place the actress lived with Depp. Franco seems to place his head on Heard’s shoulders and he or she leans into the actor.
Heard defined that she was making an attempt to get “as much friendship at that time as I could possibly get” and that Franco was a neighbor.
“What did Mr. Franco do in the elevator before laying his head on your shoulder?” Bredehoft requested.
“He kind of touched the side of my face and responded to what he saw,” Heard replied.
Franco was listed as a doable witness for Heard, however will reportedly not testify. The actress’s workforce continued to current their protection case on Tuesday afternoon after the actress was performed on the stand. Depp is suing Heard for $50 million for an op-ed she wrote within the Washington Post. Heard is countersuing the actor for $100 million.
Heard’s good friend iO Tillett Wright was the second witness known as. He gave his testimony in a video deposition. The photographer lived in considered one of Depp’s penthouses through the former pair’s relationship. Wright claimed that the actor was “very open” in confiding about his substance abuse.
“Alcohol would bring out a very ugly side of him,” Wright claimed.
Wright testified he witnessed Depp verbally abuse the actress. He additionally stated he overheard an occasion when Heard was allegedly bodily attacked on May 21, 2016. The subject shifted again to the obvious “human fecal matter” that was left in Depp and Heard’s mattress weeks prior. Depp believed it was both Heard or Wright who defecated through the prank. Heard known as Wright throughout her assembly with Depp.
Wright “started laughing,” which purportedly angered Depp. The actor allegedly threatened to “peel” the actress’s hair again, in response to Wright, and yelled, “you think I hit you.”
“I remember her screaming,” Wright claimed. Depp beforehand testified that no such assault occurred.
Heard’s former finest good friend, Raquel “Rocky” Pennington was the following witness known as. Her video testimony will resume on Wednesday.