Johnny Depp trial – live: Witness kicked out of court as Amber Heard called her ‘scum’ in ex’s texts

Watch live as testimony continues in Johnny Depp’s libel case against Amber Heard

The trial for Johnny Depp’s libel suit against ex-wife, Amber Heard, has been adjourned until Monday after a third day of testimony in Virginia.

On Thursday, witness Gina Deuters, a friend of Depp’s, had her testimony stricken from the docket and dismissed after she admitted to seeing clips of the trial online. Instead, video evidence of Dr. David Kipper who treated the actor for addiction was released.

Earlier taped depositions were shown by Heard’s former assistant, Kate James, and the couple’s marriage counselor, Dr Laurel Anderson, who detailed their “mutual abuse”.

Depp claims a 2018 article about domestic violence against women, written by Heard, implied he was an abuser during their relationship. Although she hasn’t named him, lawyers say her allegations have made it difficult for the actor to land movie roles.

He is seeking $50m (£38.2m) in damages at the trial at Fairfax County Courthouse. Heard filed a counterclaim against Depp for nuisance.

Depp has already lost a UK libel case againstThe sun about the same article by Heard.


How we got here: Depp and Heard – a timeline of their relationship

As Depp’s $50 million libel lawsuit unfolds in Virginia, Clemence Michallon delves into the former couple’s history, together and apart.

Olivier O’ConnellApril 15, 2022 9:15 a.m.


Piers Morgan calls Heard and Depp ‘the ultimate narcissists’

In an opinion column for the New York PostMorgan wrote: “I can honestly say the number of f***s I give about this pair of shameless, self-obsessed whiny wasters could be written on the back of Genital mycoplasmathe smallest living organism on the planet.

Louis Chilton has the story.

Olivier O’ConnellApril 15, 2022 08:30


Depp’s sister says the family was ‘devastated’ by the wedding

Johnny Depp’s sister says Amber Heard called him “old and fat” and the actor’s family was “devastated” by his marriage to her.

Christi Dembrowski made the statements while speaking as the first witness in the multi-million dollar libel lawsuit in Virginia.

Olivier O’ConnellApril 15, 2022 07:00


Depp smiles when court hears he’s obsessed with Elon Musk

The actor appeared to stifle a laugh during opening statements in the case, when Ms Heard’s lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, told the 11-person civil jury that “Johny Depp is obsessed with Elon Musk”.

Olivier O’ConnellApril 15, 2022 6:15 a.m.


Opening statement: Heard accuses Depp of sexual assault with a bottle of alcohol

Explosive new allegations have been made by Amber Heard about her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, during opening arguments in his $50million defamation lawsuit.

Ms Heard’s lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, claimed that Mr Depp sexually assaulted Heard using a bottle of alcohol during a drunken episode.

Mr Depp was visibly skeptical when Ms Bredehoft made the statements and shook her head ‘no’ after her comments.

Olivier O’ConnellApril 15, 2022 05:30


Opening statement: Depp team says Heard is a compulsive liar

The legal team representing Johnny Depp in the defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard have made their opening statements, with Mr Depp’s lawyers describing Ms Heard as a compulsive and chronic liar who used the allegations she has brought against the actor as a way to advance his own career.

They claimed she wanted to portray herself as a heroic survivor of abuse.

Lawyers also noted Mr Depp’s drug and alcohol use, but argued that a substance abuse problem does not prove he ever hurt Ms Heard.

Olivier O’ConnellApril 15, 2022 04:45


ICYMI: Fans, stars and a flurry of questions as Virginia trial opens

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were both present for the first day of the defamation case between them in Virginia, reports Clémence Michallon from Fairfax.

Olivier O’ConnellApril 15, 2022 04:00


The Viper Room: the end of an era

As Johnny Depp appeared in court in Virginia this week, The Viper Room, his former nightclub where Tom Petty played, the Pussycat Dolls were born and River Phoenix died, will soon be demolished.

Kevin EG Perry delves into the historic past of the infamous place.

Olivier O’ConnellApril 15, 2022 03:15


Depp and Heard: how we got here

Olivier O’ConnellApril 15, 2022 02:30


Amber Heard’s former assistant, Kate James, testified Thursday (April 14) in the Johnny Depp and Heard libel case in Virginia and was questioned about a text allegedly sent to her by Depp in August 2016.

Clémence Michallon reports what was said about Heard.

Olivier O’ConnellApril 15, 2022 01:45

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