The actor’s lawyers will then call the last witnesses before the end of the proceedings scheduled for Friday in the Fairfax court, near Washington.
Amber Heard’s lawyers completed their case on Tuesday in the defamation lawsuit brought by her ex-husband Johnny Depp, leaving the actor’s defense to call its last witnesses before the end of the trial scheduled for Friday in court in Fairfax, near from Washington.
The lawyers of the star of Pirates of the Caribbean immediately filed a motion to dismiss the counter-complaint filed by Amber Heard.
This request, usual in the American legal system, was rejected by Judge Penney Azcarate, believing that there were enough elements for the trial to go to its end.
“Physical violence and aggression”
Johnny Depp, 58, claims his ex-wife ruined his reputation and career after he penned a 2018 op-ed in the washington post, in which she claimed to have been the victim of domestic violence in 2016, without however citing her former husband. He is seeking $50 million in damages.
The actor, who testified for four days, denies having raised his hand on his ex-wife, assuring that it was she who was violent.
Amber Heard, who starred in major Hollywood productions Justice League and Aquaman, counterattacked and claimed the double, claiming to have suffered “physical violence and assault”. She also says she was ostracized from Hollywood and lost roles or advertising campaigns.
Ruined careers and reduced roles
According to the actress’ lawyers, her role in Aquaman 2 was greatly reduced despite the worldwide success of the first opus released at the end of 2018, due to a smear campaign by a lawyer for Johnny Depp.
Walter Hamada, president of DC Comics Productions at Warner Brothers Studios, said the production was concerned about the “lack of chemistry” between the actress and co-star Jason Momoa on Aquaman.
Kathryn Arnold, an expert in the entertainment industry, explained on Monday that Amber Heard’s career was “close to a meteoric rise” after the success ofAquaman. But she then suffered “a lot of negative publicity” on social networks because of this platform. According to Kathryn Arnold, the actress lost between 45 and 50 million dollars in stamps and promotional campaigns.
Johnny Depp’s lawyers estimate he also lost nearly $40 million after the domestic abuse charges, including $22.5 million for the role of Captain Jack Sparrow he was to reprise for the sixth installment of the saga. “Pirate”.
The two actors had started an affair in October 2011 before getting married in February 2015. Amber Heard had filed for divorce in May 2016, which was pronounced in early 2017.