Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, five key moments in the defamation trial – Corriere.it

from Barbara Vicentine

Testimonies in court in recent weeks have taken the role of the novel, between “stool” on the bed and mutual accusations

If it was a script for a movie or TV series, it would probably be considered too bizarre to believe: the defamation trial involving the actors. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
In recent weeks, it has attracted the attention of an increasingly wide audience, is very popular on YouTube and in newspaper articles, as if it were just serial fiction. Instead, the honor and fate of the two stars are at stakeex-husbands are now battling for a maxi cause, trTo the hatred, grudges and mutual accusations we see now and then these days, it’s beyond imagination.

What do we know about Deep Heard’s trial?

Pirate of the Caribbean Depp, 58, asked in 2019 a Compensation for defamation in the amount of 50 million dollars to his ex-wife Heard, 36, claiming that An article I wrote and published in the “Washington Post”. The year before, as he accused him (though not named) of domestic violence, it would have hurt his career irreparably. Thus, as of April 12, the two are sitting in a Fairfax, Virginia courtroom, for a trial Estimated duration: six weeks.

Deep’s severed finger

Depp and Heard accuse each other of physical violence and both deny the other’s accusations of the sender. Among the first episodes that the actor recalled during his testimony in court (Heard has yet to testify, but is expected to do so next weekThere was a 2015 conflict at the end that was going to come out A finger cut from a vodka bottle she threwDepp said the finger was bleeding profusely, “looked like Vesuvius,” and a flap of flesh was pulled out and wrapped in a handkerchief to be reattached, and he also provided photographic evidence of the accident.

Drunk Depp Video

Heard, at the time of the divorce, had posed for pictures of her with a swollen face, but Depp claims it was a fantasy made with skilled makeup work. Former Jack Sparrow He denies hitting his ex-wifeWhile admitting that their relationship was very turbulent and full of controversies. His side also be added Alcohol and drug abuseas shown in a video made during the process in which the visibly altered actor slams the kitchen cabinets and pours a large glass of wine, before getting angry when he notices his wife is filming him.

Amber must be burned alive.

Heard’s lawyers, in these early stages of the trial, publicized the avatars to the public Messages sent by Depp To his friend, actor Paul Bettany, in which he severely insulted his wife, and also spoke of his desire to burn her alive. The actor apologized for the overtones, but denied that they were realistic intentions: “It’s just surreal humor“, He said.

Stool on the bed

However, in Heard’s introduction, audio files were heard during the trial in which she admitted hitting him. But The most horrific episode So far I’ve come out of a process that has already triggered dozens of memes is what he’s going to see Actress guilty of defecation in their bed, angry that her husband arrived late to her birthday party and then left after the ensuing quarrel. Depp explained that the next day, one of his bodyguards found “poo” on his side of the bed. At first, Heard justified herself by saying that It was their dogs to commit the crime, but Depp noted, “They are two Yorkies, I collect their droppings and I know how they are made. It wasn’t their stuff. Then the actress admitted responsibility saying it was”Bad joke gone wrong“.

Questions about Dib’s penis

Another moment that sparked fun in the courtroom was the nomination of another bodyguard for the actor, who was asked about an alleged episode, going back to 2015, where Deb was going to pee in the houseHeard’s attorney Malcolm Connelly asked, “Was Mr. Depp trying to pee in the house when you saw him?” The bodyguard replied, “No.” “But he had a penis on the outside, didn’t he?” urged the lawyer. “I think I’ll remember seeing Mr. Depp’s penisThe guard responded, causing public laughter, including the actor himself.

Heard’s borderline disorder

A psychologist (appointed by Depp) also intervened in court: Shannon Curry, speaking in recent days, claimed that Heard will suffer from “borderline personality disorder and histrionic disorder”. She came to those conclusions after a 12-hour examination, also adding that the actress would not suffer from PTSD because of Depp, she stated. Sediments that immediately caused a debate, which was followed by that of the concierge of the building in which the spouses lived, according to which Depp never acted violently.

Franco and Musk will not testify

The first weeks of the trial appear to have shifted public opinion in Depp’s favor, complete with hashtags in his defense and petitions to remove the actress from the cast of “Aquaman 2” (already with more than 2 million signatures on Change.org). Somewhat physiological defect given that so far He who witnessed And her direct words are still missing. What role will the process take? So it’s too early to say, but what appears so far at least shows the super behaviors of both and many of the signs of an unhealthy relationship. Among the most anticipated witnesses, neither James Franco nor Elon Musk will testify: They were both on Amber’s list that was released at the start of the trial, but announced that they would not be there.

Apr 30, 2022 (change on Apr 30, 2022 | 13:52)

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