During the third week of lawsuit for defamation initiated by Johnny Depp against his ex-partner Amber Heardnew details of the case were released.
The legal battle revolves around a lawsuit for US$50 million that Depp filed against Heard for an article she wrote for the newspaper Washington Post in which she recounted the alleged domestic abuse she suffered at his hands. The actress, for her part, started a counterclaim for US$100 million against her ex-husband.
The accusations of verbal and physical violence were launched and denied by both parties. The trial is now taking place in Virginia, United States. A Below are the latest details and revelations in the case.
When the couple reached a divorce agreement in 2017, Heard publicly pledged to donate his entire $7 million payment to charity: half to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and half to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
But on Monday, the ACLU executive Terence Dougherty testified that his organization received only $1.3 million from Heardincluding $500,000 from a fund tied to Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, with whom Heard briefly had a relationship.
According to Dougherty, The ACLU learned in 2019 that Heard was in financial trouble and unable to keep the rest of her promise. This can be a significant problem, according to journalist and writer Cooper Lawrenence, who wrote about the celebrity scene: “The whole case is really about of the credibility of Amber Heard”. In turn, she added, “If she’s going to lie about something easily verifiable, you have to ask yourself: what else is she lying about?”
The woman also testified directly about the opinion piece of Washington Post 2018 at the heart of the case, saying ACLU attorneys helped write and review the article, which was published at that time to take advantage of the publicity of Aquamanthe DC Universe movie starring Heard.
Aquaman premiered on December 21, 2018, three days after the op-ed was published. “From the ACLU’s perspective, Amber is about to receive an incredible amount of press and be in the public eye. So what better time than now to publish this opinion piece, to generate a significant number of readers on our topics,” explained Dougherty.
On Tuesday, the forensic psychologist Shannon Curry told the jury that he believed Amber Heard had two diagnoses: Borderline personality disorder Y Histrionic personality disorder. The specialist, who was hired by Depp’s team to conduct a psychological evaluation of his ex-wife, said she reached her conclusion. after spending about 12 hours with her in December 2021, where he conducted mental health tests; and also after reviewing his medical records.
Borderline personality disorder (also known as border line) is a disease of instability, Curry explained, marked by “lots of anger, cruelty towards less powerful people and attention seeking”. The behaviors are “driven by an underlying fear of abandonment,” she said, adding, “They will make desperate attempts to prevent that from happening.”
Evidence presented in court included several audio clips of Heard begging Depp not to leave her. Curry also noted that borderline personality disorder seemed to be “predictable” for women who incite violence against their partners. While histrionic personality disorder, Curry said, is related to “drama and superficiality” and the need to be the center of attention.
When questioned by Heard’s lawyers, Curry was pressed about her impartiality, and it was said that she had been invited to dinner at Depp’s house before she was hired. In that sense, He responded that this had simply been a part of the interview process. Since then, her testimony has been criticized by some domestic abuse advocates who They said such diagnoses can be used to undermine accounts of aggression.
“I was not at all surprised to see this happen as it was predictable”psychologist Jessica Taylor said in a statement. “Thousands of women like Amber will be ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluations that, in most cases, diagnose her with a personality disorder to discredit her testimony.”
Depp’s drug and alcohol use was a central issue of the trial so far. The actor said he was sober for much of his relationship with Heard after detoxing from the opioid Roxicodone in 2014. But Amber’s team described him as someone else, prone to binge drinking and drug use despite repeated pleas from his then-wife to stay sober.
On Wednesday, Heard’s attorney, Elaine Bredehoftleaned on the last statement and asked the manager of Depp’s private island in the Bahamas if he remembered that the actor had vanished at some point. “I remember she passed out on the beach,” Tara Roberts replied. The lawyer insisted and consulted the witnessi remembered if the actor’s son had seen him like this and the answer was yes
Depp’s former agent took the stand on Wednesday and told the court that Heard’s accusations against actor had a “traumatic impact” on his image, which had cost him the lucrative movie franchise. Pirates of the Caribbean.
Christian Carinoa talent agent for the prolific Creative Artists Agency (CAA), stated that it was clear through conversations with other executives that Disney, the distributor of the films, could not continue giving work to Depp.
The abuse allegations were never explicitly discussed, Carino noted, but were “known” in the industry.. This testimony may prove crucial to Depp’s case as he seeks to prove that Heard’s 2018 op-ed irrevocably ruined his career. They were perhaps less pertinent, but they were just as striking, the witness’s comments about Heard’s brief relationship with Elon Musk.
Discussing Heard’s breakup with Musk in 2017, he recalled asking the star of Aquaman why was she upset about the separation if she wasn’t in love with him”. “You told me a thousand times that you were just hanging out,” he wrote to Heard.
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