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Watch Live Stream Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard Defamation Case Trial Video
By: The Big Magazine Staff
Johnny Depp is currently involved in a defamation case against his ex wife Amber Heard and it is all being streamed live.
Depp is expected to take the stand in a Virginia court Tuesday afternoon to testify in his defamation case against his ex-wife, actor Amber Heard. Depp is suing Heard for more than $50 million, saying her claims of domestic abuse have harmed his career and reputation.
Heard, 35, has filed a countersuit against Depp, 58, seeking $100 million in damages and saying his legal team falsely accused her of fabricating claims against Depp.
The jury trial at a county courthouse in Fairfax, Va., just outside of Washington, D.C., has generated intense interest, prompting Circuit Court Judge Penney Azcarate to issued detailed instructions for journalists and spectators — including a ban on camping out on the grounds of the judicial complex.
Aside from the formerly married movie stars, the case could potentially draw appearances from actors Paul Bettany and James Franco, as well as Tesla CEO Elon Musk. So far, witnesses have testified about alcohol and drug use by Depp and Heard, and they've been questioned about the fights between the former couple.
Depp's sister, Christi Dembrowski, and a longtime friend, Isaac Baruch, were among the first to testify on Depp's behalf.
The trial has been underway for several days and personal text messages about her (Amber) were just released to the court yesterday 4/19/22.
Right now, the court is taking an extended break for lunch and will return for Johnny to take the stand at 2pm ET.
Watch the live stream of the Depp vs. Heard trial below…
In a video deposition posted by Reuters, the testimony included a series of text messages between Depp's and former assistant and the actor.
His assistant admits to seeing the actor intoxicated on drugs to point of having to put him in bed at night. The proceedings also revealed that guests were prevented guests from leaving his Hollywood home and prevented "The Po Po"(Police) from showing up at the celebrity's home.
Depp is suing Heard for three counts of defamation, citing her op-ed that was published on The Washington Post website and in its print newspaper, as well as Heard's posting a link to the piece via her Twitter account.
In December 2018, Heard wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post voicing her support for the Violence Against Women Act. In it, she drew on her own experiences as a survivor of sexual assault and domestic abuse.
"Like many women, I had been harassed and sexually assaulted by the time I was of college age," Heard wrote. "But I kept quiet — I did not expect filing complaints to bring justice. And I didn't see myself as a victim."
The essay didn't directly refer to Depp by name, but his 2019 court complaint✎ EditSign states, "the op-ed plainly was about Ms. Heard's purported victimization after she publicly accused her former husband, Johnny Depp, of domestic abuse in 2016, when she appeared in court with an apparently battered face and obtained a temporary restraining order against Mr. Depp."
So far, witnesses have testified about alcohol and drug use by Depp and Heard, and they've been questioned about the fights between the former couple.
Heard and Depp married in February 2015. Heard filed for divorce in May 2016 and days later obtained a temporary restraining order accusing Depp of hitting her during a fight in their Los Angeles apartment. Depp denied he abused her, and police said they found no evidence of a crime.
When the two settled their divorce in 2017, the agreement reportedly included a stipulation in which they agreed not to discuss their relationship in public.
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