Amber Heard & Johnny Depp: What you need to know about the trial

The subject of the trial between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp, 58, accuses his ex-wife, Amber Heard, 36, of making false statements in a 2018 commentary about domestic violence published by The Washington Post. This has damaged Depp’s reputation. The actor was not mentioned by name in the article.

  • Depp charges about defamation 50 million dollars (equivalent to about 48 million euros) compensation from Heard.
  • She, in turn, sees that her reputation has been damaged by Depp’s allegations of criminal conduct such as perjury and fraud and has filed a counterclaim. The actress is demanding damages 100 million dollars (about 95 million euros).

Similar Looks and Mimic Gestures: In the video above, we show you how Amber Heard copies her ex in court.


Depp and Heard met while filming The Rum Diary in 2009. Their romance began in 2011 while they were on a promotional tour for the movie. Depp had just split from his longtime partner, 49-year-old French actress Vanessa Paradis, with whom they have two children. Depp and Heard married in 2015, but the actress filed for divorce after only 15 months of marriage. She accused her husband of domestic violence.

Procedure in court

Since the “Washington Post” is printed in the Fairfax area of ​​Virginia and Internet servers are also stationed there, the process takes place in the state of the United States. The operation began on April 12 in Depp’s view. He was at the witness stand for four days. On May 4, Heard took the witness stand for the first time. She has so far testified three times. Pleadings are expected to end on May 27, according to Judge Benny Azcaret.

Actors’ assistants, psychologists, police officers, and financial advisors have already made their speeches. Cell phone videos and audio recordings of the couple’s arguments, some shocking, were shown in court. The mud fight in front of the jury is broadcast by court cameras.

What Johnny Depp accuses his ex-wife, Amber Heard

Depp denied under oath that he hit Heard. The actor admitted that there were arguments in their relationship. “But I’ve never gotten to the point of hitting Miss Heard in any way, and I’ve never hit a woman in my life,” said Depp. Heard, in turn, accused him of “needing violence”, as he accused his ex-wife.

The “Aquaman” actress threw a vodka bottle during an argument in 2015. Part of his middle finger was cut off. Perhaps Depp’s most ridiculous claim: Amber left her poo in his bed once after an argument.

What does Amber Heard accuse him of?

Heard partly weeps in court how Depp is said to have abused her physically and sexually. Much of this abuse is said to have occurred while Depp was under the influence of drugs. He first hit her in 2012 after talking about a tattoo on his arm. Depp hit her in the face three times in a row. “You changed my life,” Heard said, visibly upset.

again strangled her. Heard further said that her ex-husband had sex problems and nude scenes. He is said to have been particularly jealous of his colleague James Franco (44). According to Heard, the stool on the bed, which Depp claimed belonged to her, belonged to Depp’s dog. At the time, the animal was experiencing indigestion after eating Depp’s stash of marijuana.

Depp, in a statement, criticized Heard’s performance, calling it an “achievement in her life.” According to the statement of Depp’s spokesman, which was quoted by several US media, “new and appropriate details” are constantly being added to Heard’s memories. In turn, a spokesperson for Heard responded that Depp’s reaction also proves that his lawsuit is currently faltering.

How will it go?

The trial resumes on Tuesday (May 17) again with Heard at the witness stand.

With material from dpa

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