Johnny Depp Libel Trial Verdict Not Expected Before September; Recap Of Court Battle’s Most Explosive Moments

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Author: Jake Kanter

Billed as the biggest English libel trial of the 21st century, Johnny Depp’s 16-day legal battle with Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid newspaper The Sun concluded on Tuesday after both sides made their closing arguments at the High Court. Judge Justice Nicol is now set to take the coming weeks to deliberate over a verdict, which he […]

Amber Heard’s Full Statement After Johnny Depp Trial Released, Calls It ‘Painful’ & Stands By Her Testimony

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Amber Heard gave a statement at the Royal Courts of Justice, the Strand on Tuesday (July 28) at the conclusion of her ex husband Johnny Depp‘s case against a UK tabloid for calling him a “wife beater” in London, England.

Throughout the trial, both Amber and Johnny have been at odds and both are denying abuse allegations against one another.

On the steps of the courthouse, Amber read the following statement, “I traveled to the UK to testify in these proceedings as a witness to assist the Court.”

“After obtaining a restraining order in 2016 and finalizing our divorce, I wanted to move on with my life. I did not file this lawsuit and, despite its significance, I would have preferred not to be in court,” she continued. “It has been incredibly painful to relive the break-up of my relationship, have my motives and my truth questioned, and the most traumatic details of my life with Johnny shared in court and broadcast around the world.”

“I stand by my testimony in court and I now place my faith in British justice. Although I did not bring this lawsuit, I am aware of the precious resources being consumed by his litigation and will be glad to see those resources re-directed back to more important legal matters already delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic,” she continued. “I appreciate the dedication, hard work and support of the defense legal team, as well as my UK and US lawyers.”

Amber added, “I also wish to extend my thanks to the very kind and diligent court staff and the police, who have been so sensitive in ensuring my protection so that that I could testify in safety. And finally, my heartfelt thanks for the tremendous outpouring of support and the many messages I have received from around the world. You have given me so much strength and I send it back to you.”

If you missed it, one of Amber‘s private emails to Johnny was read aloud in court just this week. See the photos of Amber on the steps of the court house today.

Amber Heard Gets Emotional After Johnny Depp’s Lawyer Calls Her a Liar On Last Day of Libel Case

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Amber Heard speaks to members of the press outside the Royal Courts of Justice at The Strand in London, England on Tuesday (July 28).

The 34-year-old actress made a statement after the libel case against News Group Newspapers and The Sun‘s executive editor, Dan Wootton, by her ex-husband, Johnny Depp.

The article at the heart of the case labeled him a “wife beater”.

“I did not file this lawsuit and, despite its significance, I would have preferred not to be here in court,” Amber stated on the steps outside the court, while surrounded by her support team and lawyer.

She added, “It has been incredibly painful to relive the breakup of my relationship, to have my motives and my truth questioned, and the most traumatic and intimate details of my life with Johnny shared in court and broadcast to the entire world. I stand by my testimony and I now place my faith in British justice.”

During closing arguments earlier in the day, Johnny‘s lawyer called Amber a liar for her false testimonies about the abuse she claimed she received from him during their marriage, which lasted from 2015 to 2017.

“She is the abuser – not Mr Depp. He is no wife beater,” his lawyer said.

See over 60+ pictures inside of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp leaving the final day of court in London…

Johnny Depp’s Lawyer Slams Amber Heard, Accuses Her of Abuse

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David Sherborne, Johnny Depp‘s lawyer, laid into his ex wife Amber Heard in court today in the closing arguments for Johnny‘s trial against a UK tabloid for calling him a wife beater. Johnny has repeatedly denied these claims.

First, David spoke of alleged abuse photos of Amber.

“They [pictures of Heard‘s injuries] are taken of an actress, someone who is familiar with the use of make-up, make-up to change your character, make-up to present a fictional scene, make-up to ensure the audience believes what they see before them,” he said. “But most importantly this, none of the so-called injuries which they are meant to prove have been examined or investigated by anyone remotely professional.”

“That is a striking feature of this case,” he added.

He continued that Amber “deliberately sought to hide or play down her misuse of drink and illegal drugs”.

He added that Amber always said the “medical notes were wrong. They were right when it suited her and wrong when it didn’t. How convenient. Doctors were lying, nurses were lying, police officers were lying. Only Ms Heard was correct, at all times no matter what.”

He then said that Amber had a “propensity to violence. She is the abuser – not Mr Depp. He is no wife beater.”

In court the day prior, a private email Amber wrote to Johnny was read out loud in court.

Johnny Depp Wrongly Cast In A “Rogues’ Gallery Of Abusers” With Harvey Weinstein, Say His Lawyers

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(Press Association) Johnny Depp was cast into the “rogues’ gallery of abusers” highlighted by the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements after the publication of an article which labelled him a “wife beater,” his lawyers have said. He was “cited in the same breath as disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein”, who had by then “become notorious” […]

Amber Heard’s Private Email Draft to Johnny Depp Read Aloud in Court

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An email that was allegedly drafted by Amber Heard to her then-partner Johnny Depp was read aloud in court today in his ongoing court case against a UK tabloid for calling him a “wife beater.” Johnny has repeatedly denied these claims.

The email was written by Amber in 2013 but never sent to Johnny. Lawyer Sasha Wass read aloud the email to the courtroom.

“I just don’t know if I can do this anymore. It’s like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Half of you, I love. Madly. The other half scares me. I can’t take him. I wish I could, but I can’t. The problem is, I never really know/understand which one I’m dealing with until it’s too late. The drinking assures me that I am dealing with the monster. The abused scared insecure violent little boy. I just can’t tell where the line starts. Also, drugs seem to guarantee I will be forced to deal with the monster as well. Once again, it’s knowing what/how much/and when – which makes all the difference. Sometimes the hangover, the morning after is just as bad as the full on disco blood bath I’ve come to expect. You live in a world full of enablers. You cut out and resent (whether you realise it or not) everyone who isn’t an enabler,” Amber wrote in the email.

Click inside to read the rest of the email…

“I can make a clear distinction as to who falls into which category with complete ease. Just how often you see them and what role they play in your day-to-day life distinguishes where they fall on the enabling scale. I watch yesterday as everyone around you picked you up off the floor, held you up. Got you on with your life. Prevented you from really falling. With so much help, of course you can’t know how much this hurts you and your life. Because you pay people around you to prevent your feet from having to hit the rock bottom, as they say. Yesterday, I saw you pass out, amongst vomiting, three times. All three times Jerry had [to] carry you from the floor. On the plane Nathan mentioned how many times he’s had to break into locked doors to wake you up, after passing out on the toilet.”

“You would have embarrassed yourself countless times if someone would be honest enough with you to tell you. To show you. If someone filmed you while you were in this state you would be mortified. It’s embarrassing just watching it happen. You can’t know because people (friends?) keep smiling to your face and then turning their heads and rolling their eyes at how ridiculous they feel and look picking a grown man up from his own p*** and vomit, knowing he’ll never be able to realise how bad he looks. Hung over – post pills is not much better. You’re mean and insensitive. I have no reason I have to stay with you. And I won’t. You don’t pay me. I don’t have to lie to you for my job, livelihood or kids. I will never want to be locked into you. My freedom is now, I realise, the only thing I have to protect me. I will never ever trust you to trap me. I myself watched you pass out cold on the floor, after drinking yourself sick. One of these times you cut yourself so badly that you needed stitches.

“You say things you don’t mean. You are impossible to reason with. So everyone placates you. Lies to you. Worse even, you lie to yourself. And you believe it. You have so many yes people around you constantly protecting you from yourself and the truth. They think looking at you in a disappointed way is truth? Ah, no wonder it doesn’t work. If they left you, on the floor in your own s***, locked in the bathroom while you missed work – then you might have to actually learn. Learn to take care of yourself. You think you’re so tough, big self-destruction – I-don’t-give-a-f*** man?!? B*******.”

“If you really didn’t then you wouldn’t have so many people there to take care of you. You just let them do all the hard work while you run away from your problems unable to take pain. Such a big man that you need your paid assistants and family to carry and clean up after you. A real man doesn’t need to be cared for like a baby. What I saw last night was a child. You made me feel, at the beginning, safe. Like you could care for me. Like I could have a family with you. You made me feel like you were a real man – that was only half of you. What I saw yesterday, and many times before, is a needy man-child. I watch as other grown men have to wipe you, basically. And you get the convenient benefit of never having to remember it. That’s nice. For you.

“So you get away with so many lies that you tell yourself. Uou actually trick yourself into thinking the craziest lies when you’re f***** up and because your (sic) so accustomed to people NOT calling you out on your b******* (they work for you – hello) that you actually believe your s***. (Need a reference, how about when you actually thought I hit you first. Or that I was hiding drugs – the list goes on). Admit some of your own s*** first. Many times you have hurt me. Physically and emotionally from the things you say and did while f***** up. The monster comes out and you become mean and horrible. The opposite of why I love you. And what I am to do? How would you be if you were in love with one person who was in fact, two? Both you, the love of my life, and the monster look the same. How f****** confused I feel.”

“I am mad. So mad. How would you feel if you were sold false goods?? I fell for you while you were sober. A whole year. How could I know this lay in store for me? How dare you make me fall in love with you, present this other self – your good half – only to rip the mask off once I was in?! I feel like the biggest idiot in the world. I have put up with so much. I have cleaned s***, vomit and p*** up both literally and figuratively. I have been accused of crazy s*** – none of which I deserved – only to never hear an apology for your booze-fuelled zeal. You have hit me repeated (sic). Something you should Never have done. What a f****** man you are. And NONE of this would be possible without the booze and drugs. NONE.”

If you missed it, Amber‘s private conversations with two famous celebs was also revealed in court last week.