Johnny Depp and Amber Heard They are facing each other in a televised trial that has captured the attention of many, since he is considered the celebrity fact of the decade. In addition, it is expected that this will last approximately 6 weeks.
Much of the content of both teams is still unknown. Until day number five that this process has been taking place, Depp’s allegations are winning (under public opinion) the case, since several witnesses have testified in favor of the actor. Here we tell you the chronology of this notorious case.
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp began their relationship in 2012 after meeting in the movie The Diary of a Seducer. They got married in 2015 and in May 2016 Heard filed for divorce just 15 months into their marriage.
In the divorce lawsuit Heard accused the actor of having hit her, for which a restraining order was ordered, which he later withdrew, since Deep denied what the actress said. Immediately afterwards, a millionaire agreement was sealed between the two to begin a friendly process and they released a joint statement.
“Our relationship was intensely passionate and sometimes volatile, but always loving. Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intention of physical or emotional harm,” they said in a statement.
In December 2018, Amber Heard wrote an article in The Washington Post identifying herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse.” In addition, she assured that she “had the rare advantage of seeing in real time how institutions protect men accused of abuse.”
A year after the complaint, Disney decided to stop being one of those “institutions” and fired Johnny Depp from the “Pirates of the Caribbean” saga.
In March 2020, Johnny Depp decided to respond to Amber’s article with a 50 million dollar lawsuit against his ex-wife, cataloging her accusations as “demonstrably false”, even pointing out her as the one who really perpetuated the violence and that it was her fault he had lost jobs like Captain Sparrow.
The actress responded in September with a counterclaim of 100 million, there she pointed out that she was the one who lost jobs and that the actor was behind a campaign to discredit her career.
In September 2020, the ex-husbands had to see each other in court before their true trial, as Depp confronted The Sun newspaper for describing him as a “wife beater.” The actor lost the case, as the judge noted that the sentence was “substantially true.”
Although the trial did not prove abuse, what could be seen is that Heard’s accusations are not so easy to deny by Depp’s defense.
This made Warner join Disney and decide to fire Johnny as Grindewald in the “Fantastic Beasts” saga.
On April 11, 2022, the real trial began for the defamation lawsuits made by Johnny Deep and Amber Head after both accused each other of physical abuse. This process is taking place in Fairfax County, Virginia. Until this Tuesday, April 19, there are five days in which the witnesses and allegations are presented in court.
On day 1, 11 jurors appeared (7 stable and 4 alternates) and it was announced that the trial would last approximately 6 to 7 weeks, where many fans of Johnny and only 4 of Amber showed up outside.
It is on day two where the statements of the witnesses really begin to be presented, which until now have been around eight.
On the second day, Christi Dembrowski actor’s sister gave his testimony, where he revealed that during their childhood they were mistreated by their father, who beat his mother and Johnny defended her.
He shielded his relative by pointing out him as a good man and father, in addition to the fact that he never saw injuries in Amber.
Given this, Amber’s defense showed photos of the alleged mistreatment she suffered; However, Depp’s lawyers exposed photos and videos of Johnny’s bloody finger and burned face, in addition to images of the actress’s infidelities with Elon Musk and James Franco, who will also be called to testify.
isaac baruch Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s neighbor in the Eastern Columbia Building, He went to testify on the third day and mentioned that at first he saw the couple in love. He even said that Johnny helped him sell paintings and make money.
When the neighbor was asked if he witnessed violence from any of them, he replied that the one who shouted the most was Heard and that her ex-husband always tried to avoid her or leave the apartment.
According to Amber’s timeline, she crossed paths with Isaac one of the times she was hit, but he has claimed he never saw or noticed him, despite good lighting where they ran into each other.
He never saw either of them wearing makeup to cover up bruises.
As the second witness of the day, he appeared Brandon Patterson general manager of the Eastern Columbia building, where the ex-partner lived. This indicated that there are 87 security camera videos that are real, and mostly serve to demonstrate various lies from Amber Heard.
In court, a security video from 5/21/2016 is shown where two policemen leave the elevator to go to the actors’ house and check if it is true what Heard claimed that “Johnny had destroyed the attic”, and it turned out not be true
On this day take the stand Kate James Amber Heard’s former assistant, via online. She claimed that she suffered emotional abuse from Amber and that she was paid little; however, what surprised her the most is that the actress ‘stole’ her experience of sexual assault to make it her own.
In addition, he commented that he never saw the couple fighting or physically bad for Amber, but he did receive messages from his boss complaining about her husband.
Then a video was shown of the Dr. Laurel Anderson counselor who saw the couple for four sessions. The specialist commented that she observed mutual abuse, but that she was the one who started the fights the most and that he only sometimes.
The third to testify was Dr. Kipper, the artist’s doctor. His testimony is very relevant since he is an eyewitness. This began by commenting that the actor was not treated for attacks of anger. “Mr. Depp approached me in search of overcoming his problems with the aforementioned substances.” He also stated that Johnny was suffering from deep depression, anxiety, and insomnia.
On the other hand, he pointed out that Amber was the one who managed Depp’s detoxification and that she was excessively negligent and careless, as if she did not care that Johnny recovered, since he withheld his medications and caused withdrawal symptoms.
The doctor also revealed a detail that would disprove Amber’s version, when he pointed out that Johnny Depp had fainted after cutting his own finger.
The specialist comments that when he saw his patient after the event, he was coherent and cordial, despite bleeding after his finger was cut.
An important event that day also occurs when Eve Barlow, a friend of Amber Heard, is taken out of the courtroom. Both were seen sharing a friendship, but it is now that Barlow confesses that she is the actress’s girlfriend.
Debbie Lloyd Depp’s former nurse declared on this fifth day. Her testimony is made through a video statement, originally recorded on March 8, 2022, where she reveals that she worked with the actor to help him detox from opioids.
She says that Heard was upset with Johnny because he wasn’t paying enough attention to her while he was detoxing from his meds. The nurse also denied Amber’s version where she claimed that Johnny had thrown a can in the face of a patient, and that on the contrary it was the actress who threw it at Depp.
“She always wanted to argue and he seemed to try to entertain himself as much as possible with his music, watching movies or playing video games. I witnessed many times that Amber would not leave him alone and that increased his anxiety, therefore his consumption increased, ”was what Lloyd stated.