Johnny Depp’s attorneys settle their case in defamation trial against Amber Heard
After 13 days of taking testimony, the lawyer gave Johnny Depp presented their case in a defamation trial against Amber Heard.
Depp is suing Heard, his ex-wife, alleging that a 2018 op-ed she wrote slander him and cost him his Hollywood job.
The jury heard from more than two dozen witnesses called by Depp’s lawyer including Depp himself. Many people testified about the fights that broke out between the two.
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Minutes after Depp’s legal team handled the case, Heard’s attorneys presented a motion to strike the entire case, arguing that Depp had failed to prove his defamation case. Proposing a strike is a common tactic and requires the judge to issue a summary judgment.
Judge Penny Azcarate partially denied the petition was based on two arguments, but said she would continue to consider another argument if the evidence relates to it when Heard’s team presents its case.
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Heard’s legal team is expected to begin presenting the case after the lunch break with testimony from psychologist Dawn Hughes.
Hughes previously testified as an abusive relationships expert in the Nxivm founder trials. Keith Raniere and singers R kellyhelp secure the trust of both.
Depp’s final witness, forensic accountant Mike Spindler, testified Tuesday about his analysis of the income Depp lost as a result of the 2018 op-ed, without mentioning the actor’s name. pellets.
Spindler testified: “I conclude that Mr. Depp lost income of approximately $40 million.
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