Live Update: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Defamation Trial
By TOI Team June 1, 2022 Update on : June 1, 2022
The jurors ended its second day of deliberations Tuesday without taking a conclusion in Johnny Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard‘s harassment lawsuit over their violent and miserable marriage.
The civil jury of seven heard final arguments on Friday and deliberate for approximately two hours before departing for the lengthy Memorial Day weekend. On Tuesday, the jury deliberated for another 7 hours. They are due to continue discussions in Fairfax County Circuit Court on Wednesday.
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Depp is claiming Heard for $50 million, claiming she slandered him in a 2018 op-ed in which she described herself as a political official symbolizing domestic abuse. After his lawyer dismissed her charges as a fraud, Heard filed a $100 million lawsuit against the Pirates of the Caribbean” actor. Each blames the other for sabotaging their own careers.
During the six-week trial, testimony included a litany of gruesome facts from their brief marriage. Heard testified that Depp abused her physically or sexually on more than a dozen occasions. Depp said throughout his testimony that he never struck Heard, that she made up the abuse charges, even though she’s the one who physically assaulted him many times.
On Tuesday night, Depp performed his third performance in the United Kingdom with Jeff Beck, with whom he began performing at gigs over the weekend. Meanwhile, the jury in his defamatory trial involving his ex-wife Amber Heard continued deliberations, however, after almost seven hours, they went back home and will return to work on Wednesday at 9 a.m.
Despite the fact that Depp was not present, those of his supporters who had been a steadfast presence throughout the protracted trial arrived early in the morning to stand in line to enter the courthouse, understanding there was the little possibility they saw the actor in person.
Depp’s frequent appearances in court have created a circus outside of it. While the scenario calmed down somewhat on Tuesday, the intensity was not fully gone. A few admirers and interested bystanders sat in the corridor outside courtroom 5J.
Even when Johnny Depp is not in the country, some of his followers continue to visit the Fairfax County Courthouse.