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Johnny Depp-Amber Hurd trial live: Depp sends a message to a friend about Hurd’s “rotting corpse”, court hears

Johnny Depp’s friend Isaac Baruch cries in a stand during Amber Heard’s defamation trial

The multimillion-dollar defamation lawsuit against Johnny Depp against his ex-wife Amber Heard continues in Virginia. The court heard actor Kristi Dembrowski’s sister, who also acted in part as his business manager, and his artist friend and neighbor Isaac Baruch, who gave particularly colorful and emotional testimony.

Depp claims that a 2018 article written by Hurd in The Washington Post – in which she talks about domestic violence against women – suggests that Depp, her ex-husband, was a rapist.

Although the 35-year-old did not name the actor, Depp’s lawyers say Hurd’s allegations made it difficult for the 58-year-old to get roles he had previously played.

Depp is known for his roles in films such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Sweeney Todd and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Hurd appears in titles including Aquaman and Drive Angry.

He is seeking $ 50 million (£ 38.2 million) in damages during a trial in Fairfax County Court. Hurd, meanwhile, has filed a defamation lawsuit against Depp, whom she divorced in 2017, for annoyance.

Earlier, Depp lost a defamation lawsuit in the United Kingdom against the British newspaper The Sun over allegations in Hurd’s 2018 article.

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ICYMI: Hurd accuses Depp of sexual assault with a bottle of alcohol

Explosive new allegations were made by Amber Heard about her ex-husband Johnny Depp during the opening arguments of the $ 50 million defamation lawsuit against him.

Ms. Hurd’s lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, claims that Mr. Depp sexually assaulted Hurd using a bottle of alcohol during an episode of drunkenness.

Oliver O’Connell April 14, 2022 10:00 a.m.


ICYMI: Introductory Statements – Lawyers Claim Amber Heard a “Compulsive Liar”

The legal team representing Johnny Depp in the defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard made their introductory statements, with Mr. Depp’s lawyers portraying Ms. Hurd as an intrusive and chronic liar who uses the accusations he made against the actor, such as a means of progress. her own career.

They say she wants to portray herself as a heroic survivor of violence.

Lawyers also noted Mr Depp’s drug and alcohol use, but said the substance abuse problem did not prove he had ever harmed Ms Hurd.

Oliver O’Connell April 14, 2022 09:00


ICYMI: Fans, stars and a bunch of questions

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were present on the first day of the defamation lawsuit against them in Virginia, according to Clemens Michalan of Fairfax.

Oliver O’Connell April 14, 2022 08:00


Johnny Depp called Amber Heard “s ** t” and sent a message to a friend about her “rotting corpse”, the court heard

Johnny Depp once called Amber Heard “s ** ka” and mentioned her “rotting corpse” in a text to a friend, a U.S. court heard on Wednesday (April 13th).

The statement was read as part of a defamation lawsuit against Depp and Hurd in Fairfax, Virginia.

Witnesses to the day included Depp’s longtime friend Isaac Baruch, who was asked by Hurd’s lawyer Elaine Bradhoft: “Do you remember Mr Depp ever telling you that he hoped Amber Heard’s rotting corpse was decomposing in the fucking trunk of a Honda Civic? “

Baruch pointed to a monitor showing the message and said, “Yes. Well, I say yes – I see it here, so obviously, yes, it was said. It was written.”

Clemence Mischalon has the whole story

Peony Hirvani April 14, 2022 06:40


Depp’s friend insists that the actor and his wife were a “loving” couple

A friend of Johnny Depp testified as a witness on the third day of the defamation trial against Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard.

Isaac Baruch was called to testify Wednesday (April 13th) in Fairfax, Virginia. He took the position after cross-examination of Mr Depp’s sister, Christy Dembrowski.

Mr Baruch said he first met Mr Depp when they were both teenagers in Florida playing in groups. He testified for several hours, giving colorful testimonies that sometimes elicited smiles and laughter from others in the courtroom – including Mr Depp and Ms Hurd themselves.

Oliver O’Connell April 14, 2022 06:00


Earlier: Depp’s sister says Hurd called him “old and fat” and the family “devastated” by the marriage

Johnny Depp’s sister says Amber Heard called him “old and fat” and that the actor’s family was “devastated” by his marriage to her.

Christie Dembrowski made the allegations when she testified as the first witness in the multi-million dollar defamation trial in Virginia, in which Depp claimed that a 2018 domestic violence article she wrote for The Washington Post suggested he was a rapist. .

She told the court that while she saw Ms. Hurd be nice to her brother, she also saw that she was “not nice” and told details of such a confrontation.

Oliver O’Connell April 14, 2022 4:30 p.m.


Depp smiles when the court hears that he is obsessed with Elon Musk

The actor seemed to stifle laughter during the opening remarks in the case, when Ms. Hurd’s lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, told an 11-member civilian jury that “Johnny Depp is obsessed with Elon Musk.”

Oliver O’Connell April 14, 2022 03:00


Pierce Morgan calls Hurd and Depp “supreme narcissists” amid ongoing lawsuit

In an opinion column for the New York Post, Morgan wrote: “I can honestly say that the number of devils I give for this shamelessly deluded and self-obsessed pair of whining carcasses can be written on the back of Mycoplasma genitalium, the smallest living organism. on the planet. ”

Oliver O’Connell April 14, 2022 00:00


Depp’s tearful friend begs a couple for treatment

In the defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard, filed by her ex-husband Johnny Depp, the couple’s former neighbor became emotional during extensive testimony about his friendship with the couple.

Isaac Baruch, who first met Depp as a teenager in Florida and became his longtime friend, lived in one of five penthouses in the Eastern Columbia Building in downtown Los Angeles, owned by the actor.

At one point Wednesday, Hurd’s lawyer, Elaine Bradhoft, asked him if he was angry with her client, given everything that happened when the couple broke up and Depp was charged.

Here is how he answered:

Oliver O’Connell April 13, 2022 11:00 p.m.


Judge Azkarate dismisses the jury for the evening.

The trial resumes tomorrow at 10 a.m.

Oliver O’Connell April 13, 2022 22:24