After testifying Monday afternoon that her Washington Publish op-ed was about herself, not Johnny Depp, Amber Heard confronted pointed cross-examination from Depp legal professional Camille Vasquez that was at shaking Heard’s credibility within the eyes of the jury.
“The one one who thought it was about Johnny is Johnny,” Heard mentioned towards the top of her direct testimony, speaking concerning the opinion piece that sparked Depp’s $50-million defamation swimsuit and Heard’s $100-million defamation countersuit.
“It is about me. It is about what occurred to me after Johnny. It is about what occurred to me after I escaped my marriage. It is about me and my life and what I endured as soon as I moved on and received a TRO and moved on with my life. It was about what occurred to me after. The one one who made it about him, mockingly, was Johnny.”
Her phrases got here on her fourth day on the stand in a case that is scheduled to run by means of Might 27 earlier than going to the jury.
Heard then testified about three remarks made by former Depp legal professional Adam Waldman which can be the guts of her defamation countersuit. In a single, Waldman was quoted as referring to Heard’s “sexual violence hoax info.” Heard talked concerning the ache that precipitated her to listen to her allegations labeled as unfaithful.
“It is torture. It is torturous,” the “Aquaman” star mentioned tearfully. “Nobody ought to have to do this. I need to transfer on with my life. I’ve a child, I need to transfer on. I would like Johnny to maneuver on too. I would like him to depart me alone.”
However in a fast about-face, cross-examination discovered Vasquez grilling an unemotional Heard about why Depp hadn’t made eye contact together with her in any respect through the trial.
“You realize precisely why Mr. Depp will not look again at you,” Vasquez mentioned, then performed a tape through which Depp had vowed that after they divorced, “You’ll not see my eyes once more.”
Shifting previous that dramatic tone-setter, Vasquez requested Heard about varied claims she’d made in direct testimony about accidents she mentioned she suffered at Depp’s fingers.
Amongst Heard’s claims had been that on separate events Depp broke her nostril, break up her lip, kneeled on her again and hit her within the face so many instances she misplaced rely. Heard additionally admitted that she could not recall a time when Depp wasn’t carrying heavy rings on all his fingers.
Then Vasquez introduced photograph after photograph of Heard, taken on the times in spite of everything of these alleged incidents. In them, Heard confirmed no indicators of bruising, swelling or any accidents by any means.
The actor additionally mentioned below cross-examination that she had no medical information of any of her accidents as a result of she did not search medical consideration for any of them, even after she allegedly was raped with a liquor bottle that in bleeding from her vagina.
Vasquez famous that Heard took a number of pictures of Depp sleeping, however had no pictures of him consuming and even possessing cocaine.
Then Vasquez turned to Heard’s charitable donations, which the actor had spoken about publicly, as if she had donated the total quantity of her divorce settlement up entrance, when in actual fact she pledged to donate the cash over time.
Heard mentioned she deliberate to make the donations over time as a result of she was being paid the cash over time and likewise as a result of she would get a tax profit from doing so.
Heard defined why she stopped Depp from giving cash to the charities straight as an alternative of giving her the cash first. “I mentioned if you wish to pay the charities straight, pay the adjusted quantity, or pay as per our settlement within the settlement, within the divorce.” Depp selected to do the latter, she mentioned.
As for her personal donations, Heard mentioned, “I’ve not been in a position to fulfill these obligations but.”
The trial, which is being held in Virginia and broadcast and streamed reside by CourtTV, resumes Tuesday at 6 am Pacific Daylight Time.