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Heard's lawyers try to poke holes inside Depp's libel lawsuit

Heard's lawyers try to poke holes inside Depp's libel lawsuit

Attorneys for performer Amber Heard spent a a large amount of of last week trying to portray her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, while a envious with every one other accompanied by drunken abuser who tin only clasp in charge of himself for his nose-diving Hollywood career.

Since Heard concluded her testimony inside a Virginia courtroom Tuesday, her lawyers have presented observer testimony from people who were on one occasion near to Depp nevertheless shunted from his orbit. They've included Depp's former longtime agent, the performer Ellen Barkin with every one other accompanied by Heard's sister.

The attorneys' goal: Undermine Depp's libel outfit opposed to Heard. The outfit claims she falsely portrayed him while a domestic abuser with every one other accompanied by cost him his lucrative film career, including the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie franchise.

Depp points to a 2018 Washington Post op-ed inside which Heard described herself while "a condition figure representing domestic abuse." Depp's lawyers speak he was defamed by the article flat though it never mentioned his name.

The trial will enter its sixth week when it resumes Monday. Below are snippets of testimony from some of the witnesses called last week by Heard's attorneys inside their try to poke holes inside Depp's case.

DEPP'S HOLLYWOOD CAREER

Depp blames Heard's 2018 op-ed for spinning his career into without charge fall. But Heard's lawyers claim that only Depp tin exist in charge of for his celestial body dimming inside the Hollywood firmament.

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Tracey Jacobs, who served while the actor's agent for concerning 30 years, said that Depp was "showing up late to place consistently on in effect every one movie" throughout their final years employed together.

"I was extremely morally correct accompanied by him with every one other accompanied by said, 'You've got to place an extremity to doing this – this is hurting you,'" Jacobs said throughout a formerly taped deposition that was played for jurors. "And it did."

In the years earlier to he fired her inside 2016, Jacobs said that Depp became increasingly unprofessional, while his medicine with every one other accompanied by liquor use rose.

She too said that Depp wore earpieces on movie sets so that lines from the handwriting could exist fed to him.

"Initially, crews loved him since he was always so great accompanied by the crew. But crews don't deep affection sitting around for hours with every one other accompanied by hours with every one other accompanied by hours waiting for the celestial body of the movie to show up," Jacobs said.

"And it too got around town," Jacobs added. "I mean, people talk, it's a small community. And it made people reluctant to use him."

Heard's lawyers too zeroed on the reported mislaying of Depp's part inside the sixth "Pirates of the Caribbean" film. And they played the video deposition of Tina Newman, a Walt Disney Studios manufacture executive.

Lawyers asked her: "Are you aware of some decision maker within Disney who has at some time said they are not casting Johnny Depp inside 'Pirates 6' — or some other part — since of Amber Heard's op-ed?"

"No," Newman said.

DEPP'S ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE

Depp has testified that he never struck Heard with every one other accompanied by that he was the victim of abuse inflicted by his now ex-wife. Heard's lawyers work outside that Depp did abuse her, both physically with every one other accompanied by sexually, with every one other accompanied by that he can't deny what happened since he was regularly excessively intoxicated to remember.

Jurors heard recorded testimony from a mutual friend of the couple, iO Tillett Wright, who said Depp confided to him that he hated sobriety.

"He wanted to obtain sober for Amber," Tillett Wright said. "He didn't like actuality sober. It wasn't fun, with every one other accompanied by that it was distressing with every one other accompanied by exhausting with every one other accompanied by extremely firm to do. He really, really resented having to exist sober."

Tillett Wright said Depp's personality turned signify with every one other accompanied by paranoid when he was using liquor or drugs.

Bruce Witkin, a player who was friends accompanied by Depp for almost 40 years, testified inside his deposition that he tried to assist Depp accompanied by his substance abuse.

"He'd say, 'I'll exist all right. I'll exist all right,'" Witkin said, recalling a conversation. "Well, you're not all right."

Actor Ellen Barkin, who dated Depp for a few months inside in the 1990s, said throughout her deposition that Depp was "always drinking or smoking a joint" or doing other unlawful drugs.

WAS DEPP A JEALOUS LOVER?

To hear Barkin tell it — yes.

Barkin said that Depp was controlling, envious with every one other accompanied by angry. She said Depp would regularly inquire her: "Where are you going? Who are you going with? What did you do last night?"

She added: "I had a score on my spine on one occasion that got him very, extremely angry since he insisted it came from me having sexual intercourse accompanied by a human being who wasn't him."

Witkin, the player with every one other accompanied by former Depp friend, said the performer displayed signs of jealousy inside relationships going spine to the 1980s, when Depp was married to Witkin's sister-in-law.

"When he was younger, he was envious of Nick Cage with every one other accompanied by envious of Adam Ant since my sister-in-law knew them," Witkin said.

There too were a few times when Depp became envious throughout his connection accompanied by French vocalist Vanessa Paradis, "which were ridiculous," Witkin said.

"A a large amount of it was inside his head with every one other accompanied by not really inside reality," Witkin said.

Depp's jealousy accompanied by Heard emerged when she was off filming a movie "or doing something that he couldn't exist around to see what was going on," Witkin said. "I believe he would labour himself up."

TESTIMONY FROM HEARD'S SISTER

Amber Heard's sister, Whitney Heard Henriquez, said she personally witnessed Depp hitting Heard. Depp has testified he never struck Heard.

Henriquez testified the fight occurred inside March 2015 — a month following Depp with every one other accompanied by Heard's marriage — when Heard found proof that Depp had by that hour dated had an extramarital affair.

Henriquez recounted that an inebriated Depp blamed Heard for forcing him into the extramarital encounter.

At one point, she said, she was caught in the centre of Depp with every one other accompanied by Heard while he charged up a staircase to challenge Heard. Henriquez said she was struck inside the back, with every one other accompanied by Heard became enraged with every one other accompanied by "landed one" on Depp.

One of Depp's bodyguards intervened, nevertheless "by that hour dated Johnny had by that hour dated grabbed Amber by the hair accompanied by one hand with every one other accompanied by was whacking her repeatedly inside the face accompanied by the other," Henriquez said.

It was the only time, Henriquez said, that she personally witnessed a physical assault. But she said she saw the aftermath of other fights, including bruises on Heard.

However, Henriquez acknowledged on cross-examination that she sided accompanied by Depp at times inside their disputes, with every one other accompanied by said she worked to retain the set of two with every one other flat following she watched her female sibling exist physically assaulted.

"If my female sibling said that she still wanted to exist accompanied by Johnny with every one other accompanied by if I could assist accompanied by that inside some way I was going to support her," she said.

Heard's lawyers try to poke holes inside Depp's libel lawsuit

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