Making his way ahead as planned. Johnny Depp must be quite pleased that his defamation case against Amber Heard will headstart after the actress’ plea for dismissal was denied by a judge on May 3.
“We are pleased with Chief Judge Azcarate’s ruling to continue with the trial after Mr. Rottenborn failed to convince the court that there was reason to dismiss the case,” a Depp, spokesperson told Us Weekly in a statement yesterday. “We stand confident in the future of the case and for the truth to be continued to be shared.”
Johnny Depp is so far happy with the way this trial has gone so far
Johnny Depp expressed happiness with the way the whole trial has gone so far after Johnny Depp himself finished his testimony last week.
“Over the last three and a half weeks, we’ve seen and heard from nearly 30 witnesses who have attested to and supported Mr. Depp’s claims that Ms. Heard defamed him in her 2018 op-ed,” the statement went on. “Ms. Heard’s reckless op-ed, in turn, caused him to lose a $22.5 million deal with Disney for Pirates of the Caribbean 6, resulting in an overall loss of earnings of over $40 million since December 18, 2018.”
Depp’s spokesperson also added: “Numerous witnesses have testified that Ms. Heard engaged in psychological, verbal and physical abuse toward Mr. Depp.”
Amber Heard’s Request To Toss Out Lawsuit Rejected
Just hours earlier, another piece of news broke around Judge Penny Azcarate, who is presiding over the high-profile case, rejected the request by the 36-year-old actress’ to toss out the lawsuit.
Azcarate ruled that Johnny’s attorneys had provided sufficient evidence to keep this trial going, as per a report to Deadline, after lawyers from the two sides presented their arguments yesterday without the absence of the jury.
Earlier this month, Depp’s trial against his ex-wife, who has ties from 2015 to 2017, started in Virginia. Depp is also suing his Rum Diary costar over a 2018 op-ed piece, written for The Washington Post where she details her history as an abuse survivor.
While Depp wasn’t named directly by Heard, the Pirates of the Caribbean star has stepped up to claim that the same piece destroyed his name and cost him a lot more money after he had lost out on various jobs from the fallout.
Depp has emphatically denied allegations of abuse until now!
“I never named him, rather I wrote about the price women pay for speaking against men in power,” the Magic Mike XXL actress wrote via Instagram ahead of the trial in April. “I have always maintained a love for Johnny and it brings me great pain to have to live out the details of our past life together in from of the world.”
The Aquaman actress previously accused Depp of domestic abuse, about six years back in 2016. However, throughout the whole trial, Depp has emphatically denied allegations of abuse made by Amber Head.