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In the ongoing $100 million defamation trial between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard, the actor’s attorneys presented compelling evidence about Heard’s pursuit and subsequent transformation, Your Content has learned.
Depp’s legal team described Heard as “deeply troubled,” highlighting her extensive efforts to pursue and woo the actor before their relationship took a dark turn.
The trial commenced in Fairfax, Virginia, with opening arguments on Tuesday. Depp’s first witness, his sister Christi Dembrowski, is expected to testify.
The main focus of the trial revolves around a 2018 op-ed penned by Heard for the Washington Post, in which she portrayed herself as a survivor of domestic violence.
Depp contends that he was unjustly removed from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise due to the “clear implication” that he was the abuser referenced in Heard’s op-ed.
He further alleges that it was actually Heard who engaged in violent behavior, casting doubt on her claims.
The trial is anticipated to span six to seven weeks and is set to feature testimony from notable celebrities such as James Franco, Paul Bettany, and Ellen Barkin, providing additional perspectives on the high-profile case, according to Deadline.