Johnny Depp took the stand in his defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard in a Fairfax, Virginia court on Tuesday. The Oscar-nominated actor detailed Heard’s charges of domestic abuse, his experience with substance misuse, and their relationship during his almost three-hour testimony, which will resume Wednesday. “My objective is, to tell the truth,” Depp started early on in his speech.
Depp, who is most known for his work on the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, issued Heard for $50 million in a Fairfax County, Virginia court in connection with a 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which she discussed her experience with domestic abuse.
Heard’s article made no mention of Depp by name. Heard claimed in the years preceding the book’s publication that Depp damaged her face after throwing a phone at her in their Los Angeles home. Depp disputed the claim and was cleared of any wrongdoing.
Johnny Depp Court Updates
Tuesday afternoon, Depp appeared in a Virginia court to testify in his defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard. Depp is suing the actress for more than $50 million, claiming she injured his career and image with her allegations of domestic abuse.
Heard, 35, has filed a countersuit against Depp, 58, claiming $100 million in damages and alleging that his legal team unjustly accused her of fabricating allegations against him.
Depp stated Tuesday that Heard’s “false” allegations of domestic abuse “permeated the industry,” finally becoming global news and widely regarded as fact in many circles.
“I’m obsessed with the truth, and today is the first time I’ve had the opportunity to talk fully about this subject,” Depp told the court. “I felt a sense of obligation to expunge the record.”
Pirates of the Caribbean
This swashbuckling adventure chronicles the search for Elizabeth Swann by Captain Jack Sparrow, a shrewd pirate, and Will Turner, a cunning blacksmith.
Elizabeth, the governor’s daughter, and Will’s true love has been kidnapped by the fearsome Captain Barbossa.
They are unaware, but the fearsome and cunning Barbossa has been cursed.
He and his enormous crew are imprisoned by an old curse, cursed to exist eternally in a state of neither life nor death. That is unless a sacrifice of blood is given.
Who Is Amber Heard
Amber Laura Heard was born in Austin, Texas, to internet researcher Patricia Paige Heard (née Parsons) and contractor David C. Heard (David Clinton Heard). She is descended from the English, Irish, Scottish, German, and Welsh.
Heard was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in the Academy Award-nominated film North Country (2005), in which she appeared in flashbacks as Charlize Theron’s character.
Syrup (2013), Drive Angry (2011) 3D, The Joneses (2009), Never Back Down (2008), Alpha Dog (2006), and Friday Night Lights (2006) are among her other early film credits (2004).
Heard has guest featured in Showtime’s Californication (2007) and CBS’s Criminal Minds (2007). (2005).
Heard featured alongside Woody Harrelson, Bill Murray, and Jesse Eisenberg in the 2009 film office smash Zombieland (2009).
She also acted alongside Sela Ward, Dylan Walsh, and Penn Badgley in the suspense thriller The Stepfather (2009).
She gained notoriety in 2008 for her role in the comedy Pineapple Express (2008) alongside Seth Rogen and James Franco.
Heard won a Young Hollywood Award in 2008 for her breakout performance in “Pineapple Express.”
Johnny Depp in Court Says He Has Never Struck Any Woman in His Life
Johnny Depp wasted no time in stating in court on Tuesday that he “never came close to striking Ms. Heard in any way, nor have I ever struck a woman in my life.”
What Is Johnny in Court for?
Amber Heard’s Libel Case Against Johnny Depp
In Fairfax County Circuit Court in Virginia, a defamation trial involving the recently married stars Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is presently proceeding.
Why Is Johnny Depp in Fairfax County Court?
The trial is being held in Fairfax County, Virginia since Heard’s attorneys requested that the matter be handled in California, where the performers live. However, a judge determined that Depp was within his rights to pursue the complaint in Virginia because The Washington Post’s online edition’s computer systems are located there.