There have been revelations on more information regarding Johnny Depp’s defamation case filed against Amber Heard.
Two months after the famed courtroom battle in Virginia in which it was determined that Heard was liable for defaming Depp, more than 6,000 pages of pretrial documents have been unsealed and made public. These documents shed light on matters that lawyers from both sides wanted the jury to exclude from consideration. Text messages from Johnny Depp that have never been seen before were also revealed in the court documents, along with alarming charges made by Depp and Heard.
E! News attempted to get a statement from Johnny Depp and Heard representatives on the released documents, but did not hear back from them.
Heard was initially hit with a $50 million lawsuit by Depp, the man she was married to until 2017, because of an opinion piece she wrote in 2018 for the Washington Post in which she described herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.”. Even though the Aquaman actress never named Depp by name in the article, his lawyers maintained in the complaint that she “concocted the story in hopes of generating positive publicity and to advance her career.”
Since the trial, Heard has taken the necessary steps to appeal the judgment, which was found in favor of her ex-husband and ordered her to pay him roughly $10.4 million. While everything is going on, Depp is attempting to overturn the judgment of $2 million that was handed to Heard in the countersuit against Depp.
The New York Post and the Daily Beast obtained and reviewed court documents that were filed by Heard’s legal team. In these documents, they argued against allowing Depp’s legal team to introduce “nude pictures of Amber Heard” into evidence, claiming that this type of evidence falls under the category of “irrelevant personal matters.” A video clip from a reality program in which Heard’s sister Whitney Henriquez participated as well as a history of their “past romantic connections” were two of the other elements that they attempted to have excluded from the jury.
According to the records that have been made public, Heard’s legal team also claimed that “Amber’s brief stint as an exotic dancer years before she met Mr. Depp” should not be brought up in court. According to The Daily Beast, her attorneys claimed in the filing that Depp’s legal team intended to introduce it as evidence “to frivolously and maliciously suggest or imply that Ms. Heard was at one time an escort.”