Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard is about to begin. Follow the court session on t-online in the live stream.
Hollywood star Johnny Depp has sued Amber Heard for defamation for the equivalent of 45 million euros in damages. The civil case has been pending before a court in the US state of Virginia since mid-April. Depp accuses Heard of damaging his reputation with statements in a newspaper commentary.
The lawyers for the 58-year-old had completed the evidence on Tuesday after around two dozen witnesses had testified. On Wednesday, 36-year-old actress Heard took the witness stand for the first time. Your team’s argument has thus begun, which you can now view in our live stream or here can track.
That’s what the process is about
Heard filed for divorce from Depp in 2016 after just 15 months of marriage. She accused the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star of domestic violence. Depp testified on oath that he never hit Heard.
In his current civil lawsuit, he accuses his ex-wife of making false statements in a 2018 commentary on domestic violence published by the Washington Post. This damaged his reputation. Depp is not mentioned by name in the article. Heard has filed a counterclaim. The process, which began on April 12, is expected to last several weeks.