Heard’s op-ed had virtually no impact on Johnny Depp’s career, expert says
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Amber Heard’s defense continues in the defamation lawsuit brought against her by her ex-husband Johnny Depp, with the Pirates of the Caribbean star should no longer be called to the stand by Heard’s team.
Heard is being sued by Depp for $50 million for suggesting he abused her in 2018 Washington Post editorial. Although she did not name him, he says her allegations have impacted his ability to work. She is pursuing a $100 million counterclaim.
Supermodel and Depp-ex Kate Moss will testify on Wednesday as the actor’s rebuttal witness. She is able to appear following Heard’s mention of her during testimony referencing a rumor of an alleged altercation between the two when they were dating in the 1990s.
On Monday, the court heard from a hand surgeon who said he found Depp’s account of the fight with the severed fingers inconsistent with the injury and a psychiatrist who said the actor’s behavior was “consistent with an author.” of domestic violence”.
An entertainment industry expert testified that she found the op-ed had no impact on Depp’s career, but the surrounding scandal cost Heard up to $50 million in revenue.
Spectator kicked out of courtroom after yelling ‘this baby is yours’ at Johnny Depp
A spectator was reportedly kicked out of the Amber Heard libel lawsuit against Johnny Depp, after shouting at the Pirates of the Caribbean actor.
According to live reports from Law and crimeA woman with a baby has been kicked out of the courtroom after she shouted at Depp that they were kindred spirits and ‘that baby is yours’.
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Surgeon says Depp’s account of severed finger is ‘inconsistent’ with injury
Dr Richard Moore, an orthopedic surgeon from Wilmington, North Carolina, told the court on Monday that Mr Depp’s account of the fight in which he says his finger was severed when Ms Heard threw a bottle of vodka is “not consistent with what we see”. in the described injury pattern or clinical photographs”.
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After a brief redirect from Elaine Bredehoft, today’s proceedings are closed by Judge Penney Azcarate.
Court will resume tomorrow at 9 a.m.
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Courtney Love says Depp saved her life outside The Viper Room
Courtney Love claimed Johnny Depp once saved her life with CPR after she overdosed outside the Viper Room in Los Angeles in 1995.
In a series of videos shared by her friend Jessica Reed Kraus’ Instagram account, the “Mono” singer voiced her support for Depp in his defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard.
“I don’t really want to be judgmental publicly, but I just want to let you know that Johnny gave me CPR in 1995 when I overdosed outside the Viper Room with Sal,” Love said.
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Depp’s attorney also argues that in superhero movies even the main character can be recast, citing the examples of Batman and Superman being played by multiple actors.
He questions Ms. Arnold’s assumption in her analysis that Heard would continue in the role of Mera in Aquaman.
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Depp’s attorney says his client is not responsible for social media campaigns that target Heard.
If the social media posts had an impact on Heard’s earning potential, he says it’s not up to Depp.
He also questions Ms. Arnold’s use of Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Zendaya, Ana de Armas and Chris Pine as actors comparable to Heard, saying they are bigger stars with longer careers.
Ms Arnold counters that these are not direct comparisons but actors who have appeared in major franchises or superhero movies.
Depp’s lawyer argues that two of them are the main characters (Momoa and Gadot) while Heard was not, and others had long television careers. Mrs. Arnold says there is a small pool to choose from.
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Expert says Depp’s career was damaged more by his own lawsuits than Heard’s op-ed
Johnny Depp’s career has been damaged more by his own lawsuits than by Amber Heard’s op-ed, an expert has claimed.
On Monday, May 23, during Depp’s libel lawsuit against Heard, entertainment consultant Kathryn Arnold said Depp’s 2020 lawsuit against The sun has been “really difficult” in his career.
Depp lost his libel battle against the publisher of The sun newspaper about an article claiming he was a “wife beater”. The judge came to the conclusion that the allegation was “essentially true”.
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The court is back in session with the cross-examination of Ms. Arnold.
Before the hiatus, comparing Heard’s potential revenue losses, she calculated that including TV, about one movie a year, and endorsements, the actor could have lost between $45 million and $50 million.
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Yard breaks for afternoon recreation.
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