Johnny Depp and Amber Heard launch $ 50 million defamation lawsuit

Elon Musk and James Franco are also expected to testify.

He is before a court Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, the lawsuit is expected to last six weeks and is guaranteed to be a series of new headlines about the angry relationship of a former couple who have been fighting legal battles for years. Monday will be about the selection of jury members and opening speeches. Depp has sued his former partner for defamation, claiming $ 50 million in damages. Amber Heard called herself a survivor of domestic abuse in a 2018 opinion paper, although she did not name Deppet clearly in the text. Part of the press, however, picked up on the subject, and Depp also lost an important defamation lawsuit in the UK against Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid, Sun, who openly called the actor a wife.

Famous friends on both sides, Heard, are also expected to testify James Francot and Elon Muskot also waiting on the witness stand, and on Depp ‘s side Paul Bettany-t will be able to be summoned according to the Deadline. It is also certain that whatever the verdict will be, the losing party is guaranteed to appeal, and Heard has already filed another $ 100 million lawsuit against Depp for the alleged abuse.

By the way, Heard wrote on Instagram this weekend that he had always loved Johnny and that the big public was hurting him:

Johnny sued me for writing an essay for the Washington Post about my experiences of domestic violence. I never named him, I wrote about the price women pay for speaking out against a man in power. I’m still paying that price, and I hope if this case closes, I can move on, as did Johnny. I’ve always loved Johnny, and it’s a great pain to have to live the details of our past lives together before the world.

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