Johnny Depp Sues Amber Heard Over Defamation

Johnny Depp sued Amber Heard for $50 million over a 2018 article she wrote for The Washington Post in which she described herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” Although Depp was not named in the article, he claims it cost him important acting roles.

Amber Heard took the stand on Wednesday in her defense against the defamation claim brought by her ex-husband, detailing in her three hours of testimony the early days of their romance and allegations of abuse. She accused Johnny Depp of physically and sexually abusing her over the years of their marriage.

Heard’s testimony comes 14 days into the trial, after weeks of jurors hearing testimony about the explosive relationship between the actors. Johnny Depp also testified over multiple days that he had never struck a woman and accused Amber Heard of being the abuser in the marriage.

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