Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard Trial Resumes Today - Here's Who Is Still Expected To Testify



The defamation trial between celebrity exes Johnny Depp and Amber Heard will resume on Monday, May 16.
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Those closely following the trial will have noticed that proceedings have been on a hiatus over the last 10 days.

After originally commencing in Fairfax, Virginia, on April 11, the trial went on a break due to a scheduling conflict for Judge Penney Azcarate.


Just in case this is the first you're reading about the trial, the Pirates of the Caribbean star is suing ex-wife Heard for $50 million after she referred to herself as a "public figure representing domestic abuse" in a 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post.
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Depp, 58, has repeatedly denied the allegations that he was physically violent toward his ex-wife - although, she never mentioned her ex-husband by name in the article.

Heard is countersuing for $100 million - claiming she was only ever violent against Depp in self-defense or defense of her younger sister, per NBC News.


Now, with proceedings set to continue on Monday, here's what those following the trial can expect to see.

Firstly, per The Independent, Heard will continue her testimony.
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The Aquaman star had been delivering her testimony when the trial when on its 10-day break. The actor broke down in tears multiple times on the witness stand as she testified for the jury how Depp allegedly beat her until she thought she was going to die. She also gave a harrowing account of an alleged incident of sexual assault.

Prior to this, Depp had already been on the stand and alleged that he was a "victim of domestic abuse". Over an emotional few days, Depp claimed that his ex-wife cut off the tip of his finger, left feces in his bed, and got him dropped from several big-budget movie franchises with her allegations.
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Other names expected to take the stand over the next few days include Ellen Barkin, Whitney Henriquez, and Debbie Depp.

Actor Ellen Barkin has been listed as a potential witness for Heard. Fans may know the actor for her roles in movies such as Drop Dead Gorgeous, Diner, and Switch.


Barkin also starred alongside Depp in the movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, with the two stars rumored to have dated in the 90s.

Amid Depp's libel lawsuit against UK tabloid The Sun, lawyer Sasha Wass reportedly presented a statement from Barkin in which she alleged Depp could become "jealous and angry" and, on one occasion, threw a bottle of wine across a hotel room.
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Per Reuters, Depp refuted the claims as "untrue". The Edward Scissorhands star told the court that he did not have an "anger management problem" and that Barkin simply held a grudge against him.

The Independent also reports that Debbie Depp - one of the actor's two sisters - could testify.


Johnny Depp's other sister, Christi Dembrowski, appeared in the court to testify on behalf of her brother back in April, but Debbie Depp is reportedly on Heard's list of potential witnesses.

Additionally, Heard's sister, Whitney Henriquez is also listed as one of her potential witnesses.
Amber Heard alongside her sister Whitney Henriquez (second right). Credit: PA Images/Alamy
Henriquez also submitted a written testimony for Depp's 2020 libel case against The Sun, revealing that she "felt sick" after learning of her sister's engagement to the Pirates of the Caribbean star.

Per PA, she had allegedly "begged" her sister not to marry Depp and told Heard that being married to Depp would not "stop him hitting her".


As mentioned, Depp has repeatedly denied any abuse allegations.

Following today's continuation of the trial, proceedings are due to run Mondays through Thursdays, with the exception of Friday, May 27, when closing arguments will be made.






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