Johnny Depp's Team Slams Amber Heard's Emotional Testimony As 'Performance Of Her Life'

Johnny Depp's legal team has blasted Amber Heard's testimony.
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Yesterday, Heard took the stand for the second day in a row and gave an emotional account of her volatile relationship with the Pirates of the Caribbean star, claiming that he assaulted her multiple times, at one point sexually with a glass bottle.

The celebrity exes are currently battling it out in a $50 million defamation trial in which both allege that they were the real victim of their tumultuous marriage. Depp is suing Heard over a 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which she said she was a domestic abuse survivor, and which he argues ruined his career and reputation. Heard, meanwhile, is countersuing for $100 million, maintaining that her former husband was often abusive.

In the first two days on the witness stand, Heard became visibly emotional and looked almost on the point of tears as she alleged to the court that Depp beat her "repeatedly" and sexually assaulted her with a liquor bottle.

Needless to say, Depp's attorneys weren't impressed by the testimony, which they slammed and claimed was a "performance" in a statement to People.

"As Mr. Depp's counsel correctly predicted in their opening statements last month, Ms. Heard did indeed deliver 'the performance of her life' in her direct examination," a spokesperson for the team told the outlet.

They went on to claim that Heard's stories are increasingly fabricated in contrast to Depp's truthful account, saying: "While Ms. Heard's stories have continued to grow new and convenient details, Mr. Depp's recollections have remained exactly the same throughout the six painful years since her first allegations were made."

"His truth — the truth — is the same no matter the environment in which it has been presented," the spokesperson added.

The statement concludes: "The upcoming cross examination from Mr. Depp's team will be most telling, and will certainly highlight the many fallacies Ms. Heard has now attempted to pass off as fact throughout her convoluted testimony."

In response, Heard's own spokesperson hit back, telling People: "As evidenced by the statement just released, Mr. Depp's defamation claim is falling apart."

"That same team is so panicked they are fighting tooth and nail to prevent compelling evidence and photos from being introduced," they continued, adding: "Small wonder Mr. Depp does not have the fortitude or courage to even look at Ms. Heard at all throughout the proceedings — as he could not in the UK trial — and, instead he doodles and snickers."

"Mr. Depp's behavior in this trial has been as pitiful as it was in their marriage," they concluded.

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