Trial Proceeds After Judge Denies Motion For Dismissal By Amber Heard's Legal Team



Johnny Depp's defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard will continue.

While there has been no shortage of interesting and unsettling reveals in the case, Amber Heard's legal team motioned for a dismissal in the middle of the suit.

That didn't go over well with the judge, who denied the request after reviewing evidence from both sides.

A dismissal didn't seem at all likely. After reviewing evidence in the case, Judge Penney Azcarate said the case will indeed continue, and that she viewed the evidence, so far, as "most favorable to the plaintiff." She continued that the "weight of that evidence is up to the fact-finders." That meant she will let the jury decide whether Amber Heard's op-ed was defamatory, which is what Johnny Depp's legal team seeks to prove.

This week, after hearing from many witnesses, Depp's side rested their case. Then, Heard's attorney argued that there was not enough evidence to prove defamation. He said the case should be thrown out.

Depp's team has certainly had some success so far, at least as far as the public is concerned. Each day of the trial, Heard has been greeted by boos as she leaves the courthouse. Depp, on the other hand, is being cheered for and applauded. Many fans have even been camping out overnight to be able to observe the trial.

Depp has said that Heard has ruined his reputation forever with lies about his character and her claims of abuse. He says the goal of his $50 million lawsuit "is the truth."

Just before the trial began, Heard expressed that she wants closure. She said, "hopefully when this case concludes, I can move on and so can Johnny. I have always maintained a love for Johnny and it brings me great pain to have to live out the details of our past life together in front of the world."




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