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Amber Heard Opens Up On ‘Great Pain’ Of Sharing Her And Johnny Depp’s History With The World

Amber Heard Opens Up On ‘Great Pain’ Of Sharing Her And Johnny Depp’s History With The World

Amber Heard has spoken out on Instagram ahead of the defamation trial between her and ex-husband Johnny Depp

Amber Heard has spoken out ahead of the defamation trial between her and ex-husband Johnny Depp.

Tomorrow, 11 April, in Virginia, Depp and Heard will come face-to-face in court over a defamation lawsuit.

The lawsuit comes as a result of Depp suing his ex-wife, claiming that in a 2018 Washington Post opinion piece she falsely implied he physically and sexually abused her during their marriage.

Depp has already taken a hit, with Heard having filed a counterclaim for defamation and the judge ruling in favour of Heard being able to use a specific Virginia law within her defence.

Heard has since taken to Instagram to give her side one last time ahead of the trial.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's defamation lawsuit is set to commence in court tomorrow, 11 April.
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Informing her followers that she's 'going to go offline for the next several weeks,' she reminded fans that she'll be in Virginia in court.

Heard wrote: "Johnny is suing me for an op-ed I wrote in the Washington Post, in which I recounted my experience of violence, and domestic abuse.

"I never named him, rather I wrote about the price women pay for speaking out against men in power. I continue to pay that price, but 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."

The actor went on to 'recognise the ongoing support' she has had from fans throughout the years.

"In these coming weeks I will be leaning on it more than ever," she reflected.

Before signing off: "With love always, A."

Depp's lawyer has argued that while Heard did not name the Pirates of the Caribbean star in the article, the publishing of it timed with the couple's highly publicised split 'falsely implied' Depp to be the abuser.

Heard's lawyer Elaine Bredehoft has claimed the article does not mention Depp by name but addresses an issue of public concern in speaking out against domestic violence.

Amber Heard will be able to use an anti-Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation in her defence in the defamation lawsuit between her and Johnny Depp.
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Judge Penney Azcarate's ruling that Heard will be able to use an anti-Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation means the actor's representation can argue that she deserves immunity for what she wrote.

Depp is suing Heard for a potential $50 million, claiming that the actress's opinion piece damaged his career.

The witness list for the trial includes a multitude of celebrities, including figures such as Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and actors James Franco and Paul Bettany.

If you are experiencing domestic violence, please know that you are not alone. You can talk in confidence 24 hours a day to the national domestic violence helpline Refuge on 0808 2000 247 

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Topics: Amber Heard, Celebrity, Film and TV, Johnny Depp

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