Amber Heard's Team Rest Their Case In Johnny Depp Trial

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Amber Heard's Team Rest Their Case In Johnny Depp Trial

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Amber Heard's legal team have rested their case in the Johnny Depp defamation trial.

Depp, 58, is currently suing ex-wife Heard, 36, in a $50 million (£38.2 million) defamation lawsuit over abuse claims she made in a 2018 article in The Washington Post, despite not mentioning Depp by name in the op-ed.

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor denies all allegations.

Executive Producer at Law&Crime Trial Network, Cathy Russon, tweeted that Heard's 'side rests'.

Russon added that 'now arguing motions' are set to take place.

Last week during her testimony, Heard suggested she’s being portrayed as being dishonest because Depp is a ‘bigger star’ and has ‘more publicity reach’.

She said: "My interest is in my name – in clearing my name. At the time, I was being called a ‘liar’ and my motives were being questioned.

"I did see it as important to clear that up."

She added: "I wanted to make a statement to make sure there was not any doubt. That I couldn’t be labelled these things just because Johnny was the bigger star and had more publicity reach."

Credit: Law and Crime Network
Credit: Law and Crime Network

Heard also admitted that her 2018 article wasn't just directed at her ex-husband.

"I was talking about a bigger issue than just Johnny… when powerful men do something horrible or that they shouldn’t, how there is a system in place to protect them, to clean up after them,” she told the court.

"This was a reference to not just Johnny but what was happening as a culture when we were addressing a lot of MeToo issues.

"(It was) not just about him, but he is included in that yes… but I wrote this in the context of many men at the time, public figures in the public eye being accused as well.

"So it was a reference in general to a larger phenomenon, not just Johnny."

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Credit: Alamy

Well, as the trial reaches its final week, Kate Moss is reportedly set to give evidence against Depp’s former partner.

The British supermodel, who dated Depp in the 1990s, is expected to appear in court by videolink later this week.

As shown via video footage, Depp’s legal team were seen appearing to celebrate when Heard mentioned Moss, as she described hearing a rumour that Depp had pushed the model down a flight of stairs.

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Topics: News, Johnny Depp, Amber Heard

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