Johnny Depp's Lawyer Responds To Elaine Bredehoft's Claim That His Team 'Suppressed Evidence' And 'Demonised' Heard
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After the verdict of the highly publicised trial was announced last week, Heard's lawyer, Elaine Bredeohft, appeared on The Today Show and claimed Depp won the case because an 'enormous amount of evidence was suppressed'.
"We had an enormous amount of evidence that was suppressed in this case that was in the UK case," she said.
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor was awarded $15 million (£12 million), which was later capped at $10.35 million (£8.27 million) by Judge Penny Azcarate.
In a separate verdict, Heard was also awarded $2 million (£1.6 million) in damages via a counterclaim.
Depp's lawyer, Benjamin Chew, has now responded to the claims in an interview with Court TV.
He said: "I think it's disappointing that she would say something like that, with respect to 'suppression' of evidence, there was a lot more evidence that came in Fairfax Country than ever came in, in London.
"And I took that as not being complimentary of our judge, who's a wonderful judge. I just think that's an improper characterisation."
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Chew added: "As far as 'demonisation', the cross-examination [of] Ms Heard that was done, I believe, beautifully by Camille Vasquez, was not intended to demonise her, it really was predicated on her own words.
"So, the cross examination was based on the statements that Ms Heard had made and presenting her with some audio that, she herself, had made and really asking for her explanation.
"I don't think that's demonisation, I think that's cross examination."
"We’ve been everywhere together, we have seen everything together. We have walked the same road together. We did the right thing together, all because you cared. And now, we will all move forward together."
Depp added: "You are, as always, my employers and once again I am whittled down to no way to say thank you, other than just by saying thank you. So, thank you. My love and respect, JD."
However, the Aquaman actor slammed her ex-husband's claims he is 'moving forward'.
"As Johnny Depp says he's 'moving forward,' women's rights are moving backward," the statement said.
"The verdict's message to victims of domestic violence is [to] be afraid to stand up and speak out."
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