Amber Heard’s defamation trial against her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, was a highly publicized event. The trial, which began in July 2020, was a battle between the two Hollywood stars over Depp’s libel claim against Heard. In the trial, Heard accused Depp of domestic abuse and Depp denied the allegations.
The trial lasted for three weeks and included over 40 witnesses. Among them were Heard’s sister, Whitney Henriquez, Depp’s ex-girlfriend, Kate Moss, and Depp’s former personal assistant, Stephen Deuters. Other witnesses included Depp’s security guards, his former housekeeper, and Heard’s friends.
The witnesses provided evidence and testimony in support of both sides. For example, Moss testified that she had never seen Depp act violently towards Heard, while Henriquez testified that she had seen Depp throw a phone at Heard. Deuters also testified that he had heard Depp threaten to kill Heard.
The witnesses provided a range of evidence, from eyewitness accounts to medical records. The medical records included Heard’s hospital records from when she was allegedly attacked by Depp. The records showed that Heard had suffered bruises and cuts.
The witnesses also provided evidence about Depp’s alleged drug and alcohol abuse. Several witnesses testified that Depp had a drinking problem and that he had used drugs, including cocaine and ecstasy.
In the end, the jury found in favor of Depp and awarded him $50 million in damages. The jury concluded that Heard had not proven her allegations of domestic abuse and that Depp had been defamed.
The trial was a long and complicated process, but it was made possible by the testimony of the over 40 witnesses. Their evidence and testimony helped the jury reach a verdict and provided insight into the events that occurred between Depp and Heard.