The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial captivated viewers with a sneak peek into the stormy marriage between two movie stars, but believe it or not, the proceedings could have been more exciting.
The disclosure of a trove of 6,000 pages of documents revealed how the two parties fought bitterly during the discovery phase of the trial over what was acceptable and what was not. Things were so acute between the parties that there was a long exchange between lawyers about the Covid safety precautions to take during Heard’s deposition.
In Heard’s view, Judge Benny Azcaret ended up leaving out much of the jury’s eyes and ears. After a jury awarded Depp $10.4 million in damages, her attorney, Eileen Breedhoft, appeared today He complained that the commission had not heard other evidence in the case that was allowed at Depp’s trial in the UK, where he lost his case against The Sun over a story that identified him as a “wife-beater”. “We had a huge amount of evidence that was hidden in this case which was in the case of the UK,” Bredehoft said.
Heard wins a $2 million judgment against Depp, and both sides are appealing their judgments.
Neither Depp nor Heard’s camps responded to a request for comment on the mass reveal when called today by the deadline.
Among the details in the unsealed documents are:
Metadata. While a witness from Depp’s team at the trial suggested that Heard’s photographs of her injuries may have been altered, in line with the inference that they were manipulated, Heard’s team also made a similar conclusion about the photographs Depp provided. question the authenticity of the documents.” Specifically, the Heard team noted, “limited metadata revealing the dates of ‘created’, ‘modified’, ‘received’ and ‘dispatched’ on July 22, 2019, despite Mr. Depp’s claim that this image Captured in March 2015.” Depp’s team called the allegations “irrelevant” and lacking merit. The judge rejected Heard’s team’s suggestions to pursue the case.
dirty pictures. Heard’s team alleged that Depp’s attorneys sought to present “irrelevant personal matters” such as the nude photographs of Heard and “Amber’s brief stint as an exotic dancer years before she met Mr. Depp and Mr. Depp in a frivolous or malicious attempt to suggest or suggest that Mrs. Heard. At one time an escort.” They claimed that the allegations that she was an escort were “unfounded, holocaust, unrelated, and designed to harass and demean Amber Heard”. Depp’s team wrote in March that they did not expect to provide such evidence, but “it is possible to envision a scenario in which these images might become highly relevant in the context of this case, for example to show that there were no visible injuries.” They also cited evidence of Heard’s tenure as a stripper” or rumors that she was an escort early in her career.
“However, Mr. Depp reserves the right to use these materials to the extent that they become necessary upon appeal, and in any event the trial is a smooth process, and these issues are likely all relevant and should be reserved for a final decision at trial.”
They were kept from trial.
Marilyn Manson texts. Depp’s friendship with Marilyn Manson was cited during the trial, but his attorneys are concerned about “guilt by association.” According to the New York Post, unsealed records show that Manson texted Depp in 2016 that he was in “Amber 2.0” mode. Depp texted, “I have been reading a lot of material about this behavior and social behavior…it is real to my brother!! Ex-Jay – is a damned text book!!!” “Miss. Depp’s lawyers have argued that Heard’s attempt to discredit Depp with his relationship with Mr. Manson is more biased than evidential.Texts have been withheld from trial.Manson is engaged in his own defamation lawsuit, having sued his ex-fiancée Evan Rachel Wood and others over allegations of her abuse.
Deb’s medical history. The cast has acknowledged his history of substance abuse, but there was another part of his medical history that they sought to rule out. They argued that his medical condition was “marginal or of no evidentiary value”. Example: Evidence that Depp took Valtrex, Nexium, and Cialis.
If Heard wins. In a November 2020 affidavit, Heard’s attorney asked Depp if he would have reacted if the jury ruled in favor of his ex-wife and whether he would consider it just a “seven-person opinion”.
“No, I wouldn’t say this is the opinion of seven people. Listen, it could be the opinion of one man, it could be the opinion of 200 people, it could be the opinion of a thousand people, and they could believe I did these things, none of which I shared what the lady accuses me of Heard. It’s frank fiction, so I can only hope that people hear the truth and understand it as the truth, but I don’t think – the young soldiers who stormed the beaches of Normandy – I don’t think they were saying hi, let’s have pizza tonight. I think they know what They went to him.”
“So what I’m saying is if–if this appears, the decision in this particular case comes…in favor of Mrs. Heard, that’s what will happen, but that won’t make me go oh my god, I must have done it.”