Johnny Depp to Take the Stand on Libel Trial vs Ex-Wife Amber Heard

Actor Johnny Depp, known for his role in the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean”, is set to testify on Tuesday in his defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard. 

The libel trial began last week in Fairfax County, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C., and is being televised on Court TV.

Depp sued Heard for $50 million following a 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which she wrote about her experience with domestic abuse. 

The op-ed article, which was published in Fairfax County, did not mention Depp’s name. 

Depp, on the other hand, claimed that it cost him money, including being dropped from future “Pirates of the Caribbean” films after 15 years as the franchise’s leader.

Heard, in a post on her verified Instagram account last April 10, reiterated that she never named Depp in that article. 

“I never named him, rather I wrote about the price women pay for speaking out against men in power. I continue to pay the price, but hopefully, when this case concludes, I can move on and so can Johnny,” a portion of Heard’s post read. 

Heard is also set to testify, as will Paul Bettany (for Depp), James Franco, and Elon Musk (both for Heard).

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