Johnny Depp returns to try to counter Amber Heard’s claims – Deadline

Johnny Depp has returned to the witness box in his $50million defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard in a bid to refute his ex-wife’s domestic abuse allegations.

Early in Depp’s testimony, he offered a defense to Heard’s $100 million counterclaim. She countersued in 2020, citing comments from Depp’s lawyer, Adam Waldman, who claimed in comments to the Daily Mail that Heard’s abuse allegations were fabricated.

But Depp said he wasn’t even aware of Waldman’s comments until Heard filed his counterclaim. Depp’s team maintains that Waldman was not acting on Depp’s behalf.

“It felt like a lot of word salad to me,” Depp said of Waldman’s comment. “I didn’t know where they came from, where they ended up.”

Depp was called back to the stand by his attorney in their rebuttal. He had already testified last month.

Depp sued Heard after writing an op-ed for The Washington Post in December 2018. In the article, Heard wrote that “two years ago I became a public figure representing domestic violence and felt the full force of our culture’s anger. for women who speak out. In 2016, Heard obtained a restraining order against Depp, alleging domestic abuse. He denied these allegations.

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