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Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial live updates: Heard’s cross-examination continues

The defamation trial brought by actor Johnny Depp against his ex-wife Amber Heard resumed Monday after a recess of more than a week.

Depp’s legal team began its cross-examination of Heard on Monday, pushing her on questions of the severity of the injuries she says Depp inflicted.

Depp’s attorney ends cross-examination

Heard’s cross examination ended Tuesday afternoon after Depp’s attorney brought up an article accusing Heard of assaulting her former girlfriend.

Depp’s attorney brought an article into evidence and read the headline, “Amber Heard allegedly struck her ex-girlfriend at the airport.” Heard responded on the witness stand that it was not true, and cross-examination ended moments after.

When Heard’s attorney picked up to redirect Heard’s testimony, she asked Heard whether her ex-girlfriend made a public statement denying the allegation of abuse.

“Of course she did,” Heard said.

Depp’s attorney attempted to object to the question but was overruled by the judge.

Reports surfaced in 2016, after Heard’s request for temporary restraining order against Depp, about Heard being arrested in 2009 at a Seattle airport. Heard was arrested over a dispute she was having with then-girlfriend Tasya van Ree.

Van Ree publicly denied that Heard abused her during the argument, saying she recalled officers “homophobic” attitude toward the couple once they learned the two were romantically involved and not simply friends, according to a statement obtained by E! News in 2016.

“In 2009, Amber was wrongfully accused for an incident that was misinterpreted and over-sensationalized by two individuals in a powerful position,” van Ree said.

Heard ‘fired the first shot’ in legal battles, Depp’s attorney claims

During cross-examination, Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez questioned whether Heard wanted to move on from the relationship after her lawyers sent a letter to Depp’s legal team.

Vasquez described the letter as an arbitration attempt, but Heard said her legal team sent it because Depp had publicly called her a liar.

Vasquez then asked Heard about the timeline of the letter to Depp’s lawyers and her op-ed for The Washington Post in 2018, suggesting Heard was the aggressor, despite her past statements about wanting to move on.

“So you fired the first shot to Mr. Depp?” Vasquez said, referring to the legal battles.

“Disagree. We sent a letter,” Heard said.

Court adjourns for lunch

The trial adjourned for an hourlong lunch shortly after 12:30 p.m. ET.

Heard discusses tweeting link of her op-ed with Depp’s attorney

Heard was asked about her 2018 opinion editorial essay in The Washington Post by Depp’s attorney during cross-examination, getting into a back and forth over her decision to tweet the article.

The online edition of Heard’s op-ed essay at the time of publication read “I spoke up about sexual violence — and and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change.” That headline is part of Depp’s defamation claim, though Heard said she did not write the line.

Depp’s lawyer noted that Heard tweeted the article, with that headline, in December 2018, with a link. Heard told the court she didn’t notice the headline at the time and had no ability to change the headline herself when posting the link.

“You didn’t need to include the link to the electronic version of the op-ed in your tweet, did you?” Depp’s attorney, Camille Vasquez, asked.

“How else would I have linked it?” Heard responded. She later added, “I couldn’t attack it with a paper clip.”

Vasquez then said there was no need to link the article to post to “tell the world” she published it.

“No, the goal was to tweet about it and provide a link so that people could read it,” Heard said.

Heard has previously testified that the op-ed was published with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and added Tuesday that it was in part to announce her role as an ambassador for the organization.

“I think that was always the plan, to attach the article with … the announcement that I was an ambassador,” she said.

She also said that she had never come forward prior to December 2018 with her allegations that Depp sexually assaulted her and that she hoped to keep that matter “private.”

Heard’s ‘Aquaman’ role was due to Depp, his attorney claims

During cross-examination, Depp’s attorney accused Heard of earning her role in the famed “Aquaman” film due to her relationship with Depp.

His lawyer, Camille Vasquez, questioned Heard after playing audio of her and Depp arguing about their careers. In the audio, Heard calls Depp a “sell out,” “washed up piece of s—,” and sarcastically refers to his role as a heartthrob in “21 Jump Street.”

Heard told the court that she was responding to Depp’s criticisms of her career, admitting that she called him “horrible, ugly things” during their fight. She added that they each spoke badly to each other.

Heard previously testified that Depp was critical of her taking on new acting roles and would equate her success with her being used for her sexual appeal. In the audio played, Depp can be heard referring to Heard’s “Aquaman” role.

“Mr. Depp got you that role in ‘Aquaman,’ didn’t he?” Vasquez asked.

“No, Ms. Vasquez, I got that role by auditioning,” Heard responded.

Vasquez accused Heard of being the “jealous one” and that Heard was twisting the relationship dynamics.

“Johnny’s always been very jealous when I worked,” Heard said. “When I did anything with friends. Yes, he’s always been very jealous.”

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Heard details past drug and alcohol use with Depp

Camille Vasquez, Depp’s attorney, grilled Heard during cross-examination about her past drug use with Depp, detailing two separate occasions early in their relationship in 2013.

In one occasion, Heard said the two consumed mushrooms in Hicksville, a trailer park in the desert where they “glamped” and where Heard accused him of starting a fight in a fit of jealousy. In another, Heard said she took MDMA with Depp on a plane to Russia in June of 2013.

When asked about using drugs at her bridal party in 2015, Heard said: “I was not with Johnny … We just weren’t around each other that evening when we had kind of separate parties.”

Vasquez also questioned Heard about consuming alcohol and weed the day she had her 30th birthday dinner in 2016.

Vasquez showed the court a text exchange between Depp and Heard, in which Heard wrote: “Hey baby, bring up something to drink and or a joint. I’m in if you are.”

Heard said she went to Coachella the following day and consumed other drugs like MDMA and mushrooms, but added: “Johnny was not there for that.”

Heard talks about ‘love notebook’ filled with notes to Depp

Camille Vasquez, Depp’s lawyer, reviewed a journal that Heard kept with handwritten notes to Depp.

In the journal entries presented during cross-examination, Heard wrote to Depp about their relationship and their fights, including apologies about her actions.

“The book was more of a love notebook and part of the communication, obviously since we fought so much, it was important for me to, you know, try to nurture as much peace as possibly could,” Heard said. “And when things were good, they were really good.”

“I think it’s important in every relationship to apologize when you’re trying to move past fights,” Heard added.

Depp’s attorney accuses Heard of going after former nurse’s license

Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez accused Heard of going after the couple’s former nurse, Debbie Lloyd, just before she was called for a deposition in the case.

Heard was being asked during cross examination about a 2015 fight she testified about, accusing Depp of throwing things in their Los Angeles penthouse while her sister and Lloyd was present.

Vasquez asked Heard about Lloyd’s testimony denying Heard’s assertion that Depp threw a Red Bull can in her direction.

“To be fair, I just don’t remember if she said when she testified that she didn’t recall that incident or if it didn’t happen,” Heard said. “I don’t remember what she testified to.”

A few moments later, Vasquez accused Heard of filing ” a complaint against Ms. Lloyd’s nursing license right before she was supposed to be deposed in this case, didn’t you?”

Heard denied it, saying she didn’t believe she did. Vasquez asked whether she was aware that someone filed a complaint about Lloyd while working for Depp regarding a failure to report abuse.

“No, I had no idea,” Heard said. “You’re the first person to let me know about that.”

‘This is a man who tried to kill me,’ Heard says of Depp

During cross-examination, Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez asked Heard about whether she was scared of Depp while they were fighting in Australia in 2015.

“I have a mixed relationship with Johnny — one in which I’m scared, one in which I love him very much,” Heard said.

Vasquez repeated her question, to which Heard responded: “This is a man who tried to kill me, of course it’s scary. He’s also my husband.”

Heard cross-examination continues with questions about Australia

Johnny Depp’s attorney, Camille Vasquez, continued her cross-examination of Amber Heard on Tuesday, beginning by bringing out a knife Heard gave Depp and questioning her testimony about the couple’s 2015 Australia fight.

Vasquez question Heard’s account of when her allegations of abuse by Depp began, noting that Heard initially said 2013 but then said she recalled some incidents in 2012.

“He was hitting me in 2012,” Heard said. “He just took a break in the middle.”

Then Heard was asked about a knife she gifted Depp in 2012, with Vasquez asking the court to bring out the knife to show the jury.

“That’s the knife you gave to the man who was hitting you, right?” Vasquez asked Heard.

Depp’s attorney then moved on to question Heard about the couple’s argument in 2015 while in Australia.

Depp testified that Heard instigated an argument that resulted in her throwing a vodka bottle at him, resulting in glass severing the tip of his fingers. Heard testified that Depp went into a rage while under the influence of drugs and alcohol, attacking furniture and believes his severed finger while smashing a wall-mounted phone.

Vasquez pushed Heard as to the sequence of events in her testimony, which includes Depp assaulting her with a bottle, but Heard insisted she has never testified to a sequence of events.

“Just to be clear, you’re putting in order…I have never claimed that I can remember the exact sequence,” Heard said. “This was a multi-day assault that took place over three horrible days.”

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The defamation trial brought by actor Johnny Depp against his ex-wife Amber Heard resumed Monday after a recess of more than a week.

Depp’s legal team began its cross-examination of Heard on Monday, pushing her on questions of the severity of the injuries she says Depp inflicted.

Depp’s attorney ends cross-examination

Heard’s cross examination ended Tuesday afternoon after Depp’s attorney brought up an article accusing Heard of assaulting her former girlfriend.

Depp’s attorney brought an article into evidence and read the headline, “Amber Heard allegedly struck her ex-girlfriend at the airport.” Heard responded on the witness stand that it was not true, and cross-examination ended moments after.

When Heard’s attorney picked up to redirect Heard’s testimony, she asked Heard whether her ex-girlfriend made a public statement denying the allegation of abuse.

“Of course she did,” Heard said.

Depp’s attorney attempted to object to the question but was overruled by the judge.

Reports surfaced in 2016, after Heard’s request for temporary restraining order against Depp, about Heard being arrested in 2009 at a Seattle airport. Heard was arrested over a dispute she was having with then-girlfriend Tasya van Ree.

Van Ree publicly denied that Heard abused her during the argument, saying she recalled officers “homophobic” attitude toward the couple once they learned the two were romantically involved and not simply friends, according to a statement obtained by E! News in 2016.

“In 2009, Amber was wrongfully accused for an incident that was misinterpreted and over-sensationalized by two individuals in a powerful position,” van Ree said.

Heard ‘fired the first shot’ in legal battles, Depp’s attorney claims

During cross-examination, Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez questioned whether Heard wanted to move on from the relationship after her lawyers sent a letter to Depp’s legal team.

Vasquez described the letter as an arbitration attempt, but Heard said her legal team sent it because Depp had publicly called her a liar.

Vasquez then asked Heard about the timeline of the letter to Depp’s lawyers and her op-ed for The Washington Post in 2018, suggesting Heard was the aggressor, despite her past statements about wanting to move on.

“So you fired the first shot to Mr. Depp?” Vasquez said, referring to the legal battles.

“Disagree. We sent a letter,” Heard said.

Court adjourns for lunch

The trial adjourned for an hourlong lunch shortly after 12:30 p.m. ET.

Heard discusses tweeting link of her op-ed with Depp’s attorney

Heard was asked about her 2018 opinion editorial essay in The Washington Post by Depp’s attorney during cross-examination, getting into a back and forth over her decision to tweet the article.

The online edition of Heard’s op-ed essay at the time of publication read “I spoke up about sexual violence — and and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change.” That headline is part of Depp’s defamation claim, though Heard said she did not write the line.

Depp’s lawyer noted that Heard tweeted the article, with that headline, in December 2018, with a link. Heard told the court she didn’t notice the headline at the time and had no ability to change the headline herself when posting the link.

“You didn’t need to include the link to the electronic version of the op-ed in your tweet, did you?” Depp’s attorney, Camille Vasquez, asked.

“How else would I have linked it?” Heard responded. She later added, “I couldn’t attack it with a paper clip.”

Vasquez then said there was no need to link the article to post to “tell the world” she published it.

“No, the goal was to tweet about it and provide a link so that people could read it,” Heard said.

Heard has previously testified that the op-ed was published with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and added Tuesday that it was in part to announce her role as an ambassador for the organization.

“I think that was always the plan, to attach the article with … the announcement that I was an ambassador,” she said.

She also said that she had never come forward prior to December 2018 with her allegations that Depp sexually assaulted her and that she hoped to keep that matter “private.”

Heard’s ‘Aquaman’ role was due to Depp, his attorney claims

During cross-examination, Depp’s attorney accused Heard of earning her role in the famed “Aquaman” film due to her relationship with Depp.

His lawyer, Camille Vasquez, questioned Heard after playing audio of her and Depp arguing about their careers. In the audio, Heard calls Depp a “sell out,” “washed up piece of s—,” and sarcastically refers to his role as a heartthrob in “21 Jump Street.”

Heard told the court that she was responding to Depp’s criticisms of her career, admitting that she called him “horrible, ugly things” during their fight. She added that they each spoke badly to each other.

Heard previously testified that Depp was critical of her taking on new acting roles and would equate her success with her being used for her sexual appeal. In the audio played, Depp can be heard referring to Heard’s “Aquaman” role.

“Mr. Depp got you that role in ‘Aquaman,’ didn’t he?” Vasquez asked.

“No, Ms. Vasquez, I got that role by auditioning,” Heard responded.

Vasquez accused Heard of being the “jealous one” and that Heard was twisting the relationship dynamics.

“Johnny’s always been very jealous when I worked,” Heard said. “When I did anything with friends. Yes, he’s always been very jealous.”

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Heard details past drug and alcohol use with Depp

Camille Vasquez, Depp’s attorney, grilled Heard during cross-examination about her past drug use with Depp, detailing two separate occasions early in their relationship in 2013.

In one occasion, Heard said the two consumed mushrooms in Hicksville, a trailer park in the desert where they “glamped” and where Heard accused him of starting a fight in a fit of jealousy. In another, Heard said she took MDMA with Depp on a plane to Russia in June of 2013.

When asked about using drugs at her bridal party in 2015, Heard said: “I was not with Johnny … We just weren’t around each other that evening when we had kind of separate parties.”

Vasquez also questioned Heard about consuming alcohol and weed the day she had her 30th birthday dinner in 2016.

Vasquez showed the court a text exchange between Depp and Heard, in which Heard wrote: “Hey baby, bring up something to drink and or a joint. I’m in if you are.”

Heard said she went to Coachella the following day and consumed other drugs like MDMA and mushrooms, but added: “Johnny was not there for that.”

Heard talks about ‘love notebook’ filled with notes to Depp

Camille Vasquez, Depp’s lawyer, reviewed a journal that Heard kept with handwritten notes to Depp.

In the journal entries presented during cross-examination, Heard wrote to Depp about their relationship and their fights, including apologies about her actions.

“The book was more of a love notebook and part of the communication, obviously since we fought so much, it was important for me to, you know, try to nurture as much peace as possibly could,” Heard said. “And when things were good, they were really good.”

“I think it’s important in every relationship to apologize when you’re trying to move past fights,” Heard added.

Depp’s attorney accuses Heard of going after former nurse’s license

Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez accused Heard of going after the couple’s former nurse, Debbie Lloyd, just before she was called for a deposition in the case.

Heard was being asked during cross examination about a 2015 fight she testified about, accusing Depp of throwing things in their Los Angeles penthouse while her sister and Lloyd was present.

Vasquez asked Heard about Lloyd’s testimony denying Heard’s assertion that Depp threw a Red Bull can in her direction.

“To be fair, I just don’t remember if she said when she testified that she didn’t recall that incident or if it didn’t happen,” Heard said. “I don’t remember what she testified to.”

A few moments later, Vasquez accused Heard of filing ” a complaint against Ms. Lloyd’s nursing license right before she was supposed to be deposed in this case, didn’t you?”

Heard denied it, saying she didn’t believe she did. Vasquez asked whether she was aware that someone filed a complaint about Lloyd while working for Depp regarding a failure to report abuse.

“No, I had no idea,” Heard said. “You’re the first person to let me know about that.”

‘This is a man who tried to kill me,’ Heard says of Depp

During cross-examination, Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez asked Heard about whether she was scared of Depp while they were fighting in Australia in 2015.

“I have a mixed relationship with Johnny — one in which I’m scared, one in which I love him very much,” Heard said.

Vasquez repeated her question, to which Heard responded: “This is a man who tried to kill me, of course it’s scary. He’s also my husband.”

Heard cross-examination continues with questions about Australia

Johnny Depp’s attorney, Camille Vasquez, continued her cross-examination of Amber Heard on Tuesday, beginning by bringing out a knife Heard gave Depp and questioning her testimony about the couple’s 2015 Australia fight.

Vasquez question Heard’s account of when her allegations of abuse by Depp began, noting that Heard initially said 2013 but then said she recalled some incidents in 2012.

“He was hitting me in 2012,” Heard said. “He just took a break in the middle.”

Then Heard was asked about a knife she gifted Depp in 2012, with Vasquez asking the court to bring out the knife to show the jury.

“That’s the knife you gave to the man who was hitting you, right?” Vasquez asked Heard.

Depp’s attorney then moved on to question Heard about the couple’s argument in 2015 while in Australia.

Depp testified that Heard instigated an argument that resulted in her throwing a vodka bottle at him, resulting in glass severing the tip of his fingers. Heard testified that Depp went into a rage while under the influence of drugs and alcohol, attacking furniture and believes his severed finger while smashing a wall-mounted phone.

Vasquez pushed Heard as to the sequence of events in her testimony, which includes Depp assaulting her with a bottle, but Heard insisted she has never testified to a sequence of events.

“Just to be clear, you’re putting in order…I have never claimed that I can remember the exact sequence,” Heard said. “This was a multi-day assault that took place over three horrible days.”

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