Johnny Depp continues to be preventing the accusation that he abused ex-wife Amber Heard.
After shedding his UK libel case in opposition to The Solar, which revealed an op-ed that labeled him a “wife-beater,” he’s nonetheless engaged on his case within the US court docket system in opposition to Amber herself. He’s suing for defamation based mostly on her Washington Put up essay through which she describes being a sufferer of violence.
As within the earlier case, the Pirates of the Caribbean alum is digging up piece after piece of proof to attempt to discredit his ex’s tales of bodily abuse.
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Up to now it has admittedly been a LOT. Will or not it’s a preponderance, which is what the US authorized system requires? We will see…
At difficulty within the newest revelations is the testimony of police who arrived on the former couple’s residence on the night of their alleged Might 2016 struggle, the one which ended the connection for good. This was the notorious brawl through which Amber claimed Johnny hurled a cellphone at her face.
She and her pals additionally claimed of their statements that the actor smashed up the residence in his rage; descriptions included harm resembling damaged silver, items of shattered glass everywhere in the ground, purple wine spilled on the carpet.
Nevertheless, as Depp’s attorneys level out, the most recent proof from the 2 units of law enforcement officials who visited the marital residence clashes with the image they painted. The primary two law enforcement officials mentioned in new depositions over the previous couple weeks that they noticed no proof of a criminal offense — no harm to property AND no accidents. (Although, be mindful, it could actually take a bit for a bruise to disclose itself.) Furthermore, in bodycam footage obtained by DailyMail.com, the second pair of cops — who confirmed up later, apparently on account of Amber’s pals calling the police twice — ALSO noticed no harm.
Depp’s legal professional Adam Waldman instructed the outlet in a press release:
“Amber Heard and her pals described a chaotic, messy crime scene however the newly launched LAPD bodycam movies unambiguously present that the penthouse was completely undamaged and that their testimony was yet one more grandiose lie.”
Hmm… Right here’s the footage in query, very a lot exhibiting no harm…
Amber described in her deposition:
“We’ve enormous heavy silver candlesticks, candelabra sticks. These had been on the ground damaged. Baskets of fruit that we had on the kitchen island. There … fruit in all places. Baskets on the bottom. The containers holding the spoons and forks, kitchen utensils, these had been spilled… He broke lots of glass issues that left glass on the ground … when he walked out into the hallway, you possibly can see wine spilled everywhere in the floor and wine on the partitions and … and so I knew that no less than he had gone by there and was like sloshing wine wherever.”
If that bodycam footage is actual and appropriately timestamped from simply after the alleged assault… properly, something is feasible, however Staff Depp definitely thinks it helps their case. As we’ve mentioned earlier than, although, at this level it’s an uphill battle for Depp — accumulating proof in pursuit of some magical quantity that can outweigh Amber’s phrase that he hit her. Will he ever attain it?
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