This Thursday, April 21, will see the seventh day of the trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard take place in Fairfax, Virginia. The reason for the trial is that Depp is suing Heard for 50 million dollars after she wrote a domestic abuse column in the Washington Post in 2018, which he claims is incorrect and has had knock-on effects in terms of his acting career. Heard, meanwhile, has stood by her claims and countersued Depp for 100 million dollars.
The last two days have seen Depp take to the stand and discuss several moments from his relationship with Heard, as well as anecdotes from his life. Today will see Depp back on the stand for a third straight day, as the cross-examination goes up a notch after starting late in the day on Wednesday.
During yesterday’s session, Depp made the case that it was Heard who was the aggressor and not him, and he explained that his ex-wife mirrored the abuse his mother showed towards him.
The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star also discussed the infamous incident in Australia that saw him have his finger sliced open, human faeces – which he claims to be from Heard or a friend of Heard – being found on his side of the bed.
In addition, the court was able to hear an audio recording in which Heard told Depp “you didn’t get punched” and stated that “I was hitting you” during one argument between the former couple.
As has been the case for the last few days, the trial will resume at 10am local time, which is 3pm in England and 4pm in central Europe.
Johnny Depp trial LIVE coverage
In this live blog, we will provide the latest news and updates from the trial involving Depp and Heard, which is taking place in Fairfax, Virginia.