'Grasping for straws': Amber Heard's lawyers SLAMMED for digging up Johnny Depp quote from 1995

'Grasping for straws': Amber Heard's lawyers SLAMMED for digging up Johnny Depp quote from 1995
The legal teams of Johnny Depp (L) and Amber Heard (R) are doing everything they can to win the highly publicized defamation trial (Twitter)

Amber Heard and her legal team once again faced the wrath of Johnny Depp’s fans and followers after they brought up a random quote from an almost three-decade-old magazine article, suggesting that he is a violent person. The 58-year-old actor took the stand on Wednesday, May 25, for his rebuttal argument during which Heard’s team asked him to confirm if he had ever said something like he can hit somebody if he’s angry.

The 36-year-old actress’ team then reportedly went on to mention a piece published in 1995 in Premiere magazine, in which Depp had apparently said, “I have a lot of love in me and a lot of anger inside me as well. If I love somebody, then I'm gonna love 'em. If I'm angry and I've got to lash out or hit somebody, I'm going to do it. And I don't care what the repercussions are. Anger. Doesn't pay rent. It's gotta go. It's gotta be evicted.”


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The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star refuted it first but then stated that “he might have said that in reference to paparazzi,” before adding that he “did not confirm whether he did, in fact, make that statement,” as reported by Insider. This courtroom drama happened as Depp and Heard are currently involved in a defamation case that revolves around a 2018 op-ed written for The Washington Post. The piece was by the ‘Aquaman’ actress who had claimed in it, “I didn’t see myself as a victim. Then two years ago, I became a public figure representing domestic abuse, and I felt the full force of our culture’s wrath for women who speak out.”

Depp and Heard’s respective teams are doing their utmost to win the highly publicized trial. But the recent stunt by ‘The Rum Diary’ actress’ attorneys has not been appreciated online with a critic tweeting, "Amber Heard' team went through EVERY SINGLE ARTICLE ever written about johnny Depp and pulled their quote Depp couldn't recall from this tabloid. Assuming its his words, a hell of an assumption, they dug up a random article from 1995, from 27 years ago http://interview.johnnydepp-zone2.com/1995_02Premiere.html.”

“This is unbelievable...that they would stoop this low!” the second one said. “She is pleased with herself today, it was probably in her portfolio before she even launched her campaign. She was stalking him since high school,” the third user remarked.





A tweet slamming Heard read, “Digging up things he said 27 yrs ago is really grasping for straws. And it has nothing to do with anything regarding this trial.” Another tweet added, “Wouldn't that supposed text be considered fabricating evidence?”




However, there were a few who believed that Depp’s legal team slipped up a bit during Wednesday proceedings. One such user tweeted, “I wonder why his lawyers went quiet and didn't ask where his ‘quotes’ were coming from…” Another user commented, “I'm starting to think having Johnny back on the stand was an overall mistake when you weigh the positives and negatives. Maybe.” “I feel like they've been slipping up a lot lately,” a tweet added.




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