TESLAS, BUGS AND BABIES: How Elon Musk and Amber Heard's relationship disintegrated into acrimony
Jennifer Howell, Henriquez's former boss and close friend, said under oath that Heard and Elon Musk were involved in a legal battle over frozen embryos after their split
The defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard resumed on Monday, May 16, after its one-week break. On May 18, during the trial in Fairfax, Heard's sister Whitney Heard Henriquez, and a few of Heard's friends gave their testimony.
Jennifer Howell, Henriquez's former boss and close friend, said under oath that Heard and her former billionare boyfriend Elon Musk were involved in a legal battle over frozen embryos after their split. As per the declaration submitted in court, the 36-year-old actress accused the 50-year-old investor of "bugging" her Tesla.
#WhitneyHeard stated infront of 20 witnesses that she was abused by #AmberHeard & scared that AH would kill #JohnnyDepp. Under oath, she has now changed her story to what sounds like a scripted attack on him that's too much like AH's other witnesses' testimonies. #DeppVsHeard— Allen Caraway (@AllenCaraway) May 18, 2022
During her testimony, Henriquez reported a physical fight in 2016 between Heard and Depp that allegedly caused her to move out of Depp's apartment and into Howell's home. Howell disputed her version of events and said, "She testified that Johnny supposedly hit Amber and Whitney on the stairs at Johnny's downtown penthouse. Then Whitney said she had to go live with her employer where she had to sleep on the floor. I am that employer. This is not what I was told to be true."
Correction: I meant nearly pushed Whitney down the stairs (not Johnny).— Christopher C. Melcher (@CA_Divorce) May 18, 2022
Howell wrote in the declaration, "Whitney told me she tried to stop her sister Amber from hitting and attacking Johnny on the stairs. Whitney said when she tried to intervene to stop Amber from going after Johnny, Amber nearly pushed Whitney down the stairs. She told me she was worried Amber 'was going to kill Johnny.' She told me she had endured that kind of abuse her entire life, first from her father, and then from Amber, who she said was extremely violent."
"While Whitney was living with me, she told me Johnny kept checking in to see how she was doing and that he called her 'sis' and she called him 'brother.' Whitney said to me on multiple occasions that she did not know why he was staying in the relationship nor why he was putting up with Amber's abuse. Whitney shared with me the damage endured by both her and Amber as children and the injuries she had suffered from Amber both psychologically and physically," it further read.
Take a look at the declaration made by Jennifer Howell. This would completely destroy Amber Heards case.— Kival (@KivalK5201) May 18, 2022
Please don't let the intimidation get to you. The world needs you .#JusticeForJohnnyDeep #DeppVsHeard #JohnnyDeppVsAmberHeard pic.twitter.com/1OiajIolNk
Howell added, "When Whitney came back from New York, she shared with me and everyone in the office that Amber freaked out, attacked Whitney and threw a wine glass full of red wine at her in the elevator. While Amber and Johnny were in Australia, Whitney was in the office sitting in the black and white chairs near the kitchen and loudly proclaimed, 'Oh my God, she has done it now. She has cut off his f**king finger.'"
Howell also said she spent time with Heard and Henriquez's mother, Paige who revealed details about Heard and Musk. "Paige shared with me while I was visiting Whitney that Elon Musk had gifted a Tesla or multiple Tesla (not sure if it was one or more), but Amber found out that they were 'bugged'. Paige told me that Amber said Elon was controlling, abusive and that she was in a legal battle with him over the rights to embryos that they had created together. He wanted to destroy them, and Amber tried to keep them to have a baby," says the document.
On cross: Whitney Heard is asked by #JohnnyDepp’s lawyer about her relationship with Jennifer Howell. A friend of hers. Howell disputes WH account #AmberHeard @LawCrimeNetwork pic.twitter.com/ylE6VGLGmT— Angenette Levy (@Angenette5) May 18, 2022
In July 2021, Heard announced the birth of her daughter, Oonagh Paige, via a surrogate but did not reveal the name of the father. "Paige told me that Johnny was an 'angel' or a 'saint' compared to Elon, and she wished Amber and Johnny would reconcile. Paige also told me the reason Johnny and Amber broke up was because Amber was violent and emotional and loved Johnny so much that she could not control it," Howell said in the declaration.