What does James Franco know? Actor to be deposed in Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard defamation case
One of the largest celebrity feuds that have been going on is the bitter battle between Johnny Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard. When Heard gave an interview saying she has survived domestic abuse it implied she was talking about Depp even though he was not named. This marked the start of the legal battle that has been ongoing since 2018.
Three years in the case and matters have only escalated. Both actors have suffered blows to their careers with Depp infamously losing his role as Captain Jack Sparrow and even his role as Grindelwald in the Harry Potter adaptation movie. Depp and Heard have both presented evidence of violence like bruises and scars with the trial to proceed in 2022. A new witness has been called in to help Depp's case, so read onto know the details.
James Franco subpoenaed to speak in Johnny Depp's defamation case against Amber Heard
The world knows of the long-running battle between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard but there's been a new addition to the case. Fellow actor James Franco has been served papers to testify in the defamation case that Depp has filed against his ex. James Franco's subpoena was sent to him by Depp's legal team after a surveillance video from May 2016 showed him getting into an elevator with Heard 24 hours after they had a massive fight in which Heard alleged she received a black eye at the hands of Depp. The two can be seen on camera leaving the penthouse together where Depp and Heard lived together. Franco will be questioned as a 'witness' to find out if Heard discussed the fight and if he recalls seeing any injuries or signs of abuse on Heard's face that fated day. A 12-day trial is expected to take place from April 11, 2022, in Fairfax County, Virginia.
James Franco in hot water himself
Although he has been deposed the actor was embroiled in a legal battle of his own. Earlier this week he admitted in a wide-ranging interview that he was 'addicted to sex' and slept with multiple students in his acting school. The actor who spoke for the first time after being accused of sexual misconduct by five women, four of his ex-students and one who said he was her mentor, in January 2018 was sued by two of the women. Franco initially denied all of the allegations but settled for $2.2 million in July with the two women who sued him.
James and Amber's alleged affair
Franco has also been previously accused by Depp of having an affair with Heard during the time the duo filmed together for 'The Adderall Diaries' in 2015. The actor who lived in the same building with Depp and his ex will serve as an important witness in the upcoming trial set to take place early next year.