FAKE video of 'Aquaman' star Jason Momoa giving 'testimony' against Amber Heard goes viral
Momoa, 42, is seen in the viral clip being reprimanded by Heard's lawyer for apparently saying hello to his 'Aquaman' co-star mid-trial
A fake video has gone viral showing what appears to be actor Jason Momoa giving his testimony in the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard defamation trial.
Considering video cameras are allowed in the courts of the US unlike in the UK, social media users have been inundated with footage from the ongoing case over the past few weeks. That said, some of the content associated with the case isn't completely reliable, including the viral video showing Momoa's supposed testimony that became the latest case of fake news surrounding the trial. While it's unclear where the video originated from, it has been shared by swathes of online fans at the time of publication.
The speculation around Momoa's testimony possibly stems from the fact he played alongside Heard, 36, in the 2018 release 'Aquaman'. 42-yeard-old Momoa is seen in the doctored clip being reprimanded by Heard's lawyer for apparently saying 'Hi Amber' to his 'Aquaman' co-star mid-trial. The actor subsequently cracks a number of jokes, including referring to Heard as 'Amber Turd.' However, it must be noted that Jason Momoa's testimony is not real. The footage is reportedly taken from a 2020 interview he gave on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and spliced with fake quotes by the creator of the fake clip. Momoa has categorically not testified in the Depp vs. Heard case at the time of writing.
This comes after Heard's agent Jessica Kovacevic claimed on Friday, May 20, that the 'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom' star's "lack of chemistry" with Heard resulted in her role being reduced in the upcoming film. Kovacevic virtually testified in the ongoing trial saying she believed the negative light on Heard due to her ongoing conflicts with Depp, 58, severely impacted her role.
Heard was first cast in the 2017 'Justice League' film before she made her debut in the 'Aquaman' franchise as Mera the following year. Kovacevic testified in court that her client was contracted to make $2 million in the sequel, which has already concluded filming and is slated to hit theaters in March 2023. According to the agent's testimony, Warner Bros. reduced Heard's role in the new movie due to "the lack of chemistry between her and Jason." She added that Heard received news that her role was reduced as she was reading the script.
The Depp vs. Heard trial was originally scheduled to end on May 19, but that date has been shifted to May 27, when closing arguments are expected. Heard, 36, is battling a defamation lawsuit brought on by Depp, 58, who is seeking more than $50 million in damages over a 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which the actress claimed to be a domestic abuse survivor. While Depp was not mentioned in the article, his lawyers have argued the implications were obvious and damaged their client's career prospects. Heard has countersued for $100 million.