Johnny Depp laughs during trial as Amber Heard's lawyer objects to his own question
The $50 million defamation lawsuit between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard that can be seen live, showed Depp letting out a laugh. The chuckle came following the fact that Heard's lawyer objected to his own question at the trial on April 26, Tuesday, in Fairfax, Virginia.
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor's house manager, Ben King, was called to the stand for his testimony. King was recalling an incident that took place in their home where Depp's finger had been severed. At this point, Amber Heard's lawyer, Ben Rottenborn, poked and halted King in between by saying, "hearsay objection". Depp and his lawyer, who was seated next to him, let out a giggle. That is when the judge said, "Wait, you asked the question." The legal term "hearsay" again caused confusion later during the defamation trial.
Depp was recalling one of Heard's birthday celebrations. The 58-year old actor said a chef prepared Heard's favorite Mexican meal followed by, "That’s hearsay, I guess.” The judge, Penney Azcarate said, "I’m not sure it’s even being offered for the truth of the matter.” Depp's lawyer, indicating at his client said, "He got it.” The Hollywood actor then said, "I’m learning.” with a smile.
Amusing moment from trial.— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) April 20, 2022
Anticipating an objection to his testimony, Depp said: "That's hearsay, I guess."
Judge: "I'm not sure it's even being offered for the truth of the matter [asserted]."
Heard's lawyer: "He got it."
Depp: "I'm learning." pic.twitter.com/gIO4n6sqX0
Reportedly, Depp concluded his testimony at the defamation trial by labeling himself a victim of domestic abuse. He is suing Amber Heard for defamation over a 4-year old op-ed she published in The Washington Post where she claims she had been a victim of physical and emotional abuse. Amber did not name Johnny in the op-ed.
Then the 'Murder on the Orient Express' star's lawyer Camille Vasquez asked him. "What did you say in response when Ms Heard said ‘Tell the world, Johnny, tell them I Johnny Depp, a man, am a victim too of domestic violence?’" Johnny said, "I said yes, I am."
The claims come after the court heard recordings of Depp hurling profanities at Heard. However, Depp maintains that he never physically hurt her.
The court also read out Depp’s heated text exchange between himself and 'WandaVision' actor Paul Bettany where they talked of ‘burning’ Heard.
Depp held his stand and said that he was only speaking and he never had intentions of hurting his then wife. He said, "It’s important to know none of that was ever intended to be real and the language used which … yes, I am ashamed (of) has to be spread on the world like peanut butter. For example, the text that is about burning Ms Heard is directly from Monty Python and the sketch about burning witches and then drowning the witches. This is a film we’d all watch when we were 10, it’s just irreverent and abstract humour.”