BICYCLES & FISH: BIZARRE reason why Johnny Depp will NOT be called back to the stand by Amber Heard's team
'Everything Depp has testified up to this point has been irrelevant to the heart of this case,' said a source close to Heard
Amber Heard's legal team has dropped plans to call Johnny Depp back to the stand to testify again in the final week of the defamation trial between the former spouses. It was previously confirmed that the 58-year-old actor would be called back to the stand by the 36-year-old actress' legal team.
Now, a source close to Heard has revealed to People that her team no longer has plans to call Depp back to the stand. "Calling Depp back to the stand would be as relevant to us as a bicycle to a fish. Everything Depp has testified up to this point has been irrelevant to the heart of this case, and there's no reason to believe it would be any different now," said the source.
The closing arguments are expected to take place later this week. As per a source close to Depp, this last-minute change by Heard's team was decided after they found out that the actor's former girlfriend, supermodel Kate Moss would testify in court via video link on Wednesday. Moss was referenced by Heard earlier during her testimony while talking about an alleged altercation between Depp and Heard's sister, Whitney Heard.
The immense respect I have for Kate Moss right now... She's a very private person and she has had her own share of dirt thrown at her by the media. The fact that she's willing to stand up for Johnny Depp, all with a live cross examination waiting for her is some queen behaviour. pic.twitter.com/HjV4nmUFgd— KeepRocking (@truthhurts06) May 23, 2022
After Heard's testimony was slammed by the Internet for being fake and the actress was trolled for the worst acting of her life, Depp's team released a statement. "As Mr. Depp's counsel correctly predicted in their opening statements last month, Ms. Heard did indeed deliver 'the performance of her life' in her direct examination," Depp's spokesperson told People.
"While Ms. Heard's stories have continued to grow new and convenient details, Mr. Depp's recollections have remained exactly the same throughout the six painful years since her first allegations were made. His truth — the truth — is the same no matter the environment in which it has been presented. The upcoming cross-examination from Mr. Depp's team will be most telling, and will certainly highlight the many fallacies Ms. Heard has now attempted to pass off as fact throughout her convoluted testimony," the statement concluded.
Shortly after the above statement, a spokesperson for Heard told the portal, "As evidenced by the statement just released, Mr. Depp's defamation claim is falling apart so rapidly that his counsel are turning from prosecutor to persecutor. They boast that Mr. Depp's story has not changed. If so, since he lost the Domestic Violence Restraining Order and he resoundingly lost the libel case in the UK, perhaps he should consider a new strategy rather than the recycled approach of attacking the victim, and refusing to take responsibility for his own conduct."
"If Mr. Depp was truly innocent, why has he repeatedly apologized to Ms. Heard and promised to put the 'monster away for good'. That same team is so panicked they are fighting tooth and nail to prevent compelling evidence and photos from being introduced. Small wonder Mr. Depp does not have the fortitude or courage to even look at Ms. Heard at all throughout the proceedings — as he could not in the UK trial — and, instead he doodles and snickers," the spokesperson continued.
I feel like we don’t talk about this enough. Since #AmberHeardIsAPsycopath accuses Johnny of SA her without any evidence to back it up, here she got caught on tape forcing herself on him #AmberHeardIsAnAbuser #JohnnyDeppVsAmberHeard #DeppHeardTrial— . (@anaheimyet) May 6, 2022
"Mr. Depp's behavior in this trial has been as pitiful as it was in their marriage. Apparently, they feel they must double down on their demonstrably losing two-part strategy: distract the jury and demonize the victim," the statement concluded. The controversial defamation trial is being held in Fairfax, Virginia, and is being streamed live on Law & Crime Network.
A source close to Depp confirms his team will call the following witnesses as part of a rebuttal case:— Sierra Gillespie (@sierragillespie) May 23, 2022
- Dr. Richard Shaw
- Dr. Kimberly Collins (forensic psychologist)
-Candie Davidson-Goldbronn (Children's Hospital of Los Angeles rep)
-Walter Hamada (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Depp's rebuttal witnesses continued:— Sierra Gillespie (@sierragillespie) May 23, 2022
-Kate Moss (Depp's ex-girlfriend)
-Bryan Neumeister (metadata expert)
-Lydia Fillip (flight attendant)
-Dr. Shannon Curry (forensic psychologist)
-Johnny Depp (plaintiff) #JohnnyDeppVsAmberHeard @LawCrimeNetwork