Johnny Depp will RETAKE stand as Ellen Barkin and Amber Heard's sister set to testify against him

The defamation trial is on a week-long break due to Judge Penney Azcarate's prior commitment to attend a conference and will resume on May 16


                            Johnny Depp will RETAKE stand as Ellen Barkin and Amber Heard's sister set to testify against him
Apart from Depp and Heard, Whitney Heard, and actress Ellen Barkin are expected to testify once the trial resumes (Thomas Niedermueller, Randy Shropshire, and Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

The defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is currently on a one-week break and will resume next week on May 16, in Fairfax, Virginia. Depp and Heard are expected to return to the witness stand, along with some new faces.

While Heard will finish her testimony and be cross-examined, Depp is expected to return to the stand for the second time, this time as a witness for the defense. The 58-year-old actor filed a $50 million defamation suit against his former wife, the 36-year-old actress, stating she harmed his reputation and career when she wrote the Washington Post op-ed claiming she was a victim of domestic abuse. Heard then obtained a restraining order and filed a $100 million countersuit.

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Heard's sister, Whitney Heard Henriquez, and actress Ellen Barkin are also expected to testify once the trial resumes. Both of them previously testified as witnesses for Heard during Depp's libel lawsuit against The Sun in 2020. Barkin dated Depp while filming 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' in the late 1990s. She had testified that Depp threw a wine bottle across the hotel room, but he had denied the accusation, stating Barkin held a grudge against him.



 

 

During Depp's UK trial, Whitney testified to seeing bruises on Heard's face during her relationship with Depp. LAPD officers testified that they were called to the LA penthouse in 2016 on a domestic violence call but did not find evidence of a crime. Heard also testified that Depp swung at Whitney when she tried to break up a fight between the couple.



 

 

"[Whitney's] back was to the staircase, and Johnny swings at her. And I swung at him. In all of my relationship to date with Johnny, I hadn't landed a blow. And I, for the first time, hit him, like, actually hit him. Square in the face. He didn't push my sister down the stairs," Heard claimed during her testimony on Thursday, May 5.

The defamation trial is on a week-long break due to Judge Penney Azcarate's prior commitment to attend a conference. It will resume streaming live on Court TV as well as the Law & Crime Network on Monday, May 16. It remains unclear whether other stars on Heard's list, like Elon Musk and James Franco, will arrive to testify or not.



 

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