Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard: Here's why break in actress’s testimony could help her case
The current legal face off between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard began on April 11 in a Virginia court with the 58-year-old actor taking the stand first. Depp testified before the court for a week, giving detailed information regarding his and his ex-wife tumultuous relationship while they were married. After which, the ‘Aquaman’ actress took the stand on Wednesday, May 4, which continued on Thursday as well before the court was adjourned.
It has been said that the trial won’t start again until May 16. Experts believe that this long gap may help Heard win the case, who gave a very graphic description of the alleged abuses she suffered at the hands of the ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ star. During her Thursday testimony, she spoke about an incident where she thought "This is how I die. He's going to kill me now. He's going to kill me, and he won't even have realized it."
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Commenting on her recent testimony and the possible benefits she can get, Los Angeles jury consultant Richard Gabriel said as reported by NBC News: “What we hear last really does stick with us. Instead of moving on to something else, and focusing on that, jurors will sit for more than a week with Heard's testimony. That's a real thing.”
He went on to say, “It's not a wash, it does favor her. The timing of trials is very important — when you introduce things, who gets to go last. Who speaks before a weekend. All that stuff matters.” While NBC News' legal analyst Danny Cevallos noted: “That's the kind of thing lawyers worry about all the time and sometimes you get bad luck. This is a significant break and people are going to marinate in it [Heard's testimony].”
Cevallos remarked: “I've seen this in divorce cases and judges who have handled divorces cases would tell you it's possible [for jurors] to not believe either side, 'a pox on both your houses.' It's possible neither of them are credible and if that's the case, then Johnny Depp hasn't met his burden.”
Though Depp did not leave any stone unturned to prove before the court that he was the victim in his and Heard’s relationship, Southern California civil attorney Ryan Baker believes that the 36-year-old actress’ “testimony was quite compelling. Even if you're not a fan of Amber Heard and you're biased toward Johnny Depp, she has presented some fairly detailed, emotional, strong testimony,” before adding: “It's hard to imagine that testimony won't be bouncing around the heads of jurors at the expense of the prior evidence.”
This comes as several of the ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ star’s fans have accused Heard of fake crying and posing in court. A fan tweeted: “OMG THIS IS ALL ORCHESTRATED ! THIS WOMEN JUST POSED ! She KNEW! ORCHESTRATED AMBER HEARD IS A LIER ! #JohnnyDeppVsAmberHeard #JohnnyDepp #AmberHeard #Aquaman2.” “Amber Heard is FAKE CRYING. FAKE CRYING. NO TEARS. It is QUITE THE SHOW,” the second one said as the third one added: “I’m not listening to an ugly albino potato tell me that I’m wrong for not standing with a literal abuser. The trial is public and we see how she fucking posed for a photo op wiping imaginary tears. Amber Heard is a lying abuser and the world sees that. gross ass apologists"
OMG THIS IS ALL ORCHESTRATED ! THIS WOMEN JUST POSED ! She KNEW! ORCHESTRATED AMBER HEARD IS A LIER ! #JohnnyDeppVsAmberHeard #JohnnyDepp #AmberHeard #Aquaman2 pic.twitter.com/bubAfk67h3— Freedom bart (@Prince1Antonio) May 5, 2022
Amber Heard is FAKE CRYING.— ThatUmbrellaGuy (@ThatUmbrella) May 5, 2022
NO TEARS. It is QUITE THE SHOW. pic.twitter.com/qONM4RYj2p
I’m not listening to an ugly albino potato tell me that I’m wrong for not standing with a literal abuser. The trial is public and we see how she fucking posed for a photo op wiping imaginary tears. Amber Heard is a lying abuser and the world sees that. gross ass apologists https://t.co/q0ZMTGfdKC— I Stand Against Amber Heard (@justusforamber) May 7, 2022