Unsealed court docs disclose Johnny Depp wanted to use Amber Heard’s nude pics during trial
The saga of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard won't end anytime soon. Though the 59-year-old actor won the defamation trial against his former wife, now pre-trial court documents that were unsealed recently claimed that he tried to use her nude pics during the blockbuster case.
The newly-released documents also stated that Heard attempted to submit proof alleging that the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star had an erectile dysfunction issue and he was on medication. Depp had sued his ex-wife over a 2018 op-ed that suggested that he was an abuser in their relationship. However, on June 1, a Virginia court ruled in his favor, ordering Heard to pay $10.35 million to the 59-year-old. She was also awarded $2 million in damages.
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The 36-year-old claimed to be devastated after the court’s decision as she said, “The disappointment I feel today is beyond words. I'm heartbroken that the mountain of evidence still was not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence, and sway of my ex-husband. I’m even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women. It is a setback. It sets back the clock to a time when a woman who spoke up and spoke out could be publicly shamed and humiliated. It sets back the idea that violence against women is to be taken seriously.”
The ‘Aquaman’ actress then appealed the court’s decision as a spokesman told Reuters, “We believe the court made errors that prevented a just and fair verdict consistent with the First Amendment. We are therefore appealing the verdict.” But her request was refuted. On the other hand, Depp's representatives said, “The jury listened to the extensive evidence presented during the trial and came to a clear and unanimous verdict that the defendant herself defamed Mr. Depp in multiple instances. We remain confident in our case and that this verdict will stand.”
After all that mud flung in court, it appeared like the Depp-Heard story had finally ended. But 6,000 pages of pre-trial court documents released over the weekend have again put them in the limelight. The papers disclosed how both the parties’ representatives attempted to include several other pieces of evidence to the jury before the beginning of the trial but they were rejected or branded “inadmissible,” as reported by ET Online.
According to a motion by Heard’s attorneys, “Mr. Depp inappropriately seeks to introduce evidence of the following Irrelevant Personal Matters.” The motion noted that the ‘Edward Scissorhands’ star in his list of proof included “nude pictures of Amber Heard” and “Amber’s brief stint as an exotic dancer years before she met Mr. Depp”. The legal team accused Depp of “attempting to frivolously and maliciously suggest or imply that Ms. Heard was at one time an escort.”
Some other recently revealed documents claimed that Heard also tried to submit a list of medicines that contained names, like “Nexium, Cialis and Valtrex,” suggesting Depp’s “erectile dysfunction” was “a motivation for abuse”. However, the actor’s legal team claimed that ‘The Rum Diary’ actress just wanted to embarrass her ex in the court through this.