Who is Eve Barlow? Here's why Amber Heard's close pal was banned from courtroom
British music journalist Eve Barlow was reportedly tweeting and texting from the courtroom's front row, which is usually reserved for legal counsel
Amber Heard’s close pal Eve Barlow was reportedly thrown out of the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial. Sources who attended the trial last week said that the British music journalist was kicked out after she began tweeting and texting from the courtroom's front row. usually reserved for legal counsel. She reportedly even attempted to intervene in the trial over witness Gina Deuters.
Page Six said that court insiders claimed Barlow went to the extent of asking Heard's legal team to show Judge Penney S. Azcarate that Deuters was allegedly compromised as a witness. She apparently brought out a 2021 post shared by Deuters, claiming it is a recent post from the current trial. The post was actually an old one shared by Deuters during Depp’s prior trial against The Sun newspaper in London. Barlow has been permanently barred from the courtroom.
Deuters is the wife of Johnny Depp’s longtime employee and collaborator, Stephen Deuters. She admitted last week that she had seen clips of the trial online before giving testimony, which led to her being dismissed from the courtroom. Her testimony was also struck from the record.
Who is Eve Barlow?
Eve Barlow is a music journalist previously associated with National Music Express (NME). She reportedly grew up in Giffnock, Glasgow and is based in Los Angeles, California, at present. Barlow is the daughter of George Barlow, who is a Member of the Order of the British Empire with National Health Service. She had previously said that her father influenced her to develop her love for music by raising her with the music of Elvis Presley.
Barlow reportedly graduated from Calderwood Lodge Primary in Scotland. Soon after, at the age of 17, she then moved to England to study at Manchester University. She studied law for three years but eventually realized that she was more interested in literature, philosophy, politics, and modern studies. She subsequently moved to London to study human rights law at University College.
She later moved back to her hometown and began writing music. She eventually became the deputy editor of NME, and later moved to the US to work as a freelancer.
Focusing on the trial again, a source told Page Six, "Amber had her closest journalist friend sit front and center – with her legal team – at the trial, live-tweeting, texting and posting information. Eve Barlow seems to think she’s part of Amber’s legal team. Depp’s lawyers finally had enough and had her barred from the courtroom.”
According to court transcripts, Judge Azcarate said, "She was tweeting live from my courtroom … and I know the deputies took her out because she was texting. That’s against the court order. Ms. Barlow is not coming back into the courtroom during this trial.”
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are squaring off over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for the Washington Post, where she called herself a domestic violence survivor. Depp has claimed that he was booted from the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise because Heard's op-ed clearly implicated that he was the abuser. The article, however, did not mention Depp by name. The actor sued for $50 million and Heard countersued for $100 million, claiming Depp ran a smear campaign for years in an attempt to silence her and destroy her acting career.
Depp and Heard began dating after meeting on the set of the 2011 film 'The Rum Diary'. They got married in Los Angeles in February 2015. In 2016, Heard obtained a restraining order against Depp, accusing him of abuse. Depp, however, denied the claims, saying that her accusations were a "choreographed hoax”. In 2019, the two settled their divorce out of court. At the time, Heard said she had donated her $7m (£5.5m) settlement to charity. Depp later accused her of lying about it.