The depth of Johnny Depp’s defamation trial towards Amber Heard lessened for a second when the actress’ lawyer briefly imitated the Pirates of the Caribbean star whereas questioning her shopper on the stand.
“I’m gonna begin on the very starting right here,” Heard’s lawyer Elaine Bredehoft instructed the Aquaman actress, 36, in courtroom on Tuesday, Could 17. “You had been requested by [Depp’s lawyer] Ms. [Camille] Vazquez about why Mr. Depp received’t or can’t look you within the eye. She performed a tape through which Mr. Depp stated, ‘You’ll not see my eyes once more.’”
When recalling the Nightmare on Elm Avenue actor’s remark, Bredehoft lowered her voice to a deeper register, which elicited amusing from Depp himself.
The Sweeney Todd star, 58, saved his head down all through his ex-wife’s time on the stand, writing notes with a critical look on his face. When Heard’s lawyer deepened her voice to imitate his, nonetheless, Depp cracked a smile and laughed.
Heard’s lawyer’s impression of Depp is simply the latest imitation of the trial to trigger a stir. Lance Bass got here beneath fireplace on Monday, Could 16, when he uploaded a video of himself lip-syncing to Heard’s testimony by way of TikTok.
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“In honor of the trial beginning again up…Had 👏 to 👏 do 👏 it,” the previous ’NSync star, 43, captioned the clip, through which he carried out a dramatic reenactment of the Magic Mike XXL actress’ recollection after an alleged struggle with Depp.
“I used to be simply sitting there on this carpet, wanting on the soiled carpet, questioning how I wound up on this carpet and why I by no means seen that the carpet was so filthy earlier than,” the “Bye Bye Bye” singer mouthed.
Depp, who was married to Heard from February 2015 to January 2017, is suing Heard for defamation based mostly on a 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Publish through which she claimed she was a survivor of home violence and sexual assault. Whereas Heard by no means talked about Depp by title within the article, the actor claims her phrases have negatively impacted his profession and life.
“I by no means named him [in the Washington Post op-ed], moderately I wrote concerning the value ladies pay for talking towards males in energy,” she wrote in April 2022 by way of Instagram. “I proceed to pay that value, however hopefully, when this case concludes, I can transfer on and so can Johnny. I’ve all the time maintained a love for Johnny and it brings me nice ache to must dwell out the small print of our previous life collectively in from of the world.”
Earlier this month, the actress cried whereas recounting the alleged abuse she endured from Depp. For his half, the Edward Scissorhands actor denied the allegations whereas testifying beneath oath. “By no means did I actually attain the purpose of putting Ms. Heard in any means, nor have I ever struck any lady in my life,” he stated on the stand in April.
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