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Johnny Depp Performs With Jeff Beck Amid Trial Jury Deliberation


Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck.
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A particular visitor. Johnny Depp made a shock look at a Jeff Beck live performance because the jury in his ongoing defamation trial in opposition to Amber Heard started deliberation.

The Edward Scissorhands star, 58, joined the guitarist, 77, onstage at his show in Sheffield, England, on Sunday, Might 29, to carry out their 2020 duet “Isolation.” Depp, who accompanied Beck on guitar throughout their efficiency, additionally lined Marvin Gaye‘s “What’s Going On” and “Little Wing” by Jimi Hendrix. The Jeff Beck Group frontman is at the moment on tour within the U.Ok., and followers are speculating that the Oscar nominee will be part of him for future concert events in London.

Depp’s efficiency comes within the midst of his defamation trial in opposition to his ex-wife, 36, which relies on a 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Publish during which she claimed she was a survivor of home violence. Although the Aquaman actress didn’t point out the Pirates of the Caribbean star within the article, he alleged that her phrases have negatively impacted his profession and life.

“It’s not about Johnny. The one one that thinks it’s about Johnny is Johnny,” the Texas native mentioned whereas on the stand earlier this month. “It’s about me and what occurred to me.”

The jury within the case started deliberation on Friday, Might 27, and can regroup on Might 31.

In line with The Washington Post, the seven jurors will try to reply whether or not or not the claims in Heard’s piece “suggest or insinuate something about Depp” and if that’s the case, “whether or not they have been false and/or made with precise malice.” They may also take into account Heard’s countersuit in opposition to Depp and decide whether or not each are entitled to damages.

Throughout her testimony earlier this month, Heard alleged that her ex-husband had a historical past of violence of their relationship. “I wrestle to search out the phrases on how painful that is. That is horrible for me to take a seat right here for weeks and relive all the things right here with folks that I knew — some effectively, some not,” she instructed the courtroom. “That is probably the most painful and troublesome factor I’ve ever gone by for certain.”

On Might 4, she claimed that Depp slapped her for the primary time after she made a joke about his “Wino Ceaselessly” tattoo. (The Lone Ranger star initially bought a tattoo studying, “Winona Ceaselessly” within the Nineties, as a tribute to his then-girlfriend, Winona Ryder, which he modified after they cut up in 1993.) “He slapped me throughout the face and I laughed,” Heard mentioned throughout her testimony. “I laughed as a result of I didn’t know what else to do. I believed this should be a joke as a result of I didn’t know what was occurring. I simply stared at him pondering that he was going to begin laughing too.”

She added, “As a girl, I had by no means been hit like that,” earlier than noting to the jury that the alleged incident is one thing she “will always remember.”

Depp, for his half, has emphatically denied the Magic Mike XXL star’s allegations of abuse whereas giving his personal testimony final month. “By no means did I actually attain the purpose of putting Ms. Heard in any manner, nor have I ever struck any girl in my life,” the Concern and Loathing in Las Vegas actor instructed the jury on April 19. “It’s been six years of making an attempt occasions. It’s fairly unusual when someday you’re Cinderella, so to talk, then 0.6 seconds you’re Quasimodo. I didn’t deserve that, nor did my youngsters, nor did the individuals who have believed in me for all these years.” The Kentucky native additionally claimed that Heard had been violent towards him throughout their relationship.

Should you or somebody you understand is experiencing home violence, please name the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for confidential assist.

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