Amber Heard’s op-ed ‘canceled’ Johnny Depp, sank his $22.5M movie deal: witnesses

Johnny Depp was painted because the sufferer in his relationship with Amber Heard by a bunch of witnesses known as to the stand Monday — alleging the actor was punched, “canceled” and misplaced out on a $22.5 million film deal due to his vindictive and abusive ex-wife.

The Fairfax, Virginia, jury in Depp’s $50 million defamation lawsuit towards Heard heard in regards to the ex-couple’s risky union, together with how the actress allegedly as soon as chucked a can of Purple Bull on the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star and known as him a “f–ing deadbeat dad.”

“You title it, she’s spewed it,” Travis McGivern, Depp’s longtime bodyguard, testified about Heard.

The jurors have been additionally instructed about how an op-ed by Heard, 36, by which she known as herself a “public determine representing home abuse” had “devastated” Depp’s profession.

The actor’s expertise supervisor Jack Whigham testified that the 2018 essay sank an enormous $22.5 million take care of Disney for Depp to reprise his position as Captain Jack Sparrow within the “Pirates” franchise.

“After the op-ed, it was unimaginable to get him a studio movie,” stated Whigham, who has represented Depp since 2016.

The actor, 58, was not named within the Washington Publish essay — which is on the heart of the continuing trial — however he claims it clearly referenced him and ruined his profession, broken his fame and price him tens of thousands and thousands of {dollars}.

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Amber Heard thought of herself a “public determine representing home abuse”.
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Heard’s attorneys went to lengths to attempt to present the actress’ claims have been hardly the one factor about Depp that may make movie-goers squeamish, pointing to the time he insinuated he wanted to kill then-President Donald Trump and his apparent history of showing up drunk to occasions.

Depp’s staff, in the meantime, tried to color Heard because the unhinged one of their relationship, questioning McGivern about alleged violent incidents he witnessed over his 9 years working for Depp.

The safety guard recalled on the stand how Heard as soon as slugged Depp on the left aspect of his face throughout a combat in 2015 at their Los Angeles penthouse.

Travis McGivern, security for Johnny Depp,
Travis McGivern serves as a safety guard to Johnny Depp.
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Johnny Depp
Heard’s op-ed allegedly broken Johnny Depp’s profession.

“The preliminary look on his face type of mirrored mine, type of a glance of shock,” McGivern stated of Depp’s response.

Depp “had a pleasant little shiner” from the punch, the bodyguard stated, noting the actor’s face was swollen and purple within the aftermath, and that he didn’t retaliate.

McGivern claimed he witnessed Heard’s barrage of verbal abuse directed at Depp, together with how she known as the daddy of two a “f—ing deadbeat dad,” and a “f—ing cunt.”

The bodyguard stated he was as soon as even the topic of Heard’s alleged wrath, testifying that she “demeaned” and mocked him for his chosen career.

“She known as me a ‘sure man,’ ” he stated. “Threw some shade on me and my chosen profession.

Heard claims that Depp abused her bodily and sexually over their relationship, however he has denied the allegations, accusing her of being the violent one.

Erin Falati
Erin Falati testifies remotely within the courtroom on the Fairfax County Circuit Court docket.
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Heard’s former nurse Erin Falatai instructed the jury about textual content messages with images of Heard’s purple and bruised face that she acquired from the actress.

However requested what she product of the images, Falatai replied, “I’m not an skilled … I imply there’s colour on her face in several areas, I don’t know what’s what.”

The “Aquaman” star filed for divorce from Depp in 2016 and obtained a brief restraining order towards him, alleging he abused her whereas he was drunk and excessive.

Depp’s agent, Whigham, stated the actor was nonetheless in a position to work after the claims of abuse first got here out in 2016, and was paid $8 million for “Metropolis Of Lies,” $10 million for “Homicide on the Orient Specific” and $13.5 million for “Implausible Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” The flicks have been shot in 2017, beneath contracts reached earlier than the allegations have been made towards Depp.

However after the op-ed, Whigham testified, it was a wrestle to get Depp work, and by 2019 it was clear he wouldn’t be portraying Jack Sparrow on the massive display once more.

Douglas Bania
Douglas Bania testifies within the courtroom throughout Depp’s defamation case towards Heard.
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A Hollywood legal professional known as by Depp’s staff as an skilled witness additionally instructed the jury how Heard’s essay “canceled” the A-lister.

“You wouldn’t need negativity hiring an actor who quote-unquote had been canceled,” Richard Marks stated, including “family-friendly” Disney wouldn’t need their title related to a star accused of abuse.

“Disney is especially delicate,” stated the longtime lawyer.

Depp’s staff additionally known as one other skilled witness, Douglas Bania, who makes a speciality of mental property damages and valuations. He testified about his evaluation of the actor’s public notion within the wake of the op-ed.

Bania stated Heard tremendously “broken” her ex-husband’s standing.

“The general public notion of Mr. Depp has been broken,” he instructed the jury, including, “They like him much less.”

Johnny Depp
Richard Marks is a technical forensics skilled.
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Heard has but to testify however might take the stand by Wednesday. Over the weekend, The Publish reported, she scrapped her PR staff and employed a brand new agency in a last-minute scramble to raised place herself within the press because the highly-watched case continues.

The primary witness to be known as when Heard’s attorneys start presenting their case can be medical and forensic psychologist Dr. Daybreak Hughes, The Publish confirmed Monday.

A psychologist employed by Depp’s staff, Dr. Shannon Curry, who analyzed Heard over a 12-hour session testified final week that the actress has borderline persona dysfunction and histrionic persona dysfunction.

With Publish wires

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