The ex-couple Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are having a mud fight in court – now the bitter legal dispute is entering the final round. The closing arguments will be held on Friday. Johnny Depp’s attorney, Camille Vasquez, is the first. It is still unclear when the verdict will be announced.
The bitter legal battle between Johnny Depp (58) and Amber Heard (36) will end on Friday. After six weeks of mudslinging in court, during which the most intimate details of the relationship came to light, the closing arguments are now being held. It is the last opportunity for both sides to repeat important statements and convince the jury.
Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez, starts doing it that day. Dressed all in white, she appears in front of the jury. First, she thanks the jury for their patience over the past few weeks. Then she says: “I beg you, give Johnny Depp his life back.”
Vasquez accuses Heard of having a personality disorder. “We heard from several witnesses that she could be very kind. But she could also be violent and manipulative.”
To refute her statement, the lawyer shows photos of an injured fool. While Vasquez also plays an audio recording in which Heard provokes Depp violently, the actress makes concentrated notes herself.
Vasquez mentions Heard’s filing for divorce. The lawyer is of the opinion: “She wanted to destroy him.”
Then Depp’s defense attorney comes up with the $7 million Heard received from her ex-husband after the divorce. Heard had promised to donate this amount. Ultimately, however, probably only $ 100,000 arrived at a hospital. “Lies over lies. That’s their narrative,” Vasquez keeps saying about Heard.
The lawyer also says there is no medical evidence Depp inflicted physical violence on his ex-wife. Photos that would show the actress with injuries were edited via Photoshop. Then Vasquez hands over the floor to her colleague. He says about Amber’s allegations: “This is MeToo without MeToo.” Johnny Depp is not a saint, he never pretended that. But that doesn’t make him a violent criminal.
With the conclusion of the pleadings, the case then goes to the seven jurors. They withdraw for consultation and then give their verdict. When exactly they will do so, however, is not yet certain. A verdict is not expected until next week.
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