Amber Heard Delivers Final Testimony Of Trial As Team Rests Case Ahead Of Closing Arguments Tomorrow
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Amber Heard has given her final testimony in the trial with ex-husband Johnny Depp, ahead of the closing arguments tomorrow (27 May).
For the past few weeks, the two actors have been locked in an incredibly bitter dispute, with Depp suing his ex-wife for $50 million dollars over an article she wrote several years ago.
The op-ed, which was published in the Washington Post in 2018, saw Heard claim that she had suffered domestic abuse in the past.
And while it did not name the Pirates star specifically, he has argued that it damaged his career, and saw him lose millions of dollars. In turn, Heard countersued Depp for $100m.
Today (26 May), saw both sides' arguments come to a close, with the final few witnesses called to give evidence.
One of the main points of contention throughout the trial has been an argument that happened between the pair in Australia in 2015, when Depp lost the tip of one of his fingers.
He claimed that Heard smashed a vodka bottle on his hand, causing the injury, while the Aquaman star said the actor did it to himself.
Taking to the stand today, orthopaedic surgeon Dr Robert Gilbert testified that he believed it was 'highly unlikely' that Depp sustained the injury in the way Heard had previously described.
He told the court: "So a vodka bottle which is a hard object would have crushed the tip of the finger resulting in the [...] fracture.
"And in addition, as the vodka bottle broke, the glass would have lacerated the finger resulting in the soft tissue loss that was also seen with this injury."
Following his testimony, Depp's legal team rest its rebuttal case, and Heard's attorneys were allowed to call their final witnesses.
Heard also returned to the stand, where she once again discussed her allegedly abusive relationship with her former partner.
The 36-year-old opened up about the impact her dispute with Depp has had on her close friends and family.
Heard said that she had received thousands of death threats since the trial began and claimed that it had taken over her life.
"Now, as I stand here today, I can't have a career, I can't even have people associate with me because of the threats and the attacks they have to endure," she said. "And I can't do my charity work.
"I receive hundred of death threats regularly, daily. Thousands since this trial has started. People mocking my testimony about being assaulted.
"It's been agonising... agonising, painful, and the most humiliating thing I've ever had to go through. I hope no one ever has to go through something like this. I just want Johnny to leave me alone, I want him to leave me alone.
"Johnny has taken enough of my voice. I have the right to tell my story ... I have the right to my voice and my name. He took it long enough."
The closing arguments in the trial will be heard tomorrow.