Johnny Depp Appears To Laugh After Amber Heard's Lawyer Objects To His Own Question
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Johnny Depp has been spotted appearing to laugh at Amber Heard’s lawyer after the attorney objected his own question during his $50 million defamation lawsuit in Virginia.
As the actor’s house manager, Ben King, took the stand for his testimony, he recalled an incident where Depp’s finger had been severed, which resulted in Amber Heard’s lawyer, Ben Rottenborn, halting his statement citing a ‘hearsay objection’.
The objection prompted The Pirates of the Caribbean actor, along with his lawyer, to giggle quietly.
The judge added: "Wait, you asked the question."
However, this isn’t the only time hearsay evidence has caused confusion during the defamation lawsuit.
While the 58-year-old actor was speaking about a chef making Heard’s favourite Mexican meal for her birthday, he caught himself and said: “That’s hearsay, I guess.”
Not #AmberHeard ‘s lawyer objecting to his own question 💀💀🤡 - and #JohnnyDepp losing it 🤣🤣 even poor Ben King is shocked. #JusticeForJohnnyDepp pic.twitter.com/pzqOjqAXKi— daniela c. ♡ (@daniisacuevas) April 25, 2022
To which the judge responded: “I’m not sure it’s even being offered for the truth of the matter.”
Mr Depp’s lawyer was overheard saying: “He got it.”
The Hollywood actor said while smiling: “I’m learning.”
ABC News reports, the Edward Scissorhands star concluded his testimony by declaring himself a victim of domestic abuse.
The actor is suing his ex-wife for defamation over a 2018 op-ed in The Washington Post, where she claimed to have been a victim of physical and emotional abuse.
He concluded his testimony by saying that he was the actual victim of domestic violence.
Amusing moment from trial.— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) April 20, 2022
Anticipating an objection to his testimony, Depp said: "That's hearsay, I guess."
Judge: "I'm not sure it's even being offered for the truth of the matter [asserted]."
Heard's lawyer: "He got it."
Depp: "I'm learning." pic.twitter.com/gIO4n6sqX0
Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez, asked him: “What did you say in response when Ms Heard said ‘tell the world, Johnny, tell them I Johnny Depp, a man, am a victim too of domestic violence?’"
Depp replied: “I said yes, I am.”
The claims come after the court heard recordings of Depp hurling profanities at Heard; however, Depp maintains that he never physically hurt her.
The court also read out Depp’s heated text exchange between himself and WandaVision actor Paul Bettany where they talked of ‘burning’ Heard.
However, Depp clarified his remarks, stating that he was only speaking figuratively and never intended to harm his ex-wife.
He said: “It’s important to know none of that was ever intended to be real and the language used which … yes, I am ashamed (of) has to be spread on the world like peanut butter.
“For example, the text that is about burning Ms Heard is directly from Monty Python and the sketch about burning witches and then drowning the witches.
“This is a film we’d all watch when we were 10, it’s just irreverent and abstract humour.”
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