After all, Amber Heard didn’t write an article that made Johnny Depp sue him
The actress accused her former partner of defamation over a chronicle published in The Washington Post.
Johnny Depp is suing his ex-wife Amber Heard for defamation in a lawsuit that has been in the supermedia all over the world. The actress is demanding $ 50 million (equivalent to $ 46 million) in compensation for an opinion article signed by Heard in The Washington Post in 2018.
In this text, the actress and model recount their alleged experiences as victims of domestic violence. Although the actor’s lawyers never mentioned Depp’s name, it is clear that the allegations concern his ex-husband and that it has affected his reputation and career. Prior to the article, Heard had already publicly accused Johnny Depp of beating and strangling him during violent and unstable episodes.
A few sessions after the trial began, it was declared that the text behind the entire defamation trial was not, after all, written by Amber Heard. At a hearing on Thursday, April 29, hearing Terence Dougherty, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), it emerged that the organization had written an article signed under the name Heard that reflects his role. as an ambassador for gender-based violence in this association.
According to Dougherty, the article was reviewed by both the association’s law firm and the actor’s attorneys because it was not intended to violate the non-disclosure agreement he signed in connection with the divorce. The release date confirmed by the same witness was December 21, 2018, the release date of the film Aquaman, which arrived in North American theaters and represented an important moment in the actor’s career.
This was the first time since the start of the trial that the text that motivated the whole process had been examined more carefully, as the testimonies have focused mainly on the married life of the former couple. Still, during the session, Terence Dougherty was asked about $ 3.5 million (€ 3.3 million), which Amber Heard promised to donate to the ACLU after agreeing on the terms of the divorce. The advisor has responded that the facility had received $ 1.3 million: 350 thousand to pay directly to Amber Heard; 100 thousand through Depp; and through an 850,000 donor fund, including Tesla founder Elon Musk.
Read the NiT article that tells the story of Amber Heard’s life from anonymity to the heart of Hollywood.