Johnny Depp, 58, issued his ex-wife, Amber Heard, 36, for $50 million over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post in which she described herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” Even though Depp was not named in the publication, he claims it cost him lucrative acting roles.
Depp and Heard met in 2009 and were married from 2015 to 2016. Now, they are accusing each other of acts of physical violence during their relationship and have both denied the other’s claims.
The trial, which started on April 11, is expected to last around 6 weeks but has already produced a fair share of memorable moments. For example, Alejandro Romero, who worked as a doorman at Depp and Heard’s former apartment building, last week gave recorded testimony from inside his car in which he was seen vaping and driving at one point.
Heard’s attorney called it “bizarre.” and judge Penney Azcarate called the moment a ‘first’. “I just got to say, I’ve never seen that before. I’ve seen a lot of things, but I’ve never seen that,” Azcarate said.