- The Johnny Depp, Amber Heard trial is being livestreamed from a Virginia courtroom.
- Depp is suing his ex-wife for defamation over an op-ed she wrote in 2018. Heard has countersued.
- Closing arguments are set for Friday, May 27, after which the jury will begin deliberating.
Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have both concluded testifying in Depp’s ongoing defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife, Heard. But there is still more than a week of expected court proceedings left in the high-profile trial that has captured the internet’s attention.
The case is being litigated in Virginia’s Fairfax County Courthouse, but proceedings have been livestreamed since the start, allowing members of the public to follow along in real-time.
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At the center of the case is Heard’s 2018 Washington Post op-ed, in which she discussed her alleged experience as a survivor of domestic and sexual violence and the vitriol she says she received as a result of speaking publicly about it. The piece did not name Depp directly.
Depp has accused Heard of ruining his reputation and career by insinuating in the op-ed that he abused her. An attorney for the actor said in opening statements that the publication “falsely and unfairly characterized Mr. Depp as a villain.” Heard has denied Depp’s defamation allegations and says in a $100 million counterclaim that he violently assaulted her multiple times before and during their marriage, which ended in divorce in 2016. Depp has denied the claims.
Last month, Judge Penney S. Azcarate set closing arguments for Friday, May 27, after which the jury will begin deliberating.
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