Johnny Depp e Amber Heard si sono fatti a pezzi a vicenda mentre mandavano in onda i loro panni sporchi durante due prove contro il naufragio. La guerra degli ex coniugi è iniziata dopo che Heard ha scritto un editoriale del Washington Post sulla sopravvivenza alla “violenza sessuale”. Anche se non ha menzionato Depp per nome, l’implicazione è stata sufficiente per innescare una sanguinosa battaglia tra i due. Secondo BBC News, Depp ha perso il primo round dopo che un tribunale di Londra ha stabilito nel 2020 che il quotidiano The Sun non aveva diffamato la star bollandolo come un “picchiatore di moglie”. Tuttavia, i guanti erano tolti quando si è trattato del secondo round e Depp si è fatto strada verso una vittoria totale per diffamazione ad eliminazione diretta.
When the verdict was finally in, it seemed like nobody had actually won despite Depp emerging the victor. Hollywood insiders told Vanity Fair that both of the actors' careers would be negatively impacted due to their inflammatory allegations. However, just when you thought the Depp v. Heard trial couldn't have been more disturbing, unsealed court docs surfaced, proving just how messy things really got.
Depp v. Heard trial could've been an even bigger trainwreck
Johnny Depp's $50 million defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard led to six weeks of intimate revelations and embarrassing accusations. It resulted in one of the biggest trainwreck celeb trials in recent history. However, new court documents show that things were even messier than anybody suspected.
The Daily Beast obtained over 6,000 pages of previously sealed documents pertaining to the case. They include a litany of claims and allegations that Depp's and Heard's attorneys fought to get either included or excluded from the trial. Team Depp sought to bring up the fact that Heard worked as "an exotic dancer" in the past. Her attorneys argued the intent was to "maliciously suggest or imply" their client had been a sex worker. For some reason, Team Depp also wanted to discuss Heard's sister Whitney's reality TV show and dissect both their dating histories.
Meanwhile, Team Heard wanted to include allegations of Depp and Marilyn Manson engaging in "drug binges" and show the jury problematic text exchanges between the two. In addition, they attempted to introduce accusations that Disney was furious over their "Pirates of the Caribbean" star appearing on TV while "drunk and stoned." During an interview with "Today," Heard said she blamed pro-Depp social warriors for her trial defeat, not the jury. "Even if you think I'm lying," she said, "you still couldn't look me in the eye and tell me you think on social media there's been a fair representation."