The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial captivated viewers with a peek in to the stormy marriage of two celebrities but, contrary to popular belief, the proceedings might have been a lot more sensational.
The unsealing of a trove of 6,000 pages of documents shows how both sides bitterly fought through the discovery stage of the trial over what could possibly be admitted and what cannot. Things were so acrimonious between your parties that there is a good long exchange between your attorneys over Covid safety precautions to be studied during Heards deposition.
From Heards viewpoint, Judge Penney Azcarate finished up excluding an excessive amount of from the jurys eyes and ears. Following the jury awarded Depp $10.4 million in damages, her attorney Elaine Bredehoft appeared onTodayand complained that the panel didn’t hear other evidence in the event that has been allowed in Depps UK trial, where he lost his case contrary to the Sun for a tale that identified him as a wife beater. We’d an enormous quantity of evidence that has been suppressed in cases like this that was in the united kingdom case, Bredehoft said.
Heard won a $2 million judgment against Depp, and both sides are appealing their respective verdicts.
Neither the Depp or Heard camps taken care of immediately request for touch upon the mass unsealing when contacted today by Deadline.
On the list of details in the unsealed documents:
Metadata.While a Depp team witness suggested at trial that Heards photos of her injuries might have been edited, good inference they were doctored, Heards team also made an identical inference about photos submitted by Depp.Forsensic expert Julian Ackert cited anomalies that call into question the authenticity of the documents. Specifically, Heards team described the limited metadata reveals the Creation, Modified, Received, and Sent Dates are July 22, 2019, despite Mr. Depp claiming this picture was used March 2015. Depps team called the claims irrelevant and without foundation. The judge denied the Heard teams motions to pursue the problem further.
Salacious photos. Heards team claimed that Depps attorneys sought to introduce irrelevant personal matters such as for example nude photos of Heard and Ambers brief stint being an exotic dancer years before she met Mr. Depp and Mr. Depp wanting to frivolously and maliciously suggest or imply Ms. Heard was at once an escort. They contended that the allegations she was an escort were unfounded, incendiary, irrelevant, and made to harass and demean Amber Heard. Depps team wrote in March they didn’t anticipate introducing such evidence, but that it had been possible to envision a scenario where such photographs might become very relevant in the context of the case, for example to show too little visible injuries. In addition they referred to proof Heards stint as a stripper or rumors that she was an escort early in her career.
However, Mr. Depp reserves the proper to utilize such materials to the extent they become necessary on rebuttal, and the point is, trial is really a fluid process, and these issues are potentially relevant and really should be reserved for ultimate decision at trial.
These were kept out from the trial.
Marilyn Manson texts. Depps friendship with Marilyn Manson was cited through the trial, but his attorneys concerned about guilt by association. Based on the NY Post, the unsealed records show that Manson texted Depp in 2016 he was within an amber 2.0 situation. Depp texted back, I been reading Plenty of material on that and sociopathic behaviorit is fing real my buddy!! My ex c is goddam TEXTBOOK!!! Ms. Heards try to smear Mr. Depp having an association with Mr. Manson is more prejudicial than it really is probative, Depps attorneys argued. The texts were withheld from the trial. Manson is engaged in their own defamation lawsuit, having sued ex fianc Evan Rachel Wood among others over her abuse claims.
Depps health background. The actors team acknowledged his history of drug abuse, but there have been other section of his health background they sought to exclude. They argued that his condition was marginal or no probative value. A good example: evidence that Depp took Valtrex, Nexium and Cialis.
If Heard won. At a November, 2020 deposition, Depp was asked by Heards attorney whether how he’d react if the jury ruled and only his ex-wife and whether he’d merely deem it the opinion of seven people.
No, Im not likely to say thats the opinion of seven people. Listen, it could be the opinion of 1 man, it could be the opinion of 200 people, it could be the opinion of one thousand people, plus they could think that I did so do those ideas, which I didn’t be a part of some of what Ms. Heard accuses me of. It really is outright fiction, therefore I could only hope that folks will hear the reality and understand it to function as truth, but I dont believe that the the young soldiers who have been storming the beaches of Normandy I dont think these were saying hey, lets have pizza tonight. I believe they knew what theyd gone into.
Just what exactly Im saying is if if this does turn out, your choice in this specific case happens in Ms. Heards favor, then that’s exactly what will happen, but thats not likely to make me go oh, my God, I have to did it.