Fans gather outside courthouse for final days of Johnny Depp trial
The defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is finally coming to an end this week, and in the six weeks of the trial, there have been some truly standout moments.
The trial, which began on April 11, was triggered by an op-ed Heard, 36, wrote for the Washington Post in 2018. Heard alleged in the piece she was a survivor of domestic abuse and although Depp, 58, had not been named many media outlets assumed it was about him.
Heard and Depp dated from 2012 to 2015. They were married for a year until Heard filed for divorce in 2016 citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce was finalized in 2017.
After Heard's op-ed was published, Depp denied all allegations of abuse and sued Heard for $50 million citing defamation. In return, Heard is countersuing Depp for $100 million also citing defamation.
Heated exchanges between lawyers, alarming accusations, and plenty of 'hearsay' have been thrown around between Heard and Depp's teams since the trial started.
So, we've wrapped up all the standout moments from the trial.
Heard's former assistant testifies that Heard was verbally abusive
In the first week of the trial, Heard's former assistant, Kate James, testified that she experienced verbal abuse from Heard while working for her.
James described her time with Heard as "everything you could possibly do to ruin someone's life." She recounted a time when Heard allegedly spat in her face.
\u201c"She was spitting in my face": A former assistant of #AmberHeard recalled the time she felt like Heard was verbally abusive to her. @LawCrimeNetwork\u201d
During week two of the trial, an audio recording was played for the jury in which Heard said, "I was hitting you it was not punching you."
In the recording, Heard told Depp "you're fine, I did not hurt you," and called him a "f***ing baby" for complaining.
\u201cLISTEN: The audio recordings of #JohnnyDepp and #AmberHeard were played for the jury on Wednesday, where Heard says "I was hitting you, it was not punching you," and called Depp a baby. @LawCrimeNetwork\u201d
It began after Dr. Curry testified that after meeting with Heard on two separate occasions she concluded that Heard had " borderline personality disorder and histrionic personality disorder”.
Heard's lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft proceeded to ask Dr. Curry, why her husband bought muffins for Heard, indicating Dr. Curry broke confidentially by informing her husband of her client.
Dr. Curry asked if she could clarify her statement, "so that we can stop talking about the muffins" and explained she asked her husband to pick up the muffins because she was getting ready to meet with a celebrity client but running late.
"He brought the muffins back to the house, I brought them into the office, Ms. Heard and I enjoyed the muffins together," Dr. Curry said. "I think I made a comment to her along the lines of ‘my husband got these for us today’, meaning he purchased the muffins we are now enjoying them because of him."
Depp's team fist-bumps when Heard mentions Kate Moss
Heard took the stand to testify in week four of the trial when she mentioned Depp's ex-girlfriend Moss while testifying about an alleged moment when she thought Depp would shove her sister down the stairs.
Heard said she "instantly" thought of Moss because there were allegations that Depp pushed Moss down the stairs while they were dating.
“But you asked the question,” Judge Penney Azcarate responded, leading to giggles in the courtroom.
Heard shows footage of Depp hitting cabinets
Heard's team played a video of Depp angrily hitting cabinets. Heard said she filmed the incident because she was scared.
Later on, Depp spoke on the incident saying, “I did assault a couple of cabinets but didn’t assault Ms. Heard. I did not try to intimidate Ms. Heard... If she was intimidated, why was she filming? If she was scared to death, why didn’t she leave?”
\u201cWATCH: Jurors are shown a video that Heard recorded during her marriage, in which Depp punches kitchen cabinets. She testifies she took the video, "Because I was scared." \n#JohnnyDepp #AmberHeard @LawCrimeNetwork\u201d
Dr. Spiegel testified that Depp showed behaviors consistent with a "perpetrator of intimate partner violence," although many criticized the psychiatrist's analysis as he had never evaluated Depp personally. This violates the American Psychiatric Association’s Goldwater Rule which states doctors should not diagnose the mental state of a public figure if they have not personally evaluated them.
Witness vapes and drives while testifying in a pre-recorded deposition
One of the oddest moments of the trial was when Bredehoft, showed Alejandro Romero's testimony in which the man vaped and drove a car while speaking on an incident involving Depp and Heard in 2016.
Romero was employed by the building where Heard and Depp lived at the time when police responded to a domestic violence call. However, whatever Romero said in the testimony was overshadowed by the bizarre testimony that was filmed in his car while he was driving and vaping.
\u201cAyyyyee yoooo who's primo is this \ud83e\udd23\ud83e\udd23\ud83e\udd23\nMan took a vape hit and then drove off in the middle of his interview in the Johnny Depp Amber Heard the turd trial\n#JusticeForJohnnyDepp #JohnnyDeppVsAmberHeard #AmberHeard #AmberHeardIsAnAbuser #Johnnydepp\u201d
Depp fan brings emotional support alpacas to trial
Dedicated fans of Heard and Depp have dedicated the last six weeks of their lives to watching the trial unfold. From camping out to spending upwards of $30k, fans are determined to watch the case unfold.
In the last week of the trial, Morgan Tremaine an ex-TMZ employee testified about footage pertaining to Johnny Depp forcefully hitting cabinets but got into a snappy exchange with Bredehoft in the process.
Bredehoft accused Tremaine of testifying to get his "15 minutes of fame" which Tremaine denied.
"I stand to gain nothing from this I'm actually putting myself kind of in the target of TMZ, a very litigious organization and I'm not seeking any 15 minutes here, though you're welcome to speculate," Tremaine said. "I could the same thing by taking Amber Heard as a client for you."
"Little argumentative, don't you think?" Bredehoft responded.
"Oh hardly I find that to be purely logical," Tremaine shot back.
\u201c#AmberHeard's attorney Elaine Bredehoft alleged that a former #TMZ employee is trying to get his 15 minutes of fame by testifying. \n\n"I could say the same thing by taking Amber Heard as a client, for you," he said. @LawCrimeNetwork\u201d