Amber Heard has issued a subpoena to the Los Angeles Police Department amid her ongoing legal troubles with Johnny Depp in his $50 million defamation charge against her.
Heard’s legal team had their subpoena approved by Fairfax County court clerk John Frey on Sept. 20, according to Deadline.
Heard’s attorneys have asked for information about LAPD agents responding to a domestic violence between the former couple in Downtown LA in 2016.
The latest: Amber Heard has issued a subpoena to the Los Angeles Police Department amid her ongoing legal troubles with Johnny Depp in his $50 million defamation suit against her
In legal documents reviewed by Deadline, Heard’s legal team requested authorities to produce “the books, records, records, electronically stored information and tangible things,” as well as body camera images, in connection with a May 21, 2016 visit to police officers Melissa Saenz and Tyler Hadden went to the former couple’s apartment in the Eastern Columbia Building.
Heard’s attorneys asked for “all documents and communications of any kind respecting any investigation into whether Agents Saenz and Hadden were following LAPD policies, procedures and/or protocols” related to the incident.
LAPD Public Information Officer Jeff Lee told the outlet that the department will not “comment on pending or pending lawsuits,” while another police source informed the outlet that police have received the subpoena.
Heard’s legal team has specifically requested “all documents and communications of any kind subject to any investigation and disciplinary action taken against” the above officers in connection with their conduct through December 2016.
Heard and her partner Bianca Butti were spotted in London last year
Depp was seen on Wednesday at the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain
The subpoena requests “the audit trails for any deletions, alterations, or viewing of the body camera images uploaded to evidence.com by Officers Saenz and Hadden during the period from Oct. 1, 2015 to Aug. 1, 2016,” as well as all related documents, according to the exhaust.
Both officers testified (via satellite) last year during Depp’s libel suit against The Sun newspaper over their coverage of the split, in which he called him a “wife beater.”
In the 2020 trial, Saenz told the court she had “not seen any injuries” on Heard amid allegations that Depp punched her in the face with a cell phone. Photos of Heard sports injuries were seen publicly during the divorce.
Heard was seen in London in July 2020 following a lawsuit in a previous Depp case
The actor, known for playing Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, went on to pay Heard $7 million to donate to the American Civil Liberties Union and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Heard’s attorney Elaine Bredehoft told the outlet in January that the Austin, Texas-born actress “has already been responsible for seven-figure charitable donations and plans to continue contributing and ultimately deliver on her promise.”
Heard had requested the LAPD in January to provide “all documents and communications of any kind with Mr. Depp and/or any of the agents, attorneys or others acting on his behalf as of May 21, 2016” through today, according to the outlet.
Speaking publicly on Wednesday about his legal troubles in Spain, Depp said that “it doesn’t matter whether a verdict has been given artistic freedom per se. If there is injustice, whether it be against you or against someone you love, or someone you believe in, stand up, do not sit down. Because they need you.’
The Kentucky-born actor, who lost his role in Warner Bros.’s Fantastic Beasts, was in Spain to receive the Donostia Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival.
“It takes one sentence and there is no more ground, the carpet is drawn,” said the actor. “This hasn’t just happened to me, it’s happened to a lot of people. This kind of thing has happened to women, men. Unfortunately, at some point they start to think it’s normal – or that it is them. If not.’
The case returns to court in Fairfax County, Virginia in Apr 2021.