Amber is joined by her friend and holds hands with sister and lawyer in the fight against Depp for libel
Team Heard: Amber is joined by her friend and holds her sister and her lawyer in hand during the libel fight against Depp
- Amber Heard and his team left in a person carrier from the High Court in London
- Heard arrived in the UK from the US two weeks ago with her sister and friend
- Once here, they were joined by Heard’s British legal counsel Jennifer Robinson
Amber Heard and her team flew out of the Supreme Court in a luxurious baby carrier with insiders claiming they were “ delighted ” with how the first day of Johnny Depp’s smear claim against the sun had gone.
Heard arrived in the UK from the US two weeks ago with her support group, which consists of her sister Whitney, friend Bianca Butti and American lawyer Elaine Bredehoft.
Once in the UK, they were joined by Heard’s British legal counsel, Jennifer Robinson, a high-flying lawyer who also represents Julian Assange, who also acts as their chaperone.
Amber Heard arrives at the High Court prior to the first day of Johny Depp’s libel suit against The Sun newspaper. She is pictured with sister Whitney Heard (left), lawyer Jennifer Robinson (next to her right) and friend Bianca Butti (right)
Mrs. Robinson held Heard’s hand when they arrived at the Supreme Court, where Depp is suing the sun for allegations that he was violent against his ex-wife.
Since arriving in the UK, Heard, 34 and her group of confidants have spent most of their time in a secret rural location.
They arrived in London over the weekend before the start of the hearing, which is expected to last three weeks.
They reside in a central London location close to the Supreme Court, but its spokesman declined to disclose whether it is a hotel or privately rented accommodation.
Amber Heard (photo) and her team flew out of the High Court in a luxurious baby carrier
All women agreed to wear nearly matching, dark colors in an attempt to create the image of a ‘team Heard’ taking 100% root for the former Aquaman actress.
Whitney was sharply dressed in black blazer and trousers, carrying a classic leather bag and smart loafers. She was depicted holding Heard’s hand. The actress wore a black skirt and top and looked elegant with a red dot face mask.
Ms. Robinson was also shown holding Heard’s hand in an olive dress while Bianca looked sharp with dark designer sunglasses, black mask and blazer. When they arrived at the Supreme Court, the heads turned with the women dressed to impress.
At the forefront was Ms. Bredehoft, an experienced lawyer who is considered one of the leading legal brains in the US.
The decision by the fellowship of women to support Heard in the course of the process and to be quarantined two weeks earlier is seen as an important statement in their commitment to the actress.
Depp, 57, is suing News Group Newspapers, Sun publishers, and Executive Editor Dan Wootton, for a 2018 article that called him a “ woman beater ” – a claim he firmly denies.
It appeared under the headline ‘Gone Potty. How can JK Rowling be’ genuinely happy ‘casting female beater Johnny Depp in the new Fantastic Beasts movie?’
A source close to Heard’s team told MailOnline: “The first day went very well for them and Amber and her support group are delighted. The focus was on Depp’s drug use and how it made him violent and controlling.
Depp (photo outside the High Court today), 57, sues News Group Newspapers, Sun publishers and Executive Editor Dan Wootton over a 2018 article calling him a ‘woman beater’
“Heard’s team believes that The Sun’s lawyer has very well revealed his true character.”
Heard watched the proceedings in court 13 from the public gallery, accompanied by her team.
They all had to maintain social distance, while media and the public had to watch the hearing via video from a separate court.
The source added: “There is a very strong group of women around Amber and without it she would not be able to get through it. Not only does she have impressive legal brains on her team, but her partner and sister are there to support her emotionally.
“They held her hand, kept her busy, and they all actually had a good time. They are determined to make themselves visible during this trial so that Depp knows what he is dealing with. ‘
Heard and her team have vowed to attend every day of the lawsuit and will take the position next week.
She is expected to sit on the witness stand for three days to relive what she said was physical and emotional abuse by Depp during their stormy four-year relationship.
The three women today form Team Amber at the High Court
Bianca Butti, 38, who was pictured wearing dark fashionable sunglasses and a black face mask, is a cameraman living in Los Angeles. The couple were first seen in public in May.
Bianca Butti, 38, who was depicted wearing dark, fashionable sunglasses and a black face mask
Last year, Miss Butti revealed that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time and boldly documented her struggles on an Instagram page, @buttibeatsit.
In a note on the page, Butti explained how she was diagnosed with the disease in 2015 when she was only 34 years old, and was confirmed to have returned in March 2019.
“I was devastated,” she wrote on Instagram. “A new tumor appeared in my right breast, almost 3 years since I was declared cancer-free.”
Jennifer Robinson, who was holding Amber Heard’s hand when she walked into the Supreme Court
For the initial diagnosis, she underwent traditional Western chemotherapy, surgery and radiation treatment. Now, after extensive research and personal experience, she has decided to look for more alternative treatments.
Butti’s cinematographic career includes several episodes of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta that aired in 2013, the upcoming Bella Thorne movie Leave Not One Alive, the thriller Uncanny, and a few other independent and short films.
Jennifer Robinson, who held Amber Heard’s hand when she walked into the Supreme Court, is a leading human rights lawyer from the chambers of Doughty Street, who also represents Julian Assange.
Whitney Heard: The siblings grew up together in Austin, Texas, and are known to have a close relationship
The Australian has appeared before the International Court of Justice and has provided expert evidence to the UN and to parliament. Her areas of expertise are free speech and civil liberties, and she regularly advises newspapers on media law.
Elaine Bredehoft serves as her American attorney to handle the American aspects of the case. Miss Bredehoft is licensed in Virginia and specializes in defamation law and has been included in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 1997.
Whitney Heard: The siblings grew up together in Austin, Texas, and are known to have a close relationship. Whitney is also an actress and will testify at her sister’s trial, claiming that she had witnessed Depp’s violence against her sister.
Their father David Clinton Heard owned a small construction company while their mother, Patricia Paige (nee Parsons), worked as an internet researcher.