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Depp to take the stand again and reveal more bombshells as trial against ex-enters FINAL week 

Johnny Depp is set to take the stand today in a blockbuster climax to his $50 million libel lawsuit with ex-wife Amber Heard that has already seen more than its fair share of explosive revelations.

Entering his seventh and final marathon week, the Pirates of the Caribbean star, who last took the stand two weeks ago, is expected to be called back for cross-examination as a rebuttal witness by the Pirates’ team of attorneys. heard.

There are conflicting reports on what day the 58-year-old actor will take the stand, with some claiming as soon as today.

Heard herself took the stand last week to be questioned by Depp’s fiery lawyer Camille Vasquez, who stole the show with her harsh questioning of Heard, 36, and her tender treatment of Depp.

Judge Penney Azcarate, who was presiding over the dramatic Fairfax County case in Virginia, gave each side a total of 61 hours and 15 minutes to present their cases.

As of Monday morning, Heard’s legal team had 8 hours and 14 minutes left, and Depp’s lawyers had 18 hours and 30 minutes left.

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Entering her seventh and final week of marathoning, the Pirates of the Caribbean star (right), who last took the stand two weeks ago, is expected to be called back for cross-examination as a rebuttal witness by the team. de Heard (left) of lawyers

Actor Johnny Depp arrives in court on Wednesday, May 18.  Johnny Depp is set to take the stand today in a blockbuster climax to his $50 million defamation lawsuit with his ex-wife Amber Heard.

Actor Johnny Depp arrives in court on Wednesday, May 18. Johnny Depp is set to take the stand today in a blockbuster climax to his $50 million defamation lawsuit with his ex-wife Amber Heard.

Depp is expected to be the third witness to speak today, following an anatomy expert and an IPV expert during the final week of the trial, which began on April 11.

Closing arguments for the trial will be heard on Friday, after seven weeks of allegations of drug abuse, domestic violence, sexual abuse and death threats.

Heard’s team considered the decision to call Depp back to the stand brave, as his last performance was considered to be likable and believable in his statement that he never abused Heard during their relationship.

Civil attorney Katherine Lizardo said, “There’s a risk that she has more time to be nice on the stand, when really it’s time for Amber Heard to make her case.”

She said that Depp had a “very unique personality” and seemed genuine and smiled often, which could make him attractive to the jury.

The suit began when Depp sued for defamation, demanding $50 million in damages from his ex-wife after she wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post claiming she described herself as “a public figure representing the domestic abuse.”

Depp’s lawyers say the article defamed him despite never mentioning his name, as it falsely portrayed him as a domestic abuser and cost him his lucrative film career, including the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise.

Heard’s team has summoned a litany of ex-lovers, friends and witnesses to testify to Depp’s alleged nature as a drunken, jealous abuser who has only himself to blame for his Hollywood career.

The cross-examination of Amber Hoard continued Tuesday with the questioning of Depp's attorney, Camille Vasquez.

The cross-examination of Amber Hoard continued Tuesday with the questioning of Depp's attorney, Camille Vasquez.

Closing arguments for the trial will be heard on Friday, after seven weeks of allegations of drug abuse, domestic violence, sexual abuse and death threats.

Heard's team considered the decision to call Depp back to the stand brave, as his last performance was deemed likable and believable in his statement that he never abused Heard during their relationship.

Heard’s team considered the decision to call Depp back to the stand brave, as his last performance was deemed likable and believable in his statement that he never abused Heard during their relationship.

Since Heard concluded her testimony in a Virginia court on Tuesday, her attorneys have presented testimony from people who were once close to Depp but have strayed from his orbit.

They have included Depp’s former agent, actress Ellen Barkin and Heard’s sister.

Depp has testified that he never hit Heard and that he was the victim of abuse inflicted by his now ex-wife.

Heard’s lawyers counter that Depp abused her, both physically and sexually, and that he can’t deny what happened because he was often too intoxicated to remember.

The jury heard recorded testimony from the couple’s mutual friend, iO Tillett Wright, who said Depp confided in him that he hated sobriety.

“I wanted to get sober for Amber,” Tillett Wright said. He didn’t like being sober. It wasn’t fun, and that was nerve-wracking and exhausting and very difficult to do. Really, he really resented that he had to be sober.

Heard herself took the stand last week to be questioned by Depp's fiery lawyer Camille Vasquez, who stole the show with her harsh questioning of Heard, 36, and her tender treatment of Depp.

Heard herself took the stand last week to be questioned by Depp’s fiery lawyer Camille Vasquez, who stole the show with her harsh questioning of Heard, 36, and her tender treatment of Depp.

Actress Ellen Barkin said at Johnny Depp's libel trial that she once threw a bottle of wine at him and called him

Actress Ellen Barkin said at Johnny Depp’s libel trial that she once threw a bottle of wine at him and called him “controlling and jealous.”

During his testimony, Henríquez said that during Heard and Depp's relationship, if the actor drank or used drugs,

During his testimony, Henriquez said that during Heard and Depp’s relationship, if the actor drank or used drugs, “there was almost always a fight.”

Tillett Wright said that Depp’s personality became petty and paranoid when he was using alcohol or drugs.

Actress Ellen Barkin, who dated Depp for a few months in the 1990s, said during her statement that Depp was “always drinking or smoking a joint” or using other illegal drugs.

Barkin said that Depp was controlling, jealous and angry. She said Depp often asked her, ‘Where are you going? Who are you going with? What did you do yesterday night?’

Amber Heard’s sister, Whitney Heard Henriquez, said she personally witnessed Depp hit Heard. Depp has testified that she never hit Heard.

Henriquez testified that the fight occurred in March 2015, a month after Depp and Heard’s wedding, when Heard found evidence that Depp had already had an extramarital affair.

Henriquez recounted how an intoxicated Depp blamed Heard for forcing him into an extramarital affair.

However, Henriquez acknowledged under cross-examination that he sometimes sided with Depp in their disputes and said he worked to keep the couple together even after seeing his sister physically assaulted.

The caustic relationship of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp

February 3, 2015

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have married in a private civil ceremony at their Los Angeles home, four years after they met as co-stars on the set of The Rum Diary. The couple celebrated with a lavish reception on an idyllic private island in the Bahamas that Depp bought in 2004 for $3.6 million.

April 21, 2015

Heard breaks Australia’s biosecurity laws when she and Depp fail to declare their two Yorkshire terriers when they arrive in Australia on a private plane for the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean: Revenge of the Dead. Heard admits to falsifying quarantine documents and is posted a $1,000 good conduct bond for one month.

May 23, 2016

He heard petitions for divorce after 15 months of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. Four days later, a judge issues a temporary restraining order against Depp over allegations of domestic violence. Images of Heard’s alleged injuries made it to the tabloids, but the LAPD finds no evidence of a crime.

August 16, 2016

Depp and Heard reach a $7 million divorce settlement that the actress promises to donate to charity. Their marriage was “intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love,” the former lovers say in a statement. “There was never any intention of physical or emotional harm.”

December 18, 2018

The Washington Post publishes an op-ed by Heard, a women’s rights ambassador for the American Civil Liberties Union, urging support for women experiencing domestic violence. “Two years ago, I became a public figure representing domestic abuse and felt the full force of our culture’s anger at women speaking out,” reads the headline.

March 1, 2019

Despite not being named in the article, Depp filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit in Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, saying it implied he was an abuser and that he was fired from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Depp dismisses Heard’s abuse allegations as a “hoax” and claims that he was actually the victim of his violence.

August 10, 2020

She heard countersuits for $100 million, alleging that the vengeful Depp and his lawyer Adam Waldman targeted her with a vicious smear campaign, using media allies and internet trolls to amplify false stories about her and derail her acting career.

November 1, 2020

Depp faces an uphill battle to save his reputation after losing a libel battle with a British tabloid that labeled him a “wife beater”. A judge in London ruled that the 2018 Sun article was “substantially true” and that the father-of-two had attacked Heard a dozen times, leaving him in fear for his life on three occasions.

April 11, 2022

After long delays due to the Covid pandemic, the ancient flames are finally clashing in Fairfax County, Virginia, where the Washington Post servers that published the disputed op-ed are located. The trial is expected to last six to seven weeks and celebrity testimonies include James Franco, Paul Bettany and Ellen Barkin.

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