The ongoing authorized battle between Amber Heard and ex-husband Johnny Depp continues to happen within the courtroom, with Heard’s legal professionals looking for to dismiss a $50 million defamation lawsuit filed by Depp earlier this 12 months. Now Heard’s authorized workforce is requesting Depp flip over data pertaining to his numerous arrests and drug therapies, in response to a brand new report from Variety. Depp’s workforce is refusing underneath claims that they’re irrelevant and could be an invasion of his privateness. Heard filed a movement on Thursday, requesting a choose order Depp to show over the data.
Heard’s legal professional Roberta Kaplan, co-founder of the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, issued a press release on the most recent improvement.
“Ms. Heard has already testified that it was almost always drugs and alcohol that fueled Mr. Depp’s abusive behavior and this is consistent with multiple accounts of his drug-fueled rages over many years,” Kaplan stated.
Heard filed for divorce from Depp in May 2016 after abuse allegations surfaced. Depp subsequently suffered from cash points and was reportedly dropped from Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, wherein he starred in each installment to date.
After Heard penned a column for the Washington Post wherein she particulars the abuse she suffered, leaving out Depp’s identify, Depp filed the $50 million defamation lawsuit that kicked off the present authorized battle.
Depp’s workforce says the piece clearly referred to him, particularly with statements together with “I became a public figure representing domestic abuse,” however Heard’s authorized workforce denies these assumptions.
“Mr. Depp reads it as stating sub silentio that he abused her in 2016,” the temporary states. “That is incorrect. This is an op-ed about what happens to women who report men for domestic abuse and why society should react differently. Given that context, her claim about becoming a ‘public figure representing domestic abuse’ — and suffering ‘the full force of our culture’s wrath for women who speak out’ — is a statement about what she believes happened after she accused Mr. Depp of violence. It describes her opinions about the personal consequences, not the underlying merits, of her decision to report Mr. Depp.”