Amber Heard’s Legal Team Hits Back at Claim She’s Giving the ‘Performance of Her Life’ Amid Testimony

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Amber Heard’s Legal Team Hits Back at Claim She’s Giving the ‘Performance of Her Life’ Amid Testimony

Amber Heard’s legal team has hit back at claims that the actress is giving the ‘performance of her life’ during her testimony in defamation lawsuit against her ex-husband Johnny Depp.

Depp launched a defamation lawsuit against Heard in 2019 after the Aquaman star described herself as a victim of domestic abuse in a 2018 article she penned in The Washington Post. Heard never mentioned Depp by name but the actor argued that the article she wrote tarnished his reputation and ultimately his acting career. The trial began Monday 11 April in Fairfax, Virginia.

A spokesperson for Depp’s legal team made the claim after the 36-year-old actress took the stand last week.

Heard has shared many allegations against Depp, including that he was controlling of her career, sexually assaulted her and was physically abusive during their relationship.

Depp’s Representatives are not convinced, however, as a spokesperson for the actor’s legal team told People: 

“As Mr. Depp’s counsel correctly predicted in their opening statements last month, Ms. Heard did indeed deliver ‘the performance of her life’ in her direct examination,”

“While Ms. Heard’s stories have continued to grow new and convenient details, Mr. Depp’s recollections have remained exactly the same throughout the six painful years since her first allegations were made.”

“His truth — the truth — is the same no matter the environment in which it has been presented,”

Heard’s legal team has hit back at Depp’s side, in a statement to news.com.au, saying:

“As evidenced by the statement just released, Mr Depp’s defamation claim is falling apart so rapidly that his counsel are turning from prosecutor to persecutor.”

“They boast that Mr Depp’s story has not changed,”

“If so, since he lost the Domestic Violence Restraining Order and he resoundingly lost the libel case in the UK, perhaps he should consider a new strategy rather than the recycled approach of attacking the victim, and refusing to take responsibility for his own conduct.”

“If Mr Depp was truly innocent, why has he repeatedly apologized to Ms Heard and promised to put the ‘monster away for good.'”

Watch Heard’s testimony below:

Powerful words…

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