Judge Penney Azcarate disqualified jurors on Friday.
The closing arguments were made sooner than expected after six weeks of testimony.
Depp was issued Heard (36) for $50,000,000 for an opinion she wrote in 2018 for The Washington Post. Depp claimed she was a public figure who represents domestic abuse. Adam Waldman, Depp’s attorney, called it a hoax. Heard sued Depp to recover $100 million.
A jury of seven must come to a unanimous decision. Depp’s and Heard’s claims will be decided simultaneously by the jury.
Amber Heard fans claim they tried to support their idol.
While Depp fans were leaving the Fairfax courthouse, Heard’s supporters sat down on a bench. Christina Taft, a Los Angeles resident, said they felt helpless during the trial.
Taft stated, “We’re trying to [to give] her support], cheer her on and so she can feel secure,” adding, “We are trying…to give him support, cheer her on and so she can feel secure.”
Depp left the courthouse but his supporters stayed to thank him.
Johnny Depp’s lawyers also love him. A large crowd stood outside the courthouse, cheering Ben Chew as well as other Depp lawyers.
During the 3-day weekend, the judge disqualifies jury members.
Judge Penney Azcarate disqualified the jury in the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard trial. The deliberations will resume Tuesday at 9 a.m.
Azcarate told jurors to not read or research case details while on holiday.
Then, she wished all the jurors joy and peace.
Viewers can observe the judge’s courtroom while they wait for the verdict.
If they don’t decide by Friday night, the jury will continue their deliberations on Tuesday. Officials from Fairfax County Courthouse announced that those who have been waiting overnight to be seated in one of 100 courtroom seats were welcome to return.
“Judge Azcarate will keep 5J courtroom open because she has full docket cases that are not related to Depp.” A revised statement was posted to the court’s site. “Depp V. Heard observers can sit in the 5J Courtroom while other cases are being heard. ”
Northern Virginia residents: If you have a case in front of Judge Azcarate next Wednesday, there might be many Johnny Depp fans.
Amber Heard is confronted with vitriol at the courthouse
Amber Heard, in her final moments of testimony, admitted that she had received numerous death threats since the beginning. Heard left the courthouse Friday afternoon to cheers, jeers, and boos from hundreds.
Depp fans continue to love Depp on social media
Depp supporters sent thousands of tweets in support of him as the jury deliberated. Within an hour of closing arguments ending, #AmberHeardIsALiar and #JohnnyDeppIsInnocent trended on the social media website with more than 50,000 tweets under each hashtag.
While support for Depp has been steady through the trial it sometimes veered into the frenetic territory. Many of those fans have directed vitriolic remarks toward Heard, who has seemingly attracted fewer supporters online; earlier this month, The Post noted that while #justiceforjohnnydepp received nearly 7 billion views on TikTok, the comparable #justiceforamberheard had about 25 million.
Seth Lewis from the University of Oregon’s Journalism program said to The Post that this was an “apotheosis of participatory culture,” where fans can take an active role in deciding who is elected. Officials feel more like “avatars than real people.”
The courthouse is packed with fans: “Johnny’s here”
While the jury was hearing the case, hundreds waited in line to watch Johnny Depp go. Two women dressed as mermaids, and many others as pirates.
It’s important to back it up! As Depp was about to exit his black SUV, a cop shouted at him.
After Depp’s death, a woman exclaimed “Oh my god!” It was amazing! ”
Jack Lovera (19 years old) arrived at Depp’s house in the morning eager to help.
Lovera shouted, “Egg that man!” Lovera pointed to a man holding a sign that said, “I stand for Amber!”
Lovera stated, “Johnny’s innocent” and quickly dismissed Heard’s claims with his hands. Amber Heard pretends it.
Evan Torres stood just a few feet away and stated that he had driven from Atlanta to be outside in Depp’s Pirates of the Caribbean costume. He described it as a prosthetic goatee, musket, and sword.
Torres, a 24-year-old actor, stated that he was certain about Depp’s character.
He stated that he needed to support Johnny. His character, however, is very real.
Dan Kim, a Loudoun County resident of 26 years old, was the one who held the sign in support of Heard. He stated that Depp had been abused and that it was important to spread awareness about the matter. ”
He said, “I want all voices heard.” Amber Heard is 100% behind me.
Soon, another “Johnny!” shouted from the crowd. Soon after, another “Johnny!” shout broke out from the crowd.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard fans clash
Johnny Depp fans were soon outside the courthouse watching the actor leave shortly after the jury began deliberations. ”
The megaphone’s loud volume upset the woman sitting next to her. The crowd started to shout at the Heard supporter when she tried pushing back. A Sheriff’s deputy stopped the megaphone’s movement.
A man dressed up as a pirate shouted into a megaphone.
Jury starts deliberations
The jury is now free to hear the closing arguments after six weeks of frustrating and exhausting testimony. Both plaintiff and defense alike applaud Judge Penney Azcarate for his kindness.
Heard’s lawyer refutes that and asks for Heard’s life back
Benjamin Rottenborn stressed that domestic abuse includes verbal, mental, and physical abuse.
Rottenborn stated that “if Mr. Depp was abusive towards Amber once in any form — verbal or emotional psychological — then that’s all.” Rottenborn claimed that Depp’s legal staff had changed their strategy to exclude all forms of abuse “because they know he did it.” ”
Rottenborn said that Depp’s countersuit against Heard is concerning. Rottenborn stated that Depp’s countersuit against Heard was concerning.
“We request that you hold Mr. Depp responsible for his actions. International domestic abuse victims are often left in silence.
Depp’s lawyer said that Heard wasn’t a survivor of sexual abuse
Heard said that Depp’s behavior was “unusual” and had nothing to do with violence. Camille Vasquez, Depp’s lawyer, reaffirmed Heard’s earlier claim that Heard was not a true survivor.
Vasquez claimed she was raped with a bottle or that she would lie to the court about it.
Heard was moved and touched by the visual comment.
Depp claims Amber Heard was a victim of lies
Camille Vasquez, Johnny Depp’s attorney, opened the reply by repeating their legal strategies, calling Amber Heard a liar, and saying that Heard was caught up in a web that began six years ago when she filed a temporary arrest order against Depp. Heard claimed that she would donate the entirety of the settlement to charity.
Vasquez stated that she had come too far. Vasquez claimed that she could not stop.
Vasquez said that Heard’s testimony had been a “performance”, that Heard had previously revealed details about her abuse to the media but that she needed to continue her lies.
Vasquez stated that her story is “a continuously moving target, it never stays unchanged”, and that they had the responsibility to determine the truth.
How is Heard’s case framed?
Heard asserts that Depp was involved with sexual and/or physical abuse. Heard says that Depp participated in a pattern of sexual and/or physical abuse.
Heard said that Depp’s comments on the media had made it impossible for her to continue her career.
What is the core of Depp’s case?” “
Depp’s lawyers claim that Heard was abusive to them, but not the other. Heard insulted Depp and taunted him on several recordings.
Heard claimed Heard’s claims made it clear that Heard was a fraud and that he had lost his career as well as “everything.” ”
Johnny Depp’s attorney is Adam Waldman. Waldman is based in D.C. Depp refused to answer almost every question citing attorney-client privilege.
Closing arguments after the lunch break are concluded
Elaine Bredehoft represented Heard and closed closing arguments before the lunch break. There will be approximately 45 minutes for rebuttals.
Heard a lawyer discuss the counterclaim
Amber Heard’s lawyer Elaine Bredehoft addressed Heard about her counterclaim of $100,000,000. Heard received three statements from Adam Waldman (one of Johnny Depp’s lawyers) that prompted the counterclaim to $100 million.
Bredehoft called Depp’s suit “psychological abuse.” Depp had lost an English case against Dan Wootton in 2020. He claimed that Depp published a story about Depp being a “wife-beater”. ”
Bredehoft said that he wanted a final responsibility. He was not held accountable for his past actions. Please hold him legally responsible, and pay Amber for the fraud that he committed.
Depp said that he did not know Waldman’s statements about the Daily Mail. Bredehoft mentioned Waldman’s testimony that he had spoken to Depp two months before their publication.
She stated that Waldman’s statements were the same as Depp’s because he is the actor.
The plaintiff’s lawyers repeatedly challenged Bredehoft’s statements throughout the trial.
Heard lawyers claim the case involves more that the couple
After recounting Amber Heard’s abuse claims and Johnny Depp’s alleged substance abuse, Ben Rottenborn concluded his closing arguments.
He said, “This trial is so much more than Johnny Depp’s accusations against Amber Heard. It is crucial to defend it and fight for it. The accusations made by Mr. Depp against Amber are unacceptable.