It has been several days since the trial Depp VS Heard started. Johnny Depp pursues Amber Heard in defamation and claims 50 million dollars from her following a column she had published in the Washington Post in 2018.
In this text, she did not mention him by name, but she mentioned the accusations of domestic violence that she had brought against her husband in 2016. Amber Heard retorted with a complaint demanding 100 million dollars from his side, assuring that he had inflicted “constant physical and sexual violence“.
For three days, the actor sought, as a witness, to convince the jury that the allegations of domestic violence brought against him were false and had above all cost him his career.
Lawyers for the 36-year-old actress have drowned Johnny Depp, 58, in questions about his history of drug and alcohol abuse, in an attempt to undermine his credibility. Sequences broadcast live on American news channels, fond of the details revealed.
The “Pirate of the Caribbean” remained calm during this cross-examination, but had some outbursts of anger.
This Thursday, the actor was noticed by laughter caused by the testimony of Alejandro Romero, the doorman of his building. The man described how Amber Heard asked him to investigate an intruder after the dog scratched their front door.
According to the doorman, Amber Heard and his friend Rocky Pennington told him that someone had tried to break into the apartment of the Eastern Columbia Building à West Hollywood.
Romero said in a pre-recorded video deposition that he it“Quoi ? 10 cm du sol? The dog was scratching.“
“In my head, I was like, ‘Do you think someone is trying to break into your apartment with claws on the floor?’“, ahe blurted out. At that moment, Johnny Depp burst out laughing, and the whole assembly joined in. “They were terrified,” Romero added.
“They asked me to enter the apartment and inspect each room individually. It’s part of my job, so I did it“, continued Romero.
Alejandro Romero was driving and smoking when he testified. He was seen puffing smoke through his nose after apparently taking a dose from a smoking device while giving his statement in his car on his mobile phone.
He started driving, losing patience, while continuing to talk on his phone, which was fixed to his dashboard.
Subsequently, the lawyer Heard, Bredehoftdescribed the deposition as “the weirdest statement“that she ever did. “I never seen this before“, added the judge Penney get sugar.
“Ugh“, he grumbled. Romero lost his temper at one point and expressed his annoyance at having to speak with the lawyers.
On May 25, 2016, Romero met Amber Heardfour days after the last bickering between Heard and Depp before the divorce. She claims he hit her in the apartment with a cell phone, but Romero has denied.
At the time, Romero said he did not see any bruises or cuts on the face of Heard and that she was a meter away from him. “That’s right“, he replied when asked if he could have seen anything because they were so close and the light was good.
Romero, exasperated, said he didn’t check if the eyelashes of Heard were not equal, Depp laughed again.
When asked if he had seen Amber Heard on a specific date, the doorman said: “No, I don’t remember. But I don’t even remember what I ate for breakfast“, the courtroom burst into laughter once more.