Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard is currently in its sixth and final week of proceedings.
Depp is suing Heard for $50million (£38.2million) alleging Heard suggested he abused her in 2018 Washington Post Commentary on domestic violence.
Though the article doesn’t mention him by name, Depp claims the play caused him to lose work.
In response, Heard is suing Depp for $100m (£80.9m), accusing him of organizing a “defamation campaign” against her and describing his lawsuit as a continuation of “abuse and harassment”.
On Monday (May 23), entertainment industry expert Kathryn Arnold testified that while she noted the comment had no impact on Depp’s career, the related scandal had cost Heard up to $50 million in revenue.
Last week (Monday, May 16), Heard testified that her role in aquaman 2 was cut significantly during her fight with ex-Johnny Depp.
Speaking to the court, the actor explained, “I fought really hard to stay in the film. They didn’t want to put me in the film.”
She added: “I was given a script and then new versions of the script that had action scenes removed. This showed my character and another character, no spoilers given, two characters fighting each other.
“They basically took a bunch out of my role. You just removed a bunch.”
According to the entertainment manager Aquaman Lead actor Jason Momoa was “adamant” that Heard keep her role in the film.
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aquaman 2Expected to hit theaters in 2023, it is the most well-known project in Heard’s current acting work.
Apart from that, Heard is in the post-production phase of an Italian thriller titled in the firewritten and directed by Conor Allyn.
Next, according to the movie site IMDBshe is expected to appear in run away with mewhich focuses on an American in Paris who falls in love with a model before they both become entangled in the criminal underworld of the European modeling industry.
The dispute between Heard and Depp has drawn reactions from a number of high-profile figures. Here is an overview of the celebrities who have expressed their support for Heard, while here is a list of the celebrities who have supported Depp.
You can read The Independent‘s live blog of the Depp v Heard trial as it’s happening.