Johnny Depp v Amber Heard news summary | 16 May 2022
WATCH: Live courtroom footage from the Depp - Heard trial
After a week-long break, both Johny Depp and Amber Heard are back in court to continue the trial. The case relates to accusation made publically by Heard regarding their marriage, with Depp suing for $50 million in damages having denied ever being physically violent. Heard is countersuing for $100 million.
The trial is being held in Fairfax, Virginia and Heard is in the process of concluding her testimony She will then be cross-examined by the legal team representing Depp. Heard's attorneys are expected to call witnesses including Hollywood star Ellen Barkin, who dated Depp in the 1990s.
Hollywood actors and former husband and wife Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have been embroiled in an ugly lawsuit for several weeks, but we are edging ever closer to its conclusion.
The trial started on 12 April, but was put on hold by the judge for a week. Both parties return to the courtroom today to continue the testimony of Amber Heard. How much longer is the trial expected to last?
New audio shared in Depp - Heard court case
During the course of the trial the jury have been presented with heaps of evidence from both sides, much of which comes in the form of homemade video and audio recordings captured by either Johny Depp or Amber Heard over the course of their relationship. The latest audio recording, shared today, appears to show Heard referring to him as “Junkie Johnny”.
Depp - Heard courtcase continues
You can follow the latest from the courtroom in Halifax as the trial between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp continues after a week-long break.
The case emerges from a 2018 op-ed in The Washington Post, authored by Heard, which is at the centre of Depp's defamation lawsuit. She alleged that Depp was physical violent with her during the course of their marriage, something that he vehemently denies.
Heard wrote: "I became a public figure representing domestic abuse, and I felt the full force of our culture’s wrath for women who speak out."
Although the article does not include Depp's name, it was widely assumed that he was the target of portions of the writing.