L'équipe de Depp dit que Heard a livré "la performance de sa vie" tandis que l'équipe de Heard dit que l'affaire Depp s'effondre "rapidement"
Johnny Depp et Ambre entendu ont publié des déclarations en duel partageant la confiance dans la tenue par leurs équipes juridiques respectives de leur procès en diffamation en tant que Virginie les procédures judiciaires prennent une semaine de pause.
Following incendiary testimony by Ms Heard on Thursday, dans laquelle elle a affirmé que M. Depp l'avait agressée sexuellement, un porte-parole de M. Depp a déclaré dans une déclaration publiée dans les médias que "comme l'avocat de M. Depp l'avait correctement prédit dans ses déclarations liminaires le mois dernier, Mme Heard a en effet livré "la performance de sa vie" lors de son examen direct ".
“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,” Mr Depp’s spokesperson added, selon Gens magazine. “His truth — the truth — is the same no matter the environment in which it has been presented.”
“The upcoming cross-examination from Mr Depp’s team will be most telling, and will certainly highlight the many fallacies Ms Heard has now attempted to pass off as fact throughout her convoluted testimony,” the spokesperson finished.
Un porte-parole de Mme Heard a déclaré L'indépendant que "comme en témoigne la déclaration qui vient d'être publiée, La plainte en diffamation de M. Depp s'effondre si rapidement que son avocat passe de procureur à persécuteur ».
“They boast that Mr Depp’s story has not changed. Si c'est le cas, 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,” the spokesperson added.
“If Mr Depp was truly innocent, why has he repeatedly apologized to Ms Heard and promised to put the ‘monster away for good.’ One of Ms Heard’s disappointments is Mr Depp’s inability to distinguish fact from fiction – a malady which appears to have spread to his legal team,” the Heard spokesperson alleged.
“That same team is so panicked they are fighting tooth and nail to prevent compelling evidence and photos from being introduced. Small wonder Mr Depp does not have the fortitude or courage to even look at Ms Heard at all throughout the proceedings – as he could not in the UK trial – and, instead he doodles and snickers," a déclaré le porte-parole.
“Mr Depp’s behavior in this trial has been as pitiful as it was in their marriage. Apparemment, they feel they must double-down on their demonstrably losing two-part strategy: distract the jury and demonize the victim,” the Heard spokesperson concluded.
The defamation trial between Mr Depp and Ms Heard began on Monday 11 Avril à Fairfax, Virginia following Mr Depp’s lawsuit against his ex-wife in March 2019. Mr Depp is arguing that she defamed him in a December 2018 op-ed published in Le Washington Post titled “I spoke up against sexual violence — and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change”.
In her 2018 éditorial, Ms Heard wrote that “like many women, I had been harassed and sexually assaulted by the time I was of college age. But I kept quiet — I did not expect filing complaints to bring justice. And I didn’t see myself as a victim”.
Et je ne me voyais pas comme une victime, Et je ne me voyais pas comme une victime, and I felt the full force of our culture’s wrath for women who speak out,” she added at the time.
While Mr Depp isn’t named in the piece, his legal team argues that it contains a “clear implication that Mr Depp is a domestic abuser”, which they say is “categorically and demonstrably false”. Mr Depp is seeking damages of “not less than $50m”.
Ms Heard has filed a $100m counterclaim against Mr Depp for nuisance and immunity from his allegations.