Amber Heard and Johnny Depp are locked in a defamation battle that’s being heard in court docket in Virginia, US.
Johnny Depp’s personal physician has narrated the incident when the actor’s finger was sliced in Australia in March 2015, throughout a pre-recorded deposition performed in court docket.
Johnny Depp’s personal physician has testified within the defamation case in opposition to his ex-wife Amber Heard, in Virginia court. Dr David Kipper spoke about treating the actor’s wound after his finger was sliced in Australia in March 2015. He stated during a pre-recorded deposition played in court on Monday that he cleaned Depp’s wound following an incident during which the actor claimed that Amber Heard threw a vodka bottle at him.
The doctor stated he found Mr Depp bleeding heavily. He treated the wound but stated he wasn’t sure how Mr Depp had been injured. A lawyer for Heard stated that Depp advised emergency room staff that he had cut himself with a knife. Dr Kipper stated he spoke to Heard on that very same day, however didn’t see any injuries to her. She had stated that Depp threw her into a table tennis table and pushed her into a fridge, according to The Independent.
A state court judge in Fairfax County, Virginia is overseeing the trial, which might last six weeks. A jury was chosen on Monday. The defamation trial comes less than two years after Depp lost a libel case against The Sun, a British tabloid that labeled him a “wife beater.” A London High Court judge dominated he had repeatedly assaulted Heard and put her in worry for her life.
In the present defemation case, Depp and Heard both submitted lengthy lists of potential witnesses they may put on the stand. Depp alleges Heard defamed him when she penned a December 2018 opinion piece in the Washington Post about being a survivor of domestic abuse. The op-ed by no means talked about Depp by name, however Depp lawyer Benjamin Chew advised jurors on Tuesday that it was clear Heard was referencing the Hollywood main man.
(With Reuters inputs)
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