Eight bombshells as Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s legal professionals pull out the stops on final day

The blockbuster Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial within the US concluded in the present day with each authorized groups pulling out all of the stops to attempt to persuade the jury to facet with them.

Following a six-week lengthy multi-million greenback trial, with Depp, 58, and Heard, 36, making stunning allegations on either side, the celebs’ legal professionals made one closing impassioned plea of their closing speeches.

In Johnny’s nook his lawyer Camille Vasquez referred to as Amber Heard an ‘abuser’ and a ‘deeply, troubled particular person determined for consideration’.

Whereas Amber’s lawyer Ben Rottenborn used his time to learn out darkish texts from the actor about desirous to ‘burn’ his now ex-wife and mentioned whereas Heard ‘is not excellent’ if ‘Johnny abused her one time, she wins’.

The jury is now set to face agonising hours of deliberations about who will come out victorious after having heard from buddies of the pair, professional witnesses and even supermodel Kate Moss, an ex of Depp’s.

We’ve taken a have a look at the bombshell moments from the closing arguments in the present day.

‘There’s an abuser on this courtroom, however it isn’t Mr Depp’

Johnny Depp arrives at courtroom in the present day


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The day started with Depp’s lawyer Camile Vasquez giving their facet’s closing speech.

“There’s an abuser on this courtroom, however it isn’t Mr Depp. And there’s a sufferer of home abuse on this courtroom, however it isn’t Ms Heard,” she mentioned.

She mentioned the proof has proven “Ms Heard is in reality the abuser”.

Depp, 58, suffered “persistent verbal, bodily and emotional abuse” throughout their time collectively,” the lawyer mentioned.

When the pair’s relationship was over she inflicted “biggest and cruellest damage of all” by “falsely” naming him as an abuser, she mentioned.

‘Heard’s narrative is lies upon lies’

Amber Heard in courtroom in the present day within the US



Ms Vasquez performed audio recordings to the jury of what she says is Heard “admitting to being bodily violent with” Depp.

In one of many recording Heard, 38, says: “I am sorry I hit you… I simply reacted in response to my foot.”

In one other, she could be heard saying she was “hitting” Depp, not punching him.

“I used to be hitting you… you are advantageous… you are a f****** child… I did begin a bodily combat,” she mentioned within the recording.

Ms Vasquez mentioned that is the “actual Ms Heard”, not the one jurors have witnessed in courtroom.

She added that in no recording does the Pirates of the Caribbean actor admit hitting Heard.

“It would not exist. It did not occur,” she mentioned.

She went on to explain Heard’s narrative as “lies upon lies”.

‘Heard’s horrific account of Australia journey would not add up’

Johnny Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez provides closing arguments


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Whereas on the stand Heard claimed that Depp had penetrated her with a bottle, following an alleged night of rage and violence, the place he threw bottles at her, throughout a visit to Australia in 2015.

Delivering her closing speech, Ms Vasquez says that Heard has “spun a narrative of horror” in regards to the ordeal.

The lawyer mentioned that Heard took no footage of herself or her alleged accidents after the alleged incident and that her testimony “would not add up”.

“There was a monster in that home in Australia, nevertheless it wasn’t Mr Depp. It was Ms Heard.”

She informed the jury that every one the proof within the trial, apart from Heard’s testimony, confirmed that Heard attacked Depp, severing his finger.

‘This #MeToo with none #MeToo’

Depp’s lawyer Benjamin Chew in the present day


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Depp’s lawyer Benjamin Chew listed the actor’s former companions, together with Winona Ryder, Kate Moss and the mom of his youngsters, Vanessa Paradis.

“Earlier than Ms Heard, no girl ever, no girl ever earlier than Ms Heard, ever claimed Mr Depp ever raised a hand to her,” he claimed to the courtroom.

“And no different girl since Ms Heard has made a false declare since.

“That is Me Too with none Me Too,” he mentioned.

Mr Chew mentioned Depp’s battle with medication and alcohol and claimed the actor “owns his flaws”.

“However he isn’t a violent abuser,” Mr Chew added.

‘In Mr Depp’s world, you do not depart Mr Depp’

Amber Heard arrives at courtroom in the present day


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Amber Heard’s lawyer Ben Rottenborn began his closing argument by asking jurors to consider the message Depp and his authorized crew are sending to Heard and by extension to victims of home abuse, “in case you did not take footage, it did not occur.”

He went on: “In case you did take footage, they’re pretend. In case you did not inform your folks, you are mendacity. And in case you did inform your folks, they’re a part of the hoax.

“In case you did not search medical therapy, you were not injured. In case you did search medical therapy, you are loopy.”

He added: “In Mr Depp’s world, you do not depart Mr Depp. And in case you do, he’ll begin a marketing campaign of worldwide humiliation towards you. A smear marketing campaign…

“He’ll do every part he can to destroy your life, to destroy your profession.”

‘If he abused her one time, Amber wins’

Amber Heards lawyer Benjamin Rottenborn speaks throughout closing arguments


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Rottenborn mentioned that Depp is attempting to “idiot” the jury into believing he was by no means as soon as abusive in the direction of Heard.

“It is not about whether or not you assume Ms Heard could have been abusive to Mr Depp. It is not,” he mentioned.

He recalled the testimony by a {couples} therapist who mentioned the pair had engaged in “mutual abuse”.

He went on: “They’re attempting to trick you into pondering that Amber needs to be excellent with a purpose to win,” whereas ignoring Depp’s flaws.

“Amber’s not excellent, none of us are. She’s by no means pretended to be. And that is not what you are being requested to resolve.

“One time, girls and gentleman. One time. If he abused her one time, Amber wins. Truly, if he fails to show that he by no means abused her one time, Amber wins,” the lawyer mentioned.

‘A window into the center and thoughts of America’s favorite pirate’

The trial has lasted six weeks


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Rottenborn took the jury by way of messages between Depp and his good friend and fellow actor Paul Bettany.

One message mentioned: “Lets burn Amber!!!” whereas one other mentioned: “Let’s drown her earlier than we burn her!!! I’ll f*** her burnt corpse afterwards to verify she is lifeless.”

He learn one other message after Heard and Depp had cut up up, which mentioned: “Hopefully that c***’s rotting corpse is decomposing within the f****** trunk of a Honda Civic.”

“These phrases are a window into the center and thoughts of America’s favorite pirate,” Mr Rottenborn says. “That is the true Johnny Depp.”

‘Washington Publish piece didn’t trigger Depp to lose Pirates position’

Amber Heard together with her authorized crew


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Lawyer Ben Rottenborn informed the jury that the Washington Publish first piece, on the centre of the defamation case, didn’t trigger Depp to lose his half within the subsequent Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

He mentioned there was no proof that Depp was ever going to be employed for the sixth movie.

“Something he has misplaced is the results of his personal selections,” Rottenborn mentioned.

He purchased up Depp’s battle with The Solar in 2020, which he misplaced, and which there have been “most of the similar witnesses”.

“Women and gentleman, it’s time to inform Mr Depp that this was his final likelihood. Inform him to maneuver on along with his life.”

“This trial is about a lot greater than Johnny Depp versus Amber Heard. It is about freedom of speech. Arise for it. Defend it. And reject Mr Depp’s claims towards Amber.”

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