Johnny Depp is expected to return to the witness stand for the second time on Monday (22.05.22).
The Hollywood actor has sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for defamation over a 2018 op-ed in which she recalled being a victim of domestic abuse, and the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean alum took the stand to testify two weeks ago, but he is set to return to be questioned under oath once more.
“(Depp) will almost certainly take the stand first thing next week,” a source close to his legal team told ‘Entertainment Tonight.”
According to the story, the defense will call Johnny as a witness for Amber’s team, and he will be the third person to testify when court starts on Monday, following an anatomy expert and an expert on Intimate Partner Violence (IPV).
As per The Economic Times, Johnny sued Amber for $50 million in defamation, while the ‘Aquaman’ actor countersued for $100 million because she didn’t mention him by name, and their high-profile legal battle has been unfolding in Virginia for the past two weeks.
The trial started on April 11 and is now nearing the end.
Amber testified that her husband had abused and intimidated her and accused him of abusing drugs and alcohol during their volatile marriage.
The actor has rejected his ex-wife’s allegations of domestic violence and recently stated in court that the allegations had cost him “nothing less than everything.”
Asked what he has lost following the publication of Amber’s essay, he said: “Nothing less than everything. “When the allegations were made [and] rapidly circling the globe, telling people I was a drunken cocaine-fuelled menace who beat women – suddenly in my 50s – it’s over. You’re done.
“So what did it do to me? What effect did it have on me? I put it to you this way, no matter the outcome of this trial, the second the allegations were made against me, the accusations, the second that more and more metastasized and turned into fodder for the media, once that happened, I lost then.”
The case continues.