Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are going again to courtroom to settle who defamed who as soon as and for all — and their witness checklist features a ton of A-listers … who’ll should take the stand.
With the trial set to kick off subsequent month in Virginia, nearly all of the authorized docs are filed for witnesses and reveals … and studies say the likes of James Franco, Elon Musk and Paul Bettany, amongst others, are going to be dragged into courtroom and be compelled to testify.
Franco and Musk are on Amber’s witness checklist — this after Johnny alleged she’d had affairs with every of them throughout their marriage — they usually’ll presumably converse on that. Each guys are mentioned to be beaming in by way of video hyperlink … so they will not be there in individual.
“Animal Kingdom” actress Ellen Barkin can also be on Heard’s witness checklist, as are reps for big orgs like Disney, Warner Bros, WME the ACLU and even the LAPD … which can principally supply information that she finds pertinent to assist make her case.
For his half, Depp has Marvel actor Paul Bettany testifying on his behalf — Bettany was additionally roped into the U.Okay. libel case that JD misplaced … having previous textual content messages they as soon as exchanged learn aloud in courtroom. Ya gotta think about they will get into that once more right here.
There’s extra to be unearthed, together with correspondence between Heard and her “Aquaman” costar Jason Momoa, director James Wan, director Zack Snyder and CAA chief Bryan Lourd. There are additionally emails between Depp and J.Okay. Rowling and Jack White that’ll be addressed.
In case you want a refresher … each exes are suing one another for defamation, and it appears the choose goes to listen to every of their claims in a single fell swoop, which might be why there are such a lot of witnesses/submitted proof — they’re attempting to bury this in the end.
This particular declare of defamation received began after Johnny sued Amber for $50 million following a WaPo op-ed piece during which she characterised herself as a sufferer of home violence … with out ever saying his identify. Nonetheless, he felt that was sufficient to take her to courtroom over.
Amber countersued for $100 mil, and regardless of every of them submitting to have the opposite individual’s case tossed … each instances have been given the inexperienced mild to proceed.
Keep in mind, this all follows a significant blow JD suffered throughout the pond … the place he misplaced a libel case after a newspaper labeled him a “wifebeater,” which a choose dominated was principally true.
Despite that, he is forging forward in comparable territory right here within the States … all in an try and clear his identify and get his profession again on observe. As you realize, he is claimed that Hollywood has blacklisted him within the wake of the U.Okay. ruling … all whereas sustaining his innocence.
Trial proceedings are set to get underway on April 11.