Elon Musk and A-list stars to testify in Amber Heard vs. Johnny Depp trial
On Monday, People reported that Heard has called on several A-list acquaintances to testify in her upcoming defamation trial.
Depp filed the $50 million lawsuit against his ex-wife in March 2019 and after several delays, the case is set to start on April 11.
James Franco and Ellen Barkin are also set to testify at the Fairfax County courthouse on behalf of Heard.
Though Heard never named Depp in the op-ed, she did accuse the Pirates of the Caribbean star of domestic violence during their 2016 split, which he denied.
In November 2020, the 57-year-old lost his UK libel lawsuit case against British tabloid The Sun for calling him a "wife-beater."
Though Heard attempted to get her ex-spouse's latest case dismissed, in August 2020, a Virginia judge granted the Corpse Bride star's right to pursue his lawsuit.
According to Deadline, text messages between Depp, Heard, and her witnesses will also be aired out in court, including exchanges between Heard and Jason Momoa and Aquaman director James Wan, as well as Justice League director Zack Snyder. Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who briefly dated Heard in 2017, is also in the mix.
Additionally, messages between Depp and Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling will also be revealed.
Recently, Heard secretly welcomed her first child, Oonagh Paige Heard, via surrogacy amid her legal battle with her ex-husband.
In July 2021, Depp addressed his ongoing legal battle during an interview for the first time and also claimed that Hollywood has blackballed him.
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