Defamation trial: Heard claims to face harassment, death threats on accusing Depp of abuse in final testimony

Edited By: Gandharv Walia
New York   Updated: May 27, 2022, 02:01 PM(IST)

Amber Heard claims to face harassment and death threats in the defamation trial. Photograph:( Reuters )

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In defamation trial, ‘The Pirates of the Caribbean’ star has sued his former wife, Heard, for $50 million in Virginia. He said she has defamed him by claiming to be a victim of domestic abuse in a December 2018 op-ed article in The Washington Post. Depp was not named in the article. 'Aquaman' actor Heard has countersued him for $100 million. The 36-year-old former wife has argued that Depp had smeared her by calling her a liar

In her final testimony in the defamation trial, actor Amber Heard told jurors on Thursday that she faced harassment and death threats daily after accusing her ex-husband Johnny Depp of abuse. On social media, she has been "harassed, humiliated, threatened", Heard told the court. "People want to kill me and they tell me so every day. People want to put my baby in the microwave," Heard said. In July 2021, she had adopted a baby girl.  

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Depp, ‘The Pirates of the Caribbean’ star, is suing his former wife Heard in Virginia for $50 million. He said she has defamed him by claiming to be a victim of domestic abuse in a December 2018 op-ed article in The Washington Post. Depp was not named in the article. 'Aquaman' actor Heard has countersued him for $100 million. The 36-year-old former wife has argued that Depp had smeared her by calling her a liar.

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Both the claims will be decided by a jury in Virginia. After each side closes arguments, the claims are going to go to the jury on Friday.   

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The harassment was a part of his ex-husband's crusade to humiliate her publicly, she said. "He wanted to ruin my career. The threats he made to humiliate me, globally, are being lived out in real time, in front of you ... and the whole world," Heard told the jury.  

(With inputs from agencies) 

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