Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard Defamation Suit Begins Today


The $100 million plus defamation battle between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp begins today in Fairfax County and the witness list is filled with some pretty big names including James FrancoPaul BettanyEllen BarkinElon Musk and representatives from Walt Disney, Warner Bros and the LAPD.


There is currently a summary judgement motion on the three-year-old case and if Judge Penney S. Azcarta rules against it, then the trial will begin and is expected to run about two weeks.



Along with the in person (or video) witnesses are text messages from Jason MomoaJames WanZack SnyderJack White and J.K. Rowling. Both sides accuse the other of domestic abuse with it all starting from an article in the Washington Post about domestic violence written by Heard in late 2018.


Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard act contrite for violating Australia’s biosecurity laws, in an apology video posted by Australian government officials on YouTube. Source: Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources


Since the allegations came out, Depp has lost out on multiple roles including being removed from both the Pirates of the Caribbean and Fantastic Beasts franchises. There is also a social media push to have Heard removed from films such as the Aquaman sequel, but she’s still involved as of now. 


Personally, I hope to see justice for Johnny, but what do you think the outcome will be? What do you think it should be?

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Karina Smitt

I'm not as much of a "CoMiCs NeEd MoAr DiVeRsItY & iNcLuSiOn" advocate as my girlfriend often is, but we both love funny books, crispy bacon, straight bourbon and hip hop. Add yet, we never vote the same, so we cancel each other out... and that works perfectly in my book!