Elon Musk comments after trial on Amber Heard vs Johnny Depp defamation case
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has finally broken his silence on the controversial libel lawsuit between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp.
The legal team of both celebrities presented their closing arguments. On Friday, May 27, the libel case between the former spouses officially entered the jury’s deliberation.
Shortly after, the billionaire took to his Twitter account to comment on the high-profile lawsuit.
Here is everything you need to know.
Elon Musk comments on Amber Heard vs. Johnny Depp libel trial
Elon Musk’s name has been mentioned several times by lawyers for Amber Heard and Johnny Depp over the years.
However, he has never before spoken publicly about his association with the case.
Scientist and broadcaster Lex Fridman asked the billionaire about his conclusions from the trial in a tweet.
I hope you both keep going. At their best, each one of them is amazing.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 28, 2022
Surprisingly, Musk responded with a message saying: ‘I hope you both keep going. At their best, each one of them is amazing.’
The 50-year-old billionaire was initially listed as one of Heard’s witnesses in the case. However, he did not appear in court in Virginia to testify on her behalf.
Information on why the Tesla CEO did not take a position was not disclosed publicly.
Elon Musk partnership with Amber Heard
Elon Musk and Amber Heard first met on the set of Robert Rodriguez’s 2013 film Machete Kills. They were then seen in 2016, shortly after Heard finalized her divorce from Johnny Depp. Musk also filed for divorce from his then-wife and actress Talulah Riley around the same time.
Depp claimed that Heard had an extramarital affair with Musk while she was still married to the Pirates of the Caribbean star. She made these statements when the former couple was dealing with their divorce settlements in 2020.
Heard’s psychologist and expert witness, Dr. Dawn Hughes, claimed that Musk and the Aquaman actress began their brief relationship after the 2016 Met Ball.
Dr. Hughes also mentioned that while discussing her relationship with Musk, Heard said, “I was heartbroken.” My soul was dead. So I didn’t feel anything.
During the $100 million libel libel case, messages sent by Depp were read in the courtroom. The text exchange was with his former talent agent Christian Carino about Musk and Heard’s alleged relationship.
The 56-year-old reportedly texted: “I’ll show you things you’ve never seen before.”
In addition, the jury was presented with a CCTV clip of Heard being hugged by Musk in an elevator, allegedly on the way to the penthouse the actress shared with Depp.
Johnny Depp submitted a 2016 video to the jury showing Amber Heard and Elon Musk in an elevator.
He suspects that his ex-wife has had an affair with the future owner of Twitter. The latter will be heard in court.#DeppVsHeard pic.twitter.com/GtpRMMaGjj
— Julien 🎮 (@MajorDcps) April 25, 2022