Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard Defamation Lawsuit Trial On Pause, Upcoming Trial Schedule
The legal battle between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard has become the most talked about celebrity story of the year.
After three weeks of testimony, the defamation trial taking place in the Fairfax County, Virginia, courthouse is on hiatus for just over a week.
The trial began earlier this year on April 11. People have been camping out outside the courthouse hoping to see the trial live even though it has been broadcast daily from Monday to Friday.
Heard took the stand for the first time last week. She accused Depp of several cases of assault. Depp denied all her claims.
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The Pirates of the Caribbean star filed a $50 million lawsuit against Heard over an op-ed he wrote for The Washington Post in 2018. Following the publication, Depp lost nearly $40 million and was dropped from Pirates of the Caribbean and Fantastic. Beast series.
Heard countersued Depp for $100 million.
The couple was married from 2015 to 2017. They currently accuse each other of being physically violent during the relationship. However, both continue to deny the accusations made by the other party.
Here is everything you need to know:
When will the trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard resume?
The Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard lawsuit is reportedly set to last a total of five weeks. The fourth week concluded on Thursday, May 5.
The most controversial celebrity lawsuit is put on hold due to Judge Penney’s busy Azcarate schedule through May 15. The judge has arranged a prior commitment from May 9 to 12. Therefore, the demand for celebrities will have a pause of one week.
Once again, the trial is scheduled to resume on May 16. Heard will return to the stand to continue the rest of his testimony.
When will the verdict be handed down in the Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard lawsuit?
After six weeks of testimony against both sides, the trial will end with closing statements from Depp’s and Heard’s legal teams, respectively.
The trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard takes place before a jury. So we’ll be waiting a deliberate amount of time before the jury throws out a verdict. The jury may take a few hours to announce the verdict or it may even take several days.
The trial will conclude on Thursday, May 27.
Judge Azcarate will decide the sentence corresponding to the group of culprits.