Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s defamation trial has brought out several controversies and bizarre revelations. The ex-couple is facing off with each other in Fairfax, Virginia Court over a USD 50 million defamation suit filed by Depp against the Aquaman actress.
An entertainment industry expert has now testified that Amber Heard lost $45 million to $50 million in endorsements and TV and film income over claims that she faked domestic violence allegations against Johnny Depp.
“AMBER HEARD LOST $50 MILLION OVER ABUSE HOAX”
Amber Heard’s team called the expert, Kathryn Arnold, as well as a psychiatrist and an orthopedic surgeon to testify in the ongoing trial. Arnold testified that the actress could not find work in major studio projects because of the online criticism she continues to face. “In the industry, they like her work. But they can’t work with her right now,” Arnold said.
Arnold also compared Amber Heard’s earnings to other actors like Jason Momoa, Ana de Armas, Gal Gadot, Zendaya and Chris Pine. She wanted to draw conclusions about what her career trajectory could have looked like, were it not for Waldman’s statements.
ABOUT JOHNNY DEPP AND AMBER HEARD
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard met on the sets of The Rum Diary in 2009 and started dating a few years later. In 2015, they got married. In 2016, Heard filed for divorce and alleged that Depp had physically abused her during their marriage under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Depp denied the accusations and stated that Heard was “attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse.” Their divorce was finalised in 2017.
Johnny Depp is currently suing Amber Heard for defamation because of an op-ed she wrote in the Washington Post in 2018.
In the op-ed, headlined “I spoke up against sexual violence — and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change,” Heard claimed that she was a domestic abuse survivor. However, she did not name Depp.