Amber Heard’s lawyer reveals evidence to support her claims that jurors ‘didn’t see’

Lawyer Amber Heard presented important evidence against Johnny Depp that the jury in the defamation trial was not allowed to see.

Amber Heard’s lawyer says jurors in the defamation trial didn’t see “that much evidence,” including a text message from Johnny Depp’s aide in which her ex-husband regretted “kicking” her.

In an interview with NBC TODAY, Elaine Bredehoff said there were medical records and text messages supporting Heard’s allegations of physical abuse by the Hollywood star’s ex-husband, but they were suppressed by a Fairfax County, Virginia court.

“(Depp’s legal team) was able to hide medical records that were very, very important because they showed a pattern going back to 2012 when Amber reported it to her therapist, for example,” Ms. Bredehoff told the program.

“We had a significant number of messages, including from Mr. Depp’s assistants, saying that when I told him he kicked you, he was crying, he is very sorry. It didn’t come.”

Depp, 58, filed a lawsuit against Hurd, 36, over an article she wrote for The Washington Post in December 2018 in which she described herself as “a public figure representing domestic violence.”

During the four days of her testimony as a witness, the Pirates of the Caribbean star denied that Heard had ever been physically abused and claimed that she was the one who was often the one who was the most violent.

Hurd, who starred in Aquaman, did not name Depp in the article, but sued her for implying he was a domestic aggressor and sought $50 million in damages (72 million Australian dollars).

On Wednesday, the jury found that Heard slandered Depp in an article that they believed was false, libelous and malicious on all counts and awarded him $15 million in damages, including $10 million in damages and another $5 million in fines. . – later reduced to $350,000 due to cap.

Heard won one of her three counterclaims for defamation against Depp and was awarded $2 million in damages. The jury found that Depp’s lawyer, Adam Waldman, slandered her when he told the Daily Mail that she framed Depp for a prank when police came to their apartment in May 2016.

“Depp’s legal team demonized Amber”

Depp, who lost a libel case against tabloid The Sun in London in 2020 for calling him a “wife beater,” celebrated the split verdict in the case as a win, while Heard said she was “heartbroken.”

Ms. Bredehoff said Depp’s legal team worked to “demonize” Heard and hide critical evidence in court by preventing jurors from examining evidence of the actor’s alleged abuse.

“Well, you know what actually happened here is the story of two trials. Johnny Depp filed a lawsuit in the UK in the same case,” Bredehof told TODAY.

“The burden of proof was easier for him there, The Sun had to actually prove that it was true. “And the court found there — and we weren’t allowed to tell the jury — but the court found that Mr. Depp had committed at least 12 acts of domestic violence, including the sexual abuse of Amber.

“So what did the Depp team learn from this? Demonize Ember and hide the evidence. We had a huge amount of evidence that was hidden in this case, which was in the UK case. In the UK case, when it came down to it, Amber won and Mr Depp lost.”

The lawyer said the Aquaman actress was “absolutely unable” to pay $10.4 million in damages and confirmed Heard would appeal.

“Oh, absolutely (she will appeal). And she has good reasons for this,” insisted Bredehof.

“We even tried to get a UK decision on his case because he [Depp] already fired his shot – and that’s one of the problems, as well as a number of problems with the evidence. There was so much evidence that was not obtained.”

The lawyer said the decision would spell disaster for the MeToo movement and would prevent women from reporting sexual harassment and violence.

“If you don’t pull out your phone and videotape your spouse or significant other beating you, you won’t actually be believed.”

“The best is yet to come and a new chapter has finally begun,” Depp said in a statement.

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