Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Trial: Witness Gives a Turn to Bold Claim

This big statement is at the heart of the entire Johnny Depp defamation case, but one witness just offered a whole new take on it.

Entertainment industry expert Katherine Arnold told jurors that Amber Heard’s article about herself as a victim of domestic violence had no effect on Johnny Depp’s career.

Depp sued Heard for $50 million (AU$67 million) for implying he was abusive towards her in 2018. Washington Post ed. Although she did not name him, he claims that her claims are false and have cost him lucrative film roles. Heard countersued, seeking US$100 million (AU$134 million) and alleging that she had been subjected to “unrestrained physical abuse and abuse” at his hands.

As the trial resumed today, Heard’s lawyer, Elaine Bredehoff, asked Arnold for his opinion on Depp’s claim that the article had ruined his reputation and turned him into a pariah in Hollywood.

“It is unlikely that anyone knew about the existence of the article before he filed a lawsuit,” Arnold said. “Of course not Disney.”

A spokesperson for Disney told the court last week that the article was not on the company’s radar and was not considered in any of their decisions regarding Depp’s career.

Depp’s team claimed that the actor was expelled from the sixth grade. Pirates of the Caribbean above the article, but Arnold testified that this was not true. There is no Pirates 6 is currently in development, and studio bosses have already discussed taking the franchise in a different direction.

According to her, Depp is expensive, chronically late for filming and surrounded by controversy that does not fit the Disney brand.

Black mass According to her, the ongoing lawsuit did more damage to the actor than the article.

“In fact, he is causing his own demise by bringing these lawsuits forward and continuing to fuel the fire of negative publicity around both of them.” Arnold said.

The expert added that it was Hurd who suffered the collapse of her career due to Depp’s allegedly slanderous statements through his lawyer, who called her allegations of abuse a hoax.

“She was on the verge of a meteoric rise from Aquaman to alleged slanderous comments.

Heard lost ‘millions’ after alleged smear campaign

Amber Heard’s career was supposed to follow the path of her co-star Jason Momoa in AquamanGal Gadot in amazing woman and Ana de Armas Blade Runner Instead, he stopped abruptly.

“They were all on a constant or meteoric rise,” entertainment consultant Katherine Arnold told the jury. “Her career should have followed the same upward swing.”

Arnold named Heard the role of Mera in Aquaman her “A star is born moment”.

But after ex-husband Johnny Depp allegedly launched a smear campaign against her, she was unable to land the role or publicity campaign.

Arnold calculated how much money Heard had lost by comparing the careers of other actors who starred in successful superhero films.

The expert said that after Depp and his lawyer allegedly called Heard’s abuse allegations a hoax, her role in Aquaman 2 was phased out, L’Oréal dropped her from the advertising campaign, and there were no new offers.

The pundit said that Heard should have earned at least US$20 million (AU$28 million) from unrealized film and television roles and advertising contracts, but did not specify the exact time period for that figure.

Amber Heard has the ‘traits’ of borderline personality disorder

Dr. David Spiegel, Amber Heard’s psychologist witness in the substance abuse and intimate partner violence case, said the actress has “features” of borderline and hysterical personality disorder, but not enough to “meet the full criteria” for a diagnosis. .

Johnny Depp’s psychologist, Dr. Shannon Curry, diagnosed Amber Heard with both disorders.

Johnny Depp May Have Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Psychiatrist

On Monday, Spiegel suggested that Depp is a narcissist, although the psychiatrist admitted he did not examine the actor directly.

Spiegel described narcissistic personality traits, including “poor control, rapid mood swings, excessive feelings of admiration, power of worship”, and attributed many of them to Depp.

“The fact that he thought Amber owed him and wanted to be with him just because of his fame is an example of that,” Spiegel said of the narcissistic traits. “I think jealousy is an example of that.”

Under cross-examination, Depp’s attorney, Wayne Dennison, asked Spiegel if he had diagnosed the actor with narcissistic personality disorder.

“Of course, if I didn’t, I certainly think so, but at least I’m going to say that he has features,” Spiegel replied. “So this is a provisional diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder.”

Dennison asked Spiegel if he had violated the Goldwater Rule, which forbids mental health experts from diagnosing people they haven’t examined.

Spiegel said no, because he did not make a definitive diagnosis.

The comment that prompted Depp to hide his head in his hands

Spiegel became belligerent during cross-examination.

He said that the fact that Depp needed to have his lines relayed to him via an earpiece was consistent with the cognitive decline caused by drug abuse.

Under cross-examination, Depp’s attorney, Wayne Dennison, said the actor used an earpiece to listen to music as part of his trial. He also asked Spiegel if he knew that Hollywood movie legend Marlon Brando also used an earpiece.

“Isn’t he dead?” Spiegel replied, making Depp laugh before dropping his head into his hands. In another conversation, Spiegel admitted to calling Depp “a planning idiot” in his testimony.

According to the psychiatrist, Depp’s behavior corresponds to the behavior of the “culprit” in domestic violence.

“Mr. Depp’s behavior is consistent with someone who abuses substances as well as someone who commits intimate partner violence,” said Spiegel, an expert on addictions and intimate partner violence, also known as domestic violence.

Spiegel said that Depp’s alcohol and cocaine abuse had affected his concentration and memory so much that the actor needed his lines to be played through headphones.

This article originally appeared in Fox News and has been reproduced with permission.

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