Johnny Depp baffled by leaked text during Amber Heard’s libel trial

Johnny Depp found himself in a very uncomfortable position after a leaked text message contradicting the main lawsuit was read in court.

A text message sent between Johnny Depp and his assistant five years ago baffled him during his time on the podium as his defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard continues.

In a Virginia courtroom today, defense attorney Heard Ben Rottenborn asked Depp during cross-examination if he ever said, “If you want to have sex with a woman, is she rightfully yours?”

Depp replied, “That’s ridiculous.”

Rottenborn pressed Depp. “You also talked about the women you want to be with: ‘I need, I want, I take,’ didn’t you?” the lawyer asked.

Equally ridiculous,” Depp replied. “I don’t have enough arrogance to say something like that.”

Rottenborn then confronted Depp with a text messaging he allegedly had with his assistant on February 22, 2017. The messages were relayed by Depp’s legal team.

“Molly’s pussy is RIGHTfully mine!!!! Shouldn’t I just rush in and take off his loops tonight???” text says. “I want to change her understanding of what it means to be beaten like a pleading mackerel… I NEED. I WANT. I TAKE.”

Depp denied sending messages and said that someone else could have borrowed his phone and texted his assistant.

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 counter-sued, seeking US$100 million (AU$134 million) and alleging that she had been subjected to “unrestrained physical abuse and abuse” at his hands, but was defamed when allegations were made that she had fabricated the charges.

Depp admitted that during the fight in Australia there was a phone in the bar

During cross-examination, Depp was also confronted with his testimony in a UK libel case. The sun newspaper for calling him a wife beater.

He was asked if “the phone that was the wall phone that you took with your right hand, did you repeatedly smash it against the wall with your right hand?”

“It’s possible,” Depp replied. “I don’t think I spent much time on the phone. I remember ripping it off the wall.”

Amber Heard revealed that Depp chopped off the tip of his finger by punching a phone during a fight in Australia in 2015.

Depp’s lawyer Camilla Vasquez suggested that the actress lied about the wall phone. He was not in any of the photographs of the rented house, and the property manager testified that he had not seen him.

Former TMZ employee hints that Heard’s team was the source of Depp’s embarrassing video

A surprise witness, former TMZ field producer Morgan Tremaine, also spoke out on Wednesday, six days after contacting Depp’s lawyer.

He said he first worked on an assignment involving Heard on May 27, 2016, when he sent a photographer to photograph her leaving the Los Angeles courthouse after receiving a restraining order against Depp.

“Their goal was to capture her walking out of the courthouse and then she was going to kind of stop and turn to the camera and show a bruise on the right side of her face,” said Tremaine, who didn’t know who the caller was. at the tip.

About three months later, TMZ received an email with a link to a video taken by Hurd of Depp violently slamming kitchen cabinets.

The footage was previously played for the jury, but the clip sent to TMZ was shorter and did not include the opening in which Heard adjusts the camera or the end in which she smirks, Tremaine told jurors.

TMZ owns the copyright to the video. He said that TMZ gets the copyright if the video is sent to the clue line from the original copyright owner, usually the person who filmed the footage.

If the footage does not come from the original copyright holder, it will take quite a bit of verification time before TMZ can release the story, he said.

“How long has it been since you received the kitchen cabinet video before it was published?” Depp’s lawyer Camille Vazquez asked.

“About 15 minutes,” he replied.

Tremaine said he worked on other Heard stories, including sending photographers to capture her arrival in Los Angeles or visiting her lawyer’s office.

Former TMZ Employee Wanted ’15 Minutes of Fame’, Lawyer Hurd Says

Under cross-examination, Hurd’s attorney Elaine Bredehoff asked Tremaine if he had lend a hand in the case for publicity.

“So this will get you your 15 minutes of fame?” Bredehof asked.

“I have nothing to gain from this. I’m actually being targeted by TMZ, a very controversial organization,” Tremaine replied. “I could say the same about you taking on Amber Heard as a client.”

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

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