The trial in the case of Johnny Depp v News Group Newspapers in the High Court in London before Nicol J continued on Monday 13 July (Day 5) and Tuesday 14 July (Day 6).
The Court continued to hear evidence from the Claimant and his witnesses.
On Monday morning Mr Depp continued to give evidence, being re-examined by his counsel, David Sherborne. This was followed by evidence from Stephen Deuters, Mr Depp’s personal assistant at the time of his marriage to Amber Heard. His witness statement is here. He said that Ms Heard was “sociopathic”, a “Machiavellian overlord” and the “abuser” in the relationship between her and Mr Depp.
The next witness was Mr Edward White, Mr Depp’s accountant. His witness statement is here. Ms Trinity Esparza, a director of a company which provided concierge services and staffing for the condominium where Mr Depp and Ms Heard lived. Her witness statement is here.
The transcript of the evidence given on Day 5 is here.
On Tuesday 14 July 2020 the Court heard from Malcolm Connolly who works in personal security and has worked for Mr Depp for 16 years and was working for him in Australia in March 2015 at the time of the incident when his finger was injured. His evidence was that he was told by Mr Depp that Ms Heard had cut of the top of his finger. After this incident Mr Depp sent texts to his doctor calling Ms Heard an “evil and vindictive c***”. Mr Connolly said he had invented the story that Mr Depp had damaged his hand in a door. Mr Connolly’s witness statement is here.
The Court then heard from Tara Roberts, the estate manager on Mr Depp’s private island. She said that Mr Depp had never been violent or aggressive to Ms Heard or anyone else. Ms Roberts’ witness statement is here.
The next witness was Samantha McMillen, who has been Mr Depp’s stylist since 2002. She was asked about bruises on the actress’ face in December 2015 and May 2016. She told the court she saw no injuries. Ms McMillen’s witness statement is here.
The Court then heard from Hilda Vargas, Mr Depp’s housekeeper who found faeces on his bed. The Court was shown pictures of the faeces. Ms Vargas’ witness statement is here.
The transcript of the evidence given on Day 6 is here.
The case continues.
The witness statements and transcripts are available on Nick Wallis’ website.