On Thursday, the blockbuster defamation case concluded after more than 100 hours of testimony over six weeks, with Johnny Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez cross-examining Amber Heard.
‘Your lies have been revealed to the world many times?’ Vasquez, whose prior interrogation of the actress made the attorney a legal celebrity, asked Heard. ‘I haven’t lied about anything,’ Heard replied.
‘Did you anticipate Miss Moss to testify that Mr. Depp never pushed Kate Moss down the stairs when you told this jury you attacked Mr. Depp because you thought Mr. Depp was forcing Kate Moss down the stairs?’ Vasquez questioned.
‘Incorrect, I knew how many people would come out of the woodwork to support Johnny,’ Heard said.
‘Everyone who was alive in the 1990s and early 2000s was aware of the rumour. That was a rumour I’d heard from several people. Of course, that’s what went through my mind when my aggressive husband swung not only for me, but also for my sister. Of course, I considered it. It didn’t matter if I didn’t expect her to show up or if I did expect her to show up; it didn’t affect what I was thinking on the stairs when I thought he was going to kill my sister.’
Heard was questioned about why so many other people came forward to testify on Depp’s behalf. ‘I know how many people will come out and say whatever they want for him,’ she remarked. That is the extent of his power. That is why I wrote that opinion piece. People love currying favour with powerful men, and he is one of them.’
Kate Moss testified in Johnny Depp’s defamation trial for $100 million that he never pushed her down the stairs.
‘No matter what happens, I did come here and I did tell the truth,’ says Johnny Depp for the second time. The case’s final arguments are scheduled for Friday.