On Saturday morning, Amber Heard arrived for her deposition, and recent news suggested that Johnny Depp’s team of lawyers went the route of not questioning Amber Heard on the matter of abuse claims. This was a detail that wasn’t fully understood until the latest news came forth that Heard reportedly made a scene and refused to be deposed at the hearing.
— People Magazine (@people) August 10, 2016
Documents that were filed by Johnny Depp’s attorney, Laura Wasser, indicate that Heard had arrived at the scheduled 10 a.m. hearing at 11:50 a.m. but did not actually make it to the deposition room where she was expected to testify under oath.
Documents claim that Heard refused to leave an office that was directly next to the deposition room despite the attempts of Depp’s legal team to take her deposition. It was quite easy for Johnny Depp’s team to see Amber Heard in her frantic state, seeing as the walls of the conference room and deposition room are made of transparent glass.
People shares the scene that the legal team witnessed.
“Because the ‘offices are made of transparent glass,’ Wasser claims she could ‘quite clearly’ observe “Amber hysterically crying and pacing in her separate conference room, or screaming and yelling at times and laughing at others.”
The lawyer also added that Heard “appeared manic and irrational” and that she “observed Amber’s counsel trying to reason with her throughout the day.”
Wasser also states that Heard’s legal team never turned documents over that they had initially requested, and his team is now requesting an order prohibiting Amber from giving a testimony when the case goes to trial.
There is a gray area, however, seeing as a source for Heard claims that the actress was ready and able to give a deposition, but that Depp’s team never approached her.
“Although Amber was ready, willing and able to go forward with her deposition, it was not taken by Johnny’s attorneys. She waited for 10 hours and at no time did Amber ever refuse to start the deposition. There was nothing preventing Johnny’s counsel from commencing the deposition during that time.”
At the status conference on Tuesday for Depp’s restraining order hearing, which is upcoming, Judge Carl H. Moor ordered the deposition for Heard to occur on Friday, August 12. Depp will be deposed the following day on Saturday, August 13.
— E! News (@enews) August 10, 2016
Amber Heard’s lawyer spoke on the matter of last Saturday’s attempted deposition and shares that Depp’s counsel has it wrong.
“Speaking on Heard’s previously scheduled deposition on Saturday, her attorney Joseph Koenig told the judge, ‘It did not go forward, she was there for 10 hours. [Depp’s] counsel may have a different view if they think we sat there and did nothing. It is inaccurate.”
Johnny Depp is reportedly eager to get the whole divorce proceedings over and done with, and the actor is allegedly nervous about the financial settlement that may result from the case.
A source spoke to People about the star’s concerns.
“Johnny would like to see this divorce finalized as soon as possible, He’s concerned with the financial settlement and how she will react going forward.”
The pushback of Heard’s deposition was just one more roadblock that holds up the case from moving forward. It was reported that the multiple pushbacks in regards to date of hearings and depositions are due to the the judge, who hopes that the former couple will come to some sort of an agreement and settlement without a need to go further with the trial.
Heard filed for divorce from Depp in May, which was followed by claims that the actor abused her throughout their relationship, one week later
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