The $50 million defamation case Johnny Depp is waging against ex-wife Amber Heard in Fairfax County, Virginia, slouched into its impressive sixth week on Monday with evidence that someone still has warm feelings for him.
“Johnny, I love you!” an admirer yelled during the morning break. The fan, who was holding an infant in her arms, added, “This baby is yours!” before being removed from the courtroom, Fox 5 D.C. reports.
Other testimony heard by jurors Monday was less supportive of the embattled actor.
Hand surgeon Richard Moore testified that the fingertip Depp wounded during a 2015 fight with Heard in Australia did not, in his opinion, become severed from the rest of the digit the way Depp has previously explained, according to NBC News. Jurors were treated to graphic photos of the wound as the doctor, who did not examine Depp, said that based on evidence the liquor bottle that allegedly caused the injury did take the trajectory described by Depp.
Psychiatrist David R. Spiegel told the court that Depp “has behaviors that are consistent with someone that both has substance use disorder as well as behaviors of someone who is a perpetrator of intimate partner violence,” BBC reports.
Depp’s team challenged Spiegel’s authority to make such claims about Depp, having never spoken with him. Spiegel testified that his own testimony was based on that of Depp and other witnesses, and countered that he had twice asked to converse with Depp and was denied.
Team Heard also did an about-face on its plans to call Depp back on the stand to testify Monday. Heard’s lawyers made the call midway through the day without explanation.
Far from court, Courtney Love thanked Depp on social media over the weekend for literally saving her life once.
“I don’t really wanna make judgments publicly,” Love said in a since-deleted Instagram video, People reports. “I just wanna tell you that Johnny gave me CPR in 1995 when I overdosed outside the Viper Room.”
Love, who was referencing the West Hollywood club that Depp once co-owned, and where River Phoenix fatally overdose in October 1993, continued, “Johnny, when I was on crack and [daughter] Frances [Bean Cobain] was having to suffer through that with all these social workers, wrote her a four-page letter that she’s never showed me, on her 13th birthday.”
On Monday, however, the former Hole frontwoman removed the post, explaining… Well, it’s a whole Courtney Love Special, so feel free to read it at your leisure.
It is believed that the trial will wrap up this week, but not before Kate Moss is expected to testify.
Even when this does end, fear not. Heard—who is being sued by Depp over a 2016 Washington Post op-ed in which she wrote that she is an abuse survivor—is countersuing Depp for $100 million, saying he libeled her by calling her allegations lies.
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