An old tweet has surfaced showing Amber Heard mocking Johnny Depp’s lawyer about his height after claiming her allegations of domestic violence were a “hoax”.
On Tuesday, the jurors of the multimillion-dollar defamation lawsuit against the former couple were shown a March 26, 2021 social media message from Ms. Heard, in which she responded to a tweet from Adam Waldman, her ex-husband’s former attorney.
Waldman had tweeted a photo of the actress seeking to discredit her abuse allegations after a British court denied Depp the right to appeal his case against The sun newspaper.
Mr Depp had his trial for libel against… The sun in October 2020 about an article in which the tabloid called him a “woman beater”.
“12/15/15 accusation ‘I had bruised ribs. Bruises all over my body, bruises on my forearms from trying to defend the blows. I had 2 black eyes. I had a broken nose. I had a broken lip,” he tweeted.
“Justice Nichols – I believe her. UK Appeals Court – we believe him. But oops… PHOTOSHOOT! [sic]†
Mrs. Heard replied that she was wearing makeup and mocked Mr. Waldman for being “short”.
“Yes Mr. Waldman, I may be wearing makeup on this occasion, but on every occasion you still come up short,” the tweet read.
Ms Heard’s social media post was presented in court on Tuesday by Mr Depp’s legal team during the intense cross-examination of the Aquarius actress.
Depp is suing his ex-wife for libel over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post where she described herself as a “public figure who represents domestic violence”.
The pirates of the caribbean actor is not mentioned in the article, which is titled “I spoke against sexual assault – and faced the wrath of our culture. That must change”.
However, Depp claims that it falsely implies that he is a domestic abuser – something he vehemently denies – and that as a result, he struggles to land roles in Hollywood. He demands $50 million.
Ms. Heard is suing for $100 million, accusing Mr. Depp of organizing a “smear campaign” against her and describing his lawsuit as a continuation of “abuse and harassment.”
Her counterclaim for defamation was initially filed in response to Mr. Waldman’s comments, in which he accused Ms. Heard of lying about the domestic violence she suffered at the hands of Mr. Depp.
Waldman labeled her allegations “phony,” a “hoax of sexual assault” and an “ambush.”
The attorney was later fired from Mr Depp’s legal team.