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Johnny Depp expected to return to witness stand in $50M suit against Amber Heard

Johnny Depp expected to return to witness stand in $50M suit against Amber Heard

It looks like there's going to be a sequel to Johnny Depp's testimony in the former Pirates of the Caribbean star's $50 million defamation trial against ex-wife and actress Amber Heard.

According to Deadline, a source close to Depp's legal team confirmed that the actor will be called by the defense as a third witness on Monday, over two weeks after his last appearance on the stand in the Virginia-set trial.

He will follow an anatomy expert and an IPV expert in what is the last week of the trial, reported the outlet.

As per Deadline, Judge Penny Azcarte has said that she wants closing arguments to occur on May 27.

This widely covered and dirty laundry airing trial all stems from Depp's March 2019 lawsuit against Heard over the late 2018 Washington Post op-ed she penned. In that piece for the Jeff Bezos-owned broadsheet, Heard called herself a survivor of domestic abuse. While he said nothing to this effect during the couple's 2016 restraining order-filled divorce, Depp has insisted over the last three years that he never abused Heard, and in fact, is the victim of abuse himself.

Proving unsuccessful in getting the lawsuit dismissed, Heard filed a $100 million countersuit in the summer of 2020. That countersuit came just a few months before Depp proved unsuccessful in his UK libel suit against The Sun tabloid for calling him a "wife beater." Depp has also proved unsuccessful in all attempts to appeal that verdict.

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