Amber Heard defies Judge’s orders, storms out of court in Johnny Depp defamation trial

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An online video that claims to capture the moment Amber Heard realized she’s lost the defamation case against her ex-husband Johnny Depp.

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Depp and Heard have been entangled in a lengthy courtroom battle since April 11, and closing arguments are still yet to be made. Johnny Depp is suing his ex-wife Amber Heard for $50 million, alleging she is guilty of defamation resulting from an op-ed piece she penned and published in The Washington Post in December 2018.

After she was unsuccessful in having the case thrown out of court in Fairfax County, Virginia, Heard immediately countersued Johnny Depp. And not to be outdone, she countered for $100 million in damages, alleging Depp has orchestrated a smear campaign against her, labeled her domestic abuse allegations a “hoax” and cost her acting opportunities in Hollywood.

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The trial has already lasted five weeks. Over the course of that time, those in the courtroom and those committed to watching from home have witnessed some extremely inflammatory allegations and accounts of past events, spats between attorneys, eye-rolling amongst some members of the legal teams, self-objecting behavior from at least one attorney, a possible budding romance between Depp and his fireball female attorney, and a lot of what many viewers describe as “really poor acting” and “fake crying” on the part of Amber Heard.

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But in one video that’s making the rounds online, Amber Heard doesn’t appear to be faking anything. Rather, it’s very obvious she’s displeased with the outcome of at least part of her time on the stand.

On Tuesday of this week, Heard finished her testimony with a redirect from her team following a two-day grilling by Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez. Vasquez hit hard with her questions, and each time Heard testified with a response that differed from her responses in her previous deposition, Vasquez was at the ready with a video clip, a photo, an audio recording, or a document to refute Heard’s claims.

When it was time for Heard’s redirect, attorney Elaine Charlson Bredehoft took the podium and proceeded to ask Heard questions in an effort to guide the Aquaman 2 actress back to a place where she might regain some credibility.

But after a highly-“objected” exchange between Bredehoft and Amber Heard, Bredehoft seems to struggle to rephrase her questions so that they fit within the confines of proper courtroom procedure. When she is finished, she says “No further questions” and proceeds to gather her things and take her seat.


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Judge Penney Azcarate can be heard instructing Amber Heard to go and take her seat with her attorneys, but instead, Heard–with a scowl and alongside a bailiff–walks across the courtroom to an exit and leaves the court, despite the fact that she was told to sit with her legal team. The defendant is also supposed to wait to leave until after the jury leaves.


This video of the goings-on in court that day claims to capture the moment Amber Heard realizes she’s lost her case (though no decision has been made as the trial has yet to conclude.)

Comments about the video online include a wide variety of responses.

One comment reads “The judge said ‘sit next to your attorney’; she literally walked out [of] the courtroom with the judge and jury’s still there.”

Another post reads “She was supposed to wait for the jury to leave before she stormed out.”

The video has already been viewed more than 5.3 million times since it was first posted.

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Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!