Apparently, things just aren’t going well for ‘s ex- .
Last week’s J. Benjamin Rottenborn. Last week also saw the of expert witness Dr. Shannon Curry, a California-based forensic psychologist who testified about her copious evaluations of Ms. Heard and her findings that the Aquaman included the conclusion of ‘s direct and cross-examination by his own legal team, headed by Ben Chew, and ‘s legal team, headed by star suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder and Histrionic Personality Disorder.
The so far has included a celebrity list of witnesses, as well as audio recordings of and in heated arguments. And while the is far from over, many news outlets are reporting that in the of public opinion, is already the victor.
Just days before is expected to take the stand in the , she reportedly fired her public relations team, citing unflattering headlines about her in the news. Ms. Heard has also reportedly said if she doesn’t win her countersuit against , she will sue the legal team that is currently representing her.
On Tuesday, however, in what may be ‘s legal team’s greatest ploy, the team of attorneys is expected to implore Judge Penny Azcarate to throw out ‘s $50 million suit, according to Deadline. But the ploy isn’t all Heard’s legal team’s doing.
According to state law in Virginia, once a plaintiff has wrapped up his or her case and called all of its witnesses, lawyers for the defense in a civil case are actually “required” to enter a motion for the case to be dismissed. As such, Heard’s legal team will likely make the motion before Judge Penny Azcarate on Tuesday.
According to Deadline, the process is outlined well and will more than likely take place as follows:
With the jury taken out of the courtroom, lawyers for both sides will have an allotted short(ish) time to make their points to Azcarate. After that, unless she makes the unlikely decision to ax the case, the judge will tell the attorneys she’s either immediately refusing the motion to strike or taking some time to think about it. She then will call the jury back in for the defense to commence its case.
for $50 million, alleging is suing that resulted from an op-ed Heard wrote that was published in 2018 in The . Heard has hurled accusations at Depp for years now, saying she suffered and at his hands.
But during the , the Hollywood actor has claimed that the opposite is true–that he is the victim of at the hands of , and that her accusations and her op-ed have all but destroyed his career.
Theresumes Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. in the .