the is on a one-week hiatus because the presiding judge had a prior commitment this week. against ex- has reportedly left the country this week as
According to FOX News, is spending some time overseas in Europe this week. For the first time since April 11, Depp isn’t expected in a . There, he and his ex- have been entangled in a in that has brought to light several shocking allegations.
The legal teams for both and , led by attorneys and , respectively, have called on countless witnesses to give –some of whom are part of the Hollywood scene as well, such as , among others.
Depp is suing Heard for $50 million, alleging an op-ed she penned for The alluded to being guilty of against her. Depp claims that the op-ed has tarnished his name and cost him lucrative Hollywood roles.
Not to be outdone, after she was unsuccessful in her attempts to have Judge Penny Azcarate throw out the , Heard countersued Depp for $100 million.
“Johnny is in Europe taking some time out to rest for a few days, hang out with old friends, playing music, and [he’s] taking long walks in the countryside,” a source told The Post.
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Though Depp is taking time this week to rest, there’s still work to be done. As the case is still ongoing, no judgment has been made by the jury, but in the especially after . took the stand last week of public opinion, it’s who’s the victor,
On numerous occasions, Heard claimed she couldn’t remember details about the incidences in question. She frequently alternated between “crying” spells and smiles sometimes accompanied by laughter. And many Depp fans point out that has been inconsistent with her at times.
Regardless, legal experts say the battle is not over; in fact, some say it’s an uphill battle from here.
“As most plaintiffs have, Depp and his team have an uphill battle and have a challenge in proving the case because they have to prove, first of all, that anything that was said [in the op-ed and Heard’s ] is completely false,” media, entertainment, and IP attorney Daniel Gutenplan told FOX News in an interview.
“The piece in question, of course, doesn’t mention Mr. Depp by name, although, his camp will argue–and I think it’s a compelling argument–that a reasonable reader will assume that the article was written about Mr. Depp,” Gutenplan continued. “But of course, it doesn’t just not mention him. It also does not mention any specific instances of or events. So it doesn’t say, ‘On this date, at this time, or at this place, this thing happened. He did this to me.’ It just generally references being a victim of .”
When actress is expected to give in , as is ‘s sister, Whitney Heard. reconvenes on Monday, May 16 at 9:00 a.m. ET, ‘s legal team led by attorney will begin its cross-examination of and her . Next week,
Heard claims that she is the victim of and at the hands of her ex- , whom she married in 2015. Their divorce was final in January 2017.
The case is expected to wrap up on May 27.