The v. is beginning to wind down as one side rested its case today inside Virginia’s .
After a lengthy sidebar between Judge Penney Azcarate and members of and ‘s legal team‘s legal team, the attorneys took their seats, the jury was welcomed into the gallery, and the judge asked Heard’s attorney Elaine Bederhoft to continue.
, Ms. Bederhoft stood, announcing that, on behalf of , the counterclaimant against her ex- , the team rests its case.
Immediately, Judge Azcarate called upon ‘s legal team to proceed with their rebuttal in the case. The first witness called was Walter Hamada of .
Per Deadline, named Walter Hamada President of DC Films in 2018.
“He will continue to oversee the DC film slate, along with features produced for the HBO Max streaming platform,” reads a post from the site. “Terms of the new deal were not disclosed, but Hamada’s new contract runs through 2023.”
During a recorded deposition played for the ‘s contract with , saying that she was not released from any contracts with and that there were never plans to pay her anymore for her talents in , Hamada shed light on rumors and news outlet reports concerning Aquaman or Aquaman 2. He further confirmed that never reduced Heard’s role in the second Aquaman film and that any changes in the film or the script were planned for from the film’s inception, despite Heard’s testimony on the stand about her reduction in screen time.
The in a between and began on April 11 . The has seen allegations on both sides that include claims of and , , verbal , and accusations of infidelity.
on their decision to call ‘s team doubled back to the stand. was to begin again this week, the sixth week of the , but shortly after it was confirmed that Depp’s ex-partner Kate Moss would testify as a rebuttal witness,
The embattled actor may still take the stand during rebuttal.