Johnny Depp attorney Camille Vasquez grilled Amber Heard on Tuesday over past deposition video of the actress talking about a video leak of Depp to TMZ. The video clip shows Heard confessing to leaking the video, or possibly selling the footage to the outlet, Vasquez told a flustered Heard.
Depp is suing his ex-wife for $50 million over an op-ed she wrote at The Washington Post about domestic violence, which the actor claims significantly hurt his Hollywood career. Heard has countersued for $100 million.
“You slipped up there, didn’t you, Ms. Heard?” Vasquez grilled Heard on the stand, after playing footage of Heard talking about the leak.
“You let it slip out that TMZ had been alerted to your filing of the domestic violence restraining order, didn’t you?” the attorney continued.
“I disagree,” Heard responded. “That’s not what I’m talking about.”
“TMZ’s the same outlet that you released the video of Mr. Depp attacking the kitchen cabinets the day before this deposition was taken, wasn’t it?” Vasquez pressed. “TMZ owns the copyright to that video now, doesn’t it?”
Heard denied leaking the footage, telling Vasquez she wouldn’t even “know how” to do something like that.
“Did they pay you for that?” Vasquez continued.
“I never got paid for it because I had nothing to do with that,” a frustrated Heard responded.
The actress argued that she has more explosive evidence against Depp, so the leak doesn’t make sense to have come from her.
TMZ did indeed exclusively obtain video of a seemingly inebriated Depp slamming cabinets, and also “published photos of Heard’s bruised face, along with the exclusive story about her restraining order filing,” Radar Online reported.
In the deposition video clip shown to the court on Tuesday, Heard explained that she was desperately trying to get in touch with Depp so she could personally tell him about the divorce filing and temporary restraining order before he found out through the press, specifically TMZ.
Vasquez notably paused the video as Heard throws her hands to her mouth, and then her face. The moment was characterized by Vasquez as Heard realizing she had “slipped up” with a confession.
Camille Vasquez – “You slipped up there didn’t you miss heard”
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Heard notably rushed out of the courtroom on Tuesday after her testimony.
“When #AmberHeard was done testifying the judge told her she could have a seat next to her attorney, twice, – instead – Heard walked out of the courtroom before the jury had the opportunity to leave for the break,” Law&Crime’s Cathy Russon reported via twitter.
When #AmberHeard was done testifying the judge told her she could have a seat next to her attorney, twice, – instead – Heard walked out of the courtroom before the jury had the opportunity to leave for the break. #JohnnyDepp pic.twitter.com/dP4am8fEmE
— Cathy Russon (@cathyrusson) May 17, 2022