Amber Heard Leaving Court Goes Viral: 'Moment She Knew She Lost the Case'

A clip of Amber Heard leaving the courtroom has gone viral amid her ongoing vicious legal battle with Johnny Depp.

The multi-million dollar defamation trial is now in its fifth week and Heard's cross-examination came to an end on Tuesday (May 17) in the Fairfax, Virginia courtroom.

Depp, 58, is suing Heard for $50 million, while Heard, 36, is countersuing her former husband for $100 million. The lawsuit stems from a 2018 op-ed Heard wrote for The Washington Post in which she said she was a domestic abuse survivor.

The piece never mentioned Depp by name but his legal team argue the insinuation resulted in reputational damage and extensive financial losses.

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Amber Heard departs the stand in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 17, 2022. Actor Johnny Depp is suing ex-wife Amber Heard for libel after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a public figure representing domestic abuse. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Both parties have alleged that the other was violent towards them throughout their marriage, which ended in 2016.

Heard was questioned this week by Depp's lawyer, Camille Vasquez, who grilled the actress about incidents when she alleged she was assaulted by Depp.

On Tuesday afternoon, Depp's legal team wrapped up its cross-examination of Heard.

As Heard was being questioned by her own attorney Elaine Bredehoft, Vasquez repeatedly objected to the testimony as hearsay and lacking evidence.

Bredehoft conceded that she had no more questions and the judge told Heard to go and sit with her counsel.

However, Heard was shown choosing not to sit with Bredehoft and instead left the courtroom.

A clip of this moment has gone viral on TikTok where it has amassed more than 2.5 million views at the time of writing, with creator @that1girl143 writing: "It was at this moment she knew she lost the case."

Another comment reads: "The judge said "sit next to ur attorney" she literally walked out out the court room with the judge and jury's still there."

While another person posted: "She was supposed to wait for the jury to leave before she stormed out."

Elsewhere in the trial on Tuesday, Heard was accused of editing photos of her alleged injuries to make her "face look more red."

When two pictures were presented side by side, Heard said they were two separately taken photos with different lighting. "The light is on in both of these pictures though," Vasquez argued. Heard responded by saying one of the lights is a "vanity light."

"Isn't it true you just edited these photographs?" Vasquez said to Heard. "And you just enhanced the saturation from one of these photos to make your face look more red."

Heard denied both claims, stating that she has "never edited a photograph."

The trial continues on Wednesday, May 18.

Newsweek's live blog will bring you all the latest updates from the Circuit Court of Fairfax County, Virginia.