Johnny Depp, Amber Heard Trial Day 11: Heard Threw Depp's Phone off Balcony

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  • Actor Johnny Depp is suing his ex-wife Amber Heard for $50 million over an op-ed she wrote in 2018, claiming it damaged his career.
  • Amber Heard did not name Depp in the article entitled, "I spoke up against sexual violence—and faced our culture's wrath. That has to change." His lawyers argue it was obviously about him.
  • Depp testified that he never hit Heard. Tuesday, a forensic psychologist testified that Heard may have two personality disorders.
  • The trial in Fairfax, Va., has now concluded its third week. Proceedings will continue Mondays through Thursdays for a total of six weeks and can be watched online.
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Johnny Depp arrives in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, April 28, 2022. Michael Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP

Live Updates Have Ended.

Court Has Adjourned

Court adjourned Thursday evening for the remainder of the week.

Today, witness testimony was heard from the following:

  • Terence Dougherty, ACLU Chief Operating Officer
  • Edward White, certified public accountant
  • Malcolm Connolly, Depp's personal security
  • Starling Jenkins III, Depp's executive chauffer and security

Court will reconvene Monday morning at 10 a.m. EST, follow Newsweek for the latest developments.

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Johnny Depp in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, April 28, 2022. Michael Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP
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Amber Heard speaks to her legal team during the 50 million US dollar Depp vs Heard defamation trial at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, April 28, 2022. MICHAEL REYNOLDS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Heard Threw Depp's Phone off Balcony

The final witness to provide testimony Thursday was Starling Jenkins III, he worked as an executive chauffer and security for Depp. He first met Depp in 1993.

He described Depp as "pleasant, always upbeat" and Heard as "pleasant, cordial, very respectful." He recalled seeing them argue twice in the car, saying Heard would initiate the argument, try to engage with Depp then Depp would tell Jenkins to turn up the music.

Jenkins worked security the night of of the alleged domestic violence incident at Depp's penthouse located in the Eastern Columbia Building in downtown LA on April 21, 2016. He said Depp was not there and had not returned by the time his shifted ended that night at 11:15 p.m.

The following day, Heard told Jenkins that she and Depp got into a fight and she threw his personal property off of the balcony and into the street. The items included Depp's phone, wallet, credit card, passport, "everything" in his wallet, he testified Thursday.

Jenkins said a homeless man on Skid Row had Depp's phone and returned it to Jenkins in exchange for a reward, which included $420, chicken tacos, chips, apples and Fiji water.

Jenkins then returned to take Heard to Coachella and said he did not observe any injuries or marks. Jenkins and Heard had a conversation about the "surprise" she left in Depp's bed, calling it "a horrible practical joke gone wrong." While at Coachella, Heard got sick from eating "magic mushrooms and drinking red wine on an empty stomach," Jenkins said.

Depp Laughs at Question about 'Urinating' in Foyer

During the cross examination, Depp's security guard said he is "loyal" to Depp.

"Of course I'm loyal to Mr. Depp," Malcolm Connolly told Heard's attorney. "I'd be loyal to you if I was working for you."

The defense then questioned Connolly about the evening where Depp lost his finger.

Heard's attorney J. Benjamin Rottenborn asked Connolly if Depp was urinating in the foyer of the rental house in Australia or if he "had his penis out."

Connolly said this was not the case. The courtroom, including Depp, burst into laughter.

Security Guard Recalls When Depp Lost His Finger

Depp's security guard Malcolm Connolly recalled the incident in Australia where Depp lost his fingertip after an argument with Heard.

When first asked if anything stood out from that trip to Australia, Connolly said "Yeah, Johnny lost a finger." Laughter erupted in the courtroom.

When Connolly arrived at the house that evening, he said he heard Depp and Heard screaming from upstairs. He said Heard was "irate" and Depp was shouting back.

Connolly said tried to get Depp out of the house but Depp told him to wait five minutes and went back upstairs.

Then Connolly said Heard continued "screaming" and "berating" Depp. He said she was yelling at Depp, saying "f***k off, that's what you always do" and called him a "f***king coward."

Connolly put Depp in a car but Depp got out and went back to the doorway of the house to yell back at Heard.

Once Connolly asked Depp "more forcefully," they both left and drove back to Connolly's apartment.

At the apartment, Connolly said Depp was washing his hand and administering first aid. Connolly said he could see Depp's bone and compared his finger to a "cartoon exploding cigar."

After Dr. Kipper arrived, Connolly suggested they go to the hospital to have the finger "seriously looked at."

Connolly also said he did not notice any injuries or damages to Heard this night. He also told the court that Depp told the doctors at the time that he cut his finger with a knife.

Depp's Eye Appears Swollen in Photo

Connolly said he started to notice more marks on the left side of Depps' face, including scratches on his neck, ear, bruising on his eye socket, "maybe a fat lip in the corner." He said it was happening on a more regular basis.

A picture was shown to the courtroom of Heard, Depp and three others. Connolly said he took the picture in 2013 during the couple's honeymoon. As the photo was zoomed in, he commented on swelling under Depp's eye. When asked what he believed happened, he responded, "he's walked into a door, or a door's walked into him," the courtroom laughed.

Connolly recalled the honeymoon starting off "good," but about two days in, noticed Depp was not "enjoying" it. "It's not my business I just do my job, but I could see he's not happy," he testified Thursday.

When asked if he observed Heard and Depp arguing, Connolly said no, but Heard began to demand her own dining cart.

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Evidence, a honeymoon photo, appears on a monitor during the 50 million US dollar Depp vs Heard defamation trial at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, April 28, 2022. MICHAEL REYNOLDS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images
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Evidence, a honeymoon photo, appears on a monitor during the 50 million US dollar Depp vs Heard defamation trial at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, April 28, 2022. MICHAEL REYNOLDS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Over 2 Million Petition to Remove Heard from 'Aquaman'

A petition to remove Amber Heard from the "Aquaman" sequel has over two million signatures.

As of Thursday evening, the Change.org petition has over 2.2 million signatures.

The creator of the petition, Jeanne Larson, wrote that Heard, who starred in the "Aquaman" movie in 2018, should be removed from the film's upcoming sequel, "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom," because the actress "has been exposed as a domestic abuser by Johnny Depp."

Larson said Heard lied about the abuse she faced at the hand's of Depp and that she "systematically crusaded to ruin Depp in Hollywood."

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Amber Heard arrives at the start of the day during the 50 million US dollar Depp vs Heard defamation trial at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, on April 28, 2022. MICHAEL REYNOLDS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

'Jack Sparrow's More Drunk Than Johnny Depp'

Connolly said that Depp has a "very high" tolerance for "any substance" during his remote testimony Thursday.

"I think Jack Sparrow's more drunk than Johnny Depp," Malcolm Connolly said Thursday, Depp laughed from his seat in court.

In the more than 20 years he's known Depp, Connolly said he's only seen him drunk twice. Connolly recalls that Depp used to "like the wine," but doesn't drink as much anymore. He testified that he did not notice much of a change in his behavior when he drinks.

Connolly said that he has seen Depp smoke marijuana. When asked what changes he notices in Depp's behavior, Connolly answered, "to be honest, a bit more relaxed, not so uptight."

He also has suspicions that Depp may go to the bathroom to do cocaine, but has never seen him do so. Connolly said Depp would never "do a line" in front of him and compromise his license. When he has suspected Depp to have done cocaine, he says he appears a "bit happier, not so down." Depp would possibly pick up his guitar but he wasn't leaping around "kicking his heels or anything."

Security Guard Describes Arguments Between Heard, Depp

Connolly testified that he heard several arguments between Heard and Depp.

He said he "mostly heard Amber [Heard] screaming," adding that the couple fought "more often than not."

Connolly said he never witnesses any physical violence.

"That is not the kind of thing people would do in front of security," he said. "It just wouldn't happen."

Connolly did describe two incidents where Heard threw things at Depp.

Once, on a private plane, he said Heard threw a cigarette lighter at Depp's chest after a spat of "animated" bickering.

Another time, he saw a soda can fly across their apartment when he was going to pick Depp up to leave.

He said there was shouting and a soda can was launched from the mezzanine at a large television about 10 feet away from where Depp was standing. Connolly did not see Heard, but said he heard her yelling from upstairs.

When asked by Depp's counsel, Connolly said he never saw any physical injuries on Heard, but did notice scratches and swelling on Depp.

Most of these marks were on the lefthand side of Depp's face. he said, with scratches on his face and maybe a fat lip in the corner.

"It was getting more regular," Connolly testified.

Security Guard Says Heard 'Changed,' Got More 'Demanding'

Once Heard and Depp began their relationship, Connolly said Heard began to change.

Connolly said Heard became "a bit more feisty" and "demanding" over the course of the relationship.

"I could see that Amber wanted to wear the pants in the relationship, that was quite obvious," he said, adding that Heard could "get frosty at the drop of a hat."

While Heard got "more grumpy," Connolly said Depp "got quieter."

Connolly added that Heard was "never anything but professional and polite" with him during their time together.

Amber Heard in the Courtroom
US actress Amber Heard during the 50 million US dollar Depp vs Heard defamation trial at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, on April 28, 2022. MICHAEL REYNOLDS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Depp's Security Officer Next to Testify

The next witness is testifying remotely from the United Kingdom.

Malcolm Connolly worked private personal security for Depp and his family starting in 2006. He identifies as a "protection officer."

"I will escort Johnny to every day public places," he said about his duties. "Make sure he's okay make sure he's not in any danger. Basically, I'll look over Johnny whenever we're going to be in the public domain."

Connolly met Heard around 2010 when he worked security for her when she was doing press for her film in the U.K.

At first, Connolly described Heard as "lovely" and "charming." They met again when Heard did the Rum Diary and began seeing Depp romantically.

He said he started seeing Heard and Depp together more often as their relationship matured.

"Everything was great," Connolly said. "The honeymoon period was on."

Elon Musk Will Not Testify

Billionaire Elon Musk will not testify in the trial of his ex-girlfriend Amber Heard.

Wednesday, Musk's attorney Alex Spiro told NBC News he "will not be testifying." He was previously listed as a potential witness in pre-trial filings for the case.

Heard and Musk dated for about one year following her divorce from Depp in January of 2016, according to E! News. Heard and Musk reportedly met on the set of Machete Kills in 2013, Heard starred in the movie and Musk made a cameo. The two broke up by summer of 2017.

"Although Amber and I did break up, we are still friends, remain close and love one another," Musk wrote on Instagram in August 2017, NBC News reports. "Long distance relationships when both partners have intense work obligations are always difficult, but who knows what the future holds."

Monday, Musk reached an agreement to buy Twitter for about $44 billion as he seeks to take the social media platform private.

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Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, attends the opening of the Tesla factory Berlin Brandenburg in Gruenheide, Germany, March 22, 2022. Patrick Pleul/Pool Photo via AP, File

White Outlines Heard's Divorce Settlement Demands

During direct questioning from Depp's attorney, White outlined what Amber Heard requested from Depp during their divorce in 2016.

He said that Heard initially asked for $4 million, then increased to $5 million, $5.5 million and then up to $7 million. Heard also asked for Depp to pay $500,000 to her attorneys and demanded that Depp resolve over $13 million in community liabilities in it's entirety.

In total, Depp was asked to pay $14,250,000 in the settlement to Heard tax free.

Heard also wanted payments made to the ACLU and the Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

White said he was chastised for making direct payment those charities because Heard wanted the amounts paid directly to her and said she would donate her $7 million settlement.

In payments made directly to Heard, White sent $4.5 million in 2017 and the remaining $2.3 million in Feb. 2018 for a total of $6.8 million. White also paid Heard's attorneys $500,000 and the $13 million for community liabilities.

Additionally, White said he paid Depp's wine bill. During the 15 months Depp and Heard were married, White said he paid $160,000 for wine. He noted that Heard was particularly fond of a $500 bottle. After the divorce, White said the wine bill shrank to nearly zero.

Next Witness Takes the Stand

The next witness to take the stand is Edward White, a certified public accountant.

White has worked as Johnny Depp's accountant and business manager for the past six years.

He first met with Depp to conduct a forensic study to evaluate his finances and make recommendations how Depp can better manage his finances.

At the meeting, White said Depp was "actively involved" in the conversation, asked "thoughtful questions" and thanked him for addressing the issues and for presenting a solution.

White was also involved in the negotiations for Depp and Heard' separation and divorce.

Depp in Court With Sketch Pad, Gummy Bears

Johnny Depp handles long days in court with a little sketching and candy.

Depp was again seen walking into the Fairfax County Circuit courtroom Thursday morning with a sketch pad in hand. He was drawing pink and purple figures in court early Wednesday.

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Johnny Depp arrives during the 50 million US dollar Depp vs Heard defamation trial at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, on April 28, 2022. MICHAEL REYNOLDS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images
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Johnny Depp appears in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, April 28, 2022. Michael Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP

A pile of assorted gummy bears was also spotted in front of Depp's seat in the courtroom. Wednesday, there was a pile of what appeared to contain gummy bears and hot tamales.

Johnny's court candy
A pile of Gummy Bears candy in front of actor Johnny Depp's seat in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, April 28, 2022. Michael Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP

Over 2 Million Petition to Remove Heard from 'Aquaman'

A petition to pull Amber Heard from the "Aquaman" sequel has over two million signature.

As of Thursday, the Change.org petition has over 2.16 million signatures.

The creator of the petition, Jeanne Larson, wrote that Heard, who starred in the "Aquaman" movie in 2018, should be removed from the film's upcoming sequel, "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom," because the actress "has been exposed as a domestic abuser by Johnny Depp."

The petition says Heard lied about accounts that she was abused by Depp and that the actress has "systematically crusaded to ruin Depp in Hollywood" since their divorce.

Lunch Break

The court has just broke for lunch.

This will be an extended lunch, as the Judge has an obligation this afternoon.

The trial will resume at 2:30 p.m. and will now end around 5:30 p.m. this evening.

Heard's Lawyers Edited Out References to Depp in Op-Ed

Terence Dougherty, Chief Operating Officer for the ACLU, discussed the processing of drafting Amber Heard's op-ed that was eventually posted in the Washington Post.

The ACLU suggested that Heard write an op-ed on survivors of gender-based violence and how they have been made less safe under the Trump administration.

Heard had expressed to the ACLU that she was a survivor of gender-based violence and the organization wanted her to weave that personal experience into op-ed to tell an "authentic" story.

The inclusion of personal details was all up to Heard's discretion, Dougherty said.

During the course of the drafting process, Heard's lawyers had to make sure Heard did not violate a non-disclosure agreement between her and Depp regarding the details of their marriage.

While representatives from the ACLU wanted Heard to include personal details about her experience with domestic abuse, Heard's lawyers suggested edits to remove matters relating to Heard's marriage and divorce to Depp.

"My understanding that the language that ended up in the op-ed was very different from the original op-ed," Dougherty said. "It did not refer directly to Ms. Heard's relationship with Johnny Depp."

The ACLU believed exercising these references made the op-ed less impactful, Dougherty said.

One detail Heard wanted to include was that she successfully obtained a restraining order.

Once the ACLU felt they had a "strong" version of the op-ed, it was their responsibility to pitch it to media outlets.

According to email correspondence, Heard told the ACLU that she wanted the op-ed to be published after the release of her new film "Aquaman."

In an email to a contact at the Washington Post, ACLU Communications Director Stacy Sullivan asked if the outlet would be interested in the op-ed by Heard "who as you may know was beaten up by her ex-husband Johnny Depp during their brief marriage."

Dougherty said that once the Washington Post agreed to publish Heard's op-ed, it was up to the media outlet to come up with the headline.

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US actress Amber Heard during the 50 million US dollar Depp vs Heard defamation trial at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, on April 28, 2022. MICHAEL REYNOLDS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Heard Paid Less Than Half of Pledge to ACLU

Amber Heard has donated $1.3 million of her $3.5 million pledge to the ACLU, the organization's chief operating officer Terence Dougherty said during testimony Thursday.

Dougherty said the ACLU has received donations of $350,000, $500,000 and $350,000 that were all "associated" with Heard. Dougherty said the organization now considers the $100,000 check from Depp as part of Heard's gifts.

Heard's last donation to the ACLU was made in December 2018 in the amount of $350,000 from the donor-advised fund of Fidelity. ACLU began reaching out to Heard regarding the next installments of her giving in 2019, when they learned she was having "financial difficulties," Dougherty said.

Heard's ACLU pledge form
Evidence appears on a monitor during the 50 million US dollar Depp vs Heard defamation trial at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, on April 28, 2022. MICHAEL REYNOLDS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Elon Musk's Role:

In August of 2016, Elon Musk sent an email to an ACLU representative, with whom he had a previous relationship, regarding Heard's plan to donate $3.5 million over 10 years. When asked why Musk was 'representing' Heard in the matter, Dougherty answered he didn't know, but assumes because of Musk's previous relationship with the representative. Musk is a major donor to the ACLU.

The $500,000 donation in 2017 attributed to Heard came from a Vanguard fund. Dougherty believes Vanguard is associated with Musk.

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Amber Heard arrives at the start of the day during the 50 million US dollar Depp vs Heard defamation trial at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, on April 28, 2022. MICHAEL REYNOLDS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Four ACLU Lawyers Reviewed Heard's Op-Ed

Amber Heard was named an ACLU ambassador on women's rights when her op-ed on alleged domestic violence was published, Dougherty said in his deposition.

Dougherty said ambassadors are artists and influencers who align with one or two of ACLU's policy areas, have prior expertise on said policy area and have a significant public following by which they can communicate to a wide variety of people.

Heard met with ACLU members to talk about her expertise on women's rights.

"Miss Heard spoke with such clarity and expertise on issues of gender-based violence, that [ACLU representatives] decided she would be an appropriate person to ask to become an ACLU ambassador," Dougherty said.

The announcement of Heard's ambassadorship came when she published her op-ed in the Washington Post about speaking out against sexual violence in Dec. 2018.

"I'm honored to announce my role as an ACLU ambassador on women's rights," Heard wrote in a tweet sharing the op-ed. "The ACLU is the organization that first inspired me to become an activist, so I couldn't be more excited about our work to make sure women and girls can live free from violence and discrimination."

Dougherty said members of the ACLU communications team was involved in the drafting and publication of this op-ed under the direction Jessica Weitz, the Director of Artist Engagement.

About four lawyers reviewed the op-ed before it was submitted to the Washington Post, Dougherty said. These were people in the legal department with expertise in women's rights issues.

Heard is still part of the ACLU Artist Ambassador Project, according to the ACLU website.

Heard Pledged $3.5 Million to ACLU, Lawyer Says

Dougherty outlined the donations Amber Heard has made to the ACLU.

Overall, he said Heard pledged to donation $3.5 million over the course of 10 years.

Dougherty said it was his understanding that Heard's intention was to donate half of her $7 million divorce settlement to the ACLU.

This plan was based on an email exchange between the ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero and Elon Musk in 2016, Dougherty noted, but the schedule was never confirmed.

Heard donated $350,000 directly to the ACLU. This payment arrived on Sept. 9, 2016, according to documents presented in the deposition.

There were three other donations made on Heard's behalf to the ACLU.

The first was a $100,000 check from Johnny Depp. Dougherty later said this donation was credited to Heard's $3.5 million pledge.

The second was a $500,000 payment threw a Vanguard donor fund. Dougherty said this fund was set up by Elon Musk. The third payment of $350,000 came from a Fidelity fund.

As of the time this deposition was recorded on Dec. 2, 2021, Heard donated $1.3 million to the ACLU, Dougherty said.

According to a pledge form document from the ACLU, Heard was set to donated this sum over the course of a decade.

Heard did not sign the ACLU pledge schedule and there is no documentation where she agreed to that 10-year schedule, Dougherty said.

ACLU Head Testifies Remotely

The first witness called Thursday is Terence Dougherty, Chief Operating Officer of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Depp's attorneys are questioning Dougherty first. Dougherty been answering questions regarding Heard's past payments to the ACLU. He is providing testimony remotely.

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WATCH: Day 11 of the Johnny Depp, Amber Heard Trial

Johnny Depp's defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard continues in court Thursday.

Day 11 is set to bring more pre-recorded depositions and remote witness testimony.

The trial resumed at 10 a.m. ET. The proceedings will stream live on Law&Crime Network.

An Exasperated Judge and Courtroom Gaffes

A clip of the judge overseeing the trial pulling an exasperated expression went viral on social media on Wednesday.

One viewer watching the live stream, shared footage of Judge Penney Azcarate removing her glasses and appearing to sigh as she looked down and shook her head.

A clip of the moment was shared on TikTok account @mayrarodriguez810, where a person could be heard laughing while commenting: "The judge's face—she's over it as well... Oh God, they're so happy it's lunchtime."

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Judge Penney Azcarate talks to attorneys as lunch break starts, in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, April 25, 2022. - Actor Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a "public figure representing domestic abuse." STEVE HELBER//AFP via Getty Images

This viral moment comes just days after one of Heard's lawyers went viral for objecting to his own line of questioning.

On Monday (April 25), Depp's house manager Ben King took to the stand to recall the incident when the actor's finger was severed during an argument with Heard in Australia.

However, one moment from King's questioning has gone viral as Heard's lawyer, co-counsel Adam Nadelhaft, interrupted his own line of questioning citing a "hearsay objection."

"But you asked the question," Azcarate replied.

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Attorney for Amber Heard, Ben Rottenborn, attends the defamation trial against her at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, April 21, 2022. - Actor Johnny Depp is suing ex-wife 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. Jim LO SCALZO/AFP via Getty Images

"Regarding the lawyer objecting to his own question—yikes. The attorney should not have highlighted his mistake by objecting to his own question," Brian Wagner, Partner, McLoughlin, O'Hara, Wagner & Kendall LLP told Newsweek.

Day 11 Live Blog Begins as Week 3 Draws to a Close

The Johnny Depp Amber Heard trial is coming to the end of its third week in Fairfax, Virginia.

Day 11 of the ugly legal battle is set to get underway this Thursday, April 28, 2022.

Follow Newsweek's live blog to see the latest developments from the courtroom.

On Wednesday, a flurry of new witnesses took to the stand including Lady Gaga's ex-fiance, Christian Carino, a talent agent, who testified that Heard didn't love billionaire Elon Musk and doorman Alejandro Romero gave bizarre testimony that made Depp burst out laughing in the courtroom.

This is week three of six in the proceedings which have seen details of the couple's tumultuous marriage aired in front of the world.

Court is in session from Monday to Thursday each week.

The trial has caused a social media frenzy in recent weeks, with several exchanges and moments going viral.

On April 19, Depp took to the stand and testified over the course of four days, alleging abuse by Heard including his severed fingertip, which has proven to be a key anecdote in the proceedings.

Prosecutors laid out evidence of Heard's alleged abuse, while the defense has focused on Depp's past drug and alcohol use, text messages and recordings.

On the fourth day of his testimony, Depp told the courtroom he is "a victim of domestic violence."

Heard is yet to take to the stand.

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US actress Amber Heard (R) speaks to her legal team as US actor Johhny Depp (L) returns to the stand after a lunch recess during the 50 million US dollar Depp vs Heard defamation trial at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, April 21, 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. Jim LO SCALZO/Getty Images

Highlights From the Courtroom

Five witnesses provided testimony Wednesday, as the trial nears the end of its third week in Virginia.

"Most Bizarre" Deposition:

Court proceeded Wednesday afternoon with witness testimony that Judge Penney Azcarate called "a first" and Heard's attorney Elaine Bredehoft called "the most bizarre deposition."

Alejandro "Alex" Romero testified remotely from inside a vehicle. He was seen vaping during his deposition, driving off for lunch and Johnny Depp was repeatedly seen laughing at his nonchalant answers. Romero is the front desk attendant at the Eastern Columbia Building in downtown Los Angeles where Depp's penthouse is located. Romero admitted to not reviewing documentation he was sent from the 2016 incident in question, as he said, "I just don't want to deal with this anymore."

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Johnny Depp watches a pre-recorded deposition testimony of Alejandro Romero, who appears on a screen blowing vape smoke out of his nose, during Depp's defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on April 27, 2022. JONATHAN ERNST/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

He also recalled an incident where Heard and her friend Raquel Pennington approached him about a possible "break-in" at her unit and saying there were scratches on the door. Romero recalled the incident, saying the scratch marks were four inches above the floor, and were clearly from the dog who got loose. Depp laughed as he watched the screen from his seat.

Depp Sketches in Court:

Johnny Depp walked into the courtroom Wednesday with a sketch pad. He was sketching from his seat while witness testimony began. There was also a pile of candy on the surface where he and his legal counsel sat. It appeared to contain gummy bears and hot tamales.

Heard Wasn't 'In Love' With Musk, Her Former Agent Says:

Talent agent Christian Carino briefly spoke about Amber Heard's relationship with Elon Musk during his remote testimony Wednesday. Text messages between Carino and Heard from 2017 were referenced, when Heard shared she was sad while going through a breakup and hated when things "went public." Carino believes she was referring to Musk.

Carino told Heard she wasn't "in love" with Musk as she's told him "a thousand times" that she was just filling space. During questioning, Carino was asked to clarify that message, he answered he was asking Heard why she would be sad if she wasn't in love with Musk to begin with. Heard responded saying, "I know" but wanted to grieve and recover in her own time.

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Johnny Depp is seen as a pre-recorded deposition testimony of Christian Carino is played on screens during Depp's defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, April 27, 2022. JONATHAN ERNST/POOL/AFP via Getty Images
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Actor Amber Heard listens in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP

Court Has Adjourned

Day 10 has officially wrapped up inside the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse.

Witness testimonies Wednesday included:

  • LAPD officer Tyler Hadden, followed by LAPD officer William Gatlin
  • Alejandro "Alex" Romero, the front desk attendant at the Eastern Columbia Building where Depp's penthouse is located in downtown Los Angeles
  • Talent agent Christian Carino, who has represented both Heard and Depp
  • Divorce attorney Laura Wasser

Court is scheduled to reconvene Thursday at 10 a.m. EST for the final day this week. The morning will begin with a deposition, estimated to take 2.5 hours. Remote witnesses will follow.

Divorce Attorney Laura Wasser Gives Deposition

Divorce attorney Laura Wasser is the next witness to testify. Her previously-record video deposition is being played in court.

Wasser represented Depp in his divorce from Heard, beginning in December 2015.

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Actor Johnny Depp watches a pre-recorded deposition testimony of Laura Wasser during Depp's defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, April 27, 2022. AFP via Getty Images/JONATHAN ERNST/POOL

During her deposition, Wasser discussed a letter sent by Heard's divorce lawyer Samantha Spector.

Wasser said Spector and Heard did not give her or her client notice before they obtained a restraining order against Depp.

She also said that in case with high-profile clients, she likes to "take it out of the system." Wasser said Spector was not willing to do that.

Wasser also said her office subpoenaed the Heard and Depp's building for the video surveillance footage.

Heard Wasn't 'In Love' With Elon Musk, Carino Says

Amber Heard had a relationship with Elon Musk, her former agent Christian Carino said Wednesday. Text messages between Carino and Heard from August 2017 were discussed. Heard told Carino that she was dealing with a breakup and hated when "things go public." Carino believes she was referring to breaking up with Musk.

Carino told Heard she wasn't "in love" with Musk as she's told him "a thousand times" that she was just filling space. When asked about that text Wednesday, Carino explained he was asking why she'd be sad if she wasn't in love with Musk to begin with. Heard responded saying, "I know" but wanted to grieve and recover in her own time. Carino wasn't sure if she was referring to Musk or Depp. Heard and Depp were not in a relationship at that time, Carino believed.

Heard said men get "mad" when she "leaves" them. Carino suggested to stop dating famous people if she wants to avoid press attention.

Depp, Heard Meet in San Francisco:

Carino recalls Heard wanting to reconcile with Depp in 2016 and wanting to meet in person. Carino spoke with Depp about the possible meeting, saying Depp was "reluctant" initially, but agreed. The issue of the temporary restraining order (TRO) was raised at the time. Carino recalls Heard saying she would "never" accuse Depp of violating a TRO.

Carino helped setup a meeting between Depp and Heard in San Francisco at a friend's home. Depp and Heard spoke outside for several hours, sitting closely together, he recalled Wednesday.

The owner of the home was returning, so the three along with Depp's security moved to a hotel in San Francisco where Depp and Heard could "continue to talk." Depp and Heard began to argue in the hotel room, Carino does not recall the details of the argument.

Carino said he wasn't sure if Musk and Heard were dating at the time of the San Francisco meetup, but the two had "definitely" spent time together. He also testified that he never saw Depp abuse Heard and neither discussed abuse allegations with him.

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Amber Heard listens in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP

Heard's Accusations Costs Depp Roles, Agent Says

Carino said Depp lost roles and professional opportunities due to Heard's accusations against him.

When asked by Heard's lawyer if Depp lost any roles or opportunities

Carino said that Depp lost opportunities after Heard's op-ed in the Washington Post.

One of these roles was the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise.

In his opinion, Carino said Depp lost his role in the sixth "Pirates" movie due to the accusations of domestic abuse Heard made. This opinion is based on conversations Carino had with colleagues at CAA and with studio executives.

Jerry Bruckheimer, the producer of the "Pirates" films, was one of the executives.

While he does not recall the specifics of their conversation, Carino said the nature of the talk was that the studio was "having difficulty" employing Depp.

He said the reason for this difficulty was not explicitly discussed but was "understood" within the industry.

"Everyone was aware of what was garnering tension of studios in determining whether he [Depp] could be employed," Carino said.

When Heard's lawyer pressed him on how he knew this, Carino said he "just knew."

The "everyone" to which he was referring included people at studios involved in making those casting decisions.

Carino said decisions about the employment of actors is "at the directive of the studio."

"They have the sole right to make that judgment to continue employing somebody or not," he said.

When asked about Depp's action on the set of the fifth "Pirates" movie, Carino said there were no known problems of substance abuse from Depp. There was an issue with tardiness, but Carino said Depp has been tardy his whole life.

Carino said that he was not aware of anyone on set who was irritated or unwilling to work around Depp's tardiness.

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Actor Johnny Depp watches a pre-recorded deposition testimony of Christian Carino during Depp's defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, April 27, 2022. JONATHAN ERNST/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Agent Says Accusation Hurt Depp's Reputation

Carino said Amber Heard's accusations impacted Johnny Depp's reputation.

During his deposition, Carino said he did not think the lawsuit Depp brought against Heard or the Sun had a negative impact of Depp's career or reputation

"There is no way for an individual to know if the filing of a document had an impact on somebody's career, positive or negative, without specific research conducted," he said.

He later added that the impact on one's reputation is not about the filing of a lawsuit, but about the coverage surrounding the filing.

Carino said his opinion of Depp's professional reputation is that Depp is "one of the finest actors of his generation." He said this reputation has remained since 2016.

"The view on his acting ability has not changed," he said.

When pressed about a distinction between personal and professional reputation, Carino said that distinction lies in the difference between what someone does on screen and off screen.

In his opinion, Depp was known off-screen as being a "shroud of mystery" about who he was because "he was not visible to the public."

That perception did change over time, Carino said, with the exposure that came with the lawsuits.

Carino said he no longer thinks Depp is a "shroud of mystery" because of the litigation.

That changed after Heard made public accusations that Depp committed acts of domestic violence against her.

"My opinion is that Amber's accusations would have had the most dramatic impact on his off-screen reputation," Carino said. "I'm not talking about any one, specific accusation."

Heard's lawyer said those accusations were part of the divorce filing and that Heard obtained a domestic violence restraining order.

Carino said divorce would not have an impact on Depp's reputation. If the restraining order was based on claims of abuse, Carino said he believed that would have an impact.

Fans Don't Want to See Actors in Lawsuits

Heard's attorney Elaine Bredehoft questioned talent agent Christian Carino on how an ongoing lawsuit could potentially have a negative impact on Depp's career. He answered it's a distraction to one's career at a minimum and can have a negative impact on actor's overall career.

"People don't want to hear that the people that they look up to are in litigation," Carino answered during his remote testimony Wednesday.

When asked if that would impact career decisions made by directors, producers, brands and the like, Carino answered yes.

"The more oxygen it takes up in the overall news or coverage of an individual and the less focused it is on that person's career, the less interested studios, brands, the general public becomes in that person," Carino said, adding it results in less opportunities.

Bredehoft referenced several specific magazine and news articles about Depp from 2018 and asked if they impacted Depp's career or reputation negatively.

"Elaine, I don't think it's possible to ask anybody that question without having done research among the people who read a specific article," he answered, saying he could provide his opinion on the matter.

Carino previously represented both Depp and Heard.

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Johnny Depp is seen as a pre-recorded deposition testimony of Christian Carino is played on screens during Depp's defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, April 27, 2022. JONATHAN ERNST/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Depp, Heard's Former Agent Testifies

The next witness in the trial is Christian Carino, a talent agent for Creative Artists Agency (CAA). He previously represented both Heard and Depp.

His previously recorded video deposition is now being played in court.

In the recording, he is first questioned by Heard's attorney Elaine Bredehoft.

Depp Laughs at Deposition About Dog

During his deposition, Alejandro Romero talked about an instance where the women in the penthouse thought someone was trying to break into their unit.

Heard and friend Raquel Pennington dog, who has been often referred to as Rocky in this trial, came down to the front desk for keys. One of them said there was scratches at the door.

Romero said this was not someone trying to break in, but the dog trying to get into the unit. He said the scratches were coming from about four inches above the ground.

This led to laughter from Depp in the courtroom.

Romero remembered talking to Pennington about her dog who got lose outside her apartment. Heard was present when Romero and Pennington were talking, but Romero did not see any bruises or markings on Heard's face.

Romero Never Saw Depp Abusive or Violent

Heard did not have bruises, marks or swelling on her face when Romero saw her after the alleged incident on May 21, 2016, he testified in court Wednesday.

The following week, Heard and her friend Rocky Pennington went to the front desk. Romero said Heard was likely three or four feet away from him and he did not see any marks on Heard's face.

"If I would have seen something like that, I would have said something," Romero said Wednesday. As Heard's attorney Elaine Bredehoft continued to press Romero about specific makeup Heard may have been wearing, like concealer or blush, he said he wasn't looking to find something wrong with makeup, eyebrows or if eyelashes are "uneven." However, he would have noticed something obvious like swelling.

Romero said he has never seen Depp angry nor be abusive or violent.

When Bredehoft asked if he could say if an incident of domestic violence had occurred that night, he answered he was not there at the time and therefore couldn't have seen or heard anything.

"I was probably hundreds of miles away and got no idea what happened," he said.

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Johnny Depp watches a pre-recorded deposition testimony of Alejandro Romero, who appears on a screen blowing vape smoke out of his nose, during Depp's defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on April 27, 2022. JONATHAN ERNST/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Video of Depp in Elevator Shown in Court

Video was shown in court Wednesday of Depp appearing agitated inside an elevator in the Eastern Columbia Building the night of the alleged domestic violence incident in May of 2016.

The building's front desk attendant Alejandro "Alex" Romero confirmed it was the same video he reviewed from Saturday, May 21, 2016. Romero was not working that night. The video is also timestamped. When he returned to work on Monday, a resident asked Romero about an incident that occurred over the weekend which prompted him to search cameras. Romero recalls seeing Depp "walking back and forth" in the elevator, and appearing "agitated."

"Most of the time he's really calm, really happy person," Romero said. "This is the first time I saw him like that."

Depp is seen in the video with two other men, Romero identified one as Depp's bodyguard. Depp is seen taking off his jacket and pacing in the elevator. Romero said a woman was working out in the gym that Saturday night and heard "a lot of noise" in the hallway. He said the penthouse level is typically quiet, so that was unusual. Romero said police were called because of the noise.

Lunch Break

Court is taking a one-hour lunch break and is scheduled to reconvene at 2 p.m. EST.

Depp Laughs During Romero's Deposition

Alejandro "Alex" Romero is testifying remotely Wednesday afternoon. Romero is the front desk attendant at the Eastern Columbia Building in downtown Los Angeles where Johnny Depp's penthouse is located. He is providing his witness testimony from inside a vehicle.

Romero was sent a paperwork outlining a timeline of events pertaining to the weekend of May 21, 2016, and he said he did not want to review it.

"I'm going to be honest; I didn't want to review them because it's been so long," Romero says. "I just don't want to deal with this anymore."

Depp was watching Romero's testimony on a screen from his seat and was seen repeatedly chuckling at his responses.

Heard's attorney Elaine Bredehoft repeatedly asked Romero about Heard's appearance, if she was wearing concealer, blush, etc. His casual responses and blunt answers of not knowing or remembering prompted laughter from the courtroom. Heard, who was also watching Romero's testimony from her seat, was not seen laughing.

As court broke for lunch, Romero was seen driving away.

"That was a first," Judge Penney Azcarate said, appearing amused and baffled at Romero's deposition.

"I will say, Your Honor, that was the most bizarre deposition," Bredehoft responded.

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Officer Cannot Say Heard Was Victim of Domestic Violence

Office Gatlin said he did not observe any injuries on Heard and said she refused to give a statement. When asked if he examined Heard in the light, Gatlin said he did not. He also said he did not ask her if she was injured.

"Based on our investigation, it appeared as if she was not [a domestic violence victim]," he said. "Based on her refusing to give any statement on what had occurred. At the time we did not observe any visible or verifiable injuries to her."

He said everyone in the penthouse said the other officers who responded to the call conducted an investigation and there was no change in the circumstances.

When asked by Heard's lawyer Elaine Bredehoft, Officer Gatlin could not say whether Heard was a victim of domestic violence at the hands of Depp.

"I'm not in the position to testify if he did or did not because I was not there when the incident potentially occurred," he said. He added that he did not know if Depp committed domestic violence.

He added that he did not conduct his own personal investigation into the situation, outside of the other people present telling him everything was "fine."

Officer Says There Was No Evidence of 'Abuse Hoax'

Amber Heard's lawyer Elaine Bredehoft asked Officer Gatlin about a report from a Daily Mail article.

The article suggests Heard was perpetuating a hoax that night.

When asked if there was any evidence that Heard and her friends were trying to create an 'abuse hoax,' Gatlin said he does not recall.

He said there was no evidence that Heard and her friends spilled wine over the penthouse or were "roughing up the place."

There was also no evidence that Heard and her friends had come up with a story to corroborate when police arrived.

Officer Gatlin added that none of the people present claimed Depp committed domestic violence or attempted to show any property damage.

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Actor Amber Heard speaks to a member of her legal team during her ex-husband Johnny Depp's defamation trial against her, at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on April 27, 2022. - US actor Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a "public figure representing domestic abuse." JONATHAN ERNST / POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Body Camera Footage Shows Officer Response

During Officer Gatlin's deposition, Heard's counsel showed officer body camera footage of his response to the incident call.

The body camera footage shows Officer Gatlin and his partner coming up the elevator of the Eastern Columbia Building to the door of the penthouse where Heard and her friends were.

Officer Gatlin said the man who answered the door "made it clear that this was sort of left over from that same incident and a new incident had not occurred" and were adamant her husband was no longer on the scene.

He moved inside the apartment to ensure that the man who answered the door was not the husband pretending to be someone else. He said he had to check with the other people in the penthouse that this was not the man involved in the alleged incident.

Officer Gatlin is the Next Witness

LAPD Officer William Gatlin is the next witness. His previously recorded deposition is being played in court.

He also responded to the incident at Heard's penthouse on May 21, 2016, after Officers Saenz and Hadden left the building.

Officer Gatlin said he was aware the other officers were at the scene and marked the incident as handled. He said he wanted to check if the victim made another call for a separate incident or if the husband returned.

Just because Officer Saenz responded to the call, Officer Gatlin said it doesn't mean he treats the incident as "handled."

He determined, after speaking to the people on the scene, that the call incident was left over from earlier. Officer Gatlin determined the husband was not at the penthouse and said he did not feel he had to conduct any further investigation.

Officer Gatlin did not file a report and concluded it was a verbal argument, did a visual sweep of the apartment and did not observe anything out of the ordinary.

He added that the people in the penthouse were reluctant to speak with him or let him into the apartment.

Officer Didn't Observe Heard Being 'Fearful'

Depp's counsel proceeded to question LAPD Officer Tyler Hadden regarding the alleged domestic violence incident in downtown LA involving Heard and Depp in May of 2016.

He and LAPD officer Melissa Saenz responded to the scene on May 21. Like Saenz's testimony the day prior, Hadden said Heard was unresponsive and crying that night. He did not observe any bruising.

"I didn't observe her being fearful," he said during testimony Wednesday.

Heard's attorney Elaine Bredehoft questioned Hadden for a second time. Hadden said Heard was "uncooperative" with Saenz and she did not want to file a report or press charges. Bredehoft continued to press Hadden, he said all of the answers would have been documented had there been a report.

She asked Hadden if he understood that officers could face misconduct charges for neglecting duty or violating policies or procedures, he said yes. As Saenz explained the day prior, there was no cause to file a report as she determined no crime had occurred, and Heard did not ask for a report to be filed, which is consistent with LAPD protocol.

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Johnny Depp watches a deposition testimony of Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer Tyler Hadden during Depp's defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on April 27, 2022. JONATHAN ERNST/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Officer Did Not Report Injuries, Property Damage

Office Hadden said he did not take a report of the incident because Heard did not request one, nor did the investigation lead him or his partner to believe they needed to take a report.

He said report of a "verbal argument" does not automatically trigger a domestic violence report. Hadden said he did not talk to Heard about a verbal altercation but said that is what was described on the initial 9-1-1 call. He added that on the call, Heard was initially described as a "victim."

After talking to Heard and his partner at the scene, Hadden said Heard refused medical treatment and had no signs on physical injuries. He added there was no sign of a struggle or evidence of property damage in the penthouse.

Officer Hadden added that property damage does not necessarily constitute a report because the homeowner could have done the damage herself. The officers only have an obligation to write a report if the injury or property damage show evidence of a crime, he said.

He later said it is "not against the law to argue."

"I argue with my wife," Office Hadden said.

When asked by Heard's counsel if it appeared Heard had an injury, Hadden said that her pink eyes and cheeks were consistent with crying, not an injury. He said he never got close enough to Heard to examine her face, but said Heard did not tell the officers she was injured.

After being shown photos of Heard, Officer Hadden maintained that he did not see an injury and would not have reported the incident.

"Just because I see an individual with pink cheeks and pink eyes doesn't mean anything happened," he said. "They could be sad because their dog died."

The witnesses in the penthouse were also uncooperative. Officer Hadden said the man on the scene was "not forthcoming with information," gave vague answers and did not disclose the name of Heard's husband.

Officer Hadden said he did not take notes or photos during his investigation and considered the incident closed once he and his partner gave Heard their business card and left the scene.

He added that he would have documented evidence and taken photos if there was a report or if Heard wanted to press charges.

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Actor Amber Heard attends her ex-husband Johnny Depp's defamation trial against her, at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on April 27, 2022. - US actor Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a "public figure representing domestic abuse." JONATHAN ERNST/ POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Depp Doodles in Courtroom

Johnny Depp walked into the Fairfax County Circuit courtroom with a sketch pad Wednesday morning as the trial entered Day 10. Depp is seen sketching with a purple pen or marker as LAPD Officer Tyler Hadden began his remote witness testimony. There is also a pile of candy and what appears to be mints next to Depp.

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Johnny Depp attends his defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on April 27, 2022. JONATHAN ERNST/POOL/AFP via Getty Images
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Johnny Depp draws in a sketch pad during his defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on April 27, 2022. JONATHAN ERNST/POOL/AFP via Getty Images
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Johnny Depp points at a pile of candy during his defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on April 27, 2022. JONATHAN ERNST/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Office Tyler Hadden is the First Witness of the Day

The first witness of the day is Officer Tyler Hadden. He is one of the Los Angeles Police Department officers who responded to an alleged domestic violence incident involving Heard and Depp in May 2016.

Hadden's previously recorded deposition is being played in court Wednesday. He is first questioned by Heard's counsel and then the court will hear the questioning from Depp's counsel.

Officer Melissa Saenz's deposition was played in court Tuesday. She detailed her response to the incident with Hadden that night.

Moments From the Trial Go Viral on Social Media

With millions—and reputations—at stake during the televised trial, there have been many moments during proceedings that have become talking points across social media.

As one example, Depp's house manager Ben King took to the stand on Tuesday to recall the incident when the actor's finger was severed during an argument with Heard in Australia.

However, one moment from King's questioning has gone viral as Heard's lawyer, Ben Rottenborn, interrupted his own line of questioning citing a "hearsay objection."

"But you asked the question," judge Penney Azcarate replied.

Rottenborn blocking his own question sparked and giggles around the courtroom, including Depp and his lawyer, who could be seen laughing.

Also capturing the attention of fans was a moment where Depp was seen showing his attorney a sketch he busied himself creating. A clip of the moment was shared on TikTok, where it clocked up more than 3 million views within hours.

Celebrity Witnesses Expected to Testify

While Depp and Heard's celebrity status has drawn global attention to the trial, a host of other famous are also expected to testify during proceedings.

Among the stars on the list Depp and Heard's attorneys will be calling upon are Elon Musk, James Franco, Paul Bettany, and Ellen Barkin.

Will such star power affect the outcome of the trial? California First Amendment attorney Jeff Lewis previously told Newsweek that it could very well weigh on jurors' decisions.

"Each side will likely try to outshine the other with celebrity witnesses to sway the jury," Lewis said. "Each juror brings into the jury room their own views about celebrities for better or worse and the high profile witnesses that testify will have a big impact.

"Expect that jurors will be interviewed after the trial about what impacted their verdict the most and I expect that the testimony of celebrities will be in the top 3."

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A host of stars are expected to take the stand to testify on behalf of the battling exes, including (L-R) Elon Musk, James Franco and Paul Bettany. Theo Wargo/Getty Images for TIME;/Taylor Hill/WireImage;/Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Depp's Private Island Manager Recalls Actor's Nose Injury After Dispute With Heard

Tuesday's proceedings also saw testimony from Tara Roberts, who had served as the manager of Depp's island in the Bahamas for about 15 years.

She said Depp came to the island about two or three times a year and said she was there during Depp's detox and Depp and Heard's wedding in 2015.

Roberts said she was given a specific schedule and detailed plan for the rehearsal dinner and wedding ceremony that included "dinner, dancing, drugs, music."

The former manager also testified about a trip to the island in December 2015, during which she alleged that Depp and Heard had an argument.

After wrapping up dinner, Roberts said Depp came up to her office and was "agitated" and pacing. Heard came up moments later saying she was sorry and asking Depp to return to the main house.

Roberts said Depp was "reluctant" to go back with Heard. When Depp got in his vehicle, Heard stood in front of it so he could drive away.

Heard repeated that she was sorry and asked Depp to come back. She then got in the vehicle with Depp and they drove back to the house.

Roberts said her and another staff member, CJ, went to the main house moments later to make sure everything was alright.

When they got to the house, Roberts said they heard yelling. She said Heard told Depp he was a "washed up actor" who would die a "lonely, fat old man." Roberts then said she heard Depp say "you hit me with a can."

Roberts testified that she later noticed a mark on the bridge of Depp's nose. The next morning, Roberts said she didn't notice any injuries on Heard. She said the couple left in the afternoon after their guests left.

Psychologist Testifies Heard Likely Has Histrionic Personality Disorder

During Tuesday's proceedings, a psychologist called to testify by Depp's attorneys said that Heard could have a personality disorder.

Dr. Shannon Curry, a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist in California and Hawaii, was called by Depp's legal team to provide expert testimony on any potential intimate partner violence in Depp and Heard's relationship.

Under oath, Curry said she carried out a psychological evaluation of Heard, using case documents, medical records, mental health treatments, and audio and video records, eventually concluding that she met the criteria for histrionic personality disorder. Curry testified that she met with Heard on December 10 and 17 for a total of 12 hours.

"The results of Ms. Heard's evaluation supported two diagnoses...borderline personality disorder and histrionic personality disorder," Curry testified.

Falling under the umbrella of "dramatic personality disorders," the Cleveland Clinic says that sufferers of histrionic personality disorder have a strong need to command attention, and often use well-developed social skills to manipulate others to that end.

"People with these disorders have intense, unstable emotions and distorted self-images," the clinic's page says. "For people with histrionic personality disorder, their self-esteem depends on the approval of others and does not arise from a true feeling of self-worth. They have an overwhelming desire to be noticed, and often behave dramatically or inappropriately to get attention."

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Clinical and forensic psychologist Dr. Shannon Curry testifies in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, April 26, 2022. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images