Johnny Depp loses latest court ruling to Amber Heard ahead of the pair's $100 million libel suit
A judge ruled that Amber Heard can use a public interest defense in Johnny Depp's defamation lawsuit.Depp filed a defamation suit against his former wife in response to an op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post that detailed her experience with domestic violence. The article was titled "I spoke up against sexual violence — and faced our culture's wrath. That has to change." Depp's name isn't mentioned, but the article was widely interpreted as being about him.
Amber Heard underwent a grueling workout and weapons training routine to reprise her role as superhero Mera in the upcoming movie Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
And on Thursday, the 35-year-old actress displayed her sculpted abs and toned arms in a throwback photo that she shared on Instagram.
'I know Kung fu,' Amber wrote in the caption of the image, in which she was seen wearing an olive green sports bra and black leggings while holding a staff over her head.
The Drive Angry star beamed proudly in the snap as she stood barefoot on the blue floor of a gym.
Amber Heard Says She Hopes She and Ex-Husband Johnny Depp Can 'Move On' After Defamation Trial
"I have always maintained a love for Johnny and it brings me great pain to have to live out the details of our past life together in front of the world," Amber Heard wrote on InstagramAmber Heard says she will be taking time off social media as she prepares to face her ex-husband Johnny Depp in court.
In April 2021, the Never Back Down actress began prepping for the upcoming sequel to the 2018 blockbuster Aquaman and documented her workouts on Instagram.
Amber previously said that she exercised for up to five hours a day while getting ready to play the Atlantean queen in the first film.
Backlash: 'I don’t think we’re ever going to react to, honestly, pure fan pressure. You gotta do what’s best for the movie,' Safran told Deadline.com
'I don’t think we’re ever going to react to, honestly, pure fan pressure. You gotta do what’s best for the movie,' Safran said in July 2021.
Johnny Depp's sister testifies the movie star swore to never 'repeat' domestic violence after their mother physically abused them
Johnny Depp's sister testified that Amber Heard mocked his age and belittled him throughout their relationship.Testifying at the Fairfax County courthouse in Virginia, Depp's sister Christi Dembrowski detailed their experience with a mother who was "high strung, nervous," and often "angry" in a way that boiled over into violence.
'We felt that if it’s James Wan, and Jason Momoa, it should be Amber Heard. That’s really what it was,' Safran continued.
He added that the producers were, 'not unaware of what is going on in the Twitter-verse, but that doesn’t mean you have to react to it or take it as gospel or accede to their wishes.'
'You have to do what’s right for the film, and that’s really where we landed on it,' Safran stated.
Fans started calling for Heard's dismissal after her ex-husband Depp filed a libel lawsuit against the UK tabloid The Sun for branding him a 'wife beater.'
Depp ended up losing that lawsuit, with the court ruling in favor of The Sun, which lead to the actor stepping away from his role as Gellert Grindelwald in the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts 3, with Mads Mikkelsen replacing him.
Heard herself addressed the campaigns to get her removed from the film in November 2020, stating they had, 'no basis in reality.'
Johnny Depp superfan flies from Australia to the US to support him
An Australian Johnny Depp superfan has travelled over 30 hours to stand outside a courtroom in Fairfax, Virginia in the US to support the actor at his $100million defamation trial against Amber Heard.The fan in question, named Jacinta, appeared on 7News on Tuesday evening, where she was seen waving a skull and crossbones flag in homage to Depp's movie Pirates of the Caribbean.
'Paid rumors and paid campaigns on social media don’t dictate [casting decisions] because they have no basis in reality. Only the fans actually made Aquaman and Aquaman 2 happen. I’m excited to get started next year,' she said.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set for a December 16, 2022 release date.