Johnny Depp’s lawful workforce began wrapping its scenario Friday with closing statements sent by legal professional Camille Vasquez, who distilled weeks of testimony into a blistering attack on the reliability of defendant Amber Listened to.
Vasquez famous that the trial’s conclusion was occurring specifically six many years to the day given that Listened to confirmed up at court docket to file a restraining buy from Depp, a dim bruise shading a single facet of her encounter, “and in performing so, ruined [Depp’s] lifetime by falsely telling the world” that he’s an abuser.
“The scene was a setup,” the now-viral attorney reported. “She tipped off the paparazzi, recognizing they would be waiting. What the paparazzi did not know was the dark mark on Heard’s facial area appeared 6 times just after she very last saw Mr. Depp … the globe only noticed what she needed them to see.”
Vasquez focused on a number of incidents where Heard’s model of occasions was contradicted by witness testimony or evidence, and replayed numerous audio recordings of Listened to admitting to bodily and emotionally abusing Depp, which include apologies for violence. The legal professional observed that Depp, who claims he has never ever strike Heard or any female, frequently apologized in text messages – but only for the phrases he used, hardly ever for violence.
“There is a sufferer of domestic abuse in this courtroom. And it is not Ms. Read. … Mr. Depp experienced persistent actual physical, verbal and emotional abuse. … she mentioned it in her individual words and phrases,” Vasquez claimed “She is a deeply troubled man or woman, violently fearful of abandonment.”
Later on in the working day, Read legal professional Ben Rottenborn created his closing argument, focusing on the “Aquaman” actress’ Initial Modification rights and suggesting that the jury could come to a decision the case on that alone – even if there had been no proof of the heinous abuses she alleged. Examine all about Heard’s closing argument in this article.
Team Depp’s closing strategy appeared to suggest that the “Pirates” star’s inspiration for the defamation circumstance isn’t the $50 million he’s trying to get – but preservation of his status. Through her time on the stand, Read explained horrific scenes of abuse, sexual assault and constant terror and stress and anxiety at the arms of Depp, and is counter-suing for $100 million.
“We talk to you to give Mr. Depp his existence back,” Vasquez mentioned, “and maintain Ms. Read accountable for her lies.”
Vasquez called out Heard’s “lies upon lies on lies,” declaring every word she claimed in court was “the overall performance of a life span.” She observed that Heard’s acting mentor said she had issues crying tears even though acting.
“You noticed it,” Vasquez said. “Ms. Listened to sobbing without having tears. It was a general performance. … She informed you what she thinks you need to listen to to convict this guy as a domestic abuser and a rapist.”
Vasquez also place many visuals on the monitor showing Heard, some with Depp out in general public, with out marks or bruises at situations when she alleged she’d not long ago been abused. She also famous that Heard’s sister Whitney is “the only person” whose testimony supports Heard’s abuse claims, and the only witness to declare she noticed Depp be the aggressor in a physical combat.
Heard’s accusation have been “an act of serious cruelty,” Vasquez concluded, “not just to Mr. Depp, but to real victims of domestic abuse.”
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