There’s a lot extra left within the jaw-dropping Johnny Depp defamation trial.
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star will take the stand once more subsequent week — and there might be greater than 18 hours of bombshell testimony to return from his facet, a supply instructed The Submit.
The 58-year-old actor is predicted to be questioned as a rebuttal witness on Wednesday or Thursday following this week’s cross examination of his ex-wife, Amber Heard.
Choose Penney Azcarate, who’s presiding over the dramatic Fairfax, Va. case, gave either side a complete of 61 hours and quarter-hour to current their instances.
As of Friday, Heard’s authorized workforce had 8 hours and 14 minutes left, and Depp’s attorneys had 18 hours and half-hour left.
Closing arguments within the explosive trial — which has included allegations of demise threats and images of Depp zonked out after obvious drug binges — are scheduled for subsequent Friday.
The “Aquaman” actress’ authorized workforce has additionally weighed calling Depp again to the stand — which authorized consultants instructed The Submit could also be a danger not value taking due to how “likable” he was when he testified the primary time round.
“There’s a danger that he’s going to have extra time being likable on the stand,” mentioned civil legal professional Katherine Lizardo, “when it’s truly Amber Heard’s time to current her case.”
She mentioned Depp, who smiled steadily on the stand, seemed to be real and had a “very distinctive character,” doubtlessly making him interesting to the jury.
Johnny Depp testifies on April 25.AP
Actress Ellen Barkin’s deposition was performed for the jury on Thursday, Could 19.REUTERS
The actor’s attainable return will observe testimony Thursday from actress Ellen Barkin, who had a fling with Depp in 1994 — and mentioned he was an often-drunk, “jealous man” who as soon as threw a wine bottle in her path.
The courtroom saga has already been chock-full of gorgeous moments, with Heard taking the stand to explain Depp’s alleged historical past of verbally and bodily abusing her.
Throughout the trial, she described the primary time Depp allegedly hit her and accused him of braking her nostril in a jealous rage. She additionally testified that she was traumatized when he “shoved his fingers inside” her whereas tripping on magic mushrooms.
Amber Heard delivers dramatic testimony on Could 5.AP
Depp is suing Heard for $50 million for claiming in a Washington Submit op-ed that she was a sufferer of home violence.
He has beforehand given testimony claiming that he’s the true sufferer within the chaotic relationship, and that he introduced the swimsuit towards her to “clear my identify.”