Johnny Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez made her closing statement against Amber Heard on Friday, May 27. During her last addresses to the court, the lawyer tried to discredit the Aquaman actress’s claims of maltreatment astir her ex-husband. As Camille made her closing argument, she argued that Amber, 36, had been abusive towards Johnny, 58. “She’s a profoundly troubled person, violently acrophobic of abandonment, hopeless for attraction and approval,” she said.
Early connected successful her closing statements, Camille had alleged that Amber had distorted the allegations of abuse. “In fact, determination is an abuser successful this courtroom, but it is not Mr. Depp, and determination is simply a unfortunate of home maltreatment successful this courtroom, but it is not Ms. Heard,” she said.
Both Amber’s and Johnny’s lawyers retreaded the allegations made during the proceedings and spoke astir the grounds earlier the assemblage decides who yet wins the trial. Amber’s lawyer Ben Rottenborn had argued, “If Amber was abused by Mr. Depp, adjacent 1 time, past she wins.”
During the closing rebuttal, Camille’s statements harkened backmost to a connection that Johnny’s ineligible had released aft Amber had archetypal taken the basal during the trial, wherever they called her relationship connected the witnesser basal “the performance of her life.” She accused her of lying astir the allegations of home abuse. “The grounds overwhelmingly shows that Ms. Heard is an abuser, and that she is simply a liar,” she said. “She lied astir Mr. Depp and took connected the relation of a beingness arsenic a nationalist fig representing home abuse.”
During the last rebuttal earlier the assemblage deliberates, Amber’s lawyer made 1 last statement that statements made by Johnny’s lawyer Adam Waldman have wounded the actress’s career. He ended by asking for Johnny to beryllium held “accountable,” and helium referred to Amber arsenic a unfortunate of abuse. “Stand up for victims of home maltreatment everyplace who endure successful silence. Stand up for the state of speech,” helium said. “Give Amber heard her dependable back. Give Amber Heard her beingness back.”
Johnny is suing Amber for $50 cardinal for defamation implicit a 2018 op-ed that she penned for The Washington Post, which elaborate her alleged experiences arsenic a unfortunate of abuse. Johnny has denied claims that helium ever abused his ex-wife. Amber countersued him for $100 cardinal for defamation, citing statements by his erstwhile lawyer.