Johnny Depp’s lawyer has retracted an expert assessment of Amber Heard’s career and compared it to such actors as Jason Momoa, Zendaya and Gal Gadot.
In the trial where Mr. Depp sues his ex-wife for defamationEntertainment consultant Catherine Arnold said Ms. Heard might have enjoyed the same career success as Gadot, Momoa and Zendaya if not for Depp’s team. An alleged “slander campaign” against her.
“When you look at the time frame in which Waldman’s statements were made [in 2020]and to look at what was going on with Mrs. Heard’s career before the statement and what happened after the statement, it is very clear that this association was made,” Mrs. Arnold testified In court on Monday, May 23.
“It was very reasonable to believe that her career would have been on an upward trajectory for these other actors had it not been for the deceptive claims.”
Adam Waldman accused Heard of orchestrating an “abuse hoax” in an interview with daily Mail in the year 2020.
Ms Arnold added that Heard’s career had “followed a very nice steady ascent and was on the brink of a meteoric rise with Aquaman And Aquaman 2before [defamatory] formulations”.
During mutual questioning, Depp’s lawyers retracted the Arnold comparison.
The Pirates of the Caribbean The star cast claimed that Ms. Arnold’s comparison between Ms. Heard and the aforementioned actors was far from reality, as they are all signed to huge franchises or have higher jobs than Ms. Heard in 2020.
Last week, Mrs. Heard She said that her role in Aquaman 2 It was severely cut In the middle of her fight with Mr. Deeb.
Speaking in court, the actor commented, “I struggled so hard to stay in the movie. They didn’t want to see me in the movie.”
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She added, “I received a script and then was given new versions of the script that removed the scenes that had an impact on it. This depicted my character and another character, without giving any spoilers, two characters fighting with each other. They took a set out of my role. They removed group only.”
Ms. Heard claims that her role in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdomwhich is scheduled for release in 2023, was cut after Depp’s team called the initial abuse allegations a “hoax”.
She took to the podium in Fairfax County, Virginia, and Ms. Heard testified that she made a million dollars for the first time Aquaman The film, as well as a box office bonus, which was released in 2018. She added that her contract stipulated that she would make $2 million for the second film.
When asked by Ms. Heard’s lawyer, Eileen Bridhoft, if she has been able to secure a job since then, Ms. Heard replied, “I’ve done a small independent film.”
Follow all live updates of the program Deep Heard’s trial is here.
With court proceedings still in progress, a number of prominent personalities have They expressed their support for Heardwith Julia Fox, Rachel Riley and Kathy Griffin among those who spoke.
Others, meanwhile, have They publicly threw their support behind Debwith celebrities including Winona Ryder, Javier Bardem and Eva Green among those appearing to have taken Pirates of the Caribbean The star side in the dispute.
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