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Amber Heard fought back tears today as she admitted it had been 'incredibly painful' to relive the break-up of her marriage to Johnny Depp

by Alfie Friedmann (2020-11-01)


Amber Heard fought back tears today as she admitted it had been 'incredibly painful' to relive the break-up of her marriage to Johnny Depp.

The Aquaman actress was heckled and booed by her ex-husband's fans as she delivered an emotional statement on the steps of London's High Court, where Depp's 16-day libel trial against The Sun ended this afternoon.

A judgment is not expected to be delivered by Mr Justice Nicol until late September, before Depp then begins his $50million US defamation case against Heard, which is not expected to get underway until next year.  

The Hollywood actor's legal team brought the curtain down on the trial by branding Heard 'a wholly unreliable witness, and, frankly, a compulsive liar'. 

His lawyer said Depp had lost 'nothing less than everything' as a result of 'appalling allegations' that he was violent to his ex-wife.

But Heard, who spoke of her agony at having her tumultuous relationship picked apart under the spotlight, stood by her evidence.  

She said: 'I travelled to the UK to testify in these proceedings as a witness to assist the Court.

After obtaining a restraining order in 2016 and finalising our divorce, I wanted to move on with my life. I did not file this lawsuit and, despite its significance, I would have preferred not to be in court.

'It has been incredibly painful to relive the break-up of my relationship, have my motives and my truth questioned, and the most traumatic details of my life with Johnny shared in court and broadcast around the world.

'I stand by my testimony in court and I now place my faith in British justice.

'Although I did not bring this lawsuit, I am aware of the precious resources being consumed by his litigation and will be glad to see those resources re-directed back to more important legal matters already delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

'I appreciate the dedication, hard work and support of the defence legal team, as well as my UK and US lawyers.