Johnny Depp’s $50 million dollar defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard is heating up in court
In opening arguments Depp’s team claimed Amber Heard destroyed his life with “a lie” and that she is “obsessed” with her image.
But Heard’s team argued the Pirates of the Carribean star brought her to court simply to “destroy her”.
Heard’s lawyers say they’ll show how Depp was an “obsessed ex-husband” who engaged in drug and alcohol abuse” – a statement Depp’s lawyers firmly denies.
The first witness called for the trial was Depp’s older sister, Christi Dembrowski, who faced a barrage of questions from Heard’s lawyers about Depp’s alcohol and drug use.
Close friend to Depp, Isaac Baruch told the court that he has previously seen the couple argue but never witnessed any physical violence.
Baruch is the second witness called in the trial over Depp’s allegations that Heard falsely portrayed him as a domestic abuser.
Baruch says he is not angry, and only wants this all to be resolved quickly.
Baruch adds that Depp has financially supported him, providing him with places to live and giving him about A$130,000 over the years.
“His family has been completely wrecked by all of this stuff, and it’s not fair,” Baruch said. “It’s not right, what she did. … It’s insane.”
Heard claimed to be a victim of domestic abuse in an article and the case was brought forward.
In terms of the opinion piece written by Heard – Depp says the article – which does not mention him by name – is defamatory and derailed his career.
But a lawyer on her team says the Hollywood star is telling the truth.
The 58 year old has denied any abuse and has sued his ex-wife for $50 million dollars
Heard has in turn, sued him, with a $100 million counterclaim.
The trial underway in a Virginia court is expected to last up to six weeks.
Netflix’s ‘Cheer’ star jailed over sexual abuse charges
Rising star, Jerry Harris has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for child sexual abuse image charges
Jerry Harris from hit Netflix show, ‘Cheer’, has pleaded guilty to to the crimes of coercing teenage boys to send him obscene photos and videos.
In the Federal Court in Chicago, prosecutors say the 22-year-old’s celebrity status enabled him to “persuade and entice” his young victims to engage in sexual conduct.
The cheer star was arrested in 2020 for production of child pornography and has since been in custody in Chicago for almost two years while awaiting trial and sentencing.
Prosecutors allege at the time of his arrest, Harris solicited sex from minors at cheerleading competitions.
He also allegedly solicited photos and videos from two 14-year-old brothers, after a complaint was filed.
A few months after his 2020 arrest, Harris was indicted on more charges in Florida and Texas alleging misconduct.
Earlier this year, he pleaded guilty to one count of receiving child pornography and travelling with the intention to engage in illegal sexual conduct.
Elon Musk’s secretly welcomed twins last year
Elon Musk secretly welcomed twins just weeks before his second child with Grimes was born last year
The world’s wealthiest man, Elon Musk is believe to have fathered 10 children after a top executive from one of his companies gave birth to twins last year.
The mother of the children is Shivon Zilis, a senior member of Musks’ artificial intelligence company, Neuralink.
Zilis is considered a rising star in the world of AI, after being listed on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in 2015, and LinkedIn’s 35 under 35.
According to her LinkedIn, she is currently the Director of Operations and Special Projects at Musk’s neurotechnology firm, Neuralink.
Court documents show the pair filed a petition to change their twins’ last names to Musk, and contain their mothers last name as part of their middle name.
The petition was filed in Austin, Texas which is also the birthplace of Zilis and Musk’s children where they were reportedly born in November 2021.
The two children will add to the six children Musk has with ex-wife, Justine Musk, and two children with Canadian singer Grimes.
The twins will also join Justine and Musk’s 18-year-old daughter, Vivian Jenna Wilson who has recently strived to cut ties with her father.
Netflix approves ‘Stranger Things’ spin-off series & stage play
If you haven’t seen Stranger things by now, I’m afraid you’re far behind, the fourth season of the TV show briefly crashed the Netflix app as fans rushed to view it
The series has logged over 1.15 billion hours in viewing time on Netflix, behind South Korean drama “Squid Game.”
It’s so popular that Netflix has now approved a ‘Stranger Things’ spin-off series to help build a franchise.
It’s come at a perfect time because the last season ever of stranger things won’t air until 2024.
So fans can get their fix soon enough now a spin-off science fiction series gets underway.
“Stranger Things” is the biggest English-language hit into a broad entertainment franchise.
The new series will be based on an original idea from the twins who created “Stranger Things”
Netflix is remaining tight lipped on the story or characters but its also announced a stage play set in the world of “Stranger Things.”
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