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Amber Heard, and her team will not call Johnny Depp to the stand

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Amber Heard, and her team will not call Johnny Depp to the stand in the final days of the high-profile trial

According to a source close to Amber Heard, her team will not call Johnny Depp to the stand in the final days of the high-profile trial.


Ms Heard’s team had planned to summon Mr Depp for further questioning on Monday, but abruptly changed course at midday.


Mr. Depp, 58, sued his ex-wife for $50 million (£40 million) for writing a column in which she claimed to be a victim of domestic abuse.


Ms Heard, 36, has filed a counter-suit. The case is expected to be resolved this week.


Mr. Depp’s former girlfriend, British supermodel Kate Moss, is among the witnesses expected to testify in the remaining days of the defamation trial.


Several witnesses testified in court on Monday in Fairfax, Virginia. Ms Heard’s team called several witnesses, including psychologist David Spiegel, to testify in court on Monday in Fairfax, Virginia.


Dr. Spiegel testified that Mr. Depp “has behaviors that are consistent with someone who has both a substance use disorder and is a perpetrator of intimate partner violence.”


According to Dr. Spiegel, 40-60% of intimate partner violence is committed while under the influence of alcohol or substance use disorders.


On cross-examination, Mr Depp’s lawyers attempted to undermine this testimony by pointing out that Dr Spiegel reached his conclusions without any direct contact with Mr Depp.


Also on Monday, a hand surgeon testified that Mr Depp’s finger was unlikely to have been cut during a fight with Ms Heard in Australia in the manner he has described.


Dr. Spiegel testified that Mr. Depp “has behaviors that are consistent with someone who has both a substance use disorder and is a perpetrator of intimate partner violence.”


According to Dr. Spiegel, 40-60% of intimate partner violence is committed while under the influence of alcohol or substance use disorders.


On cross-examination, Mr Depp’s lawyers attempted to undermine this testimony by pointing out that Dr Spiegel reached his conclusions without any direct contact with Mr Depp.


Also on Monday, a hand surgeon testified that Mr Depp’s finger was unlikely to have been cut during a fight with Ms Heard in Australia in the manner he has described.


The two medical doctors’ testimony on Monday was just the latest in a long line of opposing expert testimony.


Mr Depp’s team called a psychologist to testify that Ms Heard has two personality disorders.
Another, referred to by Ms Heard’s team, disagreed with this finding, claiming that Ms Heard suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.


Ms. Heard and Mr. Depp have both testified in the weeks-long battle, providing starkly different accounts of their brief, turbulent marriage.


Mr. Depp, according to Ms. Heard, was prone to alcohol and drug binges, was easily triggered by feelings of jealousy, and was frequently consumed by violent rages.


Mr Depp, for his part, claimed he was a victim of Ms Heard’s volatile mood swings, telling jurors that he routinely endured her verbal, emotional, and physical abuse.

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