Two days earlier than she is ready to defend herself towards Johnny Depp’s $50 million defamation swimsuit, Amber Heard took to Instagram to say she has “always maintained a love for Johnny” regardless of publicly feuding for years.
The trial in a Fairfax, Va. courtroom begins Monday, the place a jury will finally determine if Heard defamed Depp in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed implying he was a home abuser —which the actor says harm his repute and price him work.
The headline of Heard’s piece learn: “I spoke up against sexual violence — and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change.”
In her Instagram publish Saturday, Heard addressed the op-ed, writing: “I never named him, rather I wrote about the price women pay for speaking against men in power. I continue to pay that price, but hopefully when this case concludes, I can move on and so can Johnny.”
“I have always maintained a love for Johnny,” the actress wrote, “and it brings me nice ache to need to dwell out the main points of our previous life collectively in entrance of the world.
“At this time, I recognize the ongoing support I’ve been fortunate to receive throughout these years, and in these coming weeks I will be leaning on it more than ever,” she continued.
The trial is bound to be explosive, with a star-studded witness lists together with Heard’s ex-lover Elon Musk, actor James Franco, “WandaVision” star Paul Bettany and Ellen Barkin.
Both exes are additionally anticipated to testify, and their legal professionals will seemingly deal with whether or not Heard’s account of Depp’s alleged abuse had been truthful.
Heard mentioned in her publish that she is “going offline” whereas the trial is underway.
In 2020, the previous couple duked it out in UK courtroom over a 2018 story in The Sun, which known as the “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” star a “wife beater.”
A London choose sided with the newspaper find that it hadn’t libeled Depp — whereas additionally ruling that he often beat his ex-wife.