A good friend of Amber Heard has dramatically been thrown out of courtroom throughout Johnny Depp’s defamation trial towards his ex-wife.
An in depth good friend of Amber Heard was dramatically thrown out of the courtroom throughout a defamation trial introduced towards Heard by ex-husband Johnny Depp.
Sources who attended the $69 million defamation trial late final week claimed British music journalist Eve Barlow was reprimanded by the choose after texting and tweeting from the entrance row of the courtroom, a spot normally reserved for authorized counsel.
Depp has accused Heard of not directly defaming him in a 2018 opinion piece that she wrote for the The Washington Post.
The New York Post reviews Barlow, who has been seemingly inseparable from Heard all through the previous 12 months, has allegedly been appearing like a part of the actress’ authorized crew and even tried to intervene within the proceedings.
According to courtroom insiders, Barlow tried to advocate for Heard by asking her authorized crew to point out Judge Penney Azcarate that Depp-friendly witness Gina Deuters was allegedly compromised.
Sources say that Barlow allegedly introduced up a social media publish from Deuters, claiming it was a current publish from the present trial.
As it seems, the publish in query was really shared in 2021 throughout Depp’s prior trial towards The Sun newspaper in London.
Deuters, who’s the spouse of Depp’s longtime worker and collaborator, Stephen Deuters, admitted on Thursday that she had seen clips of the trial on-line previous to giving testimony.
She was dismissed from the courtroom and her testimony was struck from the document.
Depp’s attorneys responded by pushing a movement to have Barlow completely barred from the courtroom, which the choose authorized.
“Amber had her closest journalist friend sit front and centre – with her legal team – at the trial, live-tweeting, texting and posting information,” a supply mentioned. “Eve Barlow seems to think she’s part of Amber’s legal team. Depp’s lawyers finally had enough and had her barred from the courtroom.”
Judge Azcarate additionally objected to Barlow’s texting and tweeting and, in line with courtroom transcripts, mentioned: “She was tweeting live from my courtroom … and I know the deputies took her out because she was texting. That’s against the court order. Ms Barlow is not coming back into the courtroom during this trial.”
Barlow didn’t instantly reply to request for remark, nor did a spokesperson for Heard.
Depp, 58, is suing Heard, 35, for defamation over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post about surviving home violence.
Depp, who was married to Heard from 2015 to 2017, claims his ex fabricated abuse allegations in an try to attain an enormous divorce settlement, which has broken his profession. Disney dropped Depp from his main function as Captain Jack Sparrow within the multibillion-dollar Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise simply 4 days after the op-ed ran.
Meanwhile, Heard is adamant she informed the reality and has countersued Depp for $135 million.
In the final week of testimony, Heard’s lawyer Ben Rottenborn claimed that proof will present his shopper suffered home abuse by Depp that “took many forms,” together with bodily, emotional, verbal and psychological abuse, in addition to “sexual violence at the hands of Depp”.
A spokesperson for Depp strongly denies the allegations as “fictitious”.
This story initially appeared on the New York Post and was reproduced with permission