Amber Heard’s shut pal, British music journalist Eve Barlow, was dramatically thrown out of the bombshell Johnny Depp trial.
Sources who attended the $50 million defamation trial on Thursday inform us that Barlow – the previous deputy editor of the music bible NME and a New York Magazine contributor – received into scorching water with the decide by texting and tweeting from the entrance row of the courtroom, which is often reserved for authorized counsel.
We’re advised Barlow, who has been seemingly inseparable from Heard prior to now 12 months, has allegedly been performing like a part of the actress’ authorized workforce and even tried to intervene within the trial over Depp-friendly witness Gina Deuters.
According to courtroom insiders, Barlow tried to advocate for Heard by asking her authorized workforce to indicate Judge Penney S. Azcarate that Deuters was allegedly compromised as a witness.
Sources say that Barlow allegedly introduced up a social media submit from Deuters, claiming it was a current submit from the present trial. As it seems, the submit in query was truly shared in 2021 throughout Depp’s prior trial in opposition to 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 report.
Depp’s legal professionals responded by pushing a movement to have Barlow completely barred from the courtroom, which the decide accredited.
“Amber had her closest journalist friend sit front and center – with her legal team – at the trial, live-tweeting, texting and posting information,” a supply advised us. “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 Page Six’s request for remark, and a spokesperson for Heard didn’t get again to us.
Depp, 58, is suing Heard, 35, for defamation in Fairfax, Va., 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 advised the reality and has countersued Depp for $100 million.
In the final week of testimony, Heard’s lawyer Ben Rottenborn claimed that proof will present his consumer 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.”