The legal battle between the two ex-spouses resumes on April 11. The CEO of Tesla Motors and the hero of 127 hours will also be called to the bar.
Accused of domestic violence by his ex-girlfriend Amber Heard, Johnny Depp filed a defamation complaint in March 2019. Three years later, the trial between the ex-spouses is about to begin. A legal battle in which Elon Musk and James Franco should be called to the stand, the site has revealed Deadline. The billionaire and ex-companion of Amber Heard, as well as the hero of 127 hours, should indeed testify by videoconference in favor of the actress – just like the actress Ellen Barkin (Las Vegas Paranoid). For his part, Johnny Depp can count on the support of his friend Paul Bettany (Wanda Vision).
Indeed, Amber Heard would have once confided in James Franco about one of his arguments with Johnny Depp. She would have told him about the bruises that the actor would have inflicted on him. Hence his convocation on April 11. Johnny Depp also claims that his ex-wife had an affair with Elon Musk in 2015, “no later than a month” after their marriage. Remarks to which a spokesperson for the businessman replied: “Elon and Amber only started seeing each other in May 2016, and even then, their interviews were rare. Their relationship only became romantic some time later. Text messages exchanged by Amber Heard and Jason Momoa, her filming partner in Aquamanwere also placed on file.
In video, Elon Musk, James Franco… these big names involved in the lawsuit Johnny Depp / Amber Heard
Two weeks of trial
The legal battle between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is expected to last nearly two weeks. It has its origins in the writing of a column published in 2018 in the washington post. Amber Heard claimed there that she had suffered domestic violence from her former spouse, without ever naming Johnny Depp. The actor had filed a defamation suit against his former wife the following year.
The model and the actor had met in 2011 on the set of Express Rum, before getting married in 2015 and separating the following year, in May 2016. At the time, Amber Heard had requested a restraining order against her ex-husband. Johnny Depp had meanwhile denied being the author of domestic violence, and certified that the latter came from his former companion. Their divorce was finalized in August 2016. Since then, the model has welcomed a baby girl, named Oonagh Paige, in September 2021. The trial between the actress and Johnny Depp, repeatedly postponed, will begin on April 11.