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Amber Heard Is Prepping To Testify In Restraining Order Case — But Will Johnny Depp Even Show Up To Their Hearing?

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Amber Heard is ready to talk… to the court that is!

As you may know, the blonde beauty and her estranged husband Johnny Depp are scheduled to face off in court on Friday over the restraining order Miz Heard has against the allegedly abusive A-lister. And according to E! News, the Magic Mike XXL actress is planning to testify.

Related: Amber Abandons Temporary Spousal Support Request

Wednesday's report claims the 30-year-old has been prepped by her lawyer on questions from her team and possible cross examination questions from Depp's attorney. Legal expert Troy Slaten weighed in on this preparation as he noted:

"The last thing you want is for your client to be surprised at a question, to get flustered. You want to ask every possible question that could possibly be asked that way your client is not thrown off-guard."

While Mr. Slaten has nothing to do with Heard/Depp divorce drama, he did give insight into some common court practices.

Still, the question on everyone's mind remains the same — will Johnny actually show up to their hearing? Well, it seems the Texas native wants her former flame there as her camp has issued a "notice in lieu of subpoena" which demands the Pirates of the Caribbean actor's presence at the court. On the request, Slaten added:

"You issue a notice in lieu of a subpoena to a party, from one party to another party. If you want to make sure the other party is there, you issue the notice in lieu of subpoena….Although she is requesting it, and demanding his presence, it doesn't really mean he has to appear. He can still chose not to appear."

Huh. Regardless, even if the 53-year-old DOES show up it's been said he's planning to plead the fifth during his deposition. Troy explained:

"If they [Depp's legal counsel] think they have enough damaging evidence for her, enough evidence to impeach her testimony, they would not want to have him there or have him testify."

Well that makes sense. Stay tuned for more details on this highly publicized case.

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