As we told you, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp‘s legal teams duked it out in court on Friday arguing over whether Amber should have to be present for an upcoming June 17 court date to determine if a permanent restraining order should be placed on the actor.
So far, the actress has been unavailable for a deposition as she is traveling on the east coast and then off to London for a costume fitting. Now we learn Heard’s reps intend to call the 53-year-old actor to the stand next week as an adverse witness.
In case you are unfamiliar, this type of witness is defined as someone whose story directly conflicts with the legal position of the party who called the witness. Sounds like Johnny!
Heard’s lawyer Joseph Koenig told The Daily News:
“We’ve made a demand that he appear. We do intend to proceed and might call Johnny. We have tried to have settlement discussions (to no avail). Nobody is trying to destroy Johnny Depp. Amber Heard is a victim, period.”
Koenig echoed these sentiments in court, saying he believes the proceeding will last more than a day as he alone has at least five witnesses:
“We do not see this completing on the 17th. We might call (Depp) as an adverse witness. We don’t know if he’s going to appear.”
If Depp is called to the stand by Heard’s team, we will certainly be grabbing our popcorn!
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