Johnny Depp's defamation suit against Amber Heard enters final week

Johnny Depp's defamation suit against Amber Heard enters final week

May 23, 2022

JOHNNY DEPP VS. AMBER HEARD TRIAL LIVE: Johnny Depp prepares to take the stand as $100M defamation suit against Amber Heard enters final week at Fairfax County courtroom

 Follow DailyMail.com’s liveblog for the latest developments on Day 20 of Johnny Depp’s libel lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard… 

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Heard’s lawyer Ben Rottenborn showed the jury photos and x-rays of Depp’s finger injury

Heard’s lawyer Ben Rottenborn showed the jury photos and x-rays of Depp’s finger injury. 

Dr. Moore told the court that the injury described by Depp would have caused injury to the nail.

He said Depp’s account of the injury does not align with the evidence he reviewed.

Moore added that physicians that examined Depp’s hand did not note that there were any shards of glass in Depp’s hand.

Dr. Richard Moore said he reviewed photos, medical records, along with Depp’s testimony.

Graphic images of Depp’s finger were displayed for the jury.

Depp had testified that Heard severed his finger by throwing vodka bottles at him while they were fighting in Australia in 2015.

But the doctor said the medical data is inconclusive.

‘It’s not consistent with what we see in the described injury pattern… the description was the hand being flat on the bar and the bottle crushing the finger from the top. But looking at the images, there’s really no significant injury to the dorsal of the finger and created the type of injury … we would anticipate both injury to the fingernail and other parts of the finger.’

The doctor said the injury looks more consistent with the finger being squeezed between two hard surfaces similar to between sliding glass doors.

Johnny Depp is set to take the stand today in a blockbuster climax to his $50 million defamation suit with ex-wife Amber Heard that has already seen more than its fair share of explosive revelations. 

Entering its marathon seventh and final week, the Pirates of the Caribbean star – who last took the stand two weeks ago – is expected to be called again to undergo cross-examination as a rebuttal witness by Heard’s team of lawyers. 

There are conflicting reports of which day the 58-year-old actor will take the stand, with some claiming it will be as soon as today. 

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