The toxicity involved in the story of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is unprecedented. Their current court case has been making headlines both sides of the Atlantic and here is a brief rundown of their story so far.

The Early Days

Depp first met Heard on the set of a 2009 film named The Rum Diary. Dating from 2012, engaged in 2014, married in 2015, Heard filed for divorce 2016 when she accused him of physical abuse.

The divorce was settled in 2017 then, in 2019, Depp sued Heard for defamation of character after an article was released stating that the actress had endured abuse from an unnamed person.

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Recent Events in Court

Videos have swept social media platforms of the current court proceedings which the two are undergoing. This began on April 11. Depp sued Heard for 50 million dollars due to what she wrote in the Washington Post in 2018, then Heard countersued for 100 million dollars.

Heard has now taken the stand earlier than first expected, as the trial continues.

Many eyes will be on her, as the public opinion starts to sway regarding who they believe. This is due to recordings coming to light where Heard states that no one would believe Depp if he came forward about being abuse.

Stay on social media to keep up to date with the court proceedings of the trial of one of the biggest actors in the 21st century.

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