Johnny Depp, Amber Heard libel trial | USA TODAY

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's legal battle continues as the divorced movie stars face off in a $50 million (or more) libel trial.

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The trial began April 11 in Fairfax County, Virginia, outside Washington, D.C., with a panel of 11 – seven jurors and four alternates – picked, according to Court TV, which is broadcasting the trial.

Depp, 58, is suing Heard, 35, for $50 million, alleging she defamed him in an opinion column she published in The Washington Post (which is printed in Fairfax County) in December 2018. In the column, she claimed to be a victim of domestic abuse, a claim she first raised during their corrosive divorce proceeding in 2016 in Los Angeles.

On Tuesday, Depp is expected to take the stand in the tense trial.

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  1. “Did I read that right?”

    No, you didn’t. When you cite something you should provide the source as well.

    Many of those articles were probably from disreputable news sources

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  3. This is disgusting what she has done & continues to do. The man had just lost his mother. Maybe if she would have been a wife he wouldn’t have been getting so messed up cuz he would’ve had a supportive loving wife.
    But NO…she would set up a camera & a scenario & start provoking a fight with him. Then he would do what most men do & internalize his feels & then he would get messed up to try & deal with those feelings silently. And she would get video of all of it. And cuz she knew the camera or audio was going. So of course she was choosing her words carefully. Where Johnny is hurt & trying to deal with the death of his mother while he had this head trip running around poking at him with a recorder. She’s lucky she didn’t marry my ex. She wants to talk abuse….she would have done that to my ex.. .she wouldn’t be around telling the story. That’s forsure…she’s a sick person that has a few issues of her own to deal with. If you’re going to do this to someone that did nothing but help your career & are fir you. Wow….every guy she gets together with from now on better be careful. That one is a syco

    1. I totally agree with you. This was all premeditated on her part. She knew exactly what she was doing and how to get under his skin. Why else would she have had tapes if not to try to set him up. And I’m very disappointed with Disney on what they did to Mr Depp.

    2. I think if I were in his position, this video taping without consent would be enough to alledge liable. And besides he is a Hollywood Movie Star, which provides him with protection from slander. What righteous wife would want her husband in that position. She has it coming, hope she can justify the bill she’s getting.

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  6. This is getting ridiculous. Her lawyers have nothing and they are desperately grasping for anything.

  7. One important Question…?..IfJohnny Depp was such a Horrible Person,Why did Amber Heard not leave Johnny earlier in the marriage, also where are the Hospital Records or Drs records of her injuries,….?

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