The unsealed court documents of Depp v. Heard reveal the ‘Aquaman’ actress was an ‘exotic dancer’
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Recently unsealed court documents reveal that Amber Heard had “a brief stint as an exotic dancer” and that her ex-husband Johnny Depp did not want his friendship with disgraced rocker Marilyn Manson revealed at trial.
After Johnny Depp won his libel case against Amber Heard with a jury awarding him $10.35 million, Judge Penney Azcarate ordered the release of the secret documents on July 13.
The documents were posted online over the weekend by legal commentator Andrea Burkhart, who raised more than $3,300 to buy the records.
Court documents detail behind-the-scenes bickering on both sides in an attempt to have evidence admitted and kept out of the Fairfax County circuit trial in Virginia.
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A March 22 motion underscored Heard’s opposition to Depp’s team’s attempt to present the jury with prejudicial information about his past.
Heard’s attorney, Elaine Bredehoft, argued Depp was trying to introduce “irrelevant personal matters” – including “Amber’s brief stint as an exotic dancer years before she met Mr. Depp”, nude photos of her and “unsubstantiated allegations” that she had worked as a sex worker.
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“Nude photos of Amber Heard or comments about stripping or escort services would be highly distracting and unfairly harmful as they portray Amber Heard as a sex symbol instead of a human rights activist. women against domestic violence,” Bredehoft wrote.
Heard’s team also fought to prevent the “reality video” of Heard’s sister, Whitney Henriquez. None of these “personal matters” were presented at trial.
A 965-page motion filed March 28 also revealed raw text messages between Depp and Marilyn Manson that were never shown to the jury.
Depp’s lawyer, Ben Chew, fought hard to exclude any reference to the actor’s friendship with Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, for fear that it would “smear Mr. Depp with a guilty-by-association theory”.
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Manson texted Depp in 2016 that Lindsay Usich “shot an Amber,” in reference to Manson’s now-wife Usich calling the cops on him and claiming he beat her. He described her as “Amber 2.0”.
Depp replied, “I’ve read a LOT of material about this and sociopathic behavior…it’s fucking true bro!! My ex-c—-t is a fucking MANUEL!!!.”
Manson was blacklisted in the music industry after a number of women accused him of physical, mental and sexual abuse, including his former fiancée, ‘Westward’ actress Evan Rachel Wood. He sued her for defamation in March.
Although the vulgar texts didn’t come through during the trial, Manson’s name came up several times with the ‘Aquaman’ actress’ team describing her then-husband as a drug addict who had cocaine fits. with the heavy metal rocker.
After the six-week trial, the seven-member panel found Heard defamed Depp by writing a Washington Post op-ed referring to herself as a victim of domestic violence and awarded her $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punishment. The judge reduced the amount of punitive damages to $350,000 – the maximum allowed by Virginia law.
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The jury awarded Heard $2 million in its countersuit, finding in her favor on a single allegation that Depp’s attorney, Adam Waldman, defamed her in a statement to the press calling her allegations ” prank”.
Both parties are appealing the verdict.