Amber Heard hasn’t given deposition
Johnny Depp’s lawyer has claimed Amber Heard has refused to give a deposition under oath.
The ‘Magic Mike XXL’ actress has been granted a temporary restraining order against her estranged husband after accusing him of hitting her in the face with an iPhone ahead of a full trial on the matter on June 17, but she has not yet sat down to be quizzed on her allegations.
According to TMZ, the 53-year-old actor’s lawyer, Laura Wasser, has filed documents which state Amber and her best friend, Raquel Pennington, have both claimed they don’t have a day available before then to answer questions under oath.
According to the documents, lawyers for both stars wanted a meeting to try and settle the case – which could possibly involve staying clear of one another and arranging a financial settlement – with the meeting scheduled four days ago to take place on Friday (06.10.16).
When that fell apart, Ms. Wasser wanted to use the day for Amber’s deposition but the actress’ lawyer suddenly claimed she wasn’t available.
The attorney believes the 30-year-old star and her friend are lying about being unavailable and if they won’t sit for a deposition, they shouldn’t be allowed to testify in the trial.
Her documents state: "[Amber] has tried her claims in the media. It is now time to do so in a court of law."
Ms. Wasser and Samantha Spector, Amber’s lawyer, were in court on Friday, with the ‘Danish Girl’ actress’ legal representative asking for the June 17 hearing to be pushed back as she needs more time to prepare.
But the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ actor’s lawyer is unhappy with this as she feels the longer the matter drags on, the more it will damage her client’s career.
At the legal meeting, Amber’s lawyer explained she had been unable to sit for a deposition because she is in New Jersey for her best friend’s engagement party, and then has to fly to the UK for a ‘Justice League’ costume fitting and won’t be back until hours before the trial next week.
During the hearing, Ms. Wasser requested phone records from Amber which show any records referencing domestic violence since 2015.
This is reportedly because the ‘Mortdecai’ star’s team believe leaked text messages supposedly from his estranged wife’s phone are fake or doctored.
Amber filed for divorce last month after 15 months of marriage.