Elon Musk and James Franco ‘will not testify’ at Amber Heard and Johnny Depp trial
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp are locked in a bitter legal battle, after the Pirates of the Caribbean star launched a lawsuit against his ex-wife, accusing her of defamation, prompting the Aquaman actress to file a lawsuit. .
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Elon Musk and James Franco are reportedly not expected to testify as defense witnesses for Amber Heard in her trial against ex-husband Johnny Depp.
The Tesla billionaire, who recently launched a successful bid to acquire Twitter, and the 44-year-old actor have been named to a list of potential witnesses by Amber’s legal team, but sources say they will not take a stand.
Based on The IndependenceElon and James will not appear in person or via video link at the highly publicized trial, which begins earlier this month.
No reason has been given for being removed from the list of potential witnesses, before Amber’s legal team begins defense next week.
The actress began dating businessman Elon around the time she publicly broke up with Johnny in 2016 and is longtime friends with actor James.
However, the 58-year-old actor accused his ex-wife Amber of having an affair with the 127 Hours star.
Johnny, 58, is suing the actress for defamation in a 2018 article she wrote in The Washington Post, which his attorney says falsely alludes to his physical abuse and her sex.
Amber, 36, is expected to testify Monday and testify, just days after ex-husband Johnny finished four days of testimony in court in Virginia.
Earlier this week, former Johnny’s agent Christian Carino testified Amber and Elon were in a relationship and talked about text messages from August 2017, which he claimed were about their breakup.
The representative told jurors that the actress spent time with auto billionaire Tesla, while seeking to mend her relationship with Depp in 2016.
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In a text message dated August 2017, according to evidence read in the affidavit, Heard told Christian, “Coping with the breakup. Hate when things get public. It makes me sad.”
Giving her interpretation of the text, Carino told the court: “I believe she is hinting at breaking up with Elon.”
The rumors about Amber’s relationship with the Tesla boss were fueled by court testimony during the defamation trial, which included revelations that Elon paid nearly half of the $1, Amber’s $3 million to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
She initially pledged to give half of her multimillion-dollar divorce settlement to charity in a public statement, after she paid $7 million after splitting from Johnny six years ago. last year.
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Terence Dougherty, ACLU CEO and General Counsel, testified Thursday that the charity has so far received $1.3 million, of which Amber contributed $350,000, Johnny contributed 100,000 dollars and $350,000 from the investment firm Fidelity.
He said $500,000 came from the investment firm Vanguard, which he believes is “a fund founded by Elon Musk”.
Terrence said in an email to the billionaire the charity sees Amber’s donation as a ‘commitment’ to be awarded over 10 years.
The lawsuit is expected to last until May 19.
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