The couple is facing each other at the Fairfax County Circuit Court. The “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor is suing his ex-wife for $50 million over a December 2018 op-ed Heard wrote for the Washington Post where she claims that she is a domestic violence survivor. Although she did not mention Depp by name, he claims that he has lost movie roles due to the “clear implication” that he was the “Aquaman” actress’ abuser. Heard is countersuing for $100 million dollars.
Heard finished up her time on the stand yesterday and her friend, producer iO Tillet Wright, took the stand to testify in Heard’s defense. On Wednesday morning, Heard’s former friend Rocky testified to injuries Heard allegedly sustained at Depp’s hands.
Joshua Drew Talks Relationship Between Elon Musk And Amber Heard
Josh Drew is Raquel “Rocky” Pennington’s former husband and is testifying through video deposition dated on November 19, 2019. Drew and Rocky were Heard’s neighbors in the Eastern Columbia Building in Los Angeles, where Depp owned multiple penthouses.
Drew testified that Heard had begun dating Elon Musk on and off and said that the Tesla CEO had visited Heard at one of Depp’s penthouses. He said that he saw the SpaceX founder come to the L.A. house about three to four weeks after Heard filed a temporary restraining order against Depp in 2016.
While on the stand, Heard had testified that she had met Musk during the Met Gala, but things were just “friendly” with them when they first met. It also came out during the trial that Musk had fronted several of Heard’s donations. Heard and Musk had dated on-and-off for about a year following her divorce, but eventually called it quits.
It is rumored, that not confirmed, that Musk fathered Heard’s daughter whom she welcomed via surrogate, but that has not been confirmed.
Josh Drew Testified That Things Were ‘A Mess’ In Amber Heard And Johnny Depp’s Penthouse
In December 2015, Drew described that he and Rocky had arrived at one of Depp’s penthouses and found it to be “a mess.” He said that things were “strewn about” in the “kitchen island area” that was “outside of the norm.”
Drew also testified that there were strange carvings near the sink. The jury was shown a photo that read “Why be a fraud? All is such bull—.” Although Drew did not actually see Depp carve the words, he testified that it looked like Depp’s handwriting and said that he recognized Depp’s “unique mode of penmanship.”
When he walked in, Drew said that he was immediately concerned by the state of the apartment, saying, “I knew something very, very bad had happened.” He and Rocky both took several photos of the scene. Drew was asked if he had staged the photos in any way or taken them at an angle to make them look worse than they were; however, Drew denied that accusation.
Josh Drew Described Amber Heard As ‘Catatonic’
During her deposition, his ex-wife Rocky told the jury that Heard looked like “a skeleton” in photos showing Heard filing for her restraining order. Drew testified that Heard did not want to file a restraining order against Depp, even after their fight in May 2016 in which Heard did eventually file a restraining order.
Drew said that Heard was being comforted by Rocky after the altercation, and described Heard as “catatonic.” Although the police were called, Drew told the jury that Heard did not want to file a restraining order at the time in order to “protect Depp.”
Drew told the jury “I am a survivor of domestic violence myself” while recalling Heard’s alleged abuse.
The jury broke for lunch after Drew’s video deposition concluded. After lunch, the court will resume at 1:45 PM ET. Heard’s team announced that they would be calling a live witness to the stand, which is likely to be Heard’s sister Whitney Henriquez.