Johnny Depp’s lawyers rest their case in defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard

Depp is suing Heard, his ex-wife, for alleging that a 2018 op-ed she wrote defamed him and caused him to lose his job in Hollywood.

Jurors heard from more than two dozen witnesses called by Depp’s lawyers, including Depp himself. Many testified about explosive fighting between the two.

Depp’s latest, forensic accountant Mike Spindler, testified on Tuesday about his analysis of the earnings Depp lost as a result of the 2018 opinion.

“I came to the conclusion that Mr. Depp suffered a loss of approximately $40 million in revenue,” Spindler testified.

Heard’s lawyers are expected to file a strike proposal.

The procedural move, where Heard’s team would argue that it should not be held liable, is common in civil cases and is made to preserve the rights of appeal.

Judge Penny Azcarate could decide to hear the arguments about the motion immediately or schedule them at a later date.

Out "The Rum Diary"  in court: a timeline of the relationship between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

If the case progresses, as expected, attorneys for Heard will begin presenting her case with testimony from psychologist Dawn Hughes.

Hughes previously testified as an expert on abusive relationships in the trials of Nxivm founder Keith Raniere and singer R. Kelly, helping to secure both of their convictions.

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