A movie which Johnny Depp’s lawyers say demonstrates his ex-wife Amber Read “attacked” her sister has been proven to the Substantial Court docket.
In the movie, which was offered to his legal team on Thursday night, good friends of Whitney Henriquez advise her sister experienced “defeat” her and show up to examine her body for bruises.
Mr Depp, fifty seven, is suing the publisher of the Sunshine about an on line article that labelled him a “wife beater”.
The paper insists it was accurate.
In the movie, which was proven to the courtroom on the 14th day of the listening to in London, Ms Henriquez is talking with good friends by a pool.
1 friend is listened to saying, “did you get in a struggle?” and then “I can’t believe that Amber defeat your ass.”
1 girl appears to examine Ms Henriquez’s cheek and arm, and Ms Henriquez is listened to saying she is not heading to speak about it.
Mr Depp’s barrister, David Sherborne, mentioned his team acquired the movie from “an anonymous resource”, right after Ms Henriquez mentioned in courtroom that her sister experienced never ever attacked her.
He mentioned the movie was captured all through the filming of a fact tv clearly show in 2006 or 2007 and was not for broadcast, but was “the rushes” – the unedited, uncooked footage.
He advised the courtroom: “We have been contacted to demonstrate that Ms Amber Read experienced a record of violence and attacking men and women and this movie, which was attached, of her sister Whitney was taken soon right after Amber Read experienced attacked her, and Ms Whitney was filmed with men and women commenting on the bruises on her facial area and body.”
Mr Sherborne mentioned the recently disclosed movie substance “demonstrates Ms Whitney was lying yesterday” and that she experienced “personalized” her proof “to meet her sister’s proof”.
Returning to the witness stand, Ms Henriquez advised the courtroom she experienced been referring in the movie to a verbal argument she experienced experienced with her sister and denied it experienced been bodily.
She mentioned her good friends have been “inferring, attempting to make a storyline – albeit a poor one particular – interesting, very little additional”.
On Thursday, Ms Henriquez mentioned Ms Read experienced never ever strike her and denied becoming “frightened” of her sister.
She mentioned she experienced witnessed Mr Depp punch Ms Read “actually tough in the head… several moments” in Los Angeles in March 2015. Ms Henriquez acknowledged that Ms Read experienced punched Mr Depp on that celebration – but mentioned it was only “in my defence” for the reason that Ms Read considered Mr Depp was heading to press Ms Henriquez down the stairs.
Addressing the courtroom on Friday, Mr Sherborne mentioned Ms Henriquez’s proof about the so-called “stairs incident” was “the only celebration on which any other human becoming is meant to have witnessed” Mr Depp becoming violent toward Ms Read.
“The dependability of Ms Whitney is crucial,” he additional.
Mr Sherborne mentioned Ms Heard’s proof was that “she was never ever violent, she (has not) bodily attacked Mr Depp… and the only celebration is mentioned to be when she was acting in self-defence”.
“Proof that Ms Read was violent toward her sister is suitable to that problem,” he mentioned.
Sasha Wass QC, who represents the Sun’s publisher, Information Team Newspapers (NGN), mentioned she experienced not been mindful of the movie until eventually Mr Sherborne advised the courtroom about it and argued it was “meaningless”.
“This is an undated piece of film footage in conditions which show up to be some sort of fact Tv programme, which is flippant, certainly not major,” she advised the courtroom.
“This is a gentle-hearted trade, there is no proof of any accidents and it will consider the make any difference… no even further.”
Even so, Mr Sherborne, representing Mr Depp, argued: “We say it is very crystal clear from that movie that not only did Ms Amber Read assault her sister, but it was very crystal clear also that the accidents that have been suffered by Ms Whitney Read are becoming examined by the unique that we see on the tape.
“There is no denial of the actuality that Ms Amber Read ‘beat up’ Ms Whitney Read and that there are accidents.”
Depp ‘dictated’ Heard’s get the job done
Ms Heard’s acting coach Kristina Sexton has also been giving proof by movie url from Australia.
In a penned witness assertion, Ms Sexton mentioned she experienced met the actress in 2009 and the pair became good friends “very swiftly”.
She mentioned Ms Read became a “nervous wreck” about picking out film roles for the reason that she was “so concerned” about Mr Depp’s response.
Ms Sexton alleged Mr Depp “dictated” his ex-wife’s get the job done and advised her not to consider particular employment for the reason that he did not want her undertaking “whore pieces”.
Providing proof, Ms Sexton confirmed to Mr Depp’s attorney, Eleanor Legislation QC, that she experienced not witnessed the actor “strike, kick or throw something” at Ms Read.
Beneath questioning from NGN’s attorney, Ms Wass, Ms Sexton mentioned she experienced formerly been mindful of “verbal fights” concerning the pair but in April 2016, Ms Read advised her Mr Depp experienced been hitting her and experienced attempted to strangle her.
The libel case, which is owing to finish future week, centres on an article revealed on the Sun’s web site in April 2018 below the headline “Absent Potty: How can JK Rowling be ‘genuinely happy’ casting wife beater Johnny Depp in the new Amazing Beasts film?”.
The article linked to allegations designed by Ms Read, which Mr Depp denies.