v Heard: Actress's $45m loss of earnings disputed as court
told about 'lack of chemistry' in Aquaman
v Heard: Actress's $45m loss of earnings disputed
as court told about 'lack of chemistry' in Aquaman
- Tuesday 24 May 2022
their ongoing libel battle ends its 21st day, industry
experts weighed in on the actress's reported loss
of earnings. British supermodel Kate Moss is also
reportedly due to give evidence tomorrow. (Sky News)
Heard's estimated $45m loss of earnings due to negative
statements made by Johnny Depp and his attorney has
been disputed in court, as their ongoing libel battle
ends its 21st day.
is suing Heard over an article she wrote in the Washington
Post in 2018, in which she claimed to be a victim
of domestic abuse - his lawyers say this falsely implies
he physically and sexually abused her while they were
is countersuing Depp for $100m (£80m) saying
she was defamed when he called her a liar.
was speculation Depp could be called as a witness
by Heard's lawyers but her tea rested their case on
Monday without doing so.
supermodel Kate Moss is also reportedly due to give
evidence video link on Wednesday - however, with changing
court schedules, she could be dropped as a witness
told of Heard's 'lack of chemistry' in Aquaman - court
Marks, a long-time entertainment lawyer and Hollywood
expert, has appeared for the second time as a rebuttal
witness to address testimony by Kathryn Arnold, an
entertainment industry expert, who gave evidence yesterday.
claimed Heard had been on a comparable career trajectory
to actors such as Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Ana de Armas,
Zendaya and Chris Pine. However, she claimed the fallout
from her ongoing legal battles with her ex-husband
had cost Heard up to $45m (about £36m).
career 'not comparable' to Momoa
Marks told the court he does not agree with Ms Arnold's
opinion that Heard would have earned $45m over the
next few years.
and fantasy films pay the most but actors also take
on independent films and "passion projects",
Mr Marks says. It is not likely that Heard would have
taken on several film roles similar to Aquaman afterward,
also said her career is not comparable to that of
her Aquaman co-star Jason Momoa, who was already a
big star and had appeared in Game Of Thrones.
he added, played Aquaman rather than a "supporting
character like Mera", Gadot was Wonder Woman
and Zendaya goes by one name, he told the court.
comes as a Warner Bros boss described Heard's "lack
of chemistry" with her co-star.
Hamada, president of DC-based film production, said
they appear to have great chemistry in the film -
but this "took a lot of effort to get there"
team says witness 'wanted to be on TV'
court also heard from Morgan Night, who previously
owned Hicksville Trailer Park, where the couple stayed
had previously told the court that Depp was "taking
drugs" and became "enraged" and "jealous"
when one of her friends touched her. He threw glasses
at Heard, ripped her dress and damaged the cabin they
were staying in, she claimed.
Night claimed he never saw Depp get violent and there
was minimal damage - excluding one $62 (£39)
sconce, which he billed to Depp's agent's credit card.
Bredehoft, one of Heard's lawyers, said Mr Night contacted
a Twitter user called "That Umbrella Guy"
who she describes as being "pro-Depp" defending
Depp and saying he was with him on the night at Hicksville
Trailer Park and it was Heard who was "acting
all jealous and crazy".
said Mr Night is just here as he wants to be on TV.
She also said Mr Night directed a film in 1999 called
Matters Of Consequence, and that Depp's former wife
Lori Anne Allison worked on it as a make-up lady.
Mr Night confirmed this was correct.
finger, the surgeon and the trashed wardrobe
surgeon who operated on Depp's much-disputed severed
finger said Depp would have struggled to grab someone
with a cast on his hand - disputing claims from Heard
that Depp had been violent with her after his injury.
pin was in Depp's finger for about 11 or 12 days,
the surgeon told the court, but he said treatment
continued after it was removed for several months.
has accused Depp of being violent in LA in March 2015
after their return from Australia, with the court
shown photos of damage to Heard's wardrobe in their
infamously wounded his finger during a row with Amber
Heard while he was staying in Australia to film the
fifth Pirates Of The Caribbean film out there - but
both sides accuse the other of inflicting the damage.
case is due to finish with closing statements on Friday.
Depp v Amber Heard - Day 21: Aquaman chemistry 'took
a lot of effort'