How to watch Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s libel trial
Fans of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard will be able to stream their defamation lawsuit from home.
On Monday, April 11, CourtTV.com will broadcast and exclusively broadcast the official stream from the pool following the completion of the jury selection. Celebrities such as James Franco, Elon Musk, Paul Bettany and Ellen Barkin will be called as witnesses at the trial and are expected to appear virtually.
“High-profile court cases like this often create a lot of noise, and it can be difficult for viewers to cut through those distractions to get a clear picture of the facts, but that’s where we come in,” Ethan said. Nelson, acting head of Court TV in a statement. “Between the camera feed straight from the courtroom and our lineup of first-class talent, Court TV will be the true source of an unbiased, media-centric perspective on the trial as it unfolds.”
In 2016, Heard filed for divorce from Pirates of the Caribbean star and got an injunction. They finalized their divorce in January 2017.
Then, in March 2019, Depp sued Heard for defamation after she wrote a Washington Post op-ed in 2018 about her experience as a “public survivor of abuse.” Heard was unable to have the lawsuit dismissed and ended up filing a $100 million countersuit for defamation against her ex-husband.
The following year, Depp lost his libel suit against The sun regarding the tabloid calling him a “wife beater”. In February 2020, leaked audio showed Heard admitting to a series of violent acts against Depp.
Meanwhile, Depp was replaced by Mads Mikkelsen as Gellert Grindelwald in Warner Bros. fantastic beasts franchise. Additionally, Warner Bros. chose to allow Heard to remain as Mera in Aquaman 2.