supporting roles steal the show from their boss

After a river testimony, Johnny Depp gave up his place on Tuesday on the witness stand to those who revolve around him: agent, driver, bodyguard, wealth or property manager … And these secondary characters have sometimes stole the show.

Between farce and drama, the process between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard focused this week on the galaxy of professionals who surrounded the star, painting a portrait of Hollywood in all its excess. The 36-year-old actress’ domestic abuse charges and the 58-year-old star’s denials are at the heart of a high-profile defamation lawsuit that unfolded after April 11 in suburban Washington.

After a river testimony, Johnny Depp gave up his place on Tuesday on the witness stand to those who revolve around him: agent, driver, bodyguard, wealth or property manager … And these secondary characters have sometimes stole the show.

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Line: At the Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard trial, a photo of the actor, the swollen face, revealed

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The porter who vapes

Alejandro Romero is taken to a luxurious building in Los Angeles where the couple lived. Testifying by video link, driving a car, he assured not to have seen marks on the face of Amber Heard after the couple’s final argument in May 2016. The actress appeared shortly after in court , apparently swollen, to apply for a protective order.

But the porter didn’t want to dwell on his memories. “I’m too stressed, I don’t want to have to meddle in this anymore,” he said, showing his ill will by pulling on his electronic cigarette. To drive the point home, he ended up starting his car.

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“Well, here’s a first, I’m sorry,” commented Judge Penney Azcarate, visibly taken aback.

Chiseled bodyguard replicas

Security guard, Malcolm Connolly works for Johnny Depp after 23 years. With a sharp Scottish accent, he gave her a flawless bra on Thursday, describing an Amber Heard “wanting to wear the panties” and initiating arguments.

Asked about the actor’s alcohol and drug use, he surred that the star had “a high tolerance for all substances” and referred to his role in “Pirates of the Caribbean”: “I meet Jack Sparrow” was more drunk than Johnny…”

Even under those circumstances, he didn’t see the urine actor in a hallway, as a lawyer for Amber Heard hinted. “I think I would remember if I had seen Mr. Depp’s penis…”

Highlighting his financial dependence on the actor, Ms Heard’s lawyers asked him if he had received $8,500 in gifts over the years. “He gave me so much more than that!”, replied Malcolm Connolly without flinching.

The huge checks of the financial manager

The lifestyle of Johnny Depp, who has owned 45 luxury cars, a yacht and several properties, has regularly hit the headlines. His “business manager”, Edward White, told Thursday how he had sought to redress his accounts, while settling the costs of the divorce with Amber Heard, pronounced in 2017.

“At first he is asking for four million dollars, more if he does not ask for a decree of increase,” he said. Finally, Johnny Depp gave him the $6.8 million version, wrote him checks for $200,000 in donations in his name, paid him half a million to his lawyers, and assumed all debts incurred during their lifetime. municipality, or $13.5 million.

the confidant agent

Christian Carino was the agent and friend of the two actors, but no longer speaks to either of them.

By video, he reported having tried, in vain, to reconcile them and read texts exchanged with Amber Heard after their divorce. In a post, the “Aquaman” actress said “sad” about breaking up with her new lover, billionaire Elon Musk.

“You didn’t like him and you told me a thousand times that you just wanted to plug the hole,” replied the agent, advising him to stop dating “super famous people”.

Christian Carino speaks on cause knowledge: he was the fiancé of Lady Gaga.

Psychological analysis of customs

On the first day of the trial, Johnny Depp wore a light gray suit with a black tie adorned with a bee-shaped pattern. The next day, Amber Heard expects a gray dress, the day after a bee tie.

At the helm, Shannon Curry, a psychologist hired by Johnny Depp’s lawyers, to believe that the actress suffers from a personality that could push her to “imitate” her relatives “because it is reassuring”.

And now ?

Ms. Heard’s lawyers wanted to hear from Elon Musk and actor James Franco, another close friend of their client. More both men declined, without explaining their reasons.

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