The Circuit Court of Fairfax County is apparently going to extreme lengths to ensure Johnny Depp or Amber Heard remain separated during their court appearances. Although both ex-spouses were present during the defamation case they have not been able to talk at breaks or bump into one another on their way out and back. According to a source familiar with the case, the divorce was detailed in a new report. TMZ.
Depp and Heard are reportedly being assisted by court deputies who will arrange their entrances and exits from Courtroom. They are separated by time so they don’t see each other and have no awkward encounters outside of the courtroom. Depp and Heard are also taken by the deputies to their lunch breaks. They take place at different ends of courthouse. The deputies have separate break areas that are secure from the public.
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This separation protocol was revealed in a viral video from Thursday’s court sessions. Heard was the witness that morning. As she was leaving the stand to testify, Depp was taken to her side. They almost approached one another, but they were stopped by police officers who directed them away from each others. Many viewers speculated that the two may have been making eye contact at that moment. However, sources close to Heard stated that this was not the case. TMZ It wasn’t true.
The trial is currently suspended until May 16th to allow the judge time to attend a planned legal conference. Heard is currently being questioned by her attorneys and will not be able to confer with them until then, as she is still giving her testimony. After the break, she will be back on the stand for further questioning by her attorney, followed by a cross-examination from Depp’s team.
Heard will spend her break with her family, including her sister, who has been reportedly staying with him throughout the ordeal. Closing arguments will be heard on May 27, when the jury will start deliberations. They areThey are charged with making the final decision.In her 2018 Washington Post op-ed, Heard called Depp a domestic abuser. Many fans believe that the case is a retrial of Depp’s domestic violence conviction.
Depp and Heard will return to court Monday, May 16, for additional testimony. The case will be televised and live streamed.