Johnny Depp has disputed Amber Heards claims that he did not assist in helping her land her Aquaman role. The actor returned to the witness stand on Wednesday 25 May to give more testimony in his multimillion dollar defamation trial against exwife Heard. The Pirates of the Caribbean star was called back for his own teams rebuttal. Asked by his legal team whether he recalls Heard testifying that he did not assist her in getting her role in Aquaman Depp replied Its not exactly true. Depp said that he recalls the date Heard auditioned for the DC film because his band the Hollywood Vampires were scheduled to perform at the Rock and Rio festival on 24 September 2015.
Ms Heard had wanted to come with me and Whitney her sister had come as well said Depp claiming that while they were in Rio Heard had informed him that she had to return to Los Angeles for an audition. And that audition was at Warner Bros. Whatever film it was he said. Asked what he believed happened after Heard auditioned for Aquaman Depp alleged that she told him that Warner Bros had informed her the film would be shooting in Australia claiming that the shooting location was of concern to her because it was a concern to Warner Bros.
Depp claimed that Heard had asked him to speak with his contacts at the studio. For a few years I had had a multifilm deal with Warner Bros so I knew these people I had been on films with them so she asked me if I would speak to them he said. Amber Heard and Jason Momoa in Aquaman Warner BrosDCKobalShutterstock The actor alleged that he made a phone call to the three upper echelon Warner executives Kevin Tsujihara Sue Kroll and Craig Silverstein. The Independent has contacted a representative of Warner Bros for comment.
Asked what the result of those alleged conversations were Depp said I can only say that ultimately she did get the job in the film so hopefully I suppose I had curbed their worries to some degree. Access unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Amazon Prime Video Sign up now for a 30day free trial Depps testimony follows after the actors lawyer pushed back on an experts assessment of Heards career and comparison to actors such as Zendaya Gal Gadot and her Aquaman costar Jason Momoa. Entertainment consultant Kathryn Arnold said Heard might be enjoying the same career success as Gadot Momoa and Zendaya if not for team Depps alleged smear campaign against her.
Depp is suing Heard for $50m £38.2m. He alleges that Heard implied that he abused her in a 2018 Washington Post oped about domestic violence. Heard is countersuing for $100m £80.9m accusing Depp of orchestrating a smear campaign against her and describing his lawsuit as a continuation of abuse and harassment. With the court proceedings still ongoing a number of highprofile to have voiced their support for Heard with Julia Fox Rachel Riley and Kathy Griffin among those to speak out. Others meanwhile have publicly thrown their support behind Depp with celebrities including Winona Ryder Javier Bardem and Eva Green among those appearing to take his side in the dispute.