JOHNNY DEPP VS. AMBER HEARD TRIAL LIVE: Jury deliberations resume

JOHNNY DEPP VS. AMBER HEARD TRIAL LIVE: Jury deliberations enter day three after Depp’s lawyers ask judge to strike ‘inappropriate’ part of Amber Heard’s closing argument

Follow’s liveblog for the latest developments of Johnny Depp ‘s libel lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard. Today is the jury’s third day of deliberations…  

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Jury deliberations have entered day three at the Fairfax County Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia.

A verdict has not yet been reached, but could come as soon as today.

Four million sign petition to remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2

A petition calling for DC Warner Bros to drop Amber Heard from the role of Queen Mera in Aqaman 2 has topped 4.4 million signatures.

The petition alleges that Heard has been ‘exposed as a domestic abuser by Johnny Depp’ during their multimillion-dollar court battle.

So far, over 4.4 million people have signed the petition, which is just short of the target of 4.5 million signatures.

Depp team asked judge on Tuesday to strike ‘inappropriate’ part of Amber Heard’s closing argument

Johnny Depp’s lawyers have filed a motion to strike an ‘inappropriate argument’ made by Amber Heard’s attorney in their closing argument.

The argument had asked jurors to consider the ‘message’ that ruling against her would send to other domestic abuse victims.

On Tuesday, Depp’s team asked Judge Penney Azcarate to instruct the jury to disregard that portion of the closing argument.

In their written argument, Depp’s attorney’s said Heard’s lawyer told the jury that its decision in the case would send a message to ‘every victim of domestic abuse everywhere.’

They argued that this meant the jury was being asked to focus on a larger social issue rather than the individual case set before them.

But Judge Azcarate said she would not entertain the motion because the jury are already deliberating.

Jury deliberations enter day three in the Depp vs. Heard trial

The Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard trial continues Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. in Fairfax, Virginia.

Jurors are set to resume deliberations at 9 a.m. at the Fairfax County Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia.

The jury has deliberated for a total of nine hours since Friday, but no verdict has been reached.

A verdict could come as early as today. But jurors have a considerable amount of evidence to sift through, meaning it may take days for them to decide on a verdict. It’s not clear whether Depp or Heard will return to Fairfax for the verdict.

Depp, the 58-year-old ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star, sued ex-wife Heard in Virginia for $50 million and argued that she defamed him when she called herself ‘a public figure representing domestic abuse’ in a newspaper opinion piece.

Heard, 36, countersued for $100 million, saying Depp smeared her when his lawyer called her accusations a ‘hoax.’

The seven-person jury will continue deliberating on whether either actor was defamed and deserves millions of dollars in damages.

Jurors deliberated for about two hours Friday before adjourning for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. They deliberated for seven hours on Tuesday.

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