Johnny Depp laughs as apartment receptionist testifies to Amber Heard’s claims
Johnny Depp laughed at the deposition of his apartment receptionist during his trial with Amber Heard.
Depp, 58, is suing his ex-wife Heard, 35, in a $50m (£38.2m) defamation lawsuit over allegations of abuse she made in a Washington article Post, although she didn’t mention Depp by name in the op-ed.
The Pirates of the Caribbean The actor was watching Alejandro Romero’s deposition, which was allegedly recorded in January last year.
Romero, who appeared to be taking the interview from his car, worked at the Eastern Columbia Building in Los Angeles, where Heard filed the domestic violence complaint.
Heard’s lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, was questioning Romero after she admitted seeing Mr. Depp on several occasions.
He was asked when Heard moved into the building, to which Romero replied, “It’s been so long that I just can’t remember.”
Romero went on to say that Heard was “really friendly” and would “always smile,” while admitting he didn’t have a “close relationship” with her.
“When do you first remember someone telling you the police had been called… because of a domestic dispute between Depp and Heard?” Mr. Romero was questioned.
He claims that he was not working the day of the incident. Although he realized something had happened the following Monday after checking the surveillance footage.
Romero said a woman in the gym heard a disturbance coming from the penthouse.
The footage he watched was dated 8:29 p.m. on May 21, 2016, where Depp was seen with two other men in the elevator.
Romero said Johnny seemed “agitated”, but reiterated that the actor was generally “very calm” and did not witness any injuries to Ms Heard.
The moment Depp laughed was when Romero says Heard and his friend Rocky Pennington asked him to check if the apartment was safe.
She added, “I’m tired…I don’t want to deal with this court case…everyone is in trouble and I don’t want to deal with this anymore.”
Judge Penney Azcarate said it was a “first” and “the most bizarre deposition”.
Heard will also speak at the trial, which is expected to last a total of seven weeks.