Officials say no injuries were seen on Amber Heard after fight with Johnny Depp – National

May 27, 2016 was the day Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s marriage went from private misery to career-ending public spectacle.

Heard, who had just filed for divorce, arrived at a Los Angeles courthouse that day to seek a temporary restraining order and turned up with a clear mark on her face, which she said Depp had caused during a fight six days earlier. Photographers captured the scene and the accusations became tabloid material around the world.

Actress Amber Heard returns to the courtroom for her libel trial at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia on April 27, 2022.

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Depp says he never hit her, and is now suing Heard for defamation in Fairfax County Circuit Court in Virginia. On Wednesday, jurors in the case heard from police officers who rushed to the couple’s penthouse immediately after the fight. None of the officers saw the red mark that was so prominent six days later.

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Officer Tyler Hadden, one of the officers who responded to the couple’s penthouse on May 21, 2016, said Heard refused to speak to officers and had no signs of injury, though he acknowledged she had been crying and was red. .

“Just because you see a woman with rosy cheeks and eyes doesn’t mean something happened,” he said in a recorded statement presented to jurors Wednesday.

Actor Johnny Depp watches deposition testimony by Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer Tyler Hadden during Depp’s libel trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia , on April 27, 2022.

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Depp had already left the penthouse when officers arrived. The officers said they had no idea who Heard was or that she was married to Depp. She said neither Heard nor anyone in the penthouse complex was willing to tell him or the other officers who Heard’s husband was.

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The jury heard similar testimony Tuesday from an officer who accompanied Hadden to the penthouse.

Actor Johnny Depp gestures as he stands in the courtroom during a recess in the middle of his libel trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, on June 27. April 2022.

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An officer who made a follow-up visit that night, William Gatlin, testified Wednesday that he also saw no injuries, though he acknowledged his visit was brief and he did not come within 10 feet of Heard. He said his verification was cursory because it appeared the call was just a duplicate of the one Hadden had already answered.

The jury viewed body camera video of Gatlin’s response, which lasted less than two minutes. Heard could only be seen from a distance.

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Heard’s lawyers, in their inquiries, have suggested that Heard may have covered her injuries with makeup, because at the time she still wanted to protect Depp. They also asked officers why they did not further investigate a possible case of domestic violence.

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The officers’ testimony is one of Depp’s best pieces of evidence that Heard masterminded the accusations against her ex-husband. It supplements earlier testimony from witnesses who say they saw Heard and his sister practicing fake punches in the days after the attack.


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However, it is far from definitive. Heard’s lawyers have yet to present her case, and some of her friends say they were in the penthouse when Depp allegedly attacked her.

And even if jurors were to conclude that Depp never assaulted his wife on May 21, they have heard evidence of other alleged assaults before and during the couple’s brief marriage.

Depp sued Heard for defamation after she wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse.”

The article does not mention Depp by name, but his lawyers say the article defames him because it is a clear reference to the highly publicized allegations Heard made when he filed for divorce in 2016 and also obtained a temporary restraining order.

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The jury also heard taped testimony Wednesday from Christian Carino, an agent who represented Depp and Heard and was a friend of both. He said that he believes the abuse allegations ruined Depp’s participation in a sixth pirates of the Caribbean film, but did not pin that film’s loss specifically in Heard’s 2018 op-ed.

Actor Johnny Depp is seen playing a pre-recorded testimony by Christian Carino during Depp’s libel trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia on April 27. of 2022.

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Heard’s lawyers told the jury in opening statements that there must be evidence that the Post article specifically damaged Depp’s reputation for it to prevail in a libel case.

Carino also testified that Heard tried to reconcile with Depp twice, even after she filed for divorce, once in 2016 and again in 2017. At one point in 2016, he brokered a meeting between Heard and a reluctant Depp that ended in a fight.

He also briefly testified about Heard’s later relationship with tech entrepreneur Elon Musk. I heard that she texted Carino in 2017 professing sadness over her breakup with Musk. Carino looked incredulous and texted back to Heard, “You told me a thousand times you were just filling in the gap.”

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The trial is ongoing.

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