Johnny Depp believed his ex-wife Amber Heard was having an affair with James Franco.
Depp launched a defamation lawsuit against Heard in 2019, after the Aquaman star described herself as a victim of domestic abuse in a 2018 article she penned in The Washington Post. The trial began Monday 11 April in Fairfax, Virginia.
On Thursday, Heard’s legal team cross-examined Depp for a full grueling day following his two days of testimony.
The 58-year-old told the court that he believed his then-wife was having an affair with James Franco, who she worked with on The Adderall Diaries which was released in 2016.
CCTV Footage of Franco and Heard looking cosy in a lift at the LA apartment she shared with Depp came to light after the married couple had an alleged fight in May 2016.
Around 11pm on 5/22/16 James Franco visits Amber at her apartment and allegedly asks “what happened to you?”. CCTV footage is referenced by Depp’s lawyers who claim Heard was having an affair and is visibly injury-free, though her face isnt clearly visible pic.twitter.com/Hg6tMd6NB4
— van (der woodsen) (@drugproblem) April 22, 2022
Heard and Franco can clearly be seen in the lift together, both conveniently hiding their faces from the camera.
And he was right, look at them all cuddling on the lift while she's just in a bathrobe. She also cheated on him with Musk. https://t.co/eIyG4CMqgx
— Nor33 🇫🇷 (@Angiex0101) April 23, 2022
In the same month, the Aquaman star was also seen with tech billionaire Elon Musk in the same lift. The two could be seen embracing.
Depp’s legal team are calling James Franco forward as a “witness” and plan to ask the actor if he seen any physical signs of abuse on Heard.
Adam Waldman, Depp’s attorney, said:
“We are interested in James Franco and Elon Musk as fact witnesses because we have evidence they are men who saw Amber Heard’s face in the days and nights between when she claimed Mr. Depp smashed her in the face on May 21,”
This trial can’t get any weirder…