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Amber Heard's testimony that she also hit Depp won't hurt her case, family law expert says

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Amber Heard and Johnny Depp.
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp.Reuters/Reuters
  • Amber Heard testified that she also hit Johnny Depp.

  • A family attorney told ABC News that that admission does not harm Heard's case.

  • David Glass said Heard hitting Depp "doesn't erase" the abuse Heard alleged Depp committed to her.

A law expert said Amber Heard's testimony that she hit Johnny Depp won't negatively impact her case.

"Amber Heard's admission that she hit Johnny Depp does not hurt her case at all," David Glass, a family law attorney, told ABC News. "She explained in very emotional terms that she felt that she was acting in self-defense, and that she was responding to whatever Johnny was doing to her."

Glass said that even if Heard hit Depp, it "doesn't erase any of the abuse that she has alleged he committed against her."

His comments come weeks after the start of the trial. Depp is suing Heard for $50 million for defamation. He accused her of damaging his career with false domestic-violence allegations. Heard is countersuing Depp for $100 million.

Glass told ABC News it would be a mistake to put Depp back on the stand in what could potentially be the final week of the trial.

"The big deal is going to be their decision to recall Johnny Depp to the witness stand. In my opinion, I believe it's a big mistake because they've built up some serious momentum and they're giving him another chance to woo the jury," he said.

He added that while testimonies from Heard's sister and make-up artist last week confirmed Heard's own testimony of abuse, he thinks the most critical testimony last week was from Depp's own agent, who testified that the actor's drugs and alcohol use, and his performance on set, were already contributing to his career.

 

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