Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard: Watch the Explosive Defamation Trial Live

Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard: Watch the Explosive Defamation Trial Live
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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's ongoing trial continues on Tuesday, a day after Depp took to the stand to testify on his own behalf.

Depp, 58, is suing Heard, 36, for defamation over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for the Washington Post about surviving domestic violence, though she never mentioned Depp by name in the article.

He originally filed the $50 million lawsuit back in 2019 but it was delayed due to the pandemic, until a jury was selected on April 11 in Fairfax, Virginia, and opening statements began the following day.

How is this trial different from the one in London?

Back in November 2020, Depp lost his highly publicized U.K. libel lawsuit case against British tabloid The Sun for calling him a "wife-beater." The court upheld the outlet's claims as being "substantially true" and Heard testified to back up the claims. In March 2021, the Pirates of the Caribbean star's attempt to overturn the decision was overruled.

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For this libel case, however, Depp is suing Heard directly and not a media company, making her obligations and requirements to participate in the proceedings different this time around.

For more on Johnny Depp's defamation trial against Amber Heard, listen below to our daily podcast PEOPLE Every Day.

The biggest bombshells from the trial so far

Since the trial started, a multitude of revelations have come to light in the courtroom, including allegations of sexual abuse made by Heard against Depp, which were not widely known prior to opening statements.

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A spokesperson for the Alice in Wonderland actor called the allegations "fictitious" and "for the purpose of Hollywood shock value of which Amber has mastered and used to exploit a serious social movement."

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Text messages from Depp to friend Isaac Baruch about Heard's "rotting corpse" were also brought to light during the trial, to which Depp said during cross-examination he is "not proud of any of the language that I used" in the explicit texts.

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Additionally, in audio recordings played by Depp's legal team, Heard admitted to having started a physical fight, and she argued with him that she didn't "punch" him but was "hitting" him.

How to tune in

PEOPLE is streaming Depp and Heard's trial live via Twitter. You can also watch the video above.

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