Footage has emerged of Hollywood actor James Franco visiting Amber Heard at her condo the night time earlier than she filed for divorce from Johnny Depp.
The surveillance footage was performed to jurors within the courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on Tuesday morning as Ms Heard endured intense cross-examination from Mr Depp’s authorized group in the course of the former couple’s high-stakes defamation trial.
The video reveals Mr Franco arriving at Ms Heard’s penthouse condo at round 10.50pm on the night time of twenty-two Could 2016.
The subsequent day – 23 Could 2016 – Ms Heard filed for divorce from Mr Depp.
4 days in a while 27 Could, the Aquaman actress then filed for a home violence restraining order from her then-husband.
Within the footage from 22 Could, Ms Heard is seen happening within the elevator of her condo constructing at 10.56pm.
The actress – barefoot and wrapped in a big coat – then exits the elevator.
Round one minute later she returns with Mr Franco – who’s sporting a big backpack – they usually enter the elevator and experience it to as much as her condo.
The pair seem to relaxation their heads collectively within the footage earlier than they exit the elevator.
Mr Depp is suing his ex-wife for defamation over a 2018 op-ed she penned for The Washington Put up the place she described herself as a “a public determine representing home abuse”.
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor isn’t named within the article, which is titled “I spoke up in opposition to sexual violence – and confronted our tradition’s wrath. That has to vary”.
Nevertheless Mr Depp claims that it falsely implies that he’s a home abuser – one thing that he strongly denies – and that it has left him struggling to land roles in Hollywood. He’s suing for $50m.
Ms Heard is countersuing for $100m, accusing Mr Depp of orchestrating a “smear marketing campaign” in opposition to her and describing his lawsuit as a continuation of “abuse and harassment”.
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