In his defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard, Johnny Depp is hoping for statements from Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
Hollywood star Johnny Depp (57, “The Secret Window”) wants to continue fighting for his reputation and against his ex-wife Amber Heard (34). After an unsuccessful trial against the British tabloid “The Sun”, he sues Heard in Virginia for delander and demands 50 million US dollars from his ex-wife for an article she wrote for the “Washington Post”. Depp expects help in the case of Tesla CEO Elon Musk (49). As “Deadline” reports, the entrepreneur has received a subpoena from Depp’s lawyers.
The lawyers want Musk to make statements “regarding any communication between you and Ms. Heard regarding Mr. Depp.” They also have questions about the Sun trial and the “allegations of physical abuse or domestic violence committed by either Mr. Depp or Ms. Heard.” But what does Elon Musk have to do with the matter at all?
The entrepreneur was in a relationship with the actress after Heard’s divorce from Johnny Depp. That the two are said to have had an affair and a love triangle with Cara Delevingne (28) during the marriage, Musk denied in June 2020 to “Page Six”, the gossip portal of the “New York Post”: “Cara and I are friends, but we were never intimate. […] Also, I would like to emphasize once again that Amber and I did not start going out until about a month after their divorce. I don’t think I’ve ever been around her during her marriage!”
Even the fight against “The Sun” is not over yet
In early November 2020, a London court dismissed a lawsuit by Depp against the British tabloid “The Sun”, which had described him as a “woman thug”. Depp and his team of lawyers want to appeal against the verdict, a hearing is to take place next March. A judge at the Court of Appeal ordered that Johnny Depp and his team receive an oral hearing, which will take place between March 15 and 31 and will last two hours, according to Deadline.
The trial of the Sun degenerated into another War of the Roses between Depp and Heard, who were married from 2015 to 2017. Both made serious accusations against each other. After a 16-day trial in London, the judge ruled that the choice of words was “essentially true.” Depp’s lawyers then argued before the Court of Appeals that the judge had accepted the evidence presented by Depp’s ex-wife too uncritically, and that he had ignored relevant evidence or had not admitted it in the first place.