Amber Heard ignored direction from Judge Penny Azcarate on Tuesday, rushing out of the courtroom after disastrous redirect questioning from her legal team.
Heard’s ex-husband Johnny Depp is suing her for $50 million over an op-ed she wrote at The Washington Post about domestic violence, which the actor claims significantly hurt his Hollywood career.
The “Aquaman” actress looked combative and frustrated on the stand Tuesday during cross-examination by Depp lawyer Camille Vasquez — and things only got worse when Heard’s lawyer Elaine Bredehoft tried her best to rehabilitate the actress during redirect questioning.
Bredehoft was repeatedly unable to successfully ask her client questions due to sustained objections from Vasquez.
“When #AmberHeard was done testifying the judge told her she could have a seat next to her attorney, twice, – instead – Heard walked out of the courtroom before the jury had the opportunity to leave for the break,” Law&Crime’s Cathy Russon captioned video.
The video clip shows Heard making a beeline for the door while sipping on a drink and ignoring Judge Azcarate’s initial direction.
“You can have a seat next to your attorney, okay?” the judge softly told Heard. “You can go have a seat next to her, that’s fine.”
Heard goes right for the door instead.
Several on Depp’s legal team, on the other hand, embraced for hugs.
When #AmberHeard was done testifying the judge told her she could have a seat next to her attorney, twice, – instead – Heard walked out of the courtroom before the jury had the opportunity to leave for the break. #JohnnyDepp pic.twitter.com/dP4am8fEmE
— Cathy Russon (@cathyrusson) May 17, 2022
Heard first took on cross-examination from Depp’s legal team on Monday, which continued through Tuesday.
Early on during cross-examination, Vasquez played audio for the court that revealed why Depp has not once looked Heard in the eyes during the explosive defamation trial.
“You will not see my eyes again,” Depp promised Heard during a meeting in 2016, the last time the couple spoke to one another in person.
“He won’t look at you, right?” Vasquez asked Heard during the first hour of cross-examination.
“You know exactly why Mr. Depp won’t look at you,” Vasquez pressed. “He promised you he would never see your eyes again, is that true?”
“I don’t recall that,” Heard responded, before Depp’s team played the 2016 audio clip for the court.
“Please, I just want to hug you and say bye,” Heard begs Depp on the audio.
“I am nothing to you, and I will always be nothing to you,” the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor said back. “You will not see my eyes again.”
Vasquez also played audio of Heard begging Depp to stay and have a “normal fight” with her instead of leaving and getting space.
Depp’s legal team suggested the audio clips exposed Heard’s pattern of trying to spark fights with the actor when he tried to leave and diffuse the situation.
Heard contended on the stand she was trying to get Depp to stay because he would otherwise leave to do drugs and alcohol, putting her at risk. There was no mention of substance abuse on such audio, though.