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Unread post by Chocolat » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:49 am

:agreesign: I was just thinking the same thing. Either AH has proper evidence and witnesses or she doesn't. It's quite simple that the court will be looking for facts, not fluff. If the judge wasn't impressed with AH making her "celebrity" appearance in court last week, he won't want her bandwagon either.
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Unread post by Lbock » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:53 pm

I see several limine filings on the Rocky case. So now is the time each side tries to keep things out of court. Of course, Johnny wants his other cases, anything about AH, and any claims or rumors of alcohol/drug use/abuse kept out. This got me thinking of how all this started.

We first heard about the issue when Page Six broke the story in May 2018. "Several sources reported", but they all said Johnny tried to hit Rocky,
"When the well-liked worker told Depp, “I’m just doing my job,” a source said Depp tried to punch him in the ribs. But the weak blow didn’t make an impact, and Depp yelled, “I’ll give you $100,000 to punch me right now!” The stunned staffer stood still, and Depp was finally pulled away."

Rocky didn't file suit until July 2018. Its quite possible he was contacted and received an incentive to sue Johnny, including legal fees. (speculation) What if this suit was intended to discredit/embarass publicly as much as possible before the Bloom Trial? Maybe it's not exactly about Rocky winning.

(They probably didn't anticipate the script supervisor having those photos when they filed)

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Unread post by justintime » Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:38 am

Transcript of Hearing conducted on September 13, 2019, re the protective order request. AH was in attendance.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/75o647wi68dq9 ... r.pdf?dl=0
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Unread post by Lbock » Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:32 pm

They literally tried to blackmail him to drop the suit with pictures that they are suggesting are Johnny abusing drugs. Johnny knew and said NO to a protective order. He is going to live his truth whatever it is but includes he did not abuse her. I think the judge saw through this by not giving the blanket order. Glad Chew was able to get in the reminder that she admitted in public the op ed was about him. (Might have been referring to the Dutch interview she did when she was there with the UN event)

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Unread post by Ruby Begonia » Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:05 pm

:thanks!: for posting that, Justintime!

Ben Chew: "And they've made no showing of significant harm to Ms. Heard. They've shown what they're going to do to Mr. Depp. Well, he can take that. He's been taking it for years, Your Honor."

So, we'll be "treated" to these photos of JD any minute now to further her abuse of him? :ohno: Well, her turn is coming and she asked for it. Not only did it sound like they were trying to bully him before this hearing with the pictures, they're obviously trying to silence Johnny's "fanatical" supporters on social media. Good job, people :parrot: Imagine getting upset at the way Johnny's been cruelly judged and villified! Nice to see Judge White had Judymac's back saying that court-related dates for depositions, etc., are publicly available.

Kaplan sounds like quite the elitist, complaining about being sent a twitter message by someone with only 10 followers - "the gall of that nobody to voice an opinion." Quite like her bed-soiling, arrogant client. Don't think Judge White is fond of her.

Also Ben Chew: Samantha Klein, Johnny Depp's attorney in the underlying divorce case, said there was no protective order then "because Ms. Heard wanted the publicity." :bouquet:

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Unread post by Lbock » Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:18 pm

I noticed when she complained to the judge about the tweets she has received, she neglected to open with “after myself and my entire team tweeted about how proud we were to represent Amber Heard ....”

And when her lawyer mentions about reading that Amber now is being accused of cutting his finger off with a machete...I’m pretty sure her lawyer got her mixed with Amber Portwood teen mom who went after her boyfriend with a machete. And also got several points wrong on the divorce timeline. This lawyer doesn’t seem to know who her client is :no2:
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Unread post by ForeverYoung » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:29 pm

So Kaplan doesn't like the comments on social media about Amber or about her representing Amber. WAWAWAWA!!!
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Here is what I took from the transcript, for whatever it's worth.

1. I think she owes the NY courts an apology because in her introduction she basically said their courts were dirty, compared to VA.
2. Amber is not a "famous celebrity." Most people don't even know who she is.
3. Her team is absolutely reading twitters, fan sites and facebook pages.
4. The photos they showed at the proceeding were an attempt at blackmail. What they are really afraid of are exposing the photos Amber has of her body.
5. Kaplan didn't know the subpoenas for depositions were posted on the court's website???
6. Amber has medical records (including a psychiatrist) that they want protected.
7. They referred to the "craziness" out there which obviously means us and I think we deserve an apology too.
8. Kaplan has no idea why Amber is called a gold digger. Maybe she should take a look at the demand letter her lawyer sent to his in the divorce which also referenced the alleged abuse and she would clearly see how Amber got the name "gold digger." You know....the letter where she was willing to settle "all matters" if Johnny gave into her demands. He said no, and then she went and filed the dv charge and sold a picture to the media instead of taking it to the police. The same picture she refused to turn over the digital copy. This is in addition to the fact that if he had said yes to her demands, she never would have filed the dv charge and all this would not be happening right now.
9. Kaplan said that nobody wants photos out there yet Amber attached a whole bunch to her declaration and, "Let the horse out of the barn." I loved that statement from the judge and that Benjamin Chew brought that up. :biglaugh:

I am guessing there will be many more motions to come from her side until the judge sets a deadline.
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Unread post by Chocolat » Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:54 pm

Could the pic she's worried about be the one where she's holding the To My Beloved Tonto Man sign?
If not, the she must have some real doozies that she's afraid will be released. Too late now, her reputation is mud.
This judge is a no nonsense kind of judge and Benjamin Chew is a seasoned professional.

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Unread post by Lbock » Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:06 pm

Another mistake by Kaplan. She doesn’t know who her client is apparently. The machete incident is about Amber Portwood going after her boyfriend. Johnny’s finger was sliced by a vodka bottle.

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Unread post by ForeverYoung » Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:31 pm

Chocolat wrote:Could the pic she's worried about be the one where she's holding the To My Beloved Tonto Man sign?
If not, the she must have some real doozies that she's afraid will be released. Too late now, her reputation is mud.
This judge is a no nonsense kind of judge and Benjamin Chew is a seasoned professional.

Thank you justintime for the link.
Good point but that pic has already been all over the internet. I am guessing she has pics of herself around the time when she says she was abused, like maybe the party at Eliz. Martz's house the next day or other times.
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Unread post by Ruby Begonia » Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:47 pm

Documenting her lovers' behaviors is her modus operandi? Is that why that awful Musk continues to help her?

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Unread post by justintime » Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:48 am

Just to clarify: the pdf Dropbox link was on the indefatigable Brian McPherson’s Twitter page with the comment, “Interesting read. Discuss.” We seem to be doing as Mr. McPherson hoped!

I think the most appropriate comment made thus far is that Ms. Kaplan is woefully unprepared for this multifaceted case, its potential to broaden equity in DV cases where men are the victims, and the enormous world-wide public interest it has generated given JD’s involvement. She seems to be relying to a fault on the notoriety her prior “accomplishments” (pointedly taking care to reference arguing a case before the Supreme Court) bestowed upon her, and perhaps most egregiously, has apparently taken her vile, arrogant client’s self-portrayal as gospel rather than doing her own unbiased due diligence before jumping into the fray.

In a matter of mere hours, Ms. Kaplan has: shown her willingness to bully/blackmail her adversary before the Hearing even started; peppered her presentation with half-truths and convenient manipulations of the truth; been taken aback by the obviously unexpected persuasiveness, intensity, and on-target observations of JD’s supporters; shown a disturbingly cavalier and blatant unfamiliarity with critical event sequencing (e.g. extortion letter precipitated the deserved “gold-digger” labeling; when did the diary make its initial appearance?); demonstrated that, while unfortunately, she seems well-paired with her unscrupulous client, is fortunately no match for the quick, succinct opposition. Thank you, Mr. Chew.

Finally, yes, “He (Mr. Depp) can take it. He’s been taking it for years.” It’s true, but he has four more months of this relentless onslaught to endure, and other stressful litigations still to be resolved. I am worried about about him.
Ruby Begonia wrote:Documenting her lovers' behaviors is her modus operandi? Is that why that awful Musk continues to help her?
I absolutely agree with you, RubyBegonia - awful Musk; what a squirrely character he seems. I remember a pap shot of him and AH leaving an establishment together; he seemed a bit sullen and was sporting, what appeared to be, a bruised cheek. Not much notice taken at the time, but it was a surprise to see. Maybe nothing.
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Unread post by Theresa » Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:41 pm

Looks like our Judymac is famous... :biggrin:

I see she was quoted in the court documents on pages 9-10 from this Zone thread (page 101).

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Unread post by nebraska » Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:21 pm

Theresa wrote:Looks like our Judymac is famous... :biggrin:

I see she was quoted in the court documents on pages 9-10 from this Zone thread (page 101).
:applause2: So, they notice us. :cool:

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Unread post by ForeverYoung » Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:42 pm

nebraska wrote:
Theresa wrote:Looks like our Judymac is famous... :biggrin:

I see she was quoted in the court documents on pages 9-10 from this Zone thread (page 101).
:applause2: So, they notice us. :cool:
Good because I think Kaplan did that on purpose hoping it would stop the wrath that is coming down on Amber but now it's just going to get worse.
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