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Unread post by AdeleAgain » Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:40 am

I agree on the charitable donations; reading AH's legal reasons for not wanting to share the information - maybe her lawyers can make the point on relevancy as a legal technical thing - but I suspect JD's team have done this deliberately. Raise the question - where is the proof she donated? If she succeeds in getting that kicked out it looks bad - if she cannot halt the information being turned over well then we get to the truth. Seems like a win-win for JD's team on that particular point.

Has L'Oreal got a new spokesperson? I can't bear to look at any of that, they seemed to double down on using her a few months ago but since the UK trial has she been visible apart with L'Oreal products apart from on her own instagram?

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Unread post by Lbock » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:23 am

@lostbeyonduto does great legal videos on her documents



Love how we have actual lawyers commenting now. Great thread although sad to see much of her bad behavior will most likely be disallowed. Slim chance on the donations too


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Unread post by Lbock » Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:58 pm

New letter from Warner Brothers. They very carefully avoid any mention of Amber Heard filming for Aquaman.

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Unread post by AdeleAgain » Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:42 pm

Thanks Lbock and also thanks for posting on twitter the Court News article that the trial will indeed be delayed to May. This is great, don't want our boy to be having to prep for a trial whilst he should be focusing on delivering us a another mega performance.

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Unread post by Lbock » Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:53 pm



Virginia Judge Agrees to Delay Johnny Depp Defamation Trial
Depp claims his ex-wife was clearly referring to him when she wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post describing the backlash she faced after speaking out about domestic abuse.

FAIRFAX, Va. (CN) — The trial for actor Johnny Depp’s defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard could stretch out over the better part of a month – but not until May 2021, more than two years after the lawsuit was filed, a Virginia judge ruled Friday.

Depp’s contends he was wrongly accused of domestic abuse by Heard and demands $50 million in damages in a complaint filed in March 2019. For her part, Heard has filed a defamation counterclaim against Depp asking for $100 million.

The trial was set for Jan. 11, which coincides with the filming schedule for another installment of the “Fantastic Beasts” series in which Depp will star, prompting his lawyers to request a continuance last month. But Heard, an actress who will also film an “Aquaman” sequel sometime next year, objected to the delay.

Fairfax County Circuit Court Chief Judge Bruce White made clear in a hearing Friday that his decision to push the trial start date to May 3 had nothing to do with the actors’ schedules, but with the backlog of court cases caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.


Right now, the Virginia Supreme Court has not authorized us to conduct jury trials,” White said.

Once the court gets the go-ahead, inmates charged with felonies will have priority. Even then, jury trials could demand multiple courtrooms to maintain social distancing.

A trial in the Depp case could last three weeks. And before lawyers get to the courtroom, they expect to take more than 50 depositions, according to court filings. Heard’s lawyers want to spend five full days deposing Depp.

Depp, 57, and Heard, 34, were married for 15 months, but their rocky union and divorce spawned lawsuits in the U.S. and Britain, where Depp has accused News Group Newspapers of libel. A trial in that case concluded last month and a verdict is pending.

In Virginia, Depp’s lawsuit contends that Heard was clearly referring to him when she wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post in December 2018 describing the backlash she faced after speaking out about domestic abuse. She did not name Depp, but he claims she defamed him by implication. His complaint was filed in Virginia because the Post is printed there.

After unsuccessful attempts to have the case dismissed, Heard filed her counterclaim Aug. 10 charging that Depp “orchestrated a false and defamatory smear campaign” accusing her of being a liar, hoax artist and perjurer.

“This stream of false and defamatory accusations against Ms. Heard is all in an attempt to ruin her life and career simply because she was a victim of domestic abuse and violence at the hands of Mr. Depp, and had the audacity and temerity to finally come forward to end the abuse and violence,” the filing states.

Attorneys, along with Heard, attended Friday’s hearing virtually.Depp is represented by Benjamin Chew of Brown Rudnick in Washington, while Heard is represented by Elaine Charlson Bredehoft of the Reston, Virginia-based firm Charlson Bredehoft Cohen and Brown.
https://www.courthousenews.com/virginia ... ion-trial/

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Unread post by Lbock » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:14 pm

AdeleAgain wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:42 pm
Thanks Lbock and also thanks for posting on twitter the Court News article that the trial will indeed be delayed to May. This is great, don't want our boy to be having to prep for a trial whilst he should be focusing on delivering us a another mega performance.
Thank you AdeleAgain It's also good as the May 3 date (if it doesn't get changed again) is perfect time inbetween the VA lawsuit and HV rescheduled tour.

Filming cutting it close for Rocky Brooks trial, which we hope goes away anyway.

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Unread post by Granna » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:16 pm

What is the supposed date for Brooks trial?

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Unread post by ForeverYoung » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:38 pm

Wait...Amber filed against Disney??? :harhar: :harhar: :harhar: She is out of her mind if she thinks she will ever work again. :hypnotic: :facepalm: :dunce:
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Unread post by Lbock » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:59 pm

Granna wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:16 pm
What is the supposed date for Brooks trial?
Brooks
2/16/21 Final Status Conference
02/22/2021 Jury Trial

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Unread post by Granna » Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:43 pm

Rumor suggest that UK will make a ruling on trial shortly.

Could DISNEY & WB be waiting for that outcome -- before lowering the boom?

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Unread post by Lbock » Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:03 am

We have heard Judge Nichols and his clerk are out of office until or through Sept 30. Don’t know if he has been working on decision during his off time

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Unread post by ForeverYoung » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:15 am

The covid order in VA is now extended to Oct. 11.

http://www.vacourts.gov/news/items/covi ... rgency.pdf
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Unread post by Lbock » Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:15 pm

It doesn't seem to apply to discovery deadlines, as far as I can tell. I'm not sure what other deadlines it applies to on their case or future motions. Depp team called her out on waiting to file the counter claim and her answer, abusing the COVID delays. Then she promptly answered his continuance. So let's see ???

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Unread post by ForeverYoung » Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:56 pm

Sorry, what I meant was that all the other cases before this one are pushed back now. It was reported that the judge granted Johnny's motion to push the trial date back but only because of the covid. It was probably getting pushed back anyway. The letter from Warner Brothers confirmed the filming of FB3 from Sept through Feb and said Johnny was required to be there. They also mentioned "that production Aquaman2" would not be shooting any time before May 31, 2020 and said nothing about her being in the film.

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/circuit/s ... 9-2020.pdf
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Unread post by Lbock » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:11 pm

Judge has agreed to hear his demurrer and plea in bar pretty much exactly as he requested.

To be heard Oct 16
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/circuit/s ... 4-2020.pdf
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