Thank you SnoopyDances and ForeverYoung for your answers and the links. I re-read the original filings.SnoopyDances wrote: ↑Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:28 amAnother point to remember about US trials: the burden of proof is on the plaintiff (Johnny). His side must prove their claims. She does not need to prove innocence or guilt.
The plaintiff must rely on evidence and witness testimony to substantiate their claims.
The typical defense strategy is to discredit the plaintiff's claims/evidence. Or, at least, cause the jury to question the evidence/motives of the plaintiff. The defendant rarely testifies.
So JD has to prove that she lied, that her allegations were false - referring mainly to the incidents mentioned in the claim?
a) "phone incident" 21May 2016 (paragraph 16)
b) "stair incident" 21April 2016 (paragraph 30)
And they also have to prove that their claims, that she was the perpetrator, is true, correct?
a) Finger incident in Australia (paragraph 28)
b) Bahamas (paragraph 29?)
c) Stair incident (see above)
Plus, that his public reputation suffered? Ergo, all communications with Disney + Warner will play a role in VA.
Could the defense strategy just rely on citing the UK verdict? Wouldn`t that be enough for them? Why should AH testify "again"?
I am sorry if I am too dumb to understand...