According to experts, Amber Heard may have tried to defile the jury with rumors that Johnny Depp pushed Kate Moss down the stairs. It can backfire.

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Amber Heard, Kate Moss, Johnny Depp.Pool via Jim Lo Skullzo / Reuters; Taylor Hill / Getty Images; Pool via Jim Lo Skullzo / Reuters

  • Amber Heard referred to Kate Moss’ testimony in a trial over Johnny Depp’s proceedings last week.

  • People close to Depp told insiders that they could open the door to new evidence of past relationships.

  • The person who heard was arrested in 2009 on suspicion of domestic violence. Her ex-girlfriend said it was exaggerated.

She described the explosive battle with Johnny Depp before Amber Heard got off the witness stand for a week-long break from the trial.

She mentioned Kate Moss, a person who was rarely expected to appear in court.

I heard that Depp was “swayed” during the battle Depp was hitting his sister Whitney Hard. Whitney Hard said he was standing on the stairs.

“I don’t hesitate. I don’t wait. I immediately think of Kate Moss and the stairs, and I shook him,” Hard said.

heard Point to unconfirmed rumors Depp once pushed Moss down the stairs when he was dating in the 1990s. Moss has never publicly accused Depp of cheating, In an interviewSpoke about him lovingly.

Moss is not on the list of witnesses, but Depp said he could seek testimony, but according to a document reviewed by insiders, he was “identified by Witnesses” by Hard and “needed for counterarguments or impeachment.” I reserved the right to call “a witness”. Court records show.

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Depp and Moss at the Cannes Film Festival in May 1998.Pool BENAINOUS / DUCLOS / Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

In any case, lawyers usually hash acceptable evidence before the proceedings begin. Attorneys on each side will spend months searching the other’s files, interviewing witnesses, and making discoveries to establish evidence that can be brought into the case, as long as they are verifiable and relevant. Spend

Hard and deep Confrontation in defamation proceedings duel A motion to establish the exact range of evidence was sealed and submitted, according to a person close to the case who was known to the insider but spoke conditionally. Anonymity so they don’t affect the trial.

By mentioning allegations related to Moss — and She said she suffered when she heard explaining the injury From an explosive battle — in legal terms, for fresh evidence to counter her version of the event, it’s possible that what you’ve heard mistakenly “opened the door.”

Depp’s lawyer Benjamin Chew seemed excited when Hard mentioned Moss.

Those familiar with Depp’s ideas said that references to Insider Hard’s Moss are likely to come out in a cross-examination that is expected to begin after Hard finishes his testimony on Monday. Having the supermodel personally testify may not meet the criteria of relevance, as Hard made only a transient reference to Moss.

But if Heard explained what he thought of Moss, Depp’s lawyer might choose to call the judge to the stand and ask him to calm the rumors, he said.

1995 Johnny Depp and Kate Moss.

1995 Depp and Moss.Barry King / Wire Image

“It’s likely that Johnny Depp’s team will argue that this is an unfounded rumor, and if it’s currently in front of the jury, the jury will tell if Johnny actually did something to Kate Moss. You’ll be wondering, “Halim Danidina, a former Los Angeles judge, told insiders. “And the best way to refute it is for Kate Moss to come here and tell the jury how wonderful he was and how he was never violent against her.”

Hard arrest on suspicion of domestic violence could enter the case

Depp’s lawyer also “loves” to persuade the judge to allow questions about Hard’s ex-girlfriend Tasia Van Lee, said someone familiar with Depp’s ideas.

heard Arrested in 2009 at Seattle Airport on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic violence After she was accused of hitting Van Lee in her arms during the discussion.

The indictment was later withdrawn and Van Lee was released. Statement to 2016 E-News “It was misunderstood by two powerful individuals and falsely accused of being overly sensational,” Haad said.

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Tasia van Lee heard in New York City in June 2011.Dario Cantatore / Getty Images

Christa Ramey, co-founder of the Los Angeles civil litigation firm Ramey LawPC, said Moss’s mention by Insider Heard was intentional and could be contrary to her legal team’s intentions.

“Sometimes I have a client who thinks he’s smarter than me, and I’m a villain at the stand. I think she’s definitely gone that way,” Ramie said. “Her lawyer didn’t want her to say that.”

Mr Ramie said Hard might have wanted the jury to refer to it on Google. Jury trials are not allowed to consume news about the trial they are sitting in, but that happens, Ramie said.

“Every time we start a trial, Google Analytics and LinkedIn searches increase significantly. Jury trial Google is always cramming, even if it’s not expected,” Ramie said.

In any case, if the judge does not want to bring unfounded rumors or previous relationships into the case and hears them anyway, it is a great risk. That means the judge must consider what other types of information could be brought in the case from fairness to the Depp side, Danidina said. ..

“If a lawyer or witness decides that he runs the risk of going against my judgment and wants everything to remain the same, I, as a judge, will try.” Dhanidina, now a lawyer at Werksman Jackson & Quinn LLP, told Insider.

Depp’s past relationships may also be involved in the case

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1990 Depp and Winona Ryder.Barry King / WireImage / Getty Images

Brettward, co-chair of marriage and family law in Blank Rome, said the wording of the removal of Hard’s name was considered “skillful” beyond the help of her legal team.

Instead of repeating the rumors, he said, by simply saying that she thought of Moss at that moment, Hard could avoid Depp’s legal team against the testimony because of hearsay evidence.

But that “may turn out to be a mistake,” Ward said. Depp’s legal team will bring Moss and other ex-girlfriends to the stand, opening up the possibility of an enthusiastic review of his actions.

Moss praising Depp is not certain. She has not publicly dealt with the staircase claims.And in 1998 interview with Rolling StoneDepp told a conversation with Hunter S. Thompson, where he said he might have conveyed his “romance” with a “beat” with Moss to the writer.

“He immediately focuses on the shortcomings and good points,” Depp told the magazine. “I was with Kate, and I think he went straight to the jugular vein of romance, shit as if I had beaten her enough.

Other ex-partners are on record saying Depp was a good boyfriend.

Depp’s ex-girlfriends Vanessa Paradis and Winona Ryder, respectively. Actor defamation proceedings against the British tabloid The Sun, Named him “wife beater” in the story about Hard. Depp eventually lost the case, and the judge ruled that Hard’s allegations were virtually true.

Paradis, who has been dating Depp for 14 years and is the mother of two children, states that Depp was “never violent or abusive to me,” and she always said he was a “non-violent person.” He said he knew there was.

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Vanessa Paradis and her daughter Lily-Rose Depp in Paris.Bertrand Lindov Petrov / Getty Images

“I’ve seen these ridiculous remarks really miserable and unfortunately people continue to believe in these false facts, damaging his career,” Paradis wrote. ..

Riders were “absolutely shocked, confused, and upset” when they heard about Hard’s allegations, as Depp was never violent or abusive during the four-year relationship of the late 80’s and early 90’s. I wrote.

“I don’t want to call anyone a liar, but from Johnny’s experience it’s impossible to believe that such a horrifying claim is true,” she wrote. “I find it very annoying to know him like I do.”

References to such personalities in court are usually off limits, Ward said. The court admits that “just because Depp may have treated his ex-girlfriend well doesn’t mean he didn’t abuse one of them.”

Depp’s team believes they have “wealth embarrassment” for cross-examination

It is possible that he made similar mistakes elsewhere in the incident, such as when she explained after an explosive incident between her and Depp in March 2015.

The two stayed at an Australian home when Depp shot the fifth “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie. On the night of March 7, Depp testified, and Hard was furious and threw a glass vodka bottle at him. It shattered in his hands, Cut off the tip of his right middle finger, Depp said. I heard Depp was pointing her drug cocktail, lob can, and bottle at her. Sexually assault her with one of the bottlesAnd cut off his own fingertips.

One of the photos submitted as evidence on Thursday showed a blood-stained guitar. Guitarist Depp testified that he would never cut his finger because he loves musical instruments. When asked if she was the cause of the streak, Hard said she “she never played the guitar.”

But As many Depp fans pointed out on Twitter, Hard seems to have played the guitar before.she I saw one playing in the 2016 movie “One More Time” She plays an ambitious rock star. Her left hand is shown to form the chord shape that is well known on her instrument when she strums. This suggests that she learned them.

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The testimony I heard.Jim Lo Skullzo / Pool / AFP via Getty Images

Depp’s lawyer may move to submit a movie trailer or its clip as evidence, and the judge will determine if the fact that she is acting in the movie meets the appropriate evidence criteria. You need to consider.

Also during the Australian battle, Her legs were “quite well sliced” by broken glass From the bottle and window she said Depp broke to the floor.

While Depp was sent to the two hospitals to reattach his fingers, Hard didn’t seek medical care and appeared to be uninjured, witnesses Depp’s lawyer called to the stand said. Those who hear will have to face the contradiction in the cross-examination.

A person close to Depp’s idea tells insiders that the guitar and foot problem lies in the “embarrassment of wealth” that the actor’s lawyer could bring up in a cross-examination and could contradict her claim. Told.

However, in a cross-examination of Depp’s doctor and each of his employees regarding the case, Hard’s lawyer said no one was focused on whether Hard was injured. Their job was to protect and care for Depp.

Dhanidina said the judge had to decide how much external evidence she would allow in the case in order for the jury to determine the truth.

“Most judges will allow at least some contradictory evidence to be admitted, especially if they impeach important witnesses in this case,” he said. “When instructing the jury on how judges decide who to believe, it is important to judge their credibility.”

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