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Why aren’t Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in court this week?

Johnny Depp superfans won’t be standing in line overnight to attend his blatant defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard this week.

Proceedings in Fairfax, Virginia are in recess until Monday, May 16.

Here’s what you need to know:

Why aren’t Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in court this week?

The Court adjourned for a break on Thursday, May 5 because Judge Penny Azcarte had a convention he was required to attend.

Azcarte informed the jurors about the scheduling conflict when the hearing began on April 11.

Details about the conference were not released, but it is not related to the test.

Why is the former couple in court?

Depp, 58, has sued Heard, 36, for $50 million for defamation over a 2018 op-ed she wrote in the Washington Post in which she described herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse” Is.

The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star was not named in the piece, but says it nonetheless ruined his reputation, damaged his career and cost him hundreds of millions of dollars in work.

The trial is due to stop Judge Penny Azkaret attending a conference.
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Heard claims that Depp abused her repeatedly. His lawyers also argue that Depp’s career was in freefall long before the op-ed.

Depp denied Heard’s allegations of abuse and claimed that he was a victim in their relationship.


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When will the trial resume?

Depp and Heard will return to court on Monday, May 16, with testimony beginning at around 9:30 a.m.

The test usually runs on a Monday-Thursday schedule.

Testimony will resume May 16 at 9:30 a.m. in Fairfax, Virginia.
Testimony will resume May 16 at 9:30 a.m. in Fairfax, Virginia.
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Viewers watch the trial in Fairfax County Circuit Court on May 5, 2022.
Viewers watch the trial in Fairfax County Circuit Court on May 5, 2022.
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How long is the test expected to last?

Judge Penny Azkaret promised the panel of 10 jurors that the hearing would end before Memorial Day.

Last week, it announced that the closing debate would take place on Friday, May 27.

And who will be called to testify?

When court recess last week, Heard finished his second day on the stand, judging Depp as a jealous fellow who often attacked him during drug- and alcohol-fueled rage.

Judge Penny Azcarte announced that closing statements would begin on May 27.
Judge Penny Azcarte announced that closing statements would begin on May 27.
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Heard will continue to testify when the trial resumes.
Heard will continue to testify when the trial resumes.
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The “Aquaman” actress will return to the witness box when hearings resume next Monday. His lawyers will interrogate him directly and then Depp’s team will cross-examine him.

After Hurd finishes his testimony, his lawyers will call more experts and character witnesses to the stand.

Despite appearing on Heard’s list of witnesses, James Franco and Elon Musk will not testify.

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