Johnny Depp reportedly turned down Amber Heard’s request to put on masks throughout trial

Johnny Depp reportedly refused to put on a masks in the course of the extremely publicised defamation case towards his ex-wife Amber Heard regardless of the Aquaman actor’s request. 

Heard additionally expressed her need to seem for the deposition by way of Zoom resulting from COVID, one other request turned down by The Vacationer actor and his counsel, claiming she desires to “keep away from accountability” by utilizing the virus as excuse.

In unsealed pre-trial courtroom paperwork obtained by Newsweek, an emergency movement is included which was filed by the Aquaman actor’s workforce to “defend all people attending” her January deposition.

The movement from Heard’s authorized workforce claimed that Depp has refused to put on masks in the course of the trial whereas demanding that Heard violate [redacted] regulation by not carrying a masks throughout her deposition.

The submitting added that the 59-year-old actor’s counsel has “refused to put on masks themselves for the deposition and refused to agree to make sure the courtroom reporter and videographer had acquired COVID-19 photographs.”

Heard’s lawyer Elaine Bredehoft despatched e-mail to Depp’s legal professional in December 2021, she wrote concerning the 36-year-old actor’s concern concerning the rising menace of Omnicron variant and her want to be participate within the deposition by way of Zoom.

“As you’re additionally conscious, Amber has a 9-month-old daughter, and she or he is at the moment residing together with her sister who has a 2- year-old toddler and is pregnant,” the lawyer wrote.

“This heightens the dangers and hazard. We consider these elements all counsel {that a} deposition of Amber by Zoom makes probably the most sense at this stage,” she added.

Depp’s legal professionals wrote in response that his consumer “hereby REJECTS Ms. Heard’s newest proposed dodge,” whereas including that Heard and her counsel are “once more appearing in unhealthy religion.”

The legal professional famous that they they may proceed with the in-person deposition at their Orange County places of work in January and wrote that Depp and the workforce “agreed to take the identical security measures.”

“And guaranteed you that the 2 attorneys who shall be taking Ms. Heard’s deposition—myself and Camille Vasquez—haven’t solely been double-vaxxed, but additionally have taken the booster,” he added.

Depp’s lawyer went on so as to add that the thought Heard would use COVID as “a pretext to keep away from accountability” could be “one other low, besides when the sources are thought of.”

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