Johnny Depp-Amber Heard: Depp’s group asks decide to toss final assertion from Heard’s lawyer

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The authorized counsel representing Johnny Depp in a blockbuster defamation swimsuit with fellow actor and ex-wife Amber Heard claims a last assertion from Heard’s group may drastically change the notion of the case for the jury.

On Tuesday, they requested Choose Penney Azcarate to inform the jury to ignore the assertion and to offer them with clearer directions amid their ongoing deliberations.

Depp’s attorneys argued that Heard’s lawyer Benjamin Rottenborn instructed the jury its last verdict within the case would ship a message to “every victim of domestic abuse everywhere.”

This combination of two separate photos shows actors Johnny Depp, left, and Amber Heard in the courtroom for closing arguments at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., on Friday, May 27, 2022. (AP Photos/Steve Helber, Pool)

This mixture of two separate photographs reveals actors Johnny Depp, left, and Amber Heard within the courtroom for closing arguments on the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., on Friday, Might 27, 2022. (AP Images/Steve Helber, Pool)
(AP Images/Steve Helber, Pool)

The language may probably shift the jurors to weigh in on home violence as a social challenge and away from the information of the case, Depp’s lawyer’s argued.

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“Such argument by Ms. Heard’s counsel improperly invites the jury to decide the case ‘based on passion and prejudice’ and a specific jury instruction is necessary to cure this impropriety,” they mentioned.

Actor Johnny Depp waves to supporters as he departs the Fairfax County Courthouse Friday, May 27, 2022 in Fairfax, Va. (AP Photo/Craig Hudson)

Actor Johnny Depp waves to supporters as he departs the Fairfax County Courthouse Friday, Might 27, 2022 in Fairfax, Va. (AP Photograph/Craig Hudson)
(AP Photograph/Craig Hudson)

The assertion in query got here in the course of the closing arguments when Rottenborn instructed the jury {that a} ruling in opposition to Heard “sends a message that no matter what you do as an abuse victim, you always have to do more.”

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“No matter how honest you are about your own imperfections and your own shortcomings in a relationship, you have to be perfect in order for people to believe you. Don’t send that message,” Rottenborn mentioned.

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In response, Choose Azcarate instructed Depp’s attorneys she wouldn’t entertain the movement because the jury had already began its deliberations.

Actress Amber Heard departs the Fairfax County Courthouse Friday, May 27, 2022 in Fairfax, Va. (AP Photo/Craig Hudson)

Actress Amber Heard departs the Fairfax County Courthouse Friday, Might 27, 2022 in Fairfax, Va. (AP Photograph/Craig Hudson)
(AP Photograph/Craig Hudson)

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The jury has deliberated for 9 hours throughout two days and is ready to renew on Wednesday.

Depp is in search of $50 million within the case as he claims Heard libeled him when she referred to as herself “a public figure representing domestic abuse.” Heard is in search of $100 million in a countersuit as she claims Depp and his authorized group have referred to as her allegations a hoax.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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