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Amber Heard’s Claims Denied In Final Weeks Of Defamation Trial

By Chinelo Eze
25 May 2022   |   9:56 am
As the defamation case against Johnny Depp enters its last week, Amber Heard's claims are being denied. After the judge dismissed Johnny Depp's move to dismiss, his lawyers called their first rebuttal witness. Warner Brothers' President of DC Comics-based film production, Walter Hamada, appeared to dismiss Amber Heard's concerns as he testified about Heard's contract…

Actor Amber Heard arrives in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, April 28, 2022. Actor Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife actor Amber Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” (Michael Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP)

As the defamation case against Johnny Depp enters its last week, Amber Heard‘s claims are being denied.

After the judge dismissed Johnny Depp’s move to dismiss, his lawyers called their first rebuttal witness.

Warner Brothers’ President of DC Comics-based film production, Walter Hamada, appeared to dismiss Amber Heard’s concerns as he testified about Heard’s contract with the studio for the Aquaman series.

Walter Hamada stated that nothing suggested by Johnny Depp’s previous attorney, Adam Waldman, had an impact on Heard’s remuneration for Aquaman 2.

He said that renegotiating contracts was not a Warner Brothers habit, though he admitted that the studio had done so for the other Aquaman star, Jason Momoa.

There have been “conversations” about recasting Heard‘s character in Aquaman 2 due to a perceived lack of “chemistry” between her and co-star Momoa, according to the DC chief.

“The reality is it´s not uncommon on movies for two leads to not have chemistry,” he said. “You know it when you see it.”

Heard‘s legal team had claimed that the actresses role and compensation for Aquaman 2 was harmed by allegedly defamatory remarks made about her by Waldman.

Waldman´s statements form the basis of the counterclaim for defamation filed by Heard, who earned $1 million for “Aquaman” and $2 million for “Aquaman 2.”