She has accused him of sexual assault, physical abuse, and addiction. He’s been standing his ground, vehemently denying all claims. Is Amber going to testify at any point in time? Here’s what people tuning into the trial should know.
Will Amber Heard be testifying in the defamation trial?
So far, anyone who’s tuned into the defamation case between Johnny and Amber has already listened to Johnny talk about his volatile former marriage with Amber. Now, it's time for Amber to discuss her side of the story.
According to Deadline, the actress will take to the stand and testify as the first defense witness sometime in early May. Several sources told the outlet that Amber could begin her testimony as soon as Monday, May 2nd; however, Deadline noted that "there is a chance that Heard’s time on the stand could be changed if a substantial shift occurs in the plaintiff’s closing witnesses."
Johnny continued to deny Amber's accusations during his testimony.
Per CBS News, Johnny stated that the allegations Amber's placed against him are “not based in any species of truth." He reiterated the fact that he never reached the point of striking Amber –– or any woman in his lifetime.
He even said his relationship with Amber felt “too good to be true" when they first started dating. He described her by saying, “She was attentive. She was loving. She was smart. She was kind. She was funny. She was understanding … We have many things in common." Unfortunately, things in their relationship didn’t stay the same for long.
According to him, she started acting differently within the first year and a half of their relationship. On the stand, Johnny also apologized for some of the vulgar text messages he sent to a friend where he described his desire to seek revenge on Amber.
He continued making it clear that he never acted upon those impulses of anger to physically harm her. He also explained that the accusations of addiction Amber's been painting about him aren’t truthful, either.
He said, “The characterization of my 'substance abuse' that's been delivered by Ms. Heard is grossly embellished. And I'm sorry to say, but a lot of it is just plainly false. I think that it was an easy target for her to hit."
He went on to say, "Once you've trusted somebody for a certain amount of years, and you've told them all the secrets of your life, that information can, of course, be used against you."
Who else is testifying in this super-messy Johnny versus Amber trial?
There are a handful of celebrity witnesses who are testifying in the defamation trial between Johnny and Amber. Since celebrities are involved in the mix, the case is being talked about on a much larger scale.