Earlier within the trial, Heard testified that Johnny “hated” Franco as a result of he suspected that they had been having an affair.
Amber Heard testified in courtroom about spending time with James Franco through the demise of her marriage to Johnny Depp.
As Day 17 of the previous couple’s trial received underway in Fairfax, Virginia on Tuesday, Heard was questioned about her connections to Franco.
Heard and Franco have starred collectively in two movies: Pineapple Categorical in 2008, and The Adderall Diaries in 2015.
Although they had been by no means publicly courting or romantically linked, Heard beforehand testified that Depp “hated” her costar as a result of he suspected that the 2 had been having an affair behind his again. She claimed that lots of Depp’s anger of their marriage was triggered by this perception.
“He hated, hated James Franco,” Heard mentioned in courtroom final week. “He was accusing me of secretly having a factor with him previously since we had finished Pineapple Categorical collectively.”
Throughout a cross-examination earlier within the trial, Depp confirmed that he suspected Heard was having an affair with Franco, and mentioned that it “often” made him really feel insecure when Heard was out with others.
Franco’s title was hooked up to the trial after he and Elon Musk — whom Heard briefly dated in 2017 — had been named as witnesses. Nevertheless, neither are anticipated to testify.
Heard was questioned about her friendship with Franco when she took to the stand for the fourth time on Tuesday. Throughout the cross-examination, Depp’s authorized team offered CCTV footage displaying Heard and Franco on the penthouse she shared with Depp in Might 2016, the evening earlier than she filed for divorce from Depp on Might 23.
The footage depicts the previous costars inside an elevator on their manner as much as Depp and Heard’s shared penthouse. Franco is wearing a jacket, baseball hat, and wears a backpack.
At one level within the video, Franco seems to relaxation his head on Heard’s shoulder, earlier than she lays her head on prime of his. They exit the elevator collectively.
When questioned concerning the footage — which is timestamped Might 22 at round 11 p.m — Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez, requested if Heard had felt snug having Franco on the penthouse after she had tried to alter the locks that day.
Heard’s try to alter the locks was supposedly prompted by an alleged altercation the day earlier than on Might 21, when Depp apparently hurled his cellphone at her head.
“You modified the lock to the penthouses on Might 22, 2016,” Vasquez requested. “That is why you felt snug having James Franco over the night of Might 22, 2016?”
Heard responded by saying she wasn’t sure when Franco came to visit. Vasquez then referred again to the dated CCTV footage, and questioned whether or not Heard had recognized that Depp was out of city the evening of Franco’s go to.
“I do not know what I knew of his schedule on the time,” Heard replied.
Later, throughout redirect examination by her lawyer, Heard maintained that she and Franco had been simply “shut” pals and neighbors.
“He was my buddy. And he lived subsequent door, fairly actually subsequent door,” she mentioned. “And I, frankly, had exhausted my help community with my common pals and was completely satisfied to welcome as a lot friendship at the moment as I might probably get.”