Amber Heard's lawyers have reportedly jumped ship in the $50 million defamation lawsuit by her ex-husband Johnny Depp. We've got all the details.
In the midst of the heated $50 million defamation lawsuit by her ex-husband Johnny Depp, Amber Heard's legal team has quit, according to CinemaBlend.
Amber Heard's top lawyer Roberta Kaplan has quit the lawsuit, along with her team which includes John Quinn, Julie Fink, and Davida Brook.
This news couldn't come at a more horrible team for the actress as she is currently being villainized by the world. She is being blamed as the direct cause of many of the woes in Johnny Depp's career and set a bad precedent for women who are actually being abused. But we still don't know the truth.
Roberta Kaplan and her team of lawyers have quit the lawsuit citing "travel and logistics” becoming “more costly in light of the pandemic”.
The defamation case against Amber Heard is taking place in Virginia and not in Los Angeles. And it has been revealed that Amber Heard plans on keeping her lawyers over there for the rest of the case. She’s now going to be represented by the local council rather than her LA lawyers.
The reason why the lawyers quit seems reasonable until you take a deeper look. They claim that the reason was that travel is becoming more expensive in light of the pandemic. However, airfares and hotel costs are now at an all-time low. So the reason that they left just doesn't make sense and actually a bit suspicious. Of course, Johnny Depp and his legal team responded to the suspicious behavior, taking the piss out of them. Depp’s lawyer, Adam Waldman, who hasn't quit, told the Blast:
[F]or years, #TimesUp and others inexplicably hitched their wagons to Amber Heard’s abuse hoax… Ms. Heard’s lawyers, one of whom co-founded the #TimesUp Legal Defense Fund, have now apparently unhitched from Ms Heard’s long-disproven frauds. We intend to discover why.
It's going to be quite interesting to see how this plays out. I hope that we may actually discover the truth as to why Amber Heard's legal team has quit. Their current reason just doesn't seem right. However, at the end of the day, none of us knows the truth and who's actually the villain in this story. Maybe Amber Heard isn't the villain we all paint her to be and maybe Johnny Depp is a master manipulator of the press. Only time will tell.