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Johnny Depp's Body Language During Amber Heard's Testimony Is Branded 'Concerning'

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Johnny Depp's Body Language During Amber Heard's Testimony Is Branded 'Concerning'

Warning: This article might be distressing for some readers.

As Amber Heard takes the stand in her ongoing libel trial against Johnny Depp', a lawyer has noted a 'concerning' feature of Depp's body language.

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Lawyer and host of Court TV, Julie Grant, spoke to Good Morning Britain this week about Amber's testimony so far, and described Johnny Depp's behaviour as "concerning."

She said: "I thought Amber Heard testified as well as she could. Him looking down most of the time was concerning. Sometimes it can be effective to look like you're not paying attention to a jury. That's a trial advocacy trick."

"But to do it for such a prolonged period of time on Wednesday, that to me was a problem. I'm mindful that these two are actors. It's really hard to know what is authentic and what is an act."

Johnny Depp has been avoiding eye contact with Heard during her testimony. (Credit: Alamy)
Johnny Depp has been avoiding eye contact with Heard during her testimony. (Credit: Alamy)
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On week four of the high profile trial, Amber has begun to detail her experience of the relationship she shared with Depp, as well as the abuse that she alleges she suffered.

Compared to Johnny Depp's time on the stand, during which Amber watched him intently from her seat, Amber's testimony time has seen Depp shrinking in his seat and avoiding eye contact.

Speaking on the stand, Amber told the court about the first time Depp allegedly slapped her, stating: "I will never forget it, it changed my life."

"I was sitting on the couch, we were having a normal conversion, there was no fighting, no nothing. He was drinking and I didn't realise at the time, but I think he was using cocaine, he had a jar of cocaine.

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"I asked him about the tattoo he has on his arm, it looked like black marks, I didn't know what it said... and I asked him what it said. He said 'Wino'... I laughed because I thought he was joking, and he slapped me across the face..."

"And I laughed because I thought 'this must be a joke'. I didn't know what was going on."

She continued: "I just stared at him, kind of laughing, still thinking he was going to start laughing and was going to tell me it was a joke. He said: 'You think it's funny?'...

"It was clear it wasn't a joke anymore. I stopped laughing but I didn't know what else to do."

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Amber took to the stand for the first time this week. (Credit: PA)
Amber took to the stand for the first time this week. (Credit: PA)

Across social media, spectators are largely divided over what Depp's body language could mean. While some argue that his decision to avoid eye contact is a tactic, others are convinced it's victim behaviour.

The ongoing trial is expected to wrap close around Thursday 19th May, although it could be days before a jury come to a unanimous decision.

Depp 58, is suing Heard, 35, for libel over a 2018 article in The Washington Post.

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Depp’s legal team say the article implies Heard was physically and sexually abused by Depp when they were married, although the article does not mention him by name.

Heard's legal team believe she is covered by the first amendment of the US constitution which protects freedom of speech.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/PA

Topics: Celebrity, Johnny Depp, News

Ali Condon
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