The Daily Beast reports that more than 6,000 pages of court records from the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation case have been unsealed.
According to those records, Heard’s legal team argued in pre-trial papers that she suffered financial losses in the “$47-50 million” range over a “3-5 year period” as a result of Depp’s defamatory statements against her.
She was “comparable” to actors like Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Zendaya, Ana de Armas, and Chris Pine, according to Heard’s team.
Heard walked away from “tens of millions of dollars” by refusing to accept the money Depp made from the fifth “Pirates of the Caribbean” film, according to other newly-unsealed court documents.
The sequel was created as a “community property asset” during Depp and Heard’s marriage, making Heard eligible for half of the profits.
Depp earned $33 million from the fourth “Pirates” movie, according to The Daily Beast, so he probably earned the same amount or even more on the fifth one. Heard refused to accept the money during her divorce proceedings, and as a result, the defamation trial did not allow any of the divorce-related evidence to be used.
Other inflammatory reveals
The Daily Beast reports that additional information from the unsealed documents shows that Depp’s legal team fought to have Marilyn Manson’s name excluded from the defamation trial. A “guilt by association theory” would “smear Mr. Depp under references to and evidence regarding Marilyn Manson,” the team claimed.
Depp’s team reportedly planned to bring up and use against Heard a number of “irrelevant personal matters,” which Heard’s team urged the judge to dismiss.
Heard’s team claimed that Mr. Depp “inappropriately seeks to introduce evidence” that included “(1) nude pictures of Amber Heard; (2) Amber Heard’s sister Whitney’s reality show video; (3) Whitney and Amber’s past romantic relationships; (4) Amber’s brief stint as an exotic dancer years before she met Mr. Depp and Mr. Depp trying to get Amber to admit to being in a relationship with Whitney.”