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Amber Heard Delays Deposition Again, Lawyer Insists Actress Is Not Refusing to Give Testimony

by Jackie Willis 11:47 AM PDT, August 12, 2016
Playing Amber Heard Delays Deposition Again, Lawyer Insists Actress Is Not Refusing to Give Testimony

The legal battle continues between Amber Heard and her estranged husband, Johnny Depp.

The 30-year-old actress was to give her deposition on Friday, but got her date moved to Saturday, the Los Angeles Superior Court confirms to ET. Heard is filming Justice League in London, England, and had the deposition pushed back so she could return to the U.S. in time for the meeting.

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"To no fault of her own, Amber was unable to arrange for a flight to travel from London to Los Angeles which would arrive in Los Angeles by 10 a.m. on Friday August 12, 2016, so that she could appear for deposition on that date and time," reads the recent court filing obtained by ET.

Depp's deposition has also been scheduled for Saturday, but Heard's legal team finds it "highly unlikely that Johnny will appear and cooperate." 

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The actress' original deposition date was Aug. 6, and while she did show up to the offices of Depp's lawyers, she was not deposed. The 52-year-old actor's attorney, Laura Wasser, claimed in documents obtained by ET that Heard refused to leave a room adjacent to where the deposition was to take place.

Wasser claims she could "quite clearly" see "Amber hysterically crying and pacing in her separate conference room, or screaming and yelling at times and laughing at others."

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In the latest court filing, Heard's lawyers call these allegations "categorically false."

"At all times, Amber has been ready to go forward with her deposition and is prepared to do so," her lawyers insisted.

Meanwhile, a hearing to determine if Heard is issued a permanent domestic violence restraining order against Depp is still scheduled for Aug. 17.

Heard was granted a temporary restraining order against her estranged husband on May 27, after alleging that Depp was both emotionally and physically abusive towards her throughout their relationship. Wasser has responded to Heard's allegations, claiming the actress is "attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse."

Earlier this week, Depp's ex, Vanessa Paradis, was added to the witness list for the Aug. 17 court hearing. The actor's lawyers will call upon Paradis, along with 23 other witnesses, to support Depp's claim that he did not physically abuse Heard during their time together.

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