Amber Heard Arrives On Time for Deposition in Restraining Order Case Against Johnny Depp
By Desiree Murphy
Amber Heard made it to her deposition on Saturday in Los Angeles.
The 30-year-old actress, who's currently in a legal battle with her estranged husband, Johnny Depp, arrived to the law office of Laura Wasser (Depp's attorney) with her legal team in Century City at 9:51 a.m., a few minutes before her scheduled 10 a.m. meeting.
An eyewitness tells ET Heard kept her sunglasses on and was silent as she walked through the front doors of the law office with attorneys Samantha Spector and Joseph Koenig.
Depp's deposition was originally scheduled for Saturday, but was postponed when Heard's attorneys filed a "withdrawal" in order to reschedule Heard's deposition.
The Los Angeles Superior Court confirmed to ET that Heard -- who was filming Justice League in London, England -- was to give her deposition on Friday. It was pushed back to Saturday so that she could return to the U.S. in time for the meeting.
At Heard's last deposition earlier this month, Depp's attorney accused Heard of refusing to go on the record to testify in court papers obtained by ET. Wasser claims that Heard arrived nearly two hours late for the court-ordered deposition regarding Heard's request for a permanent domestic violence restraining order against the Alice Through the Looking Glass actor. Wasser claims that instead of testifying, Heard was "manic and irrationa," sat with her lawyers, and "paced in a separate room."
A source close to Heard told ET at the time that the actress sat for "10 hours through intense settlement negotiations, which could not be settled because it required a gag order." She did not scream or cry, the source added, and has medical records as proof of abuse.
More updates on whether or not Heard will testify this time around to come.
"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," a recent court filing obtained by ET read.
On Friday, TMZ released a video of Depp throwing a wine bottle and glass inside the estranged couple's kitchen. Sources connected to Depp told the outlet that the video was "heavily edited" and was allegedly a "complete set up by Amber." It appears Depp was not aware he was being filmed by Heard.
Heard denied she leaked the video in the following statement obtained by ET:
"I am not responsible for the release of the video. It was not what I wanted and I am doing what I can to force the media to take it off the internet. I underestimated the toll that this difficult few months have taken on me, emotionally and physically, and the efforts made by the media to intimidate and discredit me. It is for that reason, and my desire to make the healthiest choice for myself, and hopefully for Johnny, that I am attempting to resolve this matter in the most private way possible."
ET has reached out to Depp and Heard's reps for comment.
As ET previously reported, Heard filed for divorce from Depp in May. She was granted a temporary restraining order against him on May 27, after alleging that Depp was both emotionally and physically abusive towards her throughout their relationship. Depp's attorney responded to Heard's allegations, claiming the actress is "attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse."
Depp's ex, Vanessa Paradis, is among the 23 witnesses that Wasser will call upon to support the 53-year-old actor's claim that he did not physically abuse Heard during their time together. Heard's witness list includes friends Elizabeth Marz and Rachel Pennington, as well as Pennington's fiancé, Joshua Drew. The trio was supposedly in Depp and Heard's apartment building on the night of the alleged attack.
To hear the latest updates on the estranged couple's legal battle, watch the video below.