EXCLUSIVE: Johnny Depp may believe that he gave Amber Heard all of the papers he needed for the former couple’s multi-million dollar defamation battles, but the Aquaman Star is now fishing in very deep seas.
In the subpoenas filed today, Heard would like to know what the Los Angeles Police Department and the Walt Disney Motion Picture Group are about the ex-Pirates of the Caribbean Actor. Information she and her Virginia attorney plan to produce in the coming weeks.
In the case of Disney, Heard, and their Charlson Bredehoft Cohen & Brown, PC lawyers don’t just want paperwork about what was really going on with Depp during “filming, including filming and re-recording.” Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead men tell no stories, ”But they are looking for a virtual deposit of the House of Mouse on February 18 on this matter.
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The documentary that Team Heard wants from Disney in the $ 50 million defamation suit and the actress’s $ 100 million counterclaims throws the net pretty far.
In another discovery, the long war between the writing a diary As a co-star, Heard wants “all information regarding documents and communications of any kind” about Depp and “incidents of drug or alcohol use (including suspected drug or alcohol use)”. They also look for details on “delays or delays caused by Mr. Depp”, “incidents of violence or abuse by Mr. Depp”, information about the actor’s charges or “hiring, casting” and “disagreements with the writer, director or Producers with filming, editing and / or publishing Pirates 5. ”
To turn the knife a little more and deepen the possible public spectacle, Heard’s lawyers want “all information on all documents and communications of any kind between Disney and Mr. Depp from January 1, 2018 to today”.
A Disney spokesman told Dateway today that the company had not seen the subpoena.
The lowest grossing of any Captain Jack Sparrow franchise movie, Dead men don’t tell fairy tales came out in May 2017 after a series of seemingly troublesome production issues. At some point, all shooting in Australia came to a standstill and cost Disney millions because Depp had to be flown from Stateside to Stateside after cutting off his fingertip. This was supposedly a substance-related dispute with Heard.
Indeed that Pirates Franchise played a big part in this legal mess from the start.
Depp sued Heard in a state court in Virginia in March 2019 for $ 50 million after she wrote a Washington Post about becoming a victim of domestic violence.
Depp never actually named the December 2018 play, but the already controversial actor claimed it harmed his representative and cost him an appearance in Disney’s planned gig Pirates of the Caribbean Restart. The documents submitted further state that Depp was actually the actual victim of the couple’s short-lived marriage, which ended in 2016: “Ms. Heard is not a victim of domestic violence, she is a perpetrator. “
Heard countered last summer after several unsuccessful attempts to resolve the matter. Recently, Depp himself tried to dismiss the counterclaim. In November last year, he also lost his high profile libel case in the UK against Rupert Murdochs The sun for him to call “Frau Schläger”.
In addition, in a separate subpoena filed on Tuesday, the LAPD asked for “body cam recordings” from two officers and “all documents and communications of any kind in connection with the 911 calls relating to Eastern Europe. Colombia created, sent or received, deliver building on May 21, 2016 in relation to Ms. Heard. “With regard to the crucial and controversial incident that shortly afterwards led to an injunction and the divorce of Depp and Heard, the long-range subpoena reads:” This includes all internal and external reports, communications and other documents.
In what is perhaps the most telling goal of both submissions, the LAPD’s motion also seeks “all documents and communications of any kind with Mr Depp and / or representatives, lawyers or other representatives of Mr Depp acting on his behalf from May 21, 2016 to today. Heard’s lawyers have given City of Angels police officers a February 8 deadline to produce the material.
Following the ping-pong tactic that both sides have repeatedly used in the Virginia cases, today’s subpoenas against the LAPD and Disney stem from another petition for documents from Depp to Heard, scheduled for a January 15 hearing is
I went to a new smear trial across the Atlantic and failed to use the old Dominion’s anti-SLAPP in its favor Fantastic beasts The actor wants to stop Heard from looking into further details as the matter is on trial later this year.
“The defendant’s motion is an inexcusable abuse of the discovery process and littered with misrepresentations in court,” claims Depps, filed on January 8th. “Ms. Heard confirmed that she had met and discussed in good faith.” The 10-page file reads. “That is wrong.”
“Ms. Heard claims that Mr. Depp” refused “to provide full production or supplemental answers, which is also incorrect,” said Ben Chew and Camille Vasquez of Brown Rusnick LLP. “Ms. Heard claims that Mr. Depp refused to obey orders from this court and did not produce false documents.”
In short, Ms. Heard continues to burden this court with frivolous, unnecessary motions that violate the rules of the Virginia Supreme Court. Mr. Depp respectfully requests the court to deny and sanction Ms. Heard’s recent motion. Enough is enough.”
Otherwise, Depp scored a public relations victory by bringing Heard’s long-standing insistence and extrajudicial insistence that she donated the $ 7 million settlement she received on her divorce in 2017 to the ACLU and LA Children’s Hospital before recently. Heard, Virginia attorney Elaine Bredehoft admitted on Jan. 7 that her client “has already been responsible for seven numbers of charitable donations and intends to continue to contribute and eventually fulfill her promise.”
Whether that has an impact in the US or the UK, today’s subpoenas will make waves at least at Police Headquarters at DTLA and beyond at Disney’s corporate headquarters in Burbank. On another level, Team Depp may be funding legal religion over and above Heard’s document requirements, but they made sure to give themselves a side door if you know what I mean?
“Of course, no litigator can ever completely rule out the possibility of additional reactive documents being discovered at a later point in time, and Mr Depp appropriately reserves the right to produce documents that have been discovered,” says the objection to Heard’s motion in the footnotes.