Amber Heard‘s legal team has been forbidden by the court to display her bloodied lip photo.
The photo is said to show Johnny Depp‘s ex-wife, Amber Heard, being beaten by her now-ex in a violence incident. The court rejects it because it was not submitted in time.
Heard has claimed that blow that Depp would have delivered to her occurred during a quarrel in 2012.
“I was in one of these fights, I believe it’s this one, in his downtown ECB, we call it, loft, and we’re in the kitchen living room area and he backhands me,” Heard stated.
She continued: “And, you know, it was, you know, he wears a lot of rings. I remember kind of just feeling like my lip went into my teeth, and it got a little blood on the wall. Just that simple, a little bit of blood on the wall,” she added.
The photo features a cut lip Heard, holding a note reading: “I shall return xxx.”
After Amber Heard penned a 2018 op-ed about being a victim of domestic abuse, Johnny Depp has filed a libel suit against her. The trial is set to resume next Monday and will go for approximately two more weeks.
So far, public sentiment appears to be behind Depp. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean he will win the trial, given the elements he must prove in order to win his defamation case against Heard.