For the first time this season, the most star-studded drama will not be available on Netflix, Amazon, or HBO. Instead, it’ll air on Court TV as part of their continuing coverage of the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial.
Deadline has just confirmed Court TV will be broadcasting the highly anticipated defamation case between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard that will begin next week in Fairfax, Virginia.
Ethan Nelson, the acting head of Court TV, stated that their coverage will assist viewers in obtaining a clear picture of what’s happening.
“Court cases that are as high-profile as this one often create a lot of noise, and it can be difficult for viewers to break through these distractions to have a clear picture of the facts, but that’s where we come in.”
This case began with a Washington Post article written by Heard in 2018, in which she described her experiences with sexual and domestic violence and the reactions she received after discussing it publicly. He was not named directly, although his legal team claims that the inference was clear, stating that the piece was defamatory and they are seeking $50 million in damages.
In response, Heard filed a $100 million counterclaim, claiming that he has slandered her and was at the heart of a social media campaign to besmirch her reputation and ruin her career.
Whatever decision the judge makes, there will be fireworks. Depp has already attempted and failed to have Heard’s case dismissed, and he just suffered a significant loss when he was unable to stop her using a new anti-SLAPP law to defend herself.
Potential witnesses include Elon Musk, James Franco, and Paul Bettany, together with higher-ups in Disney and Warner Bros. If any of them are called to the stand and grilled before the cameras under oath we may see some seriously uncomfortable moments during the broadcast.
The trial will commence on April 11, with the stream beginning after a jury is selected. Court TV is included on most domestic video platforms and its audio is available on Sirius XM channel 793.
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