As the ongoing defamation battle between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard started, in each trial we got to see and hear more new and interesting disclosure from each of their team about their time as a couple.

So what new disclosure do we have from them, right now? In the recent trial in the Fairfax courthouse, Virginia, the team Heard tried to prove the accusation of Amber Heard being abused in the hand of her ex-husband Johnny Depp with a photo which was rejected by the Judge as the photo was not submitted in the proper time of the trial.

So what is the photo Heard team wanted to prove as evidence for the accusation?

Amber Heard’s Photo Evidence

The photo was then released by TMZ, which shows an image of Amber Heard with a bloody cut on her lower lip and she was holding a piece of paper that reads, “I shall return xxx” which she said was left by Depp after the incident.

Heard in the court testimony claimed that during an argument between them, Depp hit her on the mouth which caused the cut on her lip. She said,

“I believe it’s this one, in his downtown ECB, we call it loft and we are in the kitchen living room area and he backhands me.”

She further explained, “It was, you know, he wears a lot of rings. I remember the kind of just feeling like my lip went into my teeth, and it got a little blood on the wall.”

The testimony and the photo evidence were objected to by Depp’s legal team saying that the photo evidence was never submitted in the initial discovery phase of the trial period and hence can’t be taken as evidence to which the jury agreed.

As we know, Depp and Heard started dating in 2012 and married in 2015, then just in the next year they separated, and Heard filed for divorce in 2016. And then came their court battle against one another with Heard accusing him of physical abuse with an op-ed she published in the Washington Post.

The post clashes with Depp’s career which lead him to accuse and file defamation, suing her for $50 million, and next in return Heard’s counterclaim of $100 million for defaming her by claiming her op-ed was a hoax and false story.

The Teams Opinions Over the Evidence

So now back to the photo evidence, we have of Amber claiming the incident took place during a fight in 2012. Still, to this claim, Depp’s legal team said that if the photo is from 2012 then the defamation case from the UK court in which Amber stated that the first violent fight took place in 2013 does not sit well, which again contradicts with the photo evidence she is trying to prove.

To this, a source supporting Heard said that the actress mixed up the dates when she got her therapist reports which confirmed that the Depp alleged abuse started in 2012. Depp’s team responded to the claims from Heard’s team and said,

“She is preparing to give the performance of her life in this trial.”

Then Heard’s team struck back and said, “The panicked Depp’s team is fighting tooth and nail to prevent compelling evidence and photos such as this from being introduced. They continued their losing strategy: distract the jury and demonize the defendant.”

As throughout the various trials, both sides are coming up with new physical abuse claims against one another, this is one of the many claims made by Heard’s sides against Depp which is the new talk of their recent trial.

To this recent claim made by Heard, Depp stood strong and stuck to his statement that he never physically abused his ex-wife, Amber Heard during their arguments. He also opened up about the rumored injury of his middle finger which he claimed was actually caused by Heard throwing a bottle at him hitting and injuring his middle finger during an argument. He also mentioned how he was not stable physically and mentally when he was in the relationship and his drinking habit was also not stable during his and Heard’s relationship.

Now the case trial is in a recess and will not be proceeding with the further trial until May 16. So till then, we have to wait and see what new turn the case will take and for how long it will be running till we find an end result.