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Elon Musk is not going to testify on ex-girlfriend Amber Heard’s behalf in her protection of a $50 million defamation lawsuit introduced by Heard’s ex-husband Johnny Depp.
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star filed the go well with after the actress wrote an op-ed in 2018 saying she was “a public figure representing domestic abuse.” She didn’t identify Depp, however his attorneys argue that it is a reference to Depp since she has beforehand claimed he was bodily violent towards her throughout their marriage.
Musk’s lawyer, Alex Spiro, confirmed to Fox News Digital that the Tesla boss is not going to take the stand regardless of being listed as a witness. Further particulars into why weren’t launched.
A doorman at a constructing in Los Angeles the place Depp and Heard lived testified by way of video that he usually noticed Musk at the very least “a few times a week” at Depp’s penthouse in 2015. The SpaceX founder “always visited when Mr. Depp was not at home,” Alejandro Romero added below oath.
Musk, 50, additionally was allegedly given entry to the constructing’s parking storage on the request of Heard and that he can be led up the residence by way of the penthouse elevator.
“Musk’s first appearance in Mr. Depp’s penthouse occurred shortly after Ms. Heard threw a vodka bottle at Mr. Depp in Australia, when she learned that Mr. Depp wanted the couple to enter into a post-nuptial agreement concerning assets in their marriage,” courtroom papers obtained by Fox News Digital say. “Ms. Heard’s violently aimed projectile virtually severed Mr. Depp’s middle finger on his right hand and shattered the bones.”
Meanwhile, the New York Post reported that actor James Franco, 44, additionally is not going to testify within the trial.
Depp has accused Franco of being certainly one of Heard’s lovers whereas Depp and Heard had been married.
Heard beforehand testified that Franco visited Heard on the LA penthouse she shared with Depp on May 22, 2016. The go to got here someday after the alleged violent altercation between Heard and Depp.
“We were talking. He was saying to me, ‘Oh my God, what happened to you?’” Heard stated of Franco, including, “He saw my face, and he said, ‘What the f–k?’”
A rep for Franco didn’t instantly reply to Fox News Digital’s request for remark.
Fox News’ Larry Fink contributed to this report.