Amber Heard Sister Whitney Henriquez’s Testimony Could Change The Case

Whitney Henriquez, Heard’s sister, and actress Ellen Barkin are set to speak for the defense.

Henriquez and Barkin testified as witnesses for Heard in Depp’s lost libel action against The Sun in 2020. The actor sued the British tabloid for language in an article about Heard’s abuse accusations that referred to him as a “wife-beater.”

 

 

Ellen dated Depp in the late 1990s while filming Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. In the UK defamation action, she allegedly testified that Depp threw a wine bottle in her way during a heated moment in a hotel room. Depp disputed the charge, claiming that Barkin had a grudge against him.

 

Will Whitney Henriquez And Ellen Barkin Testify?

Whitney Henriquez, Heard’s sister, will testify about her claims that Depp assaulted her.

Henriquez was called to testify in the case, but he never finished. While Heard was married to Depp, Henriquez lived in one of Depp’s penthouses at the Eastern Columbia Building.

 

 

Depp and his wife lived in a 1930s art deco building in Los Angeles, where they owned numerous penthouses adjacent to one another.

Likewise, according to rumors, Depp had recently ended his nine-year relationship with Winona Ryder and had begun a rebound relationship with Barkin.

The actress, who most recently appeared in TNT’s Animal Kingdom, has been on Heard’s witness list since March, but it’s unknown whether other celebrities on the list, such as Elon Musk and James Franco, would testify.

 

Amber Heard Vs. Johnny Depp Trial Update

Judge Penney Azcarate had a conference to attend on Thursday, May 5; therefore the court was deferred for the break. At the close of last week, both sides expressed optimism about the pace of the proceedings.

When the trial began on April 11, Azcarate informed jurors of the scheduling difficulty. The conference’s details have not been publicized, but it is unrelated to the trial.

After Amber wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post in 2018 characterizing herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse,” Johnny, 58, is suing Heard, 36, for defamation.

 

 

Despite the fact that the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star was not identified in the article, he claims it wrecked his reputation, harmed his career, and cost him tens of millions of dollars in work.

Heard claims Depp abused her on several occasions. Her attorneys also claim that Depp’s career was declining even before the op-ed.

Depp claims he was the victim in their relationship and disputes Heard’s charges of abuse.

Further, according to Law & Crime, Depp will be brought back to the witness stand in connection with Heard’s case. Whitney Henriquez, Heard’s sister and actress Ellen Barkin, with whom Depp had a brief tie in the 1990s, will also testify before the jury.