9:28 AM PT — Amber Heard was just asked about James Franco on cross-examination, and it seems the whole point of bringing it up was to hint at the idea … she might’ve been fooling around behind Johnny’s back — at least that’s the impression JD’s attorney has left.
Camille Vasquez played surveillance footage from Johnny’s DTLA building a few days before AH took out her TRO — this after an alleged explosive fight in their apartment — and you see Franco slink in covered up in a hat and jacket, while wearing a backpack. Amber is there to greet him, and they both go up to her floor, where they exit together — at around 11 PM.
CV was suggestive — asking if Amber was aware how late it was, and whether she was aware Johnny was out of town at the time. Amber said she can’t recall remembering Johnny’s schedule or not at the time … she wasn’t explicitly asked if she’d been intimate with JF.
Camille has moved on, and is now focusing on the WaPo op-ed, trying to get Amber to admit that the piece was obviously about Johnny — but Amber’s insisting it was not about him.
7:38 AM PT — Vasquez is bringing up journal entries Amber and Johnny entered following the Australia incident in March — when they were on a “honeymoon phase” — and it appears Amber admitted in writing to “her part” in whatever might’ve happened Down Under.
The entries being presented are mostly from the summer of 2015, and in some of the writings … Amber seems head-over-heels in love with JD, while acknowledging the ups and downs of their relationship.
Vasquez is also asking about them going to the Bahamas in 2015 — where Amber claims Johnny sexually assaulted her in a bathroom, and that she was trying to get away from him — but Vasquez points out the manager of Johnny’s island, Tara Roberts, has testified to seeing Amber come after Johnny (not the other way around).
Amber Heard‘s story about the Australia incident that claimed Johnny Depp‘s finger is getting diced up and tossed in the fire on cross-examination … she’s knee-deep in a grilling.
The actress is enduring rapid-fire questioning by JD’s attorney, Camille Vasquez, who is getting into the weeds on just about every one of Amber’s allegations of physical assault — as well as the notorious lost digit tale that’s up on the chopping block Tuesday morning.
Vasquez is asking about the exact sequence of events — insisting Amber has testified to specific actions happening in specific order — but AH says she can’t recall what happened first/next, etc. … while also claiming she’s never said she did remember the chronology.
It’s interesting — what’s being dissected here is the claim Johnny sexually assaulted Amber with a liquor bottle of some sort — the same day JD lost his finger, BTW — which Vasquez is attempting to pick apart by going through the alleged assault in slow-motion, frame by frame … constantly bringing up her previous testimony, either in this trial or in older depositions.
Here’s another thing that Johnny’s team is latching onto consistently … the fact that there seems to be little to no medical records documenting horrific injuries Amber claims she suffered — including the ones in Australia — but now, Amber seems to be saying that her perception of some of the injuries at the time might’ve been worse than the reality.
In any case … Amber has acknowledged she didn’t seek medical treatment for a lot of the alleged injuries, but maintains they did in fact happen — and that Johnny was responsible.
Vasquez is constantly trying to keep Amber on track and focused on exactly the questions she’s being asked — and while the questioning is tenacious, Amber seems to be holding up pretty well. CV’s clearly going to be diving in on just about everything Amber’s testified to — which has been a lot thus far.
The cross-examination is just getting started, and it’s bound to get even juicier.