It’s never a good sign when your legal team withdraws from your case. And that is the situation with Aquaman co-star Amber Heard. Just ahead of her upcoming libel trial (which could potentially lead to incarceration) with ex-hubby, Fantastic Beasts and Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp, Heard and her team, led by prominent LA attorney Roberta Kaplan, parted ways.
The reasons the firm offered for dropping out were “travel and logistics” becoming “more costly.”
Depp first filed a claim against Heard in 2019 for defamation after she penned an article accusing him of physically abusing her during their chaotic eighteen-month marriage. Now, the trial is moving forward after being delayed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Depp’s team, led by Adam Waldman, responded to the move, “Ms. Heard’s lawyers, one of whom co-founded the #TimesUp Legal Defense Fund, have now apparently unhitched from Ms Heard’s long-disproven frauds. We intend to discover why.”
Amber reportedly intends to use local counsel in Virginia.
Warner Bros, the studio behind Aquaman and Fantastic Beasts cannot be thrilled with these developments, with both franchises getting preparing to film. Where’s Ezra Miller when you need him?
SOURCE: Comic Book Movie