A lawyer like Amber Heard said during pre-boot negotiations that Johnny Depp apparently called her drunk, called her a “b ----” and tried to fire her

A lawyer like Amber Heard said during pre-boot negotiations that Johnny Depp apparently called her drunk, called her a “b —-” and tried to fire her

Actress Amber Heard looks on after retiring from her lunch break during ex-husband Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against her in Fairfax County Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, US, May 19, 2022.Sean Theo/Paul via Reuters

  • He testified that Johnny Depp called Amber Heard’s lawyer, who was negotiating her side of the postnuptial agreement, a “whore.”

  • She said he was slurring and seemed drunk.

  • Depp previously testified that Heard angrily cut off his finger because of the agreement.

The lawyer who represented Amber Heard during pre- and post-marital negotiations with Johnny Depp said the Pirates of the Caribbean representative called her in the middle of the negotiation process and called her a “bitch.”

Attorney Michelle Mulroney gave Depp’s testimony in the ongoing libel trial against Heard in a video clip March 1, 2021. Portions of the affidavit were presented to jurors in Fairfax County, Virginia Court on Thursday.

Mulroney said Depp joined the call with his attorney, telling her to stay out of the negotiations using a sexual insult.

“What I remember was that he was so mean, he called me names, and that he fired me on Amber’s behalf,” Mulroney said. “What I remember exactly is that he called me a whore.”

Mulroney testified that she was “deeply shaken by the call” and that she hung up after Depp continued the speech for two or three minutes. She said he looked drunk during the call.

“I thought he was under the influence,” she said. “He was throwing his words.”

Mulroney said she first received details from Depp’s attorney about a potential prenuptial agreement between Depp and Heard on February 3, 2015.

The couple married less than a week later, without signing an agreement, turning prenuptial negotiations into postnuptial negotiations.

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American actor Johnny Depp enters after a break during a defamation case against his ex-wife, actor Amber Heard in Fairfax, Virginia, US, May 19, 2022.Sean Theo/Paul via Reuters

Mulroney said she asked Depp’s team on February 18 to provide the base agreement for all of his films and TV shows so that she could get a full understanding of the back-end earnings Depp would make each year from his previous ventures. Mulroney said the call occurred sometime after that.

In questioning, Mulroney explained that Depp did not have the power to fire her. But she said that feeling “shocked” after the call, she abandoned Heard as a client and was no longer involved in negotiating her agreement with Depp.

Mulroney gave her testimony in a lawsuit Depp brought against Heard in March 2019, alleging that she defamed him by describing herself as a victim of domestic violence in an opinion piece published by The Washington Post in December 2018. Heard defends and resists, claiming that Depp physically abused her before and throughout their marriage. Heard filed for divorce in May 2016, which was finalized in January of the following year.

It is not clear what, precisely, the terms are negotiated in a postnuptial agreement. Depp previously testified that the fateful battle in which he lost the tip of his right middle finger, in March 2015, occurred when Heard was furious about the terms of the contract. Depp said Heard called him a “pussy” and was “angry” and “possessed.”

Heard, in her own testimony, gave a different account of events, saying that Depp cut off his finger and sexually assaulted her while she was under the influence.

Upon their divorce, Heard received $7 million, which she pledged to charity. Depp’s financial manager earlier testified that his liabilities were closer to $14 million due to unresolved tax issues and bills for the condominium properties he was in trouble with. Heard hasn’t paid the $7 million in donations she promised in full, but she testified that she was still planning and wasn’t able to yet because of Depp’s lawsuit.

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2022-05-19 20:54:28

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