Amber Heard’s lawyers refused to participate in the documentary about her trial against Johnny Depp

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Amber Heard’s lawyers declined to appear in the new Discovery+ documentary about her trial against Johnny Depp.

The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean actor filed a defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife, in connection with an op-ed she wrote for the Washington Post in 2018.

In the article, the ‘Aquaman star discussed her experience as an alleged victim of domestic abuse, but did not mention the actor by name – despite this, her team argued that it implied he was physically and sexually abusive towards her during the course of their relationship.

A two-part broadcast exploring the controversial six-week trial, with never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage of the court case, premiered on the platform this Tuesday.

The first segment focused on Johnny’s part with some interviews with his legal team, including his attorneys Ben Chew and Camille Vasquez.

However, in the second installment exploring Heard’s story, her attorneys – led by Ben Rottenborn and Elaine Bredehoft – chose not to share their thoughts.

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Shortly after the opening credits, a message appeared that read: “Amber Heard’s attorneys have declined to participate in this film. Her story will be told by experts who covered the trial.”

Instead, archive footage of the courtroom was used, while well-known lawyer Lisa Bloom – who was not representing either side – joined journalists and experts to discuss the case.

This was Johnny’s latest roll of the dice, one more chance to tell the world that he did not physically or sexually abuse his ex-wife, after the Hollywood star lost an earlier libel suit against The Sun in the UK for calling him a woman batterer when Heard’s mistreatment allegations were made public.

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