Johnny Depp is suing his ex-wife Amber Heard for defamation over an opinion piece she wrote for the Washington Post in 2018, in which she discussed her experience as an alleged victim of domestic abuse.
Although the actor was never named in the article, lawyers for the 59-year-old “Pirates of the Caribbean” star argued that he implied he was violent towards her during their relationship, something he fiercely denied.
The process has gone around the world and Discovery+ will publish a two-part special at the end of September, entitled ‘Johnny vs Amber: The US Trial’, in which it will reveal some details about the actor’s life, as well as several scenes of the case.
The first trailer, released Wednesday, shows footage from the courtroom where the former couple met to discuss their tumultuous marriage, with Depp’s lawyers – including Camille Vasquez and Ben Chew – sharing their insight into the case.
“It’s easy to look at this case and think that these are two celebrities, with a lot of money, who had a really horrible relationship,” Vasquez told the camera. “But this is a man’s life.”
The first of the two parts of the docuseries will show the childhood and problems with drugs and alcohol of the star of ‘Eduardo Scissorhands’.
The second will focus on Heard’s account, including her accusations of sexual assault throughout their romance and the hugely negative reception it had on social media while the process was underway.
After a long six-week trial, which was broadcast live on YouTube to millions of people around the world, the jury agreed with Depp and awarded him just over 10 million dollars of the 50 million he was asking for in damages and damages.
For her part, the ‘Aquaman actress received $2 million of the $100 million countersuit following an indictment.