Amber Heard's deposition delayed by a day
Amber Heard's lawyers have postponed her deposition until Saturday (13Aug16) after missing Friday's (12Aug16) hearing due to an undisclosed emergency.
The actress, 30, had been due to fly back from London, where she is filming Justice League, to answer questions about her ongoing divorce from 53-year-old Johnny Depp, who she has accused of domestic abuse.
Friday's meeting was scheduled after Heard failed to give evidence during a planned session last weekend (06Aug16), when she was accused of arriving late and then reportedly refused to leave an office next to the deposition room, where she was allegedly seen crying and screaming by Depp's attorney Laura Wasser.
On Friday, Amber's lawyers Samantha Spector and Joseph Koenig filed court documents in Los Angeles asking a judge to grant the deposition postponement, stating, "To no fault of her own, Amber was unable to arrange for a flight to travel from London to Los Angeles which would arrive in Los Angeles by 10 a.m. on Friday August 12, 2016 so that she could appear for deposition on that date and time."
They did not provide specific details as to the cause of the delay, but went on to blast Depp's team for claiming the actress displayed erratic behaviour last week, allegations they have declared "categorically false", according to People.com.
They insist Amber has "at all times" been "ready" to be deposed, and remark: "It is a disturbing shame that Johnny's lawyers continue to pursue a relentless personal attack against Amber."
Friday's filing also includes email correspondence between the two legal representatives about a settlement proposal, which was submitted to Depp's team on Thursday (11Aug16) for review.
Depp, who has been on vacation, is also due to testify about the broken marriage on Saturday (13Aug16), before the case goes to trial. His lawyer has previously denied the abuse allegations, accusing Heard of making up the claims to secure a bigger financial settlement after filing for divorce to end their 15-month marriage in May (16).
She subsequently obtained a restraining order against her estranged husband, which was extended on Tuesday (09Aug16) until their next hearing on 17 August (16).
- Cover Media