The case is serious, but Captain Jack Sparrow’s face was not the only comedy relief in the room. While fighting for his own defamation case, Depp occasionally cracked jokes while remaining calm as he recounted what happened. And then we have Heard’s lawyer.
The “objection, hearsay” phrase had never gained this much traction, but here’s how it got better.
While Heard’s lawyer was usually the person who did it to stop Depp’s testimonies, imagine what the team looked like when Ben Rottenborn asked a question and then cited “hearsay objection” to himself not more than five seconds later.
“Wait, you asked the question,” the judge interrupted.
Flustered, the lawyer simply went ‘oh’ before trying to proceed with the question, but the courtroom had busted into laughter.
Johnny Depp was also entertained by the hilarious mistake, with thousands dubbing this as a ‘comedy gold’ moment from the court.
An equally debatable hilarious moment was when Depp spoke about a Mexican chef making Heard’s favorite when he caught himself and glanced carefully at her team.
“That’s hearsay, I guess,” the actor joked.
The judge added, “I’m not sure it’s even being offered for the truth of the matter [asserted].”
“He got it,” Heard’s lawyer chimed in.
“I’m learning,” said Depp.
It really feels like he’s learning a lot about “hearsay objection” as the court rolls on with more shocking evidence.
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star sued Amber Heard for a defamation lawsuit, but the evidence submitted has been heavily pointing toward the former wife as the perpetrator of the domestic abuse.
In a recording that had been acquired years earlier, Heard mocked the man, “Tell the world, Johnny, tell them I Johnny Depp, a man, am a victim too of domestic violence?”
Camille Vasquez, his lawyer, asked his reply, and he answered, “I said yes, I am.”
Depp hasn’t denied allegations of cussing out and texting horrible things about Amber Heard with his friend, actor Paul Bettany. He’s attributed them to his dark humor, “The text that is about burning Ms. Heard is directly from Monty Python and the sketch about burning witches and then drowning the witches.”
“This is a film we’d all watch when we were 10; it’s just irreverent and abstract humor.”
But the man insisted that there was never once when he got physically abusive to her. He had to, allegedly, run away from her whenever things escalated because he was familiar with her violent nature.