Johnny Depp won his explosive defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard because an “enormous amount of evidence was suppressed,” the actress’ lawyer said Thursday.
“Well, you know, really what happened here is it’s a tale of two trials. Johnny Depp brought a suit in the UK for the same case,” Elaine Bredehoft told TODAY, referring to the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star’s sensational 2020 libel case against British tabloid, The Sun.
“The burden of proof was easier for him there, The Sun had to actually prove that it was true. And the court found there — and we weren’t allowed to tell the jury this — but the court found that Mr. Depp had committed at least 12 acts of domestic violence, including sexual violence against Amber.
“So what did Depp’s team learn from this? Demonize Amber and suppress the evidence. We had an enormous amount of evidence that was suppressed in this case that was in the UK case. In the UK case when it came in, Amber won and Mr. Depp lost.”
Bredehoft said that Depp’s team was successful in squashing important medical records.
“They were able to suppress the medical records, which were very, very significant because they showed a pattern going all the way back to 2012 of Amber reporting this to her therapist, for example,” she told the program.
“We had significant amount of texts, including from Mr. Depp’s assistants, saying when I told him, he kicked you, he cried, he is so sorry. That didn’t come in.”