Psychologist Dr Shannon Curry requested Amber Heard’s lawyer to cease speaking about muffins after the lawyer advised that Dr Curry’s husband introduced baked items for the actor.
The defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Ms Heard started on Monday 11 April in Fairfax, Virginia following Mr Depp’s lawsuit in opposition to his ex-wife in March 2019. Mr Depp is arguing that she defamed him in a December 2018 op-ed printed in The Washington Submit titled “I spoke up in opposition to sexual violence — and confronted our tradition’s wrath. That has to vary”.
Dr Curry, who was employed by the Depp authorized staff, took the stand on Tuesday saying that she met with Ms Heard on “two separate dates” as she carried out her analysis – 10 and 17 December 2021. She mentioned they spent 12 hours collectively and that “the results of Ms Heard’s analysis supported two diagnoses – borderline character dysfunction and histrionic character dysfunction”.
“Why did your husband get the muffins for Amber Heard?” lawyer Elaine Bredehoft requested Dr Curry.
“He didn’t get the muffins for Amber Heard,” she mentioned with a chuckle.
“He knew you had a high-profile consumer and also you have been getting ready for a really very long time and also you requested him to choose up the muffins, right?” Ms Bredehoft requested.
“I requested him to choose up the muffins for me, sure,” Dr Curry mentioned.
“You introduced muffins, out of your husband, and also you gave these to Ms Heard, right?” Ms Bredehoft requested at one level through the cross-examination.
“Might I make clear what occurred in order that we cal cease speaking in regards to the muffins?” Dr Curry mentioned. “What occurred was that I used to be preparing that morning, I continuously convey muffins to the workplace. My husband did occur to know that there was going to be a celeb consumer coming in as a result of on the morning that that happens, which regularly happens, we now have to truly clear the workplace and transfer the workers to the opposite workplace.”
In her 2018 op-ed, Ms Heard wrote that “like many ladies, I had been harassed and sexually assaulted by the point I used to be of faculty age. However I stored quiet — I didn’t count on submitting complaints to convey justice. And I didn’t see myself as a sufferer”.
“Then two years in the past, I grew to become a public determine representing home abuse, and I felt the total pressure of our tradition’s wrath for girls who communicate out,” she added on the time.
Whereas Mr Depp isn’t named within the piece, his authorized staff argues that it comprises a “clear implication that Mr Depp is a home abuser”, which they are saying is “categorically and demonstrably false”. Mr Depp is searching for damages of “not lower than $50m”.
Ms Heard has filed a $100m counterclaim in opposition to Mr Depp for nuisance and immunity from his allegations.