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Johnny Depp's Lawyer Camille Vasquez Eviscerates Amber Heard

Johnny Depp's Lawyer Camille Vasquez Eviscerates Amber Heard
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Camille Vasquez, Johnny Depp's lawyer, has put Amber Heard through another vicious court session with her ferocious cross-examination. Previously, the lawyer's stunning interrogation technique turned her into an online sensation.

On Thursday, Vasquez told Heard that her lies had been exposed multiple times, to which the actress responded by saying: "I haven't lied about anything."

Johnny Depp's Lawyer Camille Vasquez Eviscerates Amber Heard

The lawyer reminded her of when she said she had punched Depp because he had pushed Kate Moss down the stairs. Velasquez then asked her: "you didn't expect Miss Moss to testify that never happened?"

Heard said that was not true and that she did not expect Moss to testify and went on to explain that she was aware that many people "will come out of the woodwork to support Johnny."

Heard claimed that many people knew of the rumor about Depp pushing Moss down the stairs. According to her, this was the reason she recalled the incident when he tried to hit her and her sister.

Johnny Depp's Lawyer Camille Vasquez Eviscerates Amber Heard

The actress also said she did not expect that Kate Moss would show up, and even though she did, it did not change what she thought of him.

The lawyer then asked her why so many people had emerged to support Johnny and testify in his support.

Heard argued that people were coming out to say whatever they could about him because that is "his power." She said this was why she had written the op-ed because people liked to do whatever they could to support him.

Johnny Depp's Lawyer Camille Vasquez Eviscerates Amber Heard

Vasquez then asked Amber about the allegation that she or her lawyers had tipped off TMZ about going to court to get a restraining order against Depp in May 2016.

She denied having anything to do with the media's presence and claimed to have been unaware that the reporters would be outside.

Johnny Depp's Lawyer Camille Vasquez Eviscerates Amber Heard

When Depp's lawyer accused her of not being shocked by the presence of the press, she said that the claim was "incorrect.'

The actress was also asked if she alerted TMZ that she would be filing a restraining order, and she said, "No, I did not."

Heard also denied the argument that her legal team tipped off the media and asked: "What survivor of domestic violence wants that?"

Vasquez then reminded her that she had claimed she had not been smirking before telling her that she was smirking in that video.

Heard responded that people could watch the video and establish the facts for themselves.

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The testimony carried on, with Vasquez getting shorter with Heard.

Johnny Depp's Lawyer Camille Vasquez Eviscerates Amber Heard

Vasquez then told Heard that there was no question pending and said she would appreciate it if Heard did not make an argument to the jury.

Heard protested the suggestion saying, "I thought you asked me about it." The lawyer said, "I didn't ask you anything."

Depp's lawyer then talked about what happened at the trailer park in Hicksville, California. Heard had accused Depp of performing a "cavity search" on her in a jealous rage.

Johnny Depp's Lawyer Camille Vasquez Eviscerates Amber Heard

Vasquez asked Heard to confirm that her friend Rocky Pennington did not see Depp grab the wrist of the woman who was cuddling up to Heard. Heard responded by saying she was unsure about what part of the night she saw.

The actress had argued that Depp had trashed the trailer, an opinion contradicted by the manager at the site, who only found a $62 damage to a light fixture.

Heard said he was "not sure who that guy was" because many people "have come out of the woodwork." She argued that many people were saying a lot of things to be part of "the Johnny Depp show."

Johnny Depp's Lawyer Camille Vasquez Eviscerates Amber Heard

When the lawyer told Heard that she was the only person who was jealous in Hicksville, Heard replied saying, "Not correct." Vasquez went on to tell her that she got jealous because Depp was not giving her attention.

Once again, Heard denied the accusation by saying, "Incorrect again."

As the situation heated up, one of Heard's lawyers objected, and Judge Penney Azcarate had to give a warning to the public gallery.

Heard was also questioned about an audio recording in which she said that Depp should go to the "judge and jury" and say he was a domestic abuse victim. The actress claimed she found the statement hard to believe because Depp had beaten her up for five years.

She said that the actor made the claims "very recently." Apparently, he did not talk about it when they signed their divorce.

Johnny Depp's Lawyer Camille Vasquez Eviscerates Amber Heard

When one of Heard's lawyers asked her about Depp's effect on her, she got very emotional and told the court that Depp promised to "ruin" her career, take her life away and that death would be the only way out for her.

She also claimed that the actor had promised to humiliate her globally. She realized this as there are currently campaigns to destroy her career, threats against her, and humiliation throughout the world:

"... the threats he's made to humiliate me globally are being lived out in real-time in front of you ladies and gentleman for the past six weeks and for the whole world, given there are cameras here."

The actress broke down while on the stand while claiming that Depp's "smear campaign" against her had turned her life upside down.

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Her lawyer also asked her how she had suffered because of Depp. She claimed she was being harassed, humiliated, and threatened every day.

Johnny Depp's Lawyer Camille Vasquez Eviscerates Amber Heard

She said that even in court, the worst aspects of her life were used to humiliate her.

"People want to kill me, and they tell me so every day."

She also told the court that people wanted to put her baby in the microwave. Heard then claimed that Depp threatened her and promised her that he would find a way to make her remember him every day if she ever left him.

Heard's daughter, Oonagh Paige Heard, is one year old. She had him through a surrogate, and the actress has not made public the father's identity.

Johnny Depp's Lawyer Camille Vasquez Eviscerates Amber Heard

She then took a shot at Depp, who had been caught laughing, smirking, and joking throughout the trial, saying that the experience was horrible, painful, and humiliating for anyone, which is why she was not laughing and making jokes.

Heard thinks that it has been easy for people to forget that she is a human being who does not deserve what she is going through. She then accused Depp of eliciting millions of people to torture her on his behalf.

The actress was asked to speak about the effect of Depp's threats and statements on her life. She said that she was getting harassed and humiliated and that there is a campaign against her that she sees every day on social media and through the cameras in the courtroom.

"Every single day, I live this trauma."

She claimed that her hands shake and that she wakes up screaming. Her friends also have to try not to scare her and learn how to touch her without surprising her.

Additionally, her intimate partners also have to follow specific rules about how they can touch her. Heard also said that she had rules about medical professionals and gynecologists she sees to ensure they did not trigger a panic attack.

She also has meltdowns when training for movies, which she has to struggle with after the damage she has suffered.

Johnny Depp's Lawyer Camille Vasquez Eviscerates Amber Heard

Heard described herself as "high functioning" because she had discovered a "solution to the pain." According to the actress, charitable work is the solution to her pain.

She would wake up every day with panic attacks before she realized there was something she could do about it. She then added that she was "not a saint" and was not trying to make it seem like one.

"I selfishly found relief in using what I live through to give a voice to people who don't have a voice."

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She went on to say that she would not wish her predicament on her worst enemy before claiming that, right now, she cannot have a career, have associations with people, or even do charity work.

Heard said she was getting "thousands" of death threats since the beginning of the trial.

She claimed that people were mocking her testimony about getting assaulted and making fun of her. The experience, the actress said, was agonizing, painful, and humiliating.

Heard said that her wish was that Depp left her alone before blaming him for taking "enough" of her voice.

"Johnny has taken enough of my voice. I have the right to tell my story, my voice, and my name. He took it long enough."

Dr. Richard Gilbert, a surgeon, and an orthopedic surgery expert said that there was a possibility that Depp's fingertip got sliced off in Australia when Heard threw a vodka bottle at him.

Heard had said that Depp had smashed the bottle against the wall and hurt his finger while in a rage after consuming alcohol and drugs.

Dr. Richard explained that Depp had suffered from a comminuted fracture, meaning that the finger was broken in multiple pieces due to "some blunt force trauma."

In addition to the fracture, Depp also lost some tissue in his little finger. After looking at the pictures, the doctor explained that the injury appeared to have been caused by some form of sharp laceration.

Johnny Depp's Lawyer Camille Vasquez Eviscerates Amber Heard

The X-rays of Johnny's fingertip were also shown to the court. The doctor said that he believed Depp's account of what happened based on the image.

As far as he was concerned, a vodka bottle was hard enough to crush the fingertip and cause a comminuted fracture, in addition to causing a laceration that would have resulted in the injury.

Dr. Gilbert also said that Heard's account of how the injury happened was "highly unlikely." He pointed out that injuries that occur through punching on a hard object wall make it rare for the tips of the fingers to get hurt.

In such circumstances, the knuckles would get injured in what the doctor said was known as "boxer fractures."

Johnny Depp's Lawyer Camille Vasquez Eviscerates Amber Heard

Dr. Gilbert also disagreed with the account given by Dr. Richard Moore, Heard's finger surgery expert, who claimed that a vodka bottle would never have adequate force to cause such an injury to the actor.

According to Dr. Gilbert, a vodka bottle thrown from a distance would have had enough force to cause the fracture and the soft tissue damage seen on Depp.

The court was also shown a photo of Johnny with a mark below his eye the day before he said that Heard had punched him during their honeymoon in 2015.

Benjamin Rottenborn cross-examined Depp and questioned him about their infamous 2015 honeymoon.

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Photos shared on social media show Depp and Heard a day before they got on the Orient Express in July 2015 were shown in court.

Johnny Depp's Lawyer Camille Vasquez Eviscerates Amber Heard

According to Rottenborn, Depp could be seen with a mark below his left eye, the same eye he accused Heard of hitting during the trip.

Depp defended himself, saying a "sidelight" could have the same effect.

The lawyer also pointed to photos of Depp holding a baby, saying that they were not taken from the side, and Depp responded by saying that light on the sidewall can make the eye bone look sunken.

Johnny Depp's Lawyer Camille Vasquez Eviscerates Amber Heard

The lawyer then claimed that whatever that mark was, Depp had it even before they got on the train to which the actor responded by saying:

"It's pretty difficult to get a sunburn on the train."

The court was then shown another copy of the photo of Depp while on the Orient Express. The image had been posted on Facebook.

Depp said that, in the photo, the eyes seemed to have been photoshopped.

Johnny Depp's Lawyer Camille Vasquez Eviscerates Amber Heard

According to Heard, Depp got violent during their honeymoon in 2015 while on the Orient Express. He allegedly punched her repeatedly while they were in a train car.

Depp claimed they took the train from Bangkok in Thailand to Singapore, but he had a very different account of what happened.

He claimed that there were times when the two were "very agreeable, very nice." However, there were also times when she would get dissatisfied and start ranting before a fight broke out.

He then said he got a "pretty good shot to the face, to the eye." The actor claimed to have gotten a visible injury, but everything was fine once more, and they would go for dinner.

A photo of Depp and Heard posing with the staff of Orient Express was shown to the court. In the image, Depp said that his eyes were a "little bugged out."

Johnny Depp's Lawyer Camille Vasquez Eviscerates Amber Heard

He also said that, in the photo, it looks like he had a black eye.

Depp was asked about claims that the photo was photoshopped, as Heard had said. He responded by saying that it would be hard to start editing the image digitally with so many people in the shot.

When the jury was shown a photo of Heard and Depp posing with the manager of the Raffles Hotel in Singapore at the end of their trip, he claimed that the swelling in his left eye was visible.