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According to court documents obtained by The Geek Buzz, Johnny Depp has failed to comply with Fairfax County Chief Judge Bruce White’s ruling to turn over specific documents relating to his prior arrest records to the law team of Amber Heard.
Last month, the legal representation of Amber Heard scored a victory in court when the judge overseeing Johnny Depp’s defamation suit against her granted her legal team access to information involving Depp’s drug and alcohol use.
Heard has said in her filings that Johnny Depp abused drugs and alcohol during their relationship, and he would become extremely violent when he was drunk or high.
Depp’s legal team argued the information was irrelevant and had successfully argued his relationship with Heard and past substance abuse was not relevant in his unrelated assault case involving location manager Gregg “Rocky” Brooks. In that suit, Brooks has accused Depp of assaulting him as he attempted to enforce permit restrictions during production on Depp’s film City of Lies.
But Fairfax County Chief Judge Bruce White saw things differently, ruling in favor of Heard’s motion to force Depp to produce the documents and records, stating Heard’s legal team should have full access to them.
Specifically, Heard requested “all DOCUMENTS and COMMUNICATIONS between Depp and any person employed by him or working on his behalf pertaining to the use of narcotics by him of Ms. Heard from 2013 to present” and “all DOCUMENTS and COMMUNICATIONS pertaining to any treatment for alcohol or drug use or abuse by him or Ms. HEARD from 2013 to present.”
The ruling also granted access to “DOCUMENTS and COMMUNICATIONS exchanged between Depp or anyone acting on his behalf and Dr. David Kipper that mention Ms. Heard or any of his other romantic partners. ”
The legal representation for Johnny Depp has apparently failed to produce such documentation and today, a motion for continuance was filed on behalf of Amber Heard inJohnny Depp v. Amber Heard.
According to Heard’s attorney, Roberta Kaplan, “By failing to produce: (1) his medical records and other documents ordered by the Virginia court; (2) documents his own U.K. counsel produced in his related case for defamation against The London Sun; (3) relevant documents produced in his litigation with his former manager; (4) a single relevant text or other communication with anyone on his staff; or (5) any substantiation for the $50 million in damages he seeks from Ms. Heard, Mr. Depp has made it clear that his strategy is to try to run out the clock during the holiday season so that Ms. Heard is unable to obtain critical evidence and testimony to corroborate her defenses to the baseless defamation suit he filed against her. While Mr. Depp would like the trial to be a “he said/she said” contest of his own skills as an actor, Ms. Heard, who would prefer that the case be about the truth of what really happened, has asked the Court for a relatively brief two-month continuance to give her time to obtain the evidence that Mr. Depp has stubbornly resisted producing.”
Full Motion is here:motion