Fallen Hollywood star Amber Heard worked as an “exotic dancer” for a “brief stint,” according to unsealed court documents.
Heard’s ex-husband Johnny Depp tried to bring up her past work as an exotic dancer during their defamation battle trial, the court filings show.
Thousands of pages of documents filed in Depp and Heard’s case were unsealed over the weekend.
The jury awarded Depp $10.35 million after finding he was defamed by an op-ed article where Heard made false allegations of domestic abuse.
The jury awarded Heard $2 million after finding that Depp’s lawyer made false and damaging comments about her.
“This was his name, this was his life,” Johnny Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez said recently.
“It was important,” she explained.
“I think young people have a fresh perspective on especially these issues, the issues that we were discussing in this case — abuse, Me Too.”
One 965-page document, filed March 28, details Heard’s opposition to a series of motions made by Depp’s lawyers, including one to exclude his medical history from the trial and others that asked to present potentially damaging information about the actress, According to The New York Post.
Lawyers for the “Aquaman” actress said Depp sought to inappropriately bring up “Amber Heard’s sister Whitney’s reality show video” and “Whitney and Amber’s past romantic relationships,” the filing states.
Depp also wanted to tell the jury about “Amber’s brief stint as an exotic dancer years before she met Mr. Depp,” her lawyers wrote.
Heard’s lawyers also opposed “Mr. Depp attempting to frivolously and maliciously suggest or imply that Ms. Heard was, at one time, an escort.”
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In the unsealed court docs, Amber Heard’s team argued that evidence of a number of “irrelevant personal matters” should be excluded from the defamation trial, including nude pictures and Heard’s stint as an exotic dancer.https://t.co/PUv0YdJMP0
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Meanwhile, Depp just had some good news when his first art showing sold out.
Johnny Depp, the next Picasso? Add “artist” to the embattled actor’s list of talents because he reportedly sold a number of original paintings over the weekend for a cool £3 million (more than $3.6 million).
The news was first broken by Britain’s The Sunday Times, which reported the Pirates of the Caribbean star’s very first collection — titled “Friends and Heroes” — included four portraits of legends Al Pacino, Bob Dylan, Keith Richards and Elizabeth Taylor. He released 780 prints in all, which sold out “almost immediately.”
Castle Fine Art, the UK gallery responsible for hosting the sale, offered a peek of Depp at work on Instagram, showing him perched over a canvas while wearing a striped beanie and gingham shirt.
“This exciting new collection… is a testament to those he has known well and others who have inspired him as a person,” the gallery captioned the post. Get a glimpse of the collection after the jump.