Amber Heard wipes tears as Johnny Depp trial mentions romantic relationship with Elon Musk
Amber Heard and Elon Musk dated for a number of months following her split from Depp
Amber Heard appeared to wipe away a tear when her past relationship with Elon Musk was brought up during her defamation trial with Johnny Depp.
Heard and Musk's relationship was discussed as part of a pre-recorded testimony from Christian Carino, Depp and Heard's former agent, which was played to the jury on Wednesday.
As part of this, Carino was asked about Heard's relationship with Musk, including whether the two were dating at the time of a San Francisco reconciliation between Heard and Depp that Carino had organised.
When asked about whether Heard and Musk's were dating at the time of the reconciliation, he told lawyers: “I don’t know whether they were dating, but they had definitely spent time together."
He was then asked how long after the reconciliation he found out that Heard was dating Musk.
“I don’t know exactly how long, but not long after,” he said.
But he added that he believed Heard did want to reconcile with Depp at the time, with Heard having encouraged Carino to set up the meeting in summer 2016 despite Depp being the subject of a temporary restraining order at the time.
The three met at a property in San Francisco for several hours.
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In one text, dated to August 2017, Heard tells Carino that she is "dealing with breakup," and that she hates "when things go public."
Carino replies: "You weren't in love with him [Musk].
“You told me a thousand times you were just filling space.
“I’m saying, why would you be sad if you weren’t in love with him to begin with.”
As she listened to Carino's deposition, Heard appeared to wipe away a tear (at 10:20 and 12:33 in the below video).
In another message read out to the court, she told Carino: "I hate that, yet again a man lets me fall on the spikes by myself."
When asked to explain, Heard added that "they’re mad at me for leaving them and put things like this out there."
Carino suggested that she stop "dating uber famous people" if she doesn't want to be in the public eye so much.
Musk's name has come up on several occasions throughout the long-running battle between Depp and Heard.
In opening statements at the beginning of the trial, Heard's lawyers told the jury that Depp had been "obsessed" with the 50-year-old, the Independent reports.
And Musk has previously faced allegations that he had a threesome with Heard and Cara Delevingne.
In a 2019 deposition to Depp's lawyers, the husband of one of Heard's friends said Musk had a threesome with Delevingne and Heard at Depp's Los Angeles penthouse in late 2016.
In a statement to Page Six in 2020, the billionaire said that his relationship with Heard began "about a month" after she filed for divorce with Depp.
Musk added: “I don't think I was ever even in the vicinity of Amber during their marriage!”
Depp is currently suing his former wife Heard for defamation over an op-ed she wrote in 2018 in which she discussed the subject of domestic abuse.
Depp and his lawyers argue that the Washington Post piece falsely implies that Heard was physically and sexually abused by Depp while they were married from 2015 to 2017. He is seeking $50m in damages.
Heard is in turn suing her former husband, accusing him of orchestrating a "smear campaign" against her and labelling his lawsuit as a continuation of "abuse and harassment."
She has asked for immunity from Depp's complaint, and $100m in damages.
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