For the past seven weeks, the world has been watching the court case between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. The closing speeches will take place this Friday. These arguments have been provided so far.

The trial day in Fairfax has begun. Judge Penney Azcarate announced that the names of the jurors in the trial will be kept secret for a year given the high profile of the case. She also urged the jury to show no bias, use common sense and consider all eyewitness testimonies. “You must not base your judgment on sympathy in any way,” she added.

Thus begins the day of closing arguments in court. Johnny Depp has sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for defamation, demanding $50 million in damages for publicly suggesting that Johnny Depp physically abused her. Amber Heard is also demanding 100 million in damages from him. There were many bizarre moments and terrible details of a failed marriage in the process. Today the lawyers summarize the most important details for the jury.

Johnny Depp’s Lawyers Begin

“We ask that you give Mr. Depp his life back by telling the world that Mr. Depp is not the perpetrator of what Ms. Heard claims. We also ask that Ms. Heard be held accountable for her lies,” it begins Johnny Depp’s legal team delivered the closing arguments for the actor. With visual support from photos and videos that have already been shown, the lawyer recalls many different moments to the jury. The jury saw a 2016 cover of People magazine that showed Heard with a bruised face. Heard intentionally leaked these photos to the press, although they were taken privately.

The lawyer repeatedly points out that many of the photos presented by Amber Herad have been edited. She compares live images of Amber Heard’s face to the injuries she attributes to Johnny Depp. A difference is clearly recognizable, one photo has a greater proportion of red, the injuries look worse and clearer than in the unedited image. Private photos of the actress and some of the events are also shown and attention is drawn to what physical abuse is said to have taken place on the same day.

Attorney Ben Chew takes over from Johnny Depp’s team and reminds the jury that no woman before Amber Heard and after her has ever accused Johnny Depp of physical abuse.

This article will be continuously updated.