According to Heard’s attorneys, Depp attempted to introduce “irrelevant personal concerns” as trial evidence. According to newly released court records from her attorneys, the evidence included “nude images” of Heard. In the widely publicized slander trial, which finished in June, they were ultimately not shown. Join our weekday newsletter list to receive original analysis, news, and trends in your inbox. According to recently disclosed court documents, Johnny Depp’s attorneys claimed that they attempted to use nude images of Amber Heard as proof at their defamation trial.
The Fairfax County Circuit Court verified the validity of more than 6,000 pages of court documents disclosed over the weekend, including claims made by Heard and Depp’s attorneys in advance of their trial, which took place from April 11 to June 1. The trial lasted from April 11 to June 1.
Heard’s legal team said in the documents that Depp had attempted to introduce “irrelevant personal matters” as proof, such as Heard’s “nude images” and her “short career as an exotic dancer years before she met Mr. Depp,” as well as her “nude pictures.”
The nudity was not discussed during the trial. Insider’s request for comment was not immediately answered by Depp’s or Heard’s representatives.
Heard was one of the victims of a massive celebrity nude leak in 2014. In the affair, more than 50 of her private images were published, including one of her in her underwear holding a note for Depp. It’s not clear if the photographs she claims to have had hacked are the same as those Heard’s legal team mentions in court records.
Celebrities are becoming more and more concerned about revenge porn, which is the practice of releasing graphic photographs online without consent and disproportionately impacts women.
Although there isn’t a federal legislation against revenge porn at the moment, it is prohibited in more than 40 states.