Tuesday 17 May 2022 09:25 PM 'What a lovely couple!' Trump weighs in on the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp trial trends now
Former President Donald Trump offered his own commentary on the blockbuster Johnny Depp versus Amber Heard trial on Tuesday, sarcastically saying they seemed like a 'lovely couple' after weeks of accusations of domestic abuse on both sides,
Depp has claimed she threw a vodka bottle at him in early 2015, severing one of his fingers, and that she once defecated on his side of the bed, an allegation she denied (saying her dog was responsible).
Depp, 58, is suing Heard, 36, for defamation after she wrote an opinion piece for The Washington Post referring to herself as a 'public figure representing domestic abuse.'
The result has been day after day of tabloid fodder as the two actors battle it out in a Virginia courtroom.
'Has anybody been watching the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard trial? What a lovely couple,' said Trump on his Truth Social media platform, before slighting the Washington Post with an aside.
'First of all, Johnny sued her for writing an article in a tiny “outlet,” that practically nobody read, because he didn’t want to get bad publicity. How did that work out?'
Trump goes on to point out that many more people now know about their tumultuous relationship as the result of the court case.
Former President Donald Trump used his Truth Social platform on Tuesday to offer his own commentary on the Amber Heard versus Johnny Depp blockbuster court case
Trump took a dig at the Washington Post and also said Depp and Heard were a 'lovely couple' after weeks of claims that each abused the other during a tempestuous relationship
Depp is suing Heard for a piece she wrote in the Washington Post in which she described herself as a 'public figure representing domestic abuse.' He has denied abusing her
Heard countersued for $100 million, claiming that her career had been damaged after Depp's lawyer said her claims of abuse were a hoax. The result is a high-profile court showdown
'She countersued for $100 million.
'The charges are many & salacious, the nicest of which is that she threw a bottle at him and it took off his finger - She must have a Sandy Koufax type arm,' he wrote, referencing the former Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher.
'Will they get back together and live happily in PEACE?'
Heard's $100 million counterclaim says she was defamed by Depp's lawyer, Adam Waldman, when he called het original accusations a hoax.
Heard has said the accusations damaged her Hollywood.
She finished giving evidence on Monday.
The jury was shown photos of red marks on her face and heard testimony about her skill in use make-up to hide bruises.
Depp previously testified that he never struck Heard. Instead he said that he was the victim of her tirades and 'demeaning name calling.
'It could begin with a slap, it could begin with a shove, it could begin with throwing a TV remote at my head, throwing a glass of wine in my face,' he said when giving evidence.
He described one incident in 2015 when the couple were in Australia on location for the fifth 'Pirates of the Caribbean film. Depp said Hear was angry about a postnuptial agreement and threw a bottle of vodka which shattered, injuring his hand.
'The tip of my finger had been severed and I was looking directly at my bone sticking out,' he testified.
Heard and Depp are pictured on their