Amber Heard to depose in Depp-divorce case on August 6
Actress Amber Heard has been asked to depose in court on August 6 to answer questions from estranged husband Johnny Depp.
Los Angeles: Actress Amber Heard has been asked to depose in court on August 6 to answer questions from estranged husband Johnny Depp.
According to legal documents, Depp's lawyers were in court Tuesday for an emergency hearing, during which they persuaded a judge to set a date for Heard's deposition, reported People magazine.
The judge ruled that the actress must answer questions from Depp's legal team on August 6, according to the paperwork.
53-year-old Depp's team had asked to depose Heard, 30, in early June, but according to sources and court documents previously obtained, the court denied the request because Depp's lawyers failed to give Heard the required 10-day notice.
In addition, Heard's team claimed she was unavailable to be deposed at the time due to scheduling conflicts with her friend's engagement in New Jersey, and her new movie, Justice League, which is filming in England.
Heard, however, stated in court documents, "I remain willing to attend my deposition on a mutually convenient date in the future and cooperate with any required requests in that regard."
On Tuesday, Heard's legal team filed documents claiming Depp and his team are attempting to "thwart" their divorce proceedings, and that he is "smearing [Heard] at every turn."
The documents address the filing Depp's team submitted last week, which request that any forthcoming information discovered during the proceedings, including financial information and witness statements, remain confidential.
Heard filed for divorce from Depp in May, and later accused the actor of domestic abuse. Depp's lawyer has said Heard is "attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse."