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Actress Amber Heard’s “performance” on the stand last week — that’s what Johnny Depp’s legal team has called it — has been widely panned. But that may not be enough to give her ex-husband Depp a victory in his defamation case against her, experts told TmZ Blog Digital.
Trial consultant and body language expert Susan Constantine analyzed Heard’s turn in the witness box and gave her a thumbs down for believability.
“She is not truthful and most of what she’s saying is a lie,” Constantine said in her estimation.
“This is such bad acting, I don’t know how she’s going to get a movie role after this.”
“This is such bad acting, I don’t know how she’s going to get a movie role after this,” said trial consultant and body language expert Susan Constantine
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Depp, 58, is suing Heard, 36, for $50 million over a 2018 op-ed she wrote in the Washington Post identifying herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse.”
Although the piece didn’t reference Depp by name, he claims it destroyed his career and turned him into a Hollywood pariah.
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Heard is countersuing for $100 million, accusing Depp and his former lawyer of conspiring to defame her by calling her abuse allegations a “hoax.”
Heard spent two days on the stand last week chronicling Depp’s alleged acts of verbal, physical and sexual abuse that she says left her with a broken nose, black eyes and bruises.
In agonizing detail, Heard described how Depp allegedly raped her with a bottle of Maker’s Mark in a drug-fueled rage on a trip to Australia in March 2015.
But many critics have called out her tearless sobbing and melodramatic tone as inauthentic.
Heard’s facial expressions and body movements are incongruent and so exaggerated as to be “off the scales,” Constantine said. She added that the “Aquaman” star recounts too many extraneous details that trauma victims typically wouldn’t remember — especially six or more years after the fact.