Celebrity Lawyer Reveals Insights in Depp’s Case on Court TV
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Celebrity Lawyer Christopher C. Melcher, who is ranked a best family law attorney in California, reveals key insights in Johnny Depp’s Defamation Case on Court TV
Johnny Depp is a potential victim in all of this…he’s saying that Amber Heard has beaten up him.
“Well yeah, Vinnie, that’s been most of the case. It is about the abuse that he claims that Amber committed against him and he’s brought in multiple witnesses now who have testified. And that’s a key part of his case to show that she’s a dominant aggressor, to show that this was a violent relationship that they were in. And if these things are true about cutting off the finger, by throwing a vodka bottle at him and throwing a can of mineral spirits at his face, punching him with a roundhouse, that would’ve landed her in jail. This is important evidence to show that she placed herself in a false light in that op-ed,” stated Christopher C. Melcher of top family law firm Walzer Melcher LLP.
…Regardless of what the jury says in this case, is that a game-changer for Johnny Depp since he was a victim at this stage of his career, his life?
No… And even if he does prevail all the dirty laundry that comes out in the process of bringing a case like this can have a torpedoing effect on someone’s career.
He feels according to his closing statement, that he had no other choice given the current environment to defend himself against untrue of these alleged allegations. But unfortunately, in cases like this, even when you win, you lose.
Dr. Judy Ho, Does this situation paint a picture to you of Amber Heard being a battered woman or is it something different?
I think the picture’s emerging that it might be something different…She has ways to get Johnny to react to her, to bring out maybe the worst parts of Johnny, the parts of him that haven’t been dealt with, maybe some deep-rooted trauma that he hasn’t dealt with. And I think that this is a picture that’s emerging that’s more likely a mutual abuse scenario where both people are reacting to one another and both people know how to dig. They know what each other’s buttons are and they’re pushing them.
Is there something intoxicating about being in a relationship like that for people that come from a certain perspective that they need that extra drama in the relationship that it adds some level of adrenaline or spice to everything?
And I think what Dr. Curry, the psychologist who Johnny’s camp hired, testified to was that perhaps there’s something in Amber’s personality traits that sort of has this chaotic nature that is drawn to that chaotic nature. With Johnny though, it’s a different thing. He grew up in a chaotic household with trauma and abuse of his own. And sometimes people are attracted to that unconsciously because the familiar is sadly safer than the unfamiliar for people who have been through trauma and you can see this as a trauma response. And so I think there are two sides here where both people might be drawn to chaos in perhaps different ways.
That makes some sense to me, because they chose to be together and they had these problems before they exchanged vows.
Now Whitney’s on the witness list, we expect her to testify.. They’re talking about Whitney potentially being abused by Amber.
Chris, what are your thoughts about this poolside video? Plus on top, you’ve got testimony from the assistant talking about the nature of this relationship and what does it tell us about what this trial is all about, which is the relationship between Johnny and Amber?
Yeah, I don’t know how that got into the English case. And I don’t know if we’ll see it here because the instances of other abuse or fights between Amber and her sister don’t seem to be important here. There was an incident where the sister was between the parties and Johnny said he was hit, but Amber admits that she hit him. It’s just the severity of the hit that’s an issue. So I don’t know if we’re going to see this or not in the current trial.
I think again, the picture that is emerging is this picture of Amber as a chaotic person. This is maybe not just to Johnny, but maybe she is abusive to all people in her life, other family members. Chaos is sort of the way that she lives…
Chris Melcher, what are your thoughts about the incident on the stairs?
“When Amber’s describing that incident, you could see the aggression in her face. And the way she was communicating, it is not a good defense for her to act that way. And if she does that on the stand next week, it toasts her case. The worst thing that you can do when you’re accused of being an aggressor is to act aggressively and in that she looked really mean,” stated the top family law attorney of acclaimed family law firm Walzer Melcher LLP.
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