Lawyers for Johnny Depp and Amber Heard will square off in court Friday
The actress, 30, was seen wearing a pair of sunglasses while behind the wheel, and headed to meetings at the Palihouse in West Hollywood, a source tells PEOPLE.
In the estranged couple’s latest legal maneuvers, Depp’s legal team filed a motion to keep witnesses from taking the stand at Friday’s hearing. In court documents, Depp’s lawyers claim that Heard’s lawyers violated protocol by failing to provide a witness list beforehand. They request that “the Court refuse to receive live testimony from Amber’s non-party witnesses.”
Depp’s attorneys are also requesting that all declarations previously provided by Heard’s witnesses – including her friend iO Tillet Wright and neighbor Raquel Pennington – “be stricken and not considered by the Court because they are inadmissible hearsay.”
This comes just days after a judge denied Depp’s lawyer’s request to depose Heard and Pennington, ruling that the original notice of deposition failed to give Heard the required 10-day notice.
A hearing has been scheduled for Friday in Heard’s domestic violence restraining order case against the actor. Heard was granted a temporary restraining order on May 27, claiming that the actor had abused her throughout their relationship.
In a response, Depp’s lawyer, Laura Wasser, claimed in court filings that Heard “is attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse.”