Johnny Depp's Legal Team Sets Date to Depose Amber Heard in Court
Amber Heard will be deposed by Johnny Depp's lawyers on Aug. 6
According to legal docs, 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.
The judge ruled that the actress must answer questions from Depp’s legal team on Aug. 6, according to the paperwork.
Depp’s team had asked to depose Heard in early June, but according to sources and court documents previously obtained by PEOPLE, 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. However, Heard stated in court docs, “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.”
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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.