Surveillance footage shows police entering Depp’s, Heard’s building on May 21, 2016
Attorneys on Wednesday presented previously recorded testimony from Brandon Patterson, managing director of the East Columbia Building HOA, where Johnny Depp and Amber Heard lived during their marriage.
Patterson tested that surveillance footage showing police officers entering the building on May 21, 2016, was accurate.
The footage is significant to the trial because it is the day Heard alleges Depp threw a phone at her face.
Johnny Depp’s childhood friend tears up, claims Amber Heard started ‘malicious lie’ of abuse
Johnny Depp’s childhood friend Isaac Baruch teared up on the witness stand Wednesday while discussing Amber Heard’s abuse against Depp during cross-examination.
“I want her to heal. I want him to heal,” Baruch said, adding that he believes the abuse of Depp to be a “malicious lie that [Heard] started.”
Baruch tested that the have impacted “so many lives” including his own. Baruch is currently living in a residence that Depp owns.
“[Depp’s] family has been completely wrecked by all of this stuff,” Baruch said. “It’s not fair. … It’s insane how this happened.”
Johnny Depp’s friend tests that Heard said Depp hit her with a phone
Johnny Depp’s friend Isaac Baruch, who lived in the same apartment building as Depp and Heard when they were married, testified that Amber Heard told him Depp hit her with a phone in 2016.
Baruch allegedly learned that Heard and Depp had been arguing after he saw Heard changing the locks on several apartments in the building with a locksmith.
Heard apparently later told Baruch that Depp “hit” her “with a phone,” though Baruch tested that he did not see any bruises, redness, swelling or cuts on her face that day or the following day.
Depp’s childhood friend also alleged that he witnessed Heard’s sister, Whitney, throw a fake punch toward Heard soon after the phone allegation and said the sisters laughed about it.
Johnny Depp’s friend Isaac Baruch said he saw Depp and Heard fight ‘twice’
Johnny Depp’s childhood friend Isaac Baruch lived in the same apartment building as Depp, Heard and Heard’s sister, Whitney, when Depp and Heard were married. Depp had offered to be his art boss at the time.
Baruch said Depp allowed him to stay in one of the penthouses he owned in the building and sent Baruch money while he completed his art project despite having financial troubles.
“[Depp] told me he had a money situation going on,” Baruch said on the witness stand. “…I’m part of the problem. It’s like, ‘How do I help him?’”
Baruch added that he “loved” Heard and all of Depp’s friends in the building and grew close with the group. He only saw Depp and Heard fight “twice,” and in one instance he took the phone from Depp while he was speaking to Heard and hung up for him.
Johnny Depp’s friend Isaac Baruch takes the witness stand
Isaac Baruch, Johnny Depp’s childhood friend, took the witness stand for the first time on Thursday.
Baruch said Depp offered to be his art boss when the pair lived in California together, which helped jumpstart his career as a painter.
Johnny Depp’s sister takes witness stand on day 3 of defamation trial
Johnny Depp’s sister, Christi Dembrowski, took the witness stand for cross-examination on Thursday morning — the third day of Depp’s defamation trial against Heard.
Heard’s lawyers have been pressing Dembrowski about any past concerns she had for her brother’s alleged substance abuse or addiction. They have also questioned her financial interest in the wellbeing of her brother’s career, as she works for Depp’s film production company, Infinitum Nihil.