Recall that Depp took Heard to court for defamation, saying that she ruined his reputation and career, hinting that she was a victim of domestic violence in a 2018 Washington Post article. Amber is fighting the lawsuit and alleges that Depp repeatedly physically abused her before and during their marriage. Lawyers for the actress began presenting her side of the story on Tuesday and began with the testimony of Dr. Don Hughes, a forensic psychologist who determined that Amber was the victim of intimate partner abuse. During cross-examination, the lawyers showed some of the tapes the psychologist had made while questioning Heard.
One of the notes concerned Amber’s relationships with other men, including billionaire and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. While Depp claimed that Heard was hustling on him with Musk, Amber told Hughes that she began dating Musk after seeing him at the Met Gala in 2016. The gala took place just a few weeks after she had a serious falling out with Depp, which led to their breakup.
Amber told the specialist that the relationship with Musk ended in March 2018. Earlier in the trial, the jury was shown text messages from Heard to her former agent, Christiano Carino, where she confirmed that she had never loved Musk. Amber complained to Carino about the press coverage of her breakup with Musk, who replied, “You weren’t in love with him and told me a thousand times you were just filling up space.” I understand, but I must time to grieve and recover,” Amber Heard replied.
I wonder what it’s like for Elon Musk to find out about this now like this – from the press and the courts? And although they did not have a long relationship with Amber, this will surely hurt his ego.
Originally published at celebrityinsider.org