Johnny Depp still aims to reveal the truth following his libel defeat against The Sun. This time, his team issued subpoenas for Elon Musk, whose statements could help him in the trial.
Next month, Johnny Depp will attend a hearing in the UK in pursuit of gaining an appeal in his libel suit against The Sun.
To recall, Depp lost the suit he filed against the tabloid called him a “wife-beater.”
In line with the possible appeal, his US attorneys sent subpoenas for the SpaceX billionaire.
Depp and his team want Musk and ACLU to attend the hearing for depositions. They also demand them to serve the needed documentation to prove his past interactions with Amber Heard.
In the subpoena, Depp’s lawyers filed 24 requests to make Musk hand all communications between him and the Aquaman actress. This would include the specific requests about The Sun case and the ACLU.
The communication might also have allegations of physical abuse committed by either of the estranged couple.
Meanwhile, they request in the ACLU subpoena a list of conversations about the donations and defamation suit.
Why is Musk involved in Depp-Heard battle?
Last year, Musk’s name got involved in Depp’s legal battle against News Group Newspapers (NGN).
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor alleged that Heard and Musk had an affair when he flew overseas for a shoot in March 2015.
Depp’s team also revealed footage wherein the duo hugged each other before stepping out of the private elevator at the actor’s penthouse. In another angle, the business mogul wrapped his arms around the actress, who was only wearing a swimsuit and a towel at that time.
However, the two debunked the rumors that they dated during Depp’s marriage with heard. But they confirmed that they began dating in August 2016, a few months after Heard filed for divorce from Depp.
Musk, for his part, challenged the actor for a cage fight after revealing salacious claims during the trial.
“If Johnny wants a cage fight, just let me know,” Musk told The New York Times.
Depp’s legal team also claimed that his ex-wife had had a three-way affair with Musk and Cara Delevingne.
Meanwhile, Heard’s representative addressed the whole lawsuit in a statement.
“This frivolous action is just the latest of Johnny Depp’s repeated efforts to silence Amber Heard. She will not be silenced,” the lawyer said. “Mr. Depp’s actions prove he is unable to accept the truth of his ongoing abusive behavior.”
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