Amber Heard has been asked about texts between herself and Elon Musk amid Johnny Depp’s libel case against News Group Newspapers.
The actress had been accused of secretly seeing Musk while Depp was away filming Pirates of the Caribbean 5 but she has denied the claims.
Asked about the claims in High Court, Heard said: ‘Not that that matters much, but no.’
Barrister Eleanor Laws, who is representing Depp, read out text messages between Heard and Tesla founder Musk on 22 May 2016, after an incident in Depp’s LA penthouse, during which Heard claims Depp threw her mobile phone at her, hitting her in the face. Depp has denied this claim.
In the text messages, Heard tells Musk that she is going to obtain a restraining order against Depp.
The billionaire offers to ‘arrange 24/7 security for you’, adding: ‘The offer would stand, even if you never wanted to see me again… anyway, sorry for being an idiot. The radio silence hurts a lot. It only matters because I really like you.’
Laws then referred to evidence given by Alejandro Romero, a concierge at the Eastern Columbia building (where Depp’s penthouses are located) who said he saw Musk visiting Heard ‘when Mr Depp was in Australia’.
Heard responded: ‘He’s wrong. I wasn’t even in communication with Elon until 2016.’
Laws said: ‘Time and again, you have accused him (Mr Depp) of being jealous, but we can see here you are in communication with someone. Were you telling Mr Depp about this?’
The trial judge, Mr Justice Nicol intervened, to which Laws said she was trying to ‘challenge the suggestion that there was illogical jealousy’.
Heard said: ‘I think all jealousy could be deemed illogical.’
Heard also denied claims she was having an affair with James Franco, with the actress being played CCTV footage of the pair of them at the Eastern Columbia building.
Laws asked: ‘Are you trying to avoid being seen by the camera there?’
Ms Heard replied: ‘We were talking. He was saying to me “Oh my god, what happened to you?”
‘He saw my face… when I let him in. He saw my face and he said “What the f***?”‘
Depp is suing the publisher of The Sun in the landmark case, now in its 11th day, over allegations of domestic violence, of which he has vehemently denied.
Heard has continued to be questioned over 14 allegations of domestic violence, which NGN relies on in its defence of an April 2018 article that called Depp a ‘wife beater’.
The actress’s evidence was initially due to conclude tomorrow, but will now continue into Thursday morning, with her friends Melanie Inglessis and Joshua Drew expected to appear by videolink on Wednesday afternoon.
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