June 26, 2022

KEY POINTS

  • Amber Heard’s good friend, British music journalist Eve Barlow, was kicked out of the courtroom for “texting and tweeting”
  • Barlow has allegedly been appearing like she’s a part of the actress’ authorized workforce, a report claims
  • The choose accredited a movement filed by Depp’s attorneys to bar Barlow from the courtroom for the remainder of the defamation trial

Amber Heard’s shut pal was pressured to depart the courtroom throughout the ongoing trial of Johnny Depp’s $50 million defamation lawsuit towards the actress.

British music journalist Eve Barlow bought in bother with the choose Thursday when she texted and tweeted reside from the entrance row of the courtroom, which is often reserved for authorized counsel, Web page Six reported, citing unnamed sources who attended the trial that day.

Barlow – the previous deputy editor of NME and a New York Journal contributor – has allegedly been appearing like she’s a part of the actress’ authorized workforce, the sources claimed.

“Amber had her closest journalist good friend sit entrance and middle – together with her authorized workforce – on the trial, live-tweeting, texting and posting info,” one supply informed the outlet. “Eve Barlow appears to suppose she’s a part of Amber’s authorized workforce. Depp’s attorneys lastly had sufficient and had her barred from the courtroom.”

Barlow tried to intervene within the trial over “Depp-friendly” witness Gina Deuters, courtroom insiders claimed. The journalist reportedly requested Heard’s authorized workforce to point out Choose Penney S. Azcarate that Deuters was allegedly compromised as a witness.

Barlow allegedly introduced up a social media publish from Deuters, claiming it was a current publish from the present trial, sources informed Web page Six.

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Nevertheless, the publish she introduced up had been shared in 2021 throughout Depp’s prior trial towards the writer of British tabloid The Solar for calling him a “wife-beater” in a 2018 article. Depp misplaced that case, and the choose denied his petition to attraction.

On Thursday, Deuters – who’s the spouse of Depp’s longtime worker and collaborator, Stephen Deuters – admitted that she had seen clips of the trial on-line previous to giving testimony. She was dismissed from the courtroom, and her testimony was struck from the report, in response to the report.

Depp’s attorneys then pushed a movement to have Barlow barred from the courtroom for the remainder of the defamation trial.

Choose Azcarate accredited the movement.

“She was tweeting reside from my courtroom … and I do know the deputies took her out as a result of she was texting. That is towards the courtroom order. Ms. Barlow will not be coming again into the courtroom throughout this trial,” the choose mentioned, in response to courtroom transcripts.

Depp and Heard break up in Might 2016, when she sought a home violence restraining order towards him, accusing him of abusing her. The actor denied the claims, and the previous couple settled their divorce out of courtroom in August 2016.

Depp is suing Heard for defamation in Fairfax, Virginia, over a 2018 Washington Put up op-ed through which she wrote about being a home abuse survivor. The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star wasn’t named within the piece however claimed that Heard fabricated the abuse allegations, damaging his profession.

Heard additionally accused Depp of sexual violence, which the actor’s attorneys vehemently denied.

“These fictitious claims had been by no means made on the onset of Amber’s allegations in 2016, and solely advantageously surfaced years later as soon as she was sued for defamation after noting in her op-ed that she was a sufferer of ‘sexual violence,'” a spokesperson for Depp mentioned.

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“Phrases are key in a defamation case and conveniently, this allegation solely got here after that,” the rep continued. “This follows a sample of her elaborate, faulty claims which have continued to vary and evolve over time for the aim of Hollywood shock worth of which Amber has mastered and used to use a critical social motion.”

A spokeswoman for Amber Heard mentioned she was was ‘happy — however on no account shocked by the choice’ Photograph: AFP / DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS

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