Johnny Depp Laughs When Building Doorman Tells Court: ‘I Don’t Want To Deal With It’

Johnny Depp laughed when a front desk attendant at the building where he lived with Amber Heard became exasperated during a pre-recorded testimony shown in court.

Alejandro Romero’s testimony was recorded in January of last year, and he appeared to be participating in the interview from his car.

Romero worked at the Eastern Columbia Building in Los Angeles, where Heard made domestic violence calls on May 21, 2016, prompting two separate visits by officers, who found no evidence of abuse.

The defamation trial between Depp and Heard began Monday, April 11, in Fairfax, Virginia, following Depp’s lawsuit against his ex-wife in March 2019. Depp is arguing that she defamed him in a December editorial. 2018 published in The Washington Post titled “I Speak Out Against Sexual Violence – and I Faced the Wrath of Our Culture. That has to change”.

Romero was questioned by Heard’s lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, and said he saw Depp a few times.

When asked when Ms. Heard began living in the building, Mr. Romero said, “It’s been so long I can’t remember.”

Although they never had a “close relationship”, Romero said Heard was “very friendly” and “always smiles”.

“When is the first time you remember someone saying something to you about the police being called… because of a domestic altercation between Depp and Heard?” Mr. Romero was asked.

He said that May 21, 2016 was a Saturday and he was not working, adding that he became aware of the incident the following Monday when checking surveillance footage, adding that he saw Depp riding the elevator.

He said a woman in the gym heard a noise coming from the penthouse. In footage dated at 8:29 pm on May 21, 2016, Depp can be seen with two other men in the elevator.

Romero said Depp appeared to be “agitated”, adding that the actor was “really calm” most of the time and that he did not witness any injuries to Heard.

Depp laughed as Romero remembered being asked to check that the apartments were secure by Heard and his friend Rocky Pennington.

He then added: “I’m tired…I don’t want to deal with this lawsuit…everybody has problems and I don’t want to deal with it anymore.”

When asked if he’s seen marks on Heard’s face in the following days, he said he looks people in the eye when talking to them, but that he’s not looking to “find something like… ‘oh, you’ve got the wrong makeup on.’ changed your eyebrow, or your eyelashes, or not so evenly,’” eliciting a smile from Depp in court.

“I’m not looking for anything…but if I see something, I’ll probably remember it,” he added.

At the end of the deposition, Romero appeared to start driving. When the recording was turned off, Judge Penney Azcarate said it was a “first time”. Bredehoft said it was “the most bizarre deposition”.

In her 2018 editorial, Heard wrote that “like many women, I had been harassed and sexually assaulted when I was in college. But I kept silent – ​​I didn’t expect the filing of grievances to bring justice. And I didn’t see myself as a victim.”

“Two years ago, I became a public figure representing domestic abuse and felt the full force of our culture’s anger at women speaking out,” she added at the time.

Although Depp is not named in the piece, his legal team argues that it contains a “clear implication that Depp is a domestic abuser”, which they say is “categorically and demonstrably false”. Depp is seeking damages of “no less than $50 million.”

Heard has filed a $100 million counterclaim against Depp for nuisance and immunity from his allegations.

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