After being humiliated in court, Amber Heard is now facing ostracism in Hollywood.
“Has Amber ever really worked in Hollywood?” A Hollywood producer sniffed at Six.
“What else was she really into besides the movie‘ Aquaman ’? I don’t think it was ever a very good ticket – Johnny made it interesting. “
Known for her Hitchcock-blue look, Hurd was hardly a famous name when she hung out with Johnny Depp on the set of the 2011 film The Diaries of a Rum.
Now everyone knows who she is – just not the way she wanted.
This week, a the jury decided in Depp’s favor after a six-week worldwide defamation trial – revealing that Heard acted viciously when he wrote in a 2018 Washington Post essay on the abuse and award of Depp $ 10 million in damages.
After that, when Depp posted a statement on social media in which he said that the jury “brought me back to life”, Celebrities who liked her were Zoe Saldana, Emma Roberts, Gemma Chan, Taika Waititi, Jennifer Aniston, Henry Golding, Riley Keough and LaKeith Stanfield. Hollywood he seemed to turn Heard onwho claimed to have been a victim of domestic abuse by Depp, even before the trial was over.
“Trust all women… except Amber Heard, ”Chris Rock cracked during a May stand-up performance.
“I have no doubt that Johnny will appear with his good name and wonderful heart revealed to the world,” Depp’s Dark Shadows colleague Eva Green posted on Instagram on May 19.
As for Heard returning to Tinseltown on her own, a high-ranking source in the studio told Page Six: “I think it will be very difficult for her.”
Even some of the people she once considered support have dropped out.
Sources told Six that Herd is no longer close with her ex-boyfriend Elon Mask.
In a witness statement, Jennifer Howell, a friend of Heard’s younger sister Whitney Henriquez and her late mother Paige, said Paige – who died in 2020 at the age of 63 – told her that Musk was suing the actress over the embryos they created together. .
In a statement viewed by Page Six, Howell, Henriquez’s former employer at The Art of Elysium, said: “Paige told me that Amber said Elon controlled, abused and was in a legal battle with him over embryo rights created together. He wanted to destroy them, and Amber tried to keep them to have a baby. “
Heard welcomed her daughter Una Page through a surrogate in April 2021. Although she did not publicly state the name of the girl’s father, there is no evidence that she is Tesla’s tycoon. Musk was unavailable for comment.
The head of SpaceX was also listed on Heard’s list of witnesses for the trial, but he never testified. Although sources told The Post that Heard and Musk had an argument, Musk late last month tweeted Heard and Depp: “I hope that both will continue. At their best, each one is amazing. ”
During the trial, some of Heard’s former friends testified about her (although James Franco was on the witness list, he is not). Her former best friend and roommate, Raquel Pennington, said she was “scared” of Heard because she said she “often had to cover makeup with bruises and facial injuries”.
But in her precipitated depositionPennington she and the actress have not spoken for at least six months, after they broke up after an argument over Thanksgiving that became violent.
“I wanted to spend more time with other people in my life and give priority to other relationships,” Pennington said in a recording released in court.
“I wouldn’t consider her a friend,” she added. “We are not talking. We are not enemies. “
But that only led Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez, to say to the jury at the end of the trial: “This is a woman who burns bridges. Her close friends do not show up. You may have noticed that no one appeared for Ms. Heard in this courtroom except her sister… every other witness who traveled to Virginia because of her was a paid expert. ”
Although Heard has a small, compact group of friends, it’s also been a long time since she lived in Los Angeles, after she moved to a six-acre Mojave Desert estate bought in 2019.
Her group includes her sister, ex-girlfriend Bianca Butti and Scottish journalist Eve Barlow.
Butti was dating Heard when the actress became a mother, although sources said that Heard made the decision to be her daughter’s only parent.
After the verdict, the cameraman wrote on Instagram: “Amber is someone to whom I am grateful that I call him a friend and no one who gets up to tell the truth should be treated like this. My heart is for her in these difficult times. No matter what happens #istandwithamberheard. ”
Barlow, who has been denied access to a courtroom in Fairfax, Va., For allegedly sending messages and tweeting from the front row, tweeted that Heard would “always” have her back.
Depp was seen this week celebrates his victory on the concert tour with guitarist Jeff Beck in the UK and was recently linked with a reunion with his old friend, director Tim Burton, for “Beetle juice 2. ”
“Johnny will definitely work again,” a source from the studio said. “Amber can work again, [but] I think it will be more indie routes. I’m just not sure the studios want a commitment to work with her. “
Although Heard takes the liberty of being with her daughter, she should appear in two films: “Run With Me,” for which no other cast has been announced, and “In the Fire,” in which Heard is the most well-known name.
During the trial, Depp testified that it was he who helped his ex-wife get the biggest role in her career, as Mera in Aquaman, but said that he later warned the studio about her when he knew things would “end badly” after their breakup.
According to the actor, Heard was worried about shooting the film on a location in Australia, given her previous legal problems there. She was prosecuted in 2016 for illegally bringing dogs into the country. The accusations were eventually dismissed, but fearing that the studio behind the film, Warner Bros., would still have reservations about her choice, Depp said he telephoned them on her behalf.
“She asked if I would – I had a multi-film contract with Warner Bros., so we were in business together, so I knew those people – talk to them,” Depp testified. “I made a phone call and talked to three senior Warner executives: Kevin Tsujihara, Sue Kroll, Greg Silverman.”
In another embarrassing moment, DC Films boss Walter Hamada testified that the studio was considering dropping her out of “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” because of her “lack of chemistry”With colleague Jason Momo (who this week, I liked the statements of both Heard and Depp after the verdict on social networks).
Following the verdict, Heard’s lawyer Elaine Bredehoft said it was Heard he would file an appeal.
Asked on Today’s show if Heard has the money to pay off $ 10.35 million allocated to Depp, Bredehoft said Thursday: “Oh, no, absolutely not.”
A high-profile court battle has left the actress in trouble over cash, according to sources, including one who also blamed Heard’s past lavish spending on travel, clothing, gifts and wine.
Several sources said that the star had to change her legal representation and her PR team, and now she is relying on the homeowner’s insurance policy to cover the costs of her current lawyers in this case.
As The Post noted this week, sources said he has a bill for Heard’s lawyer it was mostly run by The Travelers Companies under the terms of the actress’ insurance policy.
The vice president of the insurance company, Pamela Johnson, was spotted several times in a court in Fairfax, Virginia with Heard during her trial. Neither Johnson nor Travelers returned calls.
An observer in the courtroom told Page Six: “After the verdict, Amber got up and ran away. Her sister Whitney was sitting in the front row, and she got up, crossed the barricade and went out with her. ”
Another film insider told Heard: “Most people think that they have taken advantage of the #MeToo movement and therefore it is a dangerous way to hire someone. She did not show remorse even when things unfolded in court. “