Johnny Depp's attorneys expected to rest their case today

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(CNN)Johnny Depp's attorneys are apt to remainder their lawsuit Tuesday successful the actor's Fairfax, Virginia defamation proceedings against his erstwhile wife, histrion Amber Heard.

Depp alleges Heard defamed him successful a 2018 Washington Post op-ed that she penned, falsely accusing him of home violence. The op-ed does not notation Depp by name. Depp claims the portion has made it hard for him to find work, and is suing Heard for $50 cardinal dollars. Heard is countersuing Depp for $100 cardinal dollars.

Following grounds from 2 witnesses connected Tuesday morning, Depp's broadside is expected to remainder its lawsuit and attorneys for Heard are expected to record a question to strike.

    The procedural move, successful which Heard's squad would reason she should not recovered liable, is communal successful civilian cases and is done to sphere appellate rights.

      Judge Penny Azcarate could determine to perceive arguments connected the question instantly oregon docket them for a aboriginal time.

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      If the lawsuit moves forward, arsenic is expected, attorneys for Heard volition statesman presenting their case. Psychologist Dawn Hughes, who testified successful trials against Nxivm person Keith Raniere and vocalist R. Kelly, is anticipated to beryllium the archetypal witnesser called for Heard's defense.

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