In February 2019, Johnny Depp sued ex-wife Amber Heard for defamation over a 2018 op-ed article Heard had written for The Washington Post in which she claimed to have survived domestic violence. The defamation trial began on April 11, 2022 in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Since the entire trial is being recorded, it is easy for the public to watch, analyze, and turn clips into viral TikToks. And although claims of abuse should never be taken lightly, there are plenty of very surreal moments in this case that have turned it into one of the strangest live events we've ever witnessed.
Heard’s lawyer objected to his own question.
Depp's bodyguard testified: “I think I would remember if I’d seen Mr. Depp’s penis.”
Heard’s lawyer tried to correct judge’s math and failed.
Heard’s team implied Heard allegedly used a concealer that wasn’t launched until the year after Depp and Heard were already divorced.
Depp testified that Heard "dropped a grumpy" on his bed.
Heard appeared to wear similar outfits to Depp during the trial.