Amber Heard has given her final deposition as the defamation suit between her and her ex-husband Johnny Depp nears its conclusion.
While the jury deliberates, Amber's ex-boyfriend Elon Musk has responded to the trial after closing arguments were presented on Friday, May 27.
Elon, 50, and Amber, 36, initially ignited dating rumors in 2016 following Amber's divorce from Johnny, but their relationship did not continue.
Elon had previously remained silent over the trial, but he has recently commented on social media regarding the case.
In response to MIT research professor Lex Fridman's study analysis, Elon tweeted, "I hope they both proceed forward. At their finest, they are all phenomenal."
Amber and Elon met during the 2013 film Machete Kill production, where they became friends, although they did not begin dating for several years.
However, their relationship appeared to be short-lived, as they appeared to break up just months after Amber made their relationship Instagram official.
"Having read recent articles about our relationship, we would like to speak for ourselves," the statement stated. The distance has severely impacted our relationship since we have not been able to visit each other frequently.
They said, "Of course, every partnership has its ups and downs. In the belief that they have our best interests in mind, specific individuals occasionally send out unfounded rumors without our awareness.
"Occasionally, other agendas are at play. It can become a little strange... However, we would like to emphasize unequivocally that we hold each other in the highest regard; it would be troubling if someone felt otherwise."
Depp vs. Heard has become one of the greatest celebrity stories in years, partly because it was live-streamed on YouTube and involved a lot of A-list celebrities.
Naomi Campbell applauded Kate Moss for her testimony that her ex-partner never "pushed, kicked or threw her down any stairs" during her most recent court appearance.
On Thursday, May 26, Amber was called as the final witness by her defense team.
It was her opportunity to deliver the concluding remarks, having just disclosed threats from someone threatening to "put her baby in a microwave."
The legal teams for Johnny and Amber presented their closing arguments on Friday, May 27, and it is now up to the jury to deliberate and reach a verdict.
Their ultimate judgment must be unanimous, which might lengthen the wait by many hours or days.
A majority verdict' may be accepted if the jury cannot reach a unanimous decision within a specified time frame.
On April 11, 2022, in Fairfax, Virginia, Johnny Depp's defamation trial commenced.
In 2018, Amber Heard published an opinion piece in the Washington Post in which she recounted being a victim of domestic abuse.
Even though she did not mention Johnny by name in her writing, he has since been removed from global franchises, including the Fantastic Beasts film series.
According to him, this is a direct outcome of her "confession."
Johnny is demanding $50 million (£40 million) in damages, and if he prevails, Amber would be obliged to pay the cost.
Amber is countersuing for $100 million (£79 million).