‘We can both read the letter. The answer’s yes’
Questioning has moved on to charity donations to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the ACLU, as the court has previously been told were pledged by Amber Heard.
The actress said she would split her full $7m divorce settlement between the two, but the jury has been told that not all the money has been paid out.
There is an air of tension between Amber Heard’s lawyer Ben Rottenborn and Johnny Depp’s business manager Edward White, who has been cut off by the attorney a few times already for going beyond the scope of the questions he is being asked.
He has been shown two letters showing donations of $100,000 by Depp to the charities, which reference that they are “the first of multiple scheduled instalments to honor the full amount” of Heard’s pledged gift.
Mr Rottenborn wants to confirm this is what the letter says, to which Mr White starts to tell the court he understood Heard would be paying.
“I understand you want to speak your own narrative here,” Mr Rottenborn says and asks him to answer the question.
“We can both read the letter,” Mr White replies. “The answer’s yes.”
It seems the lawyer is suggesting that Depp might have been liable for the charity pledge payments.