Things at Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s trial are not going too well. The court proceedings for Johnny Depp’s $50 million defamation suit against the Aquaman star are taking place in Fairfax, Virginia. During the trial, Page Six reported, Amber’s close friend British music journalist Eve Barlow was kicked out of the court.
Per Page Six sources, the former deputy editor of the music bible NME and a New York Magazine contributor – got into trouble as she texted and live- tweeted from the front row of the courtroom, which is usually reserved for legal counsel.
A source informed the outlet that Eve was allegedly acting like she was a part of Amber’s legal team. During the trial, she even tried to intervene over Johnny’s witness Gina Deuters. Gina is the wife of Johnny’s longtime collaborator Stephen Deuters.
Eve apparently asked Amber’s legal team to show Judge Penney S. Azcarate that Gina was allegedly a ‘compromised’ witness. The journalist reportedly brought up Gina’s social media post connected to the trial, claiming that it was posted recently. However, the post was actually shared in 2021, prior to the former couple’s London trial against The Sun newspaper.
Depp’s lawyers responded by pushing a motion to have Barlow permanently barred from the courtroom, which the judge approved.
“Amber had her closest journalist friend sit front and center – with her legal team – at the trial, live-tweeting, texting and posting information,” a source told us. “Eve Barlow seems to think she’s part of Amber’s legal team. Depp’s lawyers finally had enough and had her barred from the courtroom.”
Judge Azcarate also objected to Barlow’s texting and tweeting and, according to court transcripts, said, “She was tweeting live from my courtroom … and I know the deputies took her out because she was texting. That’s against the court order. Ms. Barlow is not coming back into the courtroom during this trial.”
In the previous Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s trial hearing, the couple’s former marriage counselor, clinical psychologist Laurel Anderson, said there was “mutual abuse” between Amber Heard and her ex-husband Johnny Depp.
Anderson’s video deposition recorded in February was played in a Virginia courtroom on the third day of the defamation trial involving the two actors where she told lawyers that Heard and Depp admitted to her during counseling that they were physically abusive toward each other. Read on to know more about Laurel Anderson’s revelations.