Johnny Depp's Courtroom Reaction To The Claim He's Obsessed With Elon Musk Says It All

Johnny Depp's highly-anticipated defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard has concluded its first day in court. On April 12, Depp's and Heard's respective lawyers made opening arguments, followed by a witness testimony from Depp's sister, Christi Dembrowski, the Independent reports. Depp is demanding Heard pay him $50 million in damages for a Washington Post op-ed piece she penned in 2018, in which Heard said she is a survivor of domestic abuse. (Although the actor didn't name Depp explicitly in the piece, the argument is it was largely implied.) As for Heard, she is countersuing Depp for nuisance.

Among the A-list celebrities dragged into Depp and Heard's legal drama includes a potential remote testimony by Elon Musk, according to Hollywood Life. Shortly after her divorce from Depp was finalized, Musk and Heard started a public relationship in late 2016 lasting a year, per Page Six. However, court documents filed by Depp claim the two entangled romantically "one calendar month" after he wed Heard. With Depp's claims that Musk visited Heard "late at night" in his penthouse, many are still speculating about what exactly the entrepreneur will be questioned about.

One thing's for sure — when Musk's name was dropped in court on the first day of the trial, Depp gave the cameras a characteristically amusing reaction.

Johnny Depp's courtroom smirk

Johnny Depp is delivering the courtroom reactions we expected from his trial. 

During opening statements in his defamation trial against Amber Heard on April 12, Depp couldn't help but laugh at Heard's attorney, Elaine Bredehoft, accusing him of a fixation with his ex-wife's one-time beau. Bredehoft shot down Depp's allegations that Heard has failed to donate her $7 million divorce settlement to the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and ACLU as she had pledged, per the Independent. The "Aquaman" star,  Bredehoft declared, was donating her settlement incrementally, hitting a hiccup when she paused payments to save for her court battles against Depp. Bredehoft continued, "[S]he was also dating Elon Musk by this time, you will find out that Mr. Depp is obsessed with Elon Musk. She was dating him, so he gave $500,000 to both of those charities in her honor."

Depp was seen in the live stream footage cracking a smirk when Bredhoft insisted that he is obsessed with the tech mogul. Although the Tesla founder's name was mentioned only in passing, it already sent ripples through the Twittersphere. "Oh ya, Johnny's OBSESSED with Elon," one fan sarcastically observed of the footage on Twitter. "Johnny Depp trying hard not to laugh out loud at being accused of being obsessed with Elon Musk just made my day," another fan wrote. Another viewer pointed out that Depp also couldn't hold back a smile when attorneys "brought up Captain Jack Sparrow" during opening statements.

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