Amber Heard Accused Of Strange Tactic To Intimidate Johnny Depp In Court

The defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has revealed that the couple's relationship may have been far more toxic than we thought. Depp has contended that Amber's claims of abuse are "plainly false," according to The Hollywood Reporter. While Heard maintains that their relationship included cycles of physical and emotional abuse, leaving her to live in constant fear. "I was worried that Johnny was in a blacked-out state and unaware of the damage he was doing, and that he could actually kill me," Heard claimed in court documents.

The two had a brief, but seemingly quarrelsome time together. Their 2016 divorce included claims of abuse, which Depp says ultimately damaged his acting career. He sued his ex-wife after she authored a Washington Post opinion piece about being a survivor of sexual violence (although Depp was not named in the piece), and a legal battle between the couple ensued. The trial, which is currently underway in a Fairfax, Virginia courthouse, has resulted in both parties lobbying complaints against the other.

Now, Heard is being accused of using a strange tactic to intimidate her ex-husband in court.

Amber Heard appears to be copying Johnny Depp's outfits

As if the testimony in Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's legal battle wasn't salacious enough, folks online are now accusing Heard of copying the "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor's courthouse attire. As reported by the Daily Mail, social media users believe Heard is mimicking Depp in an attempt to play "mind games" on him. Examples of the outfits included the pair each wearing gray suits, as well both exes wearing a dark tie with bee pin on it.

"The way amber heard is copying Johnny's looks is really like next level creepy," one user tweeted. While another took it a step further and suggested that the "Aquaman" star is also mirroring Depp's physical movements, tweeting, "Amber Heard copying Johnny Depps clothing now mannerisms? Freaky." Along with that tweet, there was a side-by-side image of Depp and Heard similarly holding a clenched fist up to their face, with a finger touching their lip.

And while online sleuths continue to piece together theories, things inside the courtroom are just as contentious. Audio played in court revealed that Heard called Depp a "f**king baby," following a fight she solicited, according to People. Meanwhile, Heard's legal team presented text messages from Depp, that show the actor allegedly joking about having sex with his ex-wife's dead body.

Johnny Depp's legal team says Amber Heard is giving the 'performance of her life'

Amber Heard's intimidation tactics are apparently part of her "performance," per Johnny Depp's legal team.

Per BBC, Camille Vasquez, one of Depp's lawyers, told the court that the "Aquaman" star planned on setting herself up to be the victim once he asked for a divorce. His legal team believes that she's doing everything in her power to salvage her reputation. "She is obsessed with her public image," Vasquez said. "She has been living and breathing this role for years now and she is preparing to give the performance of her life."

In his opening statement, Benjamin Chew, another one of Depp's attorneys, said that his team will bring up concrete evidence that proves Heard orchestrated her domestic abuse allegations in order to taint Depp's public perception. "The evidence will show that Ms. Heard showed up with a mark on her face that mysteriously appeared six days after she last saw Mr. Depp and six days before she publicly filed a request for a domestic violence restraining order alleging abuse," he said, per Deadline. "The evidence will show that her publicist and the paparazzi were there at the courthouse to document the event, to make sure that Johnny Depp's name was forever associated with the image of an innocent, battered woman."

A makeup brand debunks Amber Heard's claims of using their product to cover bruises

In addition to Amber Heard's supposed "mind games," she is apparently not being entirely truthful regarding the cosmetics she allegedly used to cover bruises from Johnny Depp's presumed domestic abuse.

"This was what she used. She became very adept at it," Heard's lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, said, per Yahoo! "You're going to hear the testimony from Amber about how she had to mix the different colors for the different days of the bruises as they developed in the different coloring and how she would use to touch those up to be able to cover those." Milani's "All In One Correcting Kit" was shown in court, but according to the brand, that specific product wasn't released until after Heard and Depp had already divorced. "You asked us... let the record show that our Correcting Kit launched in 2017," the brand's official TikTok account revealed. "We are here to provide the facts of the case," they added in the comments.

The trial is far from over, and it will be interesting to see how it would play out in the coming weeks.

If you or someone you know is dealing with domestic abuse, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233. You can also find more information, resources, and support at their website.