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Amber Heard: After affair rumors, she confirms night with James Franco

Amber Heard
She spent the night before Johnny Depp’s divorce with Franco

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One of the central issues in Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard is her alleged affair with fellow actor James Franco. Heard now confirms that he spent the night with him.

Did Amber Heard, 36, and fellow actor James Franco, 44, date or not? Not only Johnny Depp, 58, is dealing with this question, but also his legal team in the defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife.

Under heated cross-examination, attorney Camille Vasquez elicited confirmation from Heard that she spent the night with Franco before Depp filed for divorce. This is reported, among others, by the US magazine “People” and the British “Daily Mail”.

Amber Heard: Security footage shows her cuddling with James Franco

In week six, the courtroom in Fairfax, Virginia, is explosive. On May 17, Johnny Depp’s lawyers literally cross-examined ex-wife Amber Heard – until she then stormed out of the room. What upsets her so much? The questions about James Franco, who was alone with her in the LA apartment she shared with Depp on the evening of May 22, 2016.

James Franco and Amber Heard

James Franco and Amber Heard

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The Hollywood star was away at the time. Just a day later, the actress filed for divorce and, according to her, obtained a domestic violence restraining order to have the locks changed.

Surveillance footage from that evening will be played during the trial. They show Amber and James familiarly in an elevator. Heard is wearing a bathrobe and is barefoot, James looks sporty and has a large backpack with him. He rests his head gently on her shoulder, she leans her head against his. Then they both get out and go towards the apartment.

Amber Heard on Franco: ‘He was my friend’

After the video recordings, Amber Heard confirms Franco’s visit. Depp’s attorney, Vasquez, asked Heard if she knew Johnny Depp was out of town that night. “I don’t know his schedule,” she replies ambiguously.

But why did the 36-year-old spend the night with her colleague? Amber says, “He was my boyfriend and literally lived next door. I had honestly exhausted my support network of my usual friends and at the time was grateful for any friendship I could get.”

Regarding the cuddle moment in the elevator, she says: “After he saw my face, he put his head on my shoulder. He reacted to what he saw.” Amber is referring to her previous claim that Johnny Depp threw a phone at her the day before, causing a bruise on her cheek.

Depp is said to have “hated” Franco

According to Heard, Depp had had a crush on James Franco since their collaboration on the 2014 film The Adderall Diaries. Amber said in court that Depp accused the two of them of having an affair. “He hated James Franco.” During a flight from Boston to Los Angeles in May 2014, a violent altercation is said to have erupted between the former couple.

What really happened in the apartment between Amber Heard and James Franco was not discussed. Cross-examination is over and closing arguments are expected on May 27th.

Depp is suing his ex-wife for $50 million in damages for representing herself as a victim of domestic violence. The actress is also filing a $100 million counterclaim alleging that Depp framed her by calling her a liar. Depp and Heard were married from 2015 to 2016.

Source used: people.com, dailymail.co.uk

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