Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are set to return to a Virginia courtroom on Monday as their multi-million dollar defamation trial continues.
The trial has drawn the attention of millions and sparked mass online debates about their relationship and who was to blame. Depp is suing Heard for $50 million after she wrote a comment in 2018 saying she was a domestic violence survivor. Depp was never named, but his legal team argues that the allegation caused the actor a huge loss of earnings in his career. Heard has filed a $100 million counterclaim against Depp.
Millions tuned in to watch clips of the trial, with many moments going viral and receiving the meme treatment from social media viewers. Millions are also consuming the trial in real time through live streaming events from the Circuit Court of Fairfax County.
How to live stream the Depp vs Heard trial
Since the trial began on April 11, 2022, millions of viewers have watched the live stream of the trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard on the Law&Crime Network YouTube channel.
Cameras capture every moment from the courtroom as they happen with testimony from Depp, Heard and dozens of people connected to the couple throughout their relationship.
Tens of millions watched the Law&Crime Network’s daily live streams, each lasting between seven and nine hours. These lengthy videos and clips from the process are among the most viewed videos in the history of the YouTube channel.
When is the next live stream?
The Law&Crime Network is promising hammer-to-hammer coverage when the trial resumes on Monday May 16, 2022.
The case is expected to continue in court at 9 a.m. ET in Virginia, so the livestream from the network is likely to begin around the same time.
The court has met Monday through Thursday every week except for week 5, but normal service will resume this week.
What’s next in the Depp vs. Heard trial?
Before the trial went on an extended hiatus, Amber Heard’s legal team had just begun defending his own case. Heard commented and recounted incidents of alleged abuse by Depp during their relationship.
Heard is expected to return the stand when the court reconvenes and she faces cross-examination by Depp’s legal team.
Why was the Depp vs. Heard trial postponed?
The last day of negotiations was Thursday, May 5th, which concluded the fourth week of negotiations.
There was no court session in Week 5 because Judge Penney S. Azcarate was attending a previously scheduled conference.