Johnny Depp's attorney says his texts about Amber Heard were modeled on 'literary giants': 'He's got a dark sense of humor'
- Johnny Depp's attorney defended the actor's text messages about
Amber Heardduring closing arguments.
- The Wrap reported Camille Vasquez said Depp models his writing on 'literary giants.'
Johnny Depp's attorney said text messages presented during his
According to The Wrap's Jeremy Bailey and Brandon Katz, Camille Vasquez addressed the text messages in her closing arguments on Friday. Heard's legal team presented the text messages Depp wrote, which described Heard with derogatory terms, during the six-week trial at the Fairfax County Circuit Court.
"Ms. Heard has shown you a lot of text messages from Mr. Depp with some very vivid language," Vasquez said, the outlet reported. "As I told you at the start of this trial, Mr. Depp has a unique style of writing. He uses words I don't use and you probably don't use either."
She continued: "But as you also heard during this trial, Mr. Depp writes that way, in part, because he models his writings on literary giants like Hunter S. Thompson."
Vasquez added that Depp has "a dark sense of humor. It's not everyone's cup of tea. But it's who he is."
Representatives for Depp and Vasquez did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
Insider's Zac Ntim reported that Depp, 58, sent messages about Heard, 36, to his longtime neighbor Isaac Baruch in 2016. In one text, Depp wrote that he hoped Heard's "rotting corpse is decomposing in the fucking trunk of a Honda Civic."
In another text to Baruch, Depp wrote, "That cunt ruined such a fucking cool life we had for a while."
Depp also sent messages to "Wandavision" actor Paul Bettany, writing, "I will fuck her burnt corpse afterward to make sure she is dead."
"I'll just say that I'm not proud of any of the language that I used in these anger—," Depp said.
Depp filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Heard in 2019 after claiming her 2018 Washington Post op-ed included domestic abuse accusations that hurt his career. He said the article made him lose work, including the next installment of "Pirates of the Caribbean."
At the time, Depp's lawyers said the op-ed "depended on the central premise that Ms. Heard was a domestic abuse victim and that Mr. Depp perpetrated domestic violence against her."
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