What Johnny Depp Ate In Court And How Amber Heard’s Legal Team Used It In Their Case

As Johnny Depp sat in court with his legal team during a defamation argument with his ex-wife Amber Heard, he munched on candy and drew on a sketchbook. And Heard’s legal team used those behaviors during the trial to suggest Depp had an unfavorable personality trait. Keep reading to find out what was implied and how the judge responded.

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Johnny Depp ate candy like gummy bears and doodled in court

During the weeks Depp was in court in Virginia, he often snacked on candy like gummy bears. Fans noted that the actor was a smoker and may have used candy to curb his nicotine craving.

But Depp’s attorney, Ben Chew, also appears to be a candy lover. According to court witnesses, he was seen rationing gummy bears to the team before the start of a day. Therefore the Edward Scissorhands the actor wasn’t the only one with a sweet tooth.

While many trial watchers found the table of candy-eating lawyers endearing, others felt it was bad form for such a serious case. And Heard’s legal team was one of them.

Amber Heard’s legal team linked the way Johnny Depp ate candy in court to narcissism

Heard’s attorney, Elaine Bredehoft, asked an expert witness, “what if there was any” evidence that Depp had narcissistic personality traits based on his doodles and candy consumption during the trial.

This question was the subject of a sustained objection as unsubstantiated before the psychiatrist could answer for the record. Witnesses said Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez, happily grabbed a candy and ate it after the interaction.

However, the witness still maintained that he believed Depp had narcissistic personality traits, although the judge wouldn’t allow him to link them to what the actor ate during the trial.

Legal experts have weighed in on the issue of Depp’s behavior in court. Of course, there are different theories as to how this might impact his case with the jury.

For example, legal commentator Emily D. Baker gasped when Bredehoft linked eating candy and doodling to narcissism. “Where are my straws? she asked during her test broadcast that day. “I have to grab for them.”

On the other hand, Virginia lawyer Lee Berlik told the Daily Mail that Depp’s behavior might seem too lighthearted, even though it doesn’t prove he has a narcissistic personality. That might seem a little dismissive for the amount of money each side has sued and the weight of the charges in the case.

“You want the jury to sympathize with your client, and they have to be sympathetic for that. If you act like that, it’s just fun and games that could put a lot of people off,” Berlik explained. He guessed that some jurors who aren’t dazzled by the actor’s celebrity status might be “put off” by his behavior.

Of course, it’s up to the jury to decide how much Depp’s behavior impacted his case now that the arguments are closed. Deliberations resume on Tuesday, May 31.

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