There has been speculation that high-profile witnesses such as Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who was romantically connected with Amber Heard after her divorce from Johnny Depp, will testify in the ongoing defamation trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Elon Musk will not testify in the Fairfax County, Virginia trial, it is now apparent. Following his purchase of Twitter, the world’s richest man is currently dominating the news.
Musk was expected to testify in the highly contentious case, but his attorney told NBC that the Space X founder will not testify in the Depp-Heard trial. Alex Spiro, Elon’s lawyer, confirmed to NBC that he “will not be testifying” in the defamation case. According to rumours, Amber Heard and Elon Musk met in 2013 on the production of the film “Machete Kills.” Following Amber’s divorce from Johnny Depp, with whom she married in 2015, the two began dating in 2016.
During his defamation lawsuit against UK newspaper “The Sun,” Johnny Depp claimed that Amber Heard was cheating on Elon Musk. “Elon and Amber didn’t start seeing each other until May 2016, and even then it was seldom,” a spokeswoman for Elon said, dismissing Depp’s claims. “It took a long time for their connection to turn passionate.” James Franco and Paul Bettany, who is also one of Depp’s closest pals, are among the high-profile personalities being evaluated as potential witnesses who may testify in the trial.