Ed White, Johnny Depp’s business manager, testified in the actor’s defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard.
White said the couple paid a $160,000 bill to a wine merchant when their marriage ended.
Heard liked a particular Spanish wine that cost $500 a bottle, according to White.
Depp is currently sue Heard for $50 millionclaiming she defamed him, ruining her career and reputation by insinuating she had been the victim of domestic violence in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed. Heard has denied the allegations and claims Depp physically assaulted her several times during their relationship, which ended when Heard filed for divorce in 2016.
On Thursday, White was asked about his role in settling the couple’s finances during their divorce, which was finalized early 2017.
One of the financial issues at stake in the divorce was settling the couple’s unpaid bills, which included a $160,000 tab at Twenty Twenty Wine Merchants, a wine supplier in Los Angeles.
Since the divorce, Depp’s tab at the wine company has been nearly eliminated, White said, although he still racks up wine bills around Christmas because he gives bottles as gifts.
“His wine bill has gone down to practically zero because he doesn’t continue to drink a lot of wine,” White said.
white said Heard had a particular affinity for a $500 bottle of wine produced by Spanish winery Vega Sicilia. For Heard’s 30th birthday party in April 2016 — the night of a fight that led to their separation — she ordered five bottles of this wine and eight bottles of another wine.
Depp and Heard’s alcohol and drug use was the focus of the trial. Heard claims that Depp would become violent during drug and alcohol bouts. When Depp spoke up, he claimed that it was Heard who was the real aggressor in their relationship and that she usually drank two bottles of wine a night. Depp has already said his personal wine bills exceeded $30,000 a month.
During cross-examination, Depp’s business manager was asked about the actor’s own expenses.
“Mrs. Heard didn’t buy any of the dozens of properties Depp owned, did she?” asked Heard’s attorney, J. Benjamin Rottenborn. “She didn’t pay $5 million to blast Hunter Thompson’s ashes with a cannon, did she?”
“She didn’t buy a yacht she couldn’t afford and then had to sell it to JK Rowling, did she?” He continued.
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