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Amber Heard spotted in Israel with controversial journalist who was banned from Johnny Depp trial

Amber Heard was spotted in Israel pushing an empty stroller and eating out with her friend, controversial journalist Eve Barlow, who was banned from the Johnny Depp defamation trial. 

Heard was out and about in Israel in a black dress, flip flops and a blue cap on the sidewalk pushing a stroller through Tel Aviv. 

The stroller was void of Oonagh Paige Heard, Heard’s one-year-old, who she took with her to vacation to Israel following the turbulent defamation trial with her ex-husband that gripped the nation.   

While in Tel Aviv, Heard was also spotted browsing bookstores and enjoying lunch with Barlow, a journalist who stood by her during the trial and was banned from the proceedings after repeatedly taking out her cell phone.   

Amber Heard was seen pushing an empty stroller while on vacation in Tel Aviv, Israel 

Heard was out and about in Israel in a black dress, flip flops and a blue cap

Heard was out and about in Israel in a black dress, flip flops and a blue cap

The stroller was void of Oonagh Paige Heard, Heard's one-year-old, who she took with her to Israel following the heated defamation lawsuit with ex-husband Johnny Depp

The stroller was void of Oonagh Paige Heard, Heard’s one-year-old, who she took with her to Israel following the heated defamation lawsuit with ex-husband Johnny Depp

Heard was also spotted earlier this week visiting a bookstore in Tel Aviv (pictured)

Heard was also spotted earlier this week visiting a bookstore in Tel Aviv (pictured)

J.C. Halper, owner of the Halper’s Book Store in the Israeli city, said he was surprised to see Heard walking through his aisles on Tuesday as she purchased his book detailing his adventures at the store. 

‘Say what you want about Amber Heard, ( and what little I knew about her was negatively influenced by the media as well), the person who browsed my store last Tuesday for almost an hour, with her toddler baby girl and a couple of friends, was a modest, polite, friendly, inquisitive self-effacing customer with high literary tastes,’ Halper wrote.

‘In fact, I had no idea that it was her until she presented her credit card. She is also now the proud owner of my book “The Bibliomaniacs” and promised to send me feedback on it.’ 

The bookstore trip came a day after Heard was seen eating with Barlow, the former deputy editor of the music bible NME and contributor for New York Magazine. 

In the photo snapped of the two, Heard was talking to someone at their table while Barlow appeared to be cutting the Aquaman actress’s food on her plate. 

Barlow, who has remained close to the actress in the past year and was seen sticking to Heard during the start of the defamation trial, made headlines when she was banned from the court. 

The judge overseeing the trial kicked Barlow out after she was caught texting and tweeting in the front row of the courtroom in April, Law & Crime Network reported. 

She also reportedly tried to provide legal counsel to Heard’s team by showing them social media posts, with Depp’s lawyers filing a motion to have her permanently barred from the courtroom. 

After gaining backlash online for her fervent support of Heard, Barlow claimed that the negative comments against her were fueld by mysogyny and anti-Semitism.  

Barlow (right), the former deputy editor of the music bible NME and contributor for New York Magazine, remained by Heard's (left) side over the past year

Barlow (right), the former deputy editor of the music bible NME and contributor for New York Magazine, remained by Heard’s (left) side over the past year

The journalist (right) was kicked out of court for repeatedly taking her cellphone out

The journalist (right) was kicked out of court for repeatedly taking her cellphone out

Depp and his legal counsel filed for Barlow to be permanently barred from the trial after she reportedly tried to provide advice to Heard's team

Depp and his legal counsel filed for Barlow to be permanently barred from the trial after she reportedly tried to provide advice to Heard’s team

Heard’s outing in Israel comes as both she and Depp filed appeals on the verdict the jury reached in their heated defamation case, which awarded Depp $10.35 million and Heard only $2 million. 

She was ordered to pay Depp a total of $8.3 million after being found guilty of defamation, but says she doesn’t have enough cash to do so.

Ironically, The Daily Beast reported that attorneys for the actress were begging her to pursue what they felt were ‘tens of million of dollars’ she was entitled to through Depp’s Pirates of the Caribbean profits prior to their trial.

They alleged that because Depp made Pirates of the Caribbean 5 during the marriage, it was ‘community property’ and an asset Heard was entitled to half of.

Heard would not allow them to chase that money, with her lawyers saying via email that she was being ‘true to your word’ that it wasn’t about cash. 

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