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Johnny Depp v Amber Heard: Brutal verdict as Sunrise commentator weighs in

Sunrise commentator offers a BRUTAL verdict on Johnny Depp’s defamation trial: ‘I believe women… except when it’s Amber Heard’

American broadcaster Cooper Lawrence has offered her brutal verdict on Johnny Depp’s high-profile defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard.

Heard, 36, took the stand on Wednesday, testifying that an ‘out-of-control’ Depp, 58, subjected her to a ‘cavity search’ while looking for cocaine, hit her in the face and threatened to kill her’ on board a yacht he was selling to J.K. Rowling.

Ms Lawrence cast doubt on Heard’s testimony during an appearance on Australian breakfast TV show Sunrise on Thursday, claiming the Aquaman star’s words sounded ‘rehearsed’ and ‘false’. 

Hot take: U.S. broadcaster Cooper Lawrence (right) has offered her brutal verdict on Johnny Depp’s high-profile defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard. She is pictured on breakfast TV show Sunrise on Thursday with hosts Natalie Barr (left) and Michael Usher (centre)

‘Did you notice that she was crying and there was no tears? That’s always something we look for,’ Ms Lawrence told Sunrise co-hosts Michael Usher and Natalie Barr as footage aired of Heard breaking down on the stand. 

‘That’s always a tell… that’s always a big deal, when somebody is trying to communicate something and it comes across a little bit false,’ she added.

‘I think, most of her testimony, she stuttered through a lot of things, she sounded rehearsed.’

Ms Lawrence claimed that Heard’s assertions came across ‘very disingenuous’.

Opinion: 'Did you notice that she was crying and there was no tears? That's always something we look for,' Ms Lawrence said as footage aired of Heard breaking down on the stand

Opinion: ‘Did you notice that she was crying and there was no tears? That’s always something we look for,’ Ms Lawrence said as footage aired of Heard breaking down on the stand

‘Rather than just having a conversation and telling us her testimony, it seemed like she was trying to remember what [her lawyer had] told her to say,’ she continued. 

Ms Lawrence didn’t hold back when giving her summary of the trial so far. 

‘I always believe women, I always do. Except where Amber Heard is concerned,’ she said, prompting Barr to gasp in surprise.

'It seemed like she was trying to remember what [her lawyer had] told her to say': Ms Lawrence claimed that Heard's assertions came across 'very disingenuous'

‘It seemed like she was trying to remember what [her lawyer had] told her to say’: Ms Lawrence claimed that Heard’s assertions came across ‘very disingenuous’

Sceptical: 'I always believe women... except where Amber Heard is concerned,' she said

Sceptical: ‘I always believe women… except where Amber Heard is concerned,’ she said

‘No mincing of words there!’ Barr exclaimed.

Depp is suing Heard over an essay she wrote for The Washington Post in 2018 in which she claimed she’d become the ‘public figure representing domestic abuse’. 

The essay did not name Depp, but the Pirates of the Caribbean actor alleges it indirectly refers to allegations she made against him during their 2016 divorce.

The high-profile trial, held in Virginia, is in its fourth week.

'No mincing of words there!' Barr (left) was visibly surprised by Ms Lawrence's bold statement

‘No mincing of words there!’ Barr (left) was visibly surprised by Ms Lawrence’s bold statement 

Trial: Depp (right) is suing Heard (left) over an essay she wrote for The Washington Post in 2018 in which she claimed she’d become the ‘public figure representing domestic abuse’

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