Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has finally broken the silence in the controversial defamation trial of Amber Heard v Johnny Depp.
The two celebrities’ legal teams held a closing argument. On Friday, May 27, the defamation case between the ex-spouses officially went to a jury trial.
Shortly after, the billionaire commented on the high-profile lawsuit via his Twitter account.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Elon Musk has commented on the Amber Heard v Johnny Depp libel trial.
Elon Musk’s name has been mentioned several times over the years by lawyers Amber Heard and Johnny Depp.
Nevertheless, he has never publicly spoken of any connection to the incident before.
Scientist and podcaster Lex Fridman asked the billionaire about the lessons he learned from the trial in a tweet.
I hope they both go. At their best, they each look amazing.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 28, 2022
Surprisingly, Musk responded with a message saying, “I hope the two of them keep going.” At their best, they are each amazing.’
The 50-year-old billionaire was initially listed as one of Heard’s witnesses in the case. However, he did not appear in Virginia court to give her testimony in support of her.
Information on why the Tesla CEO has not taken a position has not been made publicly available.
The relationship between Amber Heard and Elon Musk
Elon Musk and Amber Heard first met on the set of Robert Rodriguez’s 2013 film Machete Kills. The two were seen in 2016, shortly after Heard finalized their divorce from Johnny Depp. Musk also filed for divorce at the same time as his then wife and actor, Talulah Riley.
Depp claims that Heard had an extramarital affair with Musk while he was married to a pirate star of the Caribbean. He made these statements when the former couple were processing their 2020 divorce settlement.
Dr. Dawn Hughes, an expert witness and psychologist at Heard, claims that Musk and Aquaman started a brief relationship after the 2016 Metball Gala.
Dr. Hughes also spoke about his relationship with Musk, saying Heard said, ‘I was heartbroken. my soul is dead I didn’t feel anything back then.’
A message from Depp was read in court during a $100 million defamation case. The text exchange took place with his former talent agent Christian Carino about the alleged relationship between Musk and Heard.
The 56-year-old texted, ‘I’ll show you something he’s never seen before’.
Additionally, a CCTV clip of Musk holding a Hurd in an elevator on her way to the penthouse the actress shares with Depp was submitted to the jury.
Johnny Depp showed the judges a 2016 video showing Amber Heard and Elon Musk in the elevator.
— Julien 🎮 (@MajorDcps) April 25, 2022