Johnny Depp’s lawyers were planning to call a former TMZ employee to voice their opinions amid the controversial defamation lawsuit pending. However, it was in vain as the media blocked their attempts.
According to court documents obtained by Radar, TMZ’s owner, EHM Productions, has filed an emergency petition to prevent former employees from testifying in a popular defamation case between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.
Here’s everything you need to know.
TMZ blocks Johnny Depp’s attempts to summon former employees to testify against Amber Heard.
Depending on the DiversityTMZ wants to stop field assignment manager Morgan Tremaine from testifying in support of Johnny Depp.
Gossip Page’s attorney made a statement. ‘TMZ has promised this source that they will keep their confidentiality and will not disclose their names or other information.’
They ‘TMZ relies on the privilege of journalists to protect the identities of classified sources, undertaking from time to time confidentiality so that they can publish information for the public good’.
The California-based news organization has further requested that Tremaine be barred from taking a stand before the courts in Fairfax, Virginia. TMZ does not want all employees to disclose confidential information during testimony.
The outlet is working to protect the identity of the source who provided the footage of Johnny Depp shouting Amber Heard as he continues to knock on the cabinet.
Depp’s team declined to comment on the question asking if Tremaine had taken her stand.
TMZ’s attorneys argued that any evidence Tremaine would provide would not be important to the ongoing case.
Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez previously suggested that Heard provided information to TMZ when filing a restraining order against Depp. However, the actress denied the allegations.
Who is Johnny Depp’s new witness, Morgan Tremaine?
Morgan Tremaine has a website. He lives in Los Angeles. His specialties are tech wizards, game broadcasters and producers.
Tremaine has over 8 years of experience in the media industry. He has created content in both short and long formats for both linear and digital services.
He previously worked as a reporter for state television. Along with games, he covered news based on film, television, music and technology.
Tremaine has also appeared on the red carpet for several film premieres, such as Justice League, Ready Player One, and many others.