Elon Musk dragged into Johnny Depp v Amber Heard trial

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Elon Musk at the 89th Academy Awards - Oscars Vanity Fair Party REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Elon Musk at the 89th Academy Awards - Oscars Vanity Fair Party REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Never far from the headlines, Elon Musk has now been embroiled in Johnny Depp's defamation trial against former wife, Amber Heard. 

Depp has accused Heard of cheating on him with the tech billionaire and Tesla CEO. 

Heard met Musk while filming the 2013 Robert Rodriguez film “Machete Kills”, in which Musk had a cameo role. 

The plot thickens, as Depp also accused Heard of having a threesome with Musk and Cara Delevingne while Depp was in Australia filming a movie.

Musk and Heard have insisted they only became romantically involved in 2017 after her divorce with Depp and Musk’s divorce from then-wife Talulah Riley. However Depp’s former agent, Christian Carino, claims Musk and Heard were spending time together in 2016. Although, he could not confirm if they were dating then. Musk and Heard ended the relationship due to “intense work obligations” and the difficulties of a long distance relationship. 

Johnny Depp defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard continues in Fairfax, Virginia
Actor Johnny Depp testifies at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse as his defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard continues, in Fairfax, Virginia, U.S. / Reuters

On Thursday, local time, lawyers for Johnny Depp read out text messages exchanged between Carino and Heard at the time of her breakup with Elon Musk. She expressed that she doesn’t like to see her relationships in public and that she was sad. 

In response, Carino told her: “You weren’t in love with him. You told me 1,000 times you were just filing space.”

Carino subsequently queried: “Why would you be sad if you weren’t in love with him to begin with?”

Musk has confirmed he won’t be testifying in the ongoing defamation trial. He initially appeared on Heard’s publicly available witness list at the start of the trial – but his attorney Alex Spiro has confirmed to the New York Post newspaper that he will not testify after all.

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