Johnny Depps witness leaves court silenced with comment to Amber Heards lawyer

A witness for Johnny Depp has gone viral after he made a savage dig at Amber Heard’s lawyer during questioning amid their defamation trial.

Morgan Tremaine, who was a former field assignment manager at the publication, took to the stand to claim he dispatched photographers to get pictures of Amber at court in LA in May 2016 after they were tipped off.

"The objective was to capture her leaving the courthouse and she was going to stop and turn to the camera and display the bruise," he said.

Suddenly, as Amber’s lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, pressed the witness, she changed course and asked Morgan if he was only giving evidence to get his "15 minutes of fame" since he would "gain nothing from this".

Undeterred the former TMZ employee said: "I'm putting myself in the target of TMZ, a very litigious organization. I could say the same thing as taking Amber Heard as a client… I find that to be purely logical."

Bredehoft looked utterly taken aback by the comment, as Depp’s legal team were spotted smirking as well as others who were present in the courtroom.

The courtroom and Johnny's legal team were seen smiling whilst the lawyer looked taken aback by the comment.

After his court appearance, Morgan’s comment went viral and he swiftly became a topic of discussion on social media.

He later took to Twitter to remind fans that more important things were going on in the world, such as a mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas.

He said: "I genuinely hope no one is paying attention to this trial today, and are instead focused on stopping gun violence like that which killed 19 children and 2 teachers in Texas this week. Celebrity news does not matter."

Johnny and Amber's defamation case began on 11 April in Fairfax County, Virginia, and proceedings have been live-streamed throughout, further feeding public interest with bizarre accusations against one another.

The case had been scheduled to end on 19 May – but was extended for another week given there was still a significant amount of evidence to present.

Johnny is suing his former wife for $50million (£40million) over an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in which she described herself as a "public figure representing domestic abuse".

Johnny was not named in the article, but he has stated that the implication cost him acting roles and millions of dollars in income.

The trial continues.

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