Amber Heard’s agent testified Thursday that she misplaced out on job alternatives amid the net backlash over her abuse allegations towards ex-husband Johnny Depp.
Jessica Kovacevic, Heard’s agent at WME, was the final of a sequence of witnesses known as by Heard’s attorneys on Thursday. After spending a number of days defending her from Depp’s defamation declare, Heard’s staff is now on offense, searching for to show their $100 million counterclaim that Heard’s profession was harmed by Depp’s lawyer, who known as her allegations a “hoax.”
Heard was the feminine lead in “Aquaman,” which grossed greater than $1 billion worldwide upon its launch in December 2018. Kovacevic mentioned that ought to have led to extra roles in TV and movie, together with endorsement offers. However apart from “Aquaman 2,” Heard has shot solely a single unbiased movie, “Within the Hearth,” within the final two years.
Kovacevic mentioned she that she was alleged to star in an Amazon movie with Gael Garcia Bernal, however that she was dropped from the venture.
“Nobody can say out loud, ‘We’re taking this away from her due to this dangerous press,’ as a result of it’s nothing she did,” Kovacevic mentioned. “It’s all rumour, and it’s all no matter. However there’s no different purpose.”
Heard is countersuing over three statements made by Adam Waldman, Depp’s lawyer, within the media in 2020. In these statements, Waldman known as Heard’s allegations an “abuse hoax,” and alleged that Depp had been the sufferer of an “ambush.”
Earlier on Thursday, Heard’s staff known as a technical professional, Ron Schnell, who had carried out a examine of a number of million destructive tweets about Heard. Schnell testified that a couple of quarter of the tweets inside his pattern referenced Waldman.
Kovacevic testified that Waldman’s feedback “added gasoline to the fireplace.”
“Nobody goes to say to me, ‘Oh, we are able to’t rent her due to these tweets,’” Kovacevic mentioned. “They simply don’t wish to rent somebody that has dangerous press round them from these accusations. Nobody desires somebody who’s being accused of being a liar, and making one thing up and abusing any person — nobody desires that affiliation with their venture.”
Heard received a $2 million deal for her look in “Aquaman 2,” which is due out subsequent 12 months. Kovacevic mentioned that she ought to have been capable of renegotiate for a better price, given the success of the primary movie. Heard has testified that her position within the sequel was lowered and she or he is just not even positive if she’s going to seem in it in any respect. She additionally testified that she needed to combat to maintain from being dropped from that movie.
Kovacevic famous that Jason Momoa — who starred as Aquaman — has gotten much more work since then, however that “even a small proportion of that didn’t occur for her.” She mentioned that Heard examined effectively with “Aquaman” audiences and received good evaluations, and that the one logical clarification for her profession difficulties was the net anger.
Heard’s lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, recommended that Heard needs to be making about $5 million to $10 million per 12 months over 5 years, and that her profession trajectory needs to be extra like that of Ana de Armas.
“That may be comp,” Kovacevic mentioned.
The trial will resume on Monday.