In the highly publicized Depp v. Heard trial, Amber Heard’s ex-husband Johnny Depp received unexpected help from one of Heard’s friends, who sided with Depp because she had not seen any evidence of Heard’s injuries.
The ex-couple made the decision to split up in 2016, starting a highly contentious breakup that eventually turned into a legal dispute. Heard claimed Depp had been physically abusive and violent.
She even made fun of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor in the recording, saying no one could possibly think a man of his stature could be abused by a woman like her. Laura Divenere, a close friend of Heard’s, adopted an unexpected stance by endorsing Depp. According to court records obtained by the Blast, Divenere, Heard’s friend and interior decorator, testified in court that she had never seen the actress injured. Divenere told Fox News, “I was with Amber and frequently interacted with her on the several days immediately following her abuse allegation… including at least on May 23, 24, and 25,” as quoted by the news outlet.
Laura Divenere: who is she?
The owner of a boutique interior design company with a focus on creating custom residential projects with a modernist aesthetic is Laura Divenere. She had furnished the Los Angeles penthouse of Depp and Heard.
Heard faked bruises, according to Depp’s legal team, in order to obtain a temporary restraining order against him during the trial. Divenere also admitted that she was unaware of any claims of domestic abuse made by Heard or Depp. Divenere claimed that, in stark contrast to Heard’s claims of victimhood, Heard was the one who had been abusive to her staff.
Invoking phone screams, Divenere said, “I personally witnessed Amber exhibiting verbal aggression toward her former assistant Kate.” Depp also claimed that Heard had a history of acting violently in court documents. She was famously detained in 2009 for assaulting Tasya Van Ree, who was then her girlfriend.