Elon Musk weighs in on Amber Heard vs Johnny Depp trial. Images via Twitter @sunflxwervolsix @mimasdiares.

Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard trial: Elon Musk will NOT testify

Billionaire Elon Musk will no longer take the stand at actor Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard.


Elon Musk weighs in on Amber Heard vs Johnny Depp trial. Images via Twitter @sunflxwervolsix @mimasdiares.

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk will not be testifying at the ongoing high-profile defamation trial between actor Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard. 


Elon Musk’s attorney Alex Spiro told E! News that the billionaire will not be testifying at the trial via a statement on 27 April. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO, who bought Twitter on Monday 25 April, was listed as a potential witness for his ex-girlfriend and Aquaman actress Heard in the pre-trial filings for the case. 

Depp is suing Heard for $50 million (R794 million) while Heard is co-suing the actor for $100 million (R1.5 billion). The pair are suing one another for defamation following allegations of violence during their one year of marriage.

Heard dated Musk for about a year following her divorce from Depp in January 2016. Musk and Heard are said to have met on the set of Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills in 2013 in which Heard played the role of leading actress. The billionaire had a cameo role in the movie.

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Musk and Heard called it quits in August 2017.

“Although Amber and I did break up, we are still friends, remain close and love one another. Long distance relationships when both partners have intense work obligations are always difficult, but who knows what the future holds,” wrote Musk on Instagram in August 2017.

The Aquaman star also confirmed their break-up, hours later.

“Being in the public eye means having to explain yourself to so many people, so much of the time. In this case, I’d like to remain more quiet. Although we have broken up, Elon and I care deeply for one another and remain close,” she wrote on Instagram.

Twitter users have since dug up photos of Heard and Musk and questioned why the billionaire had bruises on his face while they were dating. Take a look…

“I know it won’t happen but part of me wants Johnny Depp’s team to ask Elon Musk about the injuries on his face while he was dating Amber Heard,” tweeted @sunflxwervolsix.

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