The judge, Penny Azcarate presiding over the trial of Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard, was left temporarily lost for words after the court was played a pre-recorded deposition of a doorman driving and vaping as he spoke. Day 10 saw Alejandro Romero going viral with his awkward testimony.
The doorman had worked at the Los Angeles building where Johnny Depp and Amber Heard once lived together.
Getty ImagesWithin his testimony, Romero spoke of an incident where Heard and her friend, Rocky Pennington, urged him to investigate a possible intruder but utterly insisted he believed it was just a god scratching at their door. “They were talking about someone trying to get into their unit, and in my head, I was saying, “You really think someone is trying to get into your unit?” He recalled.
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Romero added: “There’s scratches four inches above the floor on your door. That was a dog trying to get into your unit.”
He acknowledged they were so terrified he had to actually go to check. The doorman shared that they asked him to go inside the unit to check room by room to ensure that no one was there. While Romero searched as requested, he admitted he didn’t understand why they wanted him to do that. Depp laughed as Romero told the story but struggled to keep it in.
Heard’s lawyer asked if he could recall seeing Heard putting on makeup. With over 13 years of experience, Romero replied with a big NO.
Law & Crime NetworkHe further stated: “I don’t remember any. I would’ve seen that and I would remember because that’s something that you would see.” Seemingly stressed out, Romero started whipping out the electric cig and blew out the smoke. He also insisted “everybody has problems,” and got honest that he didn’t review any of the pile of papers he was sent because it’s been so long.
Perplexed, Azcarate instantly broke for lunch after seeing the clip and said: Alright. That was a first; I’m sorry.” Heard’s lawyer chimed in: “I will say, your Honor, that was the most bizarre deposition ever.”
Law & Crime NetworkThe judge said back: “I just have never seen that before. I’ve seen a lot of things but never seen that. As earlier reported, 58-Year-Old Depp is suing Heard, 35, for $50million for defamation over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for the Washington post about surviving domestic violence. However, Heard has since counter-sued him to double the amount for lying.
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