A video of Johnny Depp apparently freaking out in court has gone viral on TikTok. The actor has been facing a legal battle with his ex-wife, Amber Heard, since 2019, with the trial currently taking place in Virginia and expected to conclude later this month, following the presentation of the actress’ witnesses. One of them, which appeared yesterday (19), through a video call, seems to have scared Jack Sparrow’s interpreter.
In a brief video, Depp can be seen entering the courtroom and then suddenly jumps out after seeing Heard’s next witness on a screen in front of him. This is the latest excerpt from the high-profile trial to go viral on the internet after several moments from the Fairfax County Courthouse live streams gained millions of views, especially on TikTok. The user who shared the moment wrote in the caption: “Maybe he saw a ghost“. Check out:
The witness is Tasya van Ree, the ex-girlfriend of Amber Heard. Her name was mentioned earlier in the trial, when Camille Vasquez, Depp’s lawyer, questioned the actress about his 2009 arrest for an alleged incident of domestic violence involving his then-partner.
Heard denied committing domestic violence against Van Ree or assaulting her. She claimed the story was planted after she received a temporary restraining order against Depp in 2016. That same year, Van Ree issued a statement saying that Heard had been wrongfully accused and that the incident had been misinterpreted and seen through a sensationalist lens.
The case, which remains in progress, is scheduled for trial to end on May 27. Meanwhile, witnesses on Heard’s side continue to be heard in court.