While he had refused to testify, the billionaire came out of silence on Friday, May 27, at the end of the confrontations.
He had to testify first, then changed his mind. Elon Musk, head of the agency Space X, had been called to the stand in the trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, held from April 11 to May 27. The billionaire knows the actor’s ex-wife well. Pirates of the Caribbean, with whom he had a relationship from 2016 to 2017. Anxious to be discreet in this ultra-publicized affair, the new boss of Twitter, had then preferred to decline the invitation. Now that the trial is over, since Friday May 27, he has finally come out of silence through a comment on his social network.
The latter responded to computer scientist Lex Fridman, who shared his feelings on the last day of the confrontations, listing what he had learned from the trial: “1. Fame is one hell of a drug (for some). 2. Psychiatrists and lawyers have very different skill levels. 3. Lying to millions of people is something humans are capable of. 4. Love can be messy. 5. A mega pint of wine.” To which, the richest man in the world modestly replied: “I hope they will move on. They are both amazing.”
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The name of Elon Musk was mentioned for the first time six years ago, when Johnny Depp accused his wife of having had an extramarital affair with the founder of SpaceX during their marriage. The two lovers “only started seeing each other in May 2016, and on top of that, it was infrequent. Their relationship did not become romantic until some time later”, had then declared to E! News a representative of Elon Musk.
Awaiting the verdict
After more than a month and a half of testimonies and sordid revelations, the Fairfax court in Virginia has finally come to the end of this case. The two terrible ex-lovers accused each other of defamation, after Amber Heard declared in a tribune at the washington post in 2018 to have been the victim of domestic violence by the actor. On the final day of this grueling trial, the judge and court staff received a round of applause. Discussions are still ongoing.