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Johnny Depp’s lawyer slams Amber Heard’s attorney, ‘ties’ to Weinstein

Johnny Depp’s lawyer claims Amber Heard‘s legal professional is the one with ties to Harvey Weinstein — after his ex-wife filed a subpoena looking for to get the Weinstein Firm to flip over particulars on Depp’s dealings with the disgraced moviemaker.

“Amber Heard’s #TimesUp counsel Roberta Kaplan continues her discovery abuses, bizarrely invoking the identify of her former shopper Harvey Weinstein and a 2004 movie he produced in hopes of distracting from Amber Heard’s personal taped confessions of violence and abuse hoaxes,” Depp’s lawyer Adam Waldman stated in an announcement to The Submit Tuesday.

“However Weinstein’s actual affiliation is with Roberta Kaplan herself,” Waldman stated.

Waldman claimed that Kaplan and Tina Tchen, the founders of the Time’s Up Authorized Protection Fund, “have a shopper checklist of accused abusers and hoaxers that features Jussie Smollett, Harvey Weinstein and Amber Heard.”

“Actual abuse victims deserve higher self-appointed leaders than these buck-chasers,” Waldman stated.

Waldman made the feedback after Depp, 56, filed a Manhattan Supreme Court docket petition Friday looking for to quash a subpoena filed by Heard, 33, that requests a lot of paperwork, together with all “communications between Mr. Depp and Harvey Weinstein.”

Heard’s subpoena goals to search discovery relating to Depp’s ongoing $50 million defamation lawsuit towards her.

It additionally seeks paperwork “regarding any act of violence dedicated by Mr. Depp in the course of the manufacturing or promotion of ‘The Libertine,’ ” a 2004 Weinstein Firm-produced film starring the actor.

Depp’s petition says the subpoena “is overbroad and seeks the manufacturing of paperwork that aren’t correctly topic to discovery” within the Virginia defamation swimsuit.

The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star filed the defamation swimsuit after Heard — his spouse of simply over a yr till they separated in Might 2016 — penned a Washington Submit op-ed about her expertise as a sufferer of home violence.

Whereas Depp was not named within the piece, he insisted it was strongly inferred he was the perpetrator. Heard responded by detailing the “horrific” abuse she allegedly suffered at his palms.

“Mr. Depp’s sample of harassment has reached a brand new and profoundly determined low, even for him,” Heard’s spokesperson stated in an announcement to The Submit Tuesday. “Not content material with attacking Ms. Heard within the press, Mr. Depp has now resorted to peddling ridiculous allegations about Ms. Heard’s counsel. Taking a web page from our courageous shopper, we is not going to have interaction with such dishonest techniques. We stay keen to litigate — and win — this case in courtroom.”

Kaplan and Tchen didn’t instantly reply to requests for touch upon Waldman’s claims.

Extra reporting by Natalie Musumeci

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