This news was revealed by Deadline, and I have to say that it’s a bit strange to me.
The trial is set to begin next week, Monday April 11th, in Fairfax County, VA.
Court TV will be the pool feed provider for the trial.
The network has revealed that it plans to provide coverage of the proceedings.
Ethan Nelson, Acting Head of Court TV, said in a statement:
Court cases that are as high-profile as this one often create a lot of noise, and it can be difficult for viewers to break through these distractions to have a clear picture of the facts, but that’s where we come in.
We will get to watch the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation trial on TV!
So, this whole Depp and Heard saga continues and people will get to watch it all unfold on live television.
I’m pretty sure Court TV’s coverage of the trial will be must-watch TV next week.
We will be covering the trial next week, so stay tuned for all that content!
Depp filed a $50 million defamation suit against Heard after she wrote a Washington Post essay in 2018.
The essay was titled: “I spoke up against sexual violence — and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change.”
Even though the essay didn’t mention Depp by name, the Pirates Of The Caribbean actor claims that it damaged his reputation and cost him a role in another Pirates movie.
Heard has since filed a counterclaim.
Watch this space!
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