Ever since his ex-girlfriend’s libel trial, many have been wondering how Elon Musk reacted to Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s abuse case and whether he could testify at their trial.
Heard and Musk started dating in July 2016 after they were first seen together at the Delano South Beach in Miami, Florida. The two starred together in the 2013 film, Machete killsin which Heard played “Miss San Antonio” Bianca Vasquez and Musk made an appearance as himself. “Elon is drawn to his nervousness. She’s not afraid to be different,” a source told People in 2016. She’s not easily intimidated. She is very focused and likes to learn. The two first broke up in August 2017 after less than a year of dating due to their busy schedules. “They had fun for a few months but are both very busy with work now. It was getting hard to find time to see each other,” an insider said. People at the time. adding that Musk initiated the split. “Elon’s works day and night. It’s his life and he loves it. He is unable to be in a relationship right now and has ended it.
The two confirmed the breakup with their own statement. “All relationships have their ups and downs, of course. People occasionally send out speculation, which has no basis in fact, without our knowledge, believing they have our best interests in mind,” Heard and Musk said at the time. “Sometimes other agendas are at work. This can get a little weird… However, we’d like to say straight up that we have the utmost respect for each other, and it would be disturbing if someone got the impression that we thought otherwise. Musk also addressed the split on his Twitter, confirming that there is still “love” between him and Heard. “Btw, just to clear up some of the press storms this weekend, although Amber and I broke up, we are still friends, remain close and love each other,” he tweeted at the time. “Long-distance relationships when both partners have intense work obligations are always difficult, but who knows what the future holds.”
Musk credited Heard for the breakup in an interview with Rolling Stone at the time. “I just broke up with my girlfriend. I was really in love, and it hurt a lot… Well, she broke up with me more than I broke up with her, I think,” he said. Heard and Musk reunited five months later before ending their relationship a second time in February 2018 because Heard wanted “independence.” “Amber wants her independence and would rather be friends than romantically linked,” A source told Us Weekly at the time. Another insider added, “Elon decided it was time to end things, and Amber agreed. They both care about each other, but the timing just isn’t right.
Heard and Musk’s relationship came about after her divorce from Johnny Depp in 2016 after 15 months of marriage. After filing for divorce, Heard obtained a temporary restraining order against Depp, claiming he abused her while under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Depp denied the charges and a $7 million settlement was reached in August 2016. Heard pledged to donate the money to the ACLU and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles . “Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither party made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent to physically or emotionally harm,” the two men said in a joint statement at the time.
In 2018, Heard wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post about her experience of domestic violence. Although she didn’t mention Depp by name, many believed the post was about her ex-husband. Depp sued Heard for $50 million for defamation in 2019, claiming the op-ed cost him acting jobs, including his role in Walt Disney Pictures’ Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. The trial for the case began in 2022. So… how did Elon Musk react to Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s abuse case? Read on to find out how Musk got involved in Depp and Heard’s lawsuit, and if he could be called to testify.
What was Elon Musk’s response to Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s abuse case?
What was Elon Musk’s response to Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s abuse case? Texts between Heard and Musk were read aloud during a 2020 court hearing into Heard’s abuse case with Depp. In the texts, Heard told Musk she wanted a restraining order against Depp for an alleged domestic violence incident the day before. Musk responded by offering “24/7” security. The text continued: “The offer would stand, even if you never wanted to see me again… anyway, sorry for being an idiot. Radio silence hurts a lot. It only matters because I really love you.
At another hearing in 2020, Josh Drew — the ex-husband of Heard’s best friend Raquel “Rocky” Pennington, who was also living rent-free in a house owned by Depp — claimed Heard had a threesome with Musk and Cara Delevingne when she was still married to Depp. “Did she ever tell you in words or substance while Amber was still married to Johnny Depp that the three, Amber Heard, Elon Musk and Cara Delevingne spent the night together?” Lawyer Benjamin asked. Chew, to which Drew replied, “Yeah. On the specific date, I can’t say. Chew continued, “So they were having a three-way affair, right?” Drew replied, “My understanding , yes.”
Musk denied having a threesome with Delevingne and Heard in a statement to Page Six. “Cara and I are friends, but we’ve never been intimate. She would confirm that,” he said. “Also, I want to re-confirm that Amber and I didn’t start dating until about a month after her divorce. I don’t think I was around Amber during their marriage!” He continued: “In regards to this lawsuit, I would recommend everyone involved bury the hatchet and move on. Life is too short for such prolonged negativity. No one will tell, once it’s all over , that they would have liked the legal battle to last longer!
In Depp’s defamation lawsuit against Heard, Depp also accused Heard of cheating on him with Musk while they were still married. “Unbeknownst to Mr. Depp, no more than a month after his marriage to Ms. Heard, she was spending time in a new relationship with Tesla and Space X founder Elon Musk,” the filing said. The documents continued: “Only one calendar month after Mr. Depp and Ms. Heard were married – while Mr. Depp was out of the country, filming in March 2015 – staff at the Eastern Columbia Building testified that Ms. Heard had received Musk ‘late night’ at Mr Depp’s penthouse. Specifically, Ms. Heard asked staff at the Eastern Columbia building to give her “friend Elon” access to the building’s parking garage and the penthouse elevator “late night,” and they testified that they did. Building staff would then see Ms Heard’s ‘friend Elon’ leave the building the next morning.
Depp’s lawyers also claimed that Musk and Depp met shortly after Heard allegedly injured Depp during an argument. “Musk’s first appearance in Mr. Depp’s penthouse came shortly after Ms. Heard threw a bottle of vodka at Mr. Depp in Australia, when she learned that Mr. Depp wanted the couple to conclude a post-nuptial agreement regarding their marriage assets,” the documents read. “Ms. Heard’s violently aimed projectile nearly severed Mr. Depp’s middle finger on his right hand and shattered the bones. Mr. Depp’s marriage to Ms. Heard ended in May 2016.”
A representative for Musk also denied that the Tesla founder cheated on Heard about Depp in March 2022. “Elon and Amber didn’t start seeing each other until May 2016, and even then it was infrequent,” said the rep said in a statement. “Their relationship only became romantic some time later.” The statement came as Musk’s attorney, Alex Spiro, told E! News that the billionaire — who was on Heard’s list of potential witnesses in pretrial depositions for the case — will not testify at Heard and Depp’s trial.
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