When it comes to Friday’s restraining order trial, Johnny Depp would do best by keeping his mouth SHUT.
Everyone’s wondering whether the actor will testify Friday in the restraining order trial, but the fact is, he probably won’t and that’s probably a good strategy for his camp. Sources close to Amber Heard say that Johnny will take the 5th because he’s deathly afraid he’ll say something that could get him prosecuted for domestic violence. Given the police are already involved, it would be too risky to take the oath and endure a hard cross-examination.
Makes sense, doesn’t it?
Amber’s team also doesn’t think Johnny will submit a written declaration denying domestic violence. TMZ reported that Mel Gibson submitted a written declaration in his custody war with Oksana Grigorieva, and what got him prosecuted is that in the doc, he admitted he had slapped her. Same thing with Bill Cosby‘s deposition, which forms the basis of the current legal battle against him.
Amber’s team believes they have the restraining order in the bank: Amber’s eager to testify, and if Johnny doesn’t want to talk it makes him look bad. The fact is, though, that Amber’s at the helm of this police investigation, and it’s pretty common for someone who’s in Johnny’s position to take the 5th in a civil case, even if there’s hard proof he’s innocent.
What he ACTUALLY does on Friday remains to be seen.