Amber Heard is not facing a LAPD investigation for perjury in Johnny Depp case, says her lawyer

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Amber Heard is not being investigated for perjury in Johnny Depp’s ongoing defamation case against her, according to her attorney.

The 35-year-old actress’s lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, is denying reports that the Los Angeles Police Department is looking into whether she staged injuries and fabricated a crime scene following an alleged altercation between the former couple on May 20, 2016.

‘The statute of limitations for perjury in California is three years and has long since expired, so an investigation, much less charges, much less a conviction, much less jail time, are impossibilities,’ Bredehoft said during a private hearing on Friday morning which was reported by RadarOnline.

In light of the false investigation reports, Heard’s lawyers requested a motion for dismissal of the 57-year-old actor’s case against her, which was heard at a Fairfax, Virginia court.

Not happening: Amber Heard is not being investigated for perjury in Johnny Depp's ongoing perjury case against her, according to her attorney. Amber is pictured with Bredehoft in July 2020

Not happening: Amber Heard is not being investigated for perjury in Johnny Depp’s ongoing perjury case against her, according to her attorney. Amber is pictured with Bredehoft in July 2020

The London Fields star would face a reported maximum sentence of four years in jail if she were to be found guilty of perjury.

Bredehoft also asserted in the Virginia court that the LAPD ‘repeatedly denied there’s any investigation of Amber Heard.’ 

She claimed that the department ‘does not even investigate perjury ever.’

The LAPD appeared to corroborate her assertion, with a rep telling RadarOnline that they had never heard of the department investigating a perjury case before.

Making an argument: Amber's attorney's also listed other reasons why the case should be dismissed including the financial burden that both parties had and would continue incurred with each allegedly spending $20 million in legal fees. Depp seen in 2020 above

Making an argument: Amber’s attorney’s also listed other reasons why the case should be dismissed including the financial burden that both parties had and would continue incurred with each allegedly spending $20 million in legal fees. Depp seen in 2020 above

Bredehoft also argued that Heard would face additional emotional distress if the lawsuit were to continue. 

She told Judge Penney S. Azcarate that the case would result in ‘more intentional fabrications and deliberate misinformation trying to confuse the public, prejudice the jury, inflict harm on Amber Heard and incite the Depp fans to violence.’

Amber’s attorney’s also listed other reasons why the case should be dismissed including the financial burden that both parties had and would continue to incur with each allegedly spending $20 million in legal fees, 

Depp’s recent court loss in his defamation lawsuit against British newspaper The Sun, the waste of judicial resources and the delay in court proceedings amid the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.

Heated: Bredehoft also slammed Depp's lawyer, Adam Waldman, declaring that he was 'trying to stir up the press and prejudice a future jury.' Pictured in 2015

Heated: Bredehoft also slammed Depp’s lawyer, Adam Waldman, declaring that he was ‘trying to stir up the press and prejudice a future jury.’ Pictured in 2015

Bredehoft also slammed Depp’s lawyer, Adam Waldman, declaring that he was ‘trying to stir up the press and prejudice a future jury.’

At the end, Amber’s team emerged victorious as Azcarate granted their request to dismiss for a third time in the event that she ‘may be missing something.’ 

However, she did warn Heard that she would be sanctioned if it was found that she wasted the court’s time. 

Contentious: Amber and Johnny's rancorous legal battle has played out in the courts and the media after Heard filed for divorce in May 2016 following the infamous alleged fight. Seen in 2016

Contentious: Amber and Johnny’s rancorous legal battle has played out in the courts and the media after Heard filed for divorce in May 2016 following the infamous alleged fight. Seen in 2016

Amber and Johnny’s rancorous legal battle has played out in the courts and the media after Heard filed for divorce in May 2016 following the infamous alleged fight. 

Amber said that Depp hurled a phone at her and trashed their Los Angeles apartment in drunken rage, later releasing photos showing bruises on her face.

She testified against him in his suit against The Sun’s parent company News Group Newspapers after an article in the paper deemed him a ‘wife beater.’ The judge sided with the defense saying that there was evidence that Depp was abusive. 

In early 2019, The Washington Post published an op-ed by Heard detailing the domestic violence that she alleges she experienced at the hands of Depp. Johnny went on to sue her for defamation.

The pair met on the set of the 2011 film The Rum Diary in which they both starred and began dating in 2012 before marrying in February 2015. Their divorce was finalized in January 2017 with Amber pledging to donated the $7 million settlement she received to charity.

Violent accusations: Amber said that Depp hurled a phone at her and trashed their Los Angeles apartment in drunken rage, later releasing photos showing bruises on her face. Pictured in 2020

Violent accusations: Amber said that Depp hurled a phone at her and trashed their Los Angeles apartment in drunken rage, later releasing photos showing bruises on her face. Pictured in 2020

Mounting a defense: In early 2019, The Washington Post published an op-ed by Heard detailing the domestic violence that she alleges she experienced at the hands of Depp. Johnny went on to sue her for defamation. Seen in 2020

Mounting a defense: In early 2019, The Washington Post published an op-ed by Heard detailing the domestic violence that she alleges she experienced at the hands of Depp. Johnny went on to sue her for defamation. Seen in 2020

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