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Amber Heard and Johnny Depp almost crossed paths as she left the stand after giving evidence this week in their defamation trial.

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Video shared on Youtube appeared to show Heard looking surprised and stumbling back slightly as she and her ex-husband closed their eyes as the court stood up for recess.

The clip shows Heard seemingly stepping back in fear as Depp, who suffers from vision problems, appears to stare in his direction in front of a a security guard gets between them to make sure they don’t get close to each other. Depp then turned away, shrugged slightly, and smiled.

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During Heard’s two-day testimony this week, gummy bears and candy were seen in front of Depp, who was captured in court looking down or talking to his legal team.

A pile of gummy bears and other candies sit on a table in front of actor Johnny Depp in the Fairfax County Circuit Court courtroom in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, May 5, 2022. Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo /Associated Press

Last month, in a viral TikTok video, Depp was captured doodling and showing his artwork to his attorney Benjamin Chew. A TikToker, who claimed to be on #TeamJohnny, posted the clip with the caption, “Look what he’s passing on to his lawyer.” So far, the snippet has landed over a million likes on the social media platform.

Before their close encounter in a courtroom in Fairfax County, Va., on Thursday, Heard tearfully recounted the harrowing details of her five-year relationship with Depp, including incidents of alleged assault and verbal abuse.

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During his testimony this week, Heard painted a portrait of an allegedly controlling and physically abusive Depp, who, as he was known to the world as one of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars, was a Dr Jekyll -M. “Monster” at the Hyde behind closed doors. The couple fell in love while promoting their 2011 film The rum journal whole.

Amber Heard testifies in the courtroom of Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Wednesday, May 4, 2022.
Amber Heard testifies in the courtroom of Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Photo by Elizabeth Frantz /Pool photo via AP

The first time Depp allegedly hit her was after she laughed at a tattoo on her arm.

“I had never been hit like that. I just looked at it. I didn’t say or react,” she said. “I just looked at it. He slapped me again, hard. I lost my balance and all of a sudden I realized that the worst thing that could happen to me… He just hit me.

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While on a flight from Boston to Los Angeles in 2014, Heard alleged that Depp hit her from behind in a jealous rage over intimate scenes she filmed with actor James Franco for a film they were shooting together.

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“Nobody did anything. I felt so embarrassed that he could kick me on the ground and nobody would do anything about it,” she claimed.

Another time, Heard described Depp’s tantrum when he accused her of flirting with someone at the 2014 Met Gala in New York. In their hotel room after the event, the couple got into a physical altercation.

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“Johnny pushed me and grabbed me by the collarbone. I think at that moment I pushed him away. I remember he threw a bottle at me, I missed it, but it broke the chandelier,” she said.

“He pushed me onto the couch and at one point punched me in the face. I think that was the first time (where I thought), ‘Is that a broken nose?’ I remember my nose was swollen, discolored and red.

Amber Heard testifies in the courtroom of Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, May 5, 2022.
Amber Heard testifies in the courtroom of Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, May 5, 2022. Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo /Associated Press

Elsewhere in her testimony, Heard spoke about allegations that Depp assaulted her with an alcohol bottle during an explosive fight in 2015 and threatened to “kill me.”

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“I didn’t know if the bottle he had in me was broken,” she said. “I couldn’t feel it. I couldn’t feel anything.

A spokesperson for Depp called the Aquaman star’s testimony the ‘performance of a lifetime’ and promised that her legal team’s upcoming cross-examination ‘will highlight the many errors that Ms Heard has now tried to pass off as fact throughout her testimony convoluted”.

Johnny Depp stands during a break in his defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard, at the Fairfax County Courthouse in Virginia.
Johnny Depp stands during a break in his defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard, at the Fairfax County Courthouse in Virginia. Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo /AFP via Getty Images

Heard’s rep responded in a statement shared with the Toronto Sunin which they said:If Mr. Depp was truly innocent, why did he repeatedly apologize to Ms. Heard and promise to drive the “monster away for good?”

On social media, some trial followers accused Heard of acting on the stand, accusing him of extracting parts of his testimony from films like The Talented Mr. Ripley.

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According to BNC NewsAs of Friday, the #JusticeForJohnnyDepp hashtag appeared more than 8.3 billion times on TikTok, while #JusticeForAmberHeard only amassed 30 million views on the social media platform.

Depp is suing Heard for $50 million, claiming his 2018 Washington Post the editorial defamed her when she described herself as a survivor of domestic violence. The article never mentioned the Pirates of the Caribbean star by name, but Depp maintains the article implied he was the abuser and impacted his acting career. Heard countersued for $100 million, arguing that Depp smeared him by calling her a liar.

The trial resumes on May 16.

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