(CNN)Amber Heard is acceptable to resume her grounds successful the $50 cardinal defamation lawsuit with ex-husband Johnny Depp connected Monday, pursuing a week-long interruption successful proceedings.
Depp has accused Heard of defaming him successful a 2018 op-ed for the Washington Post. In the piece, which published astir 2 years aft they divorced, Heard described herself arsenic a "public fig representing home abuse." Though Depp was not named successful the article, helium claims it outgo him lucrative acting roles.
Depp spent 4 days connected the basal past period giving his ain testimony, which included a cross-examination.
Depp's squad rested their case connected May 3.
Heard began her grounds connected May 4. She is apt to decorativeness her nonstop grounds Monday, aft which cross-examination by Depp's lawyer would begin.
"The 1 happening we fishy Depp's attorneys volition debar is the cardinal contented of this trial: does Amber oregon immoderate pistillate person the First Amendment Right of Freedom of Speech," a spokesperson for Heard said successful an emailed connection to CNN connected Monday.
Depp and Heard past appeared successful tribunal connected May 5 earlier proceedings were enactment connected clasp for a antecedently scheduled break.
Judge Penny Azcarate said earlier the interruption that closing arguments are expected connected May 27, followed by assemblage deliberations.
CNN's Sonia Moghe contributed to this story.