Amber Heard set to resume testifying in Johnny Depp defamation trial

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(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.

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