Amber Heard seems to be facing the toughest time amid lockdown. It started with her cozy pictures with Elon Musk going viral. Eventually, her personal assistant even testified against her. On top of it all, the Aquaman actress lost her mother. Now, multiple lawyers from her case against Johnny Depp including Roberta Kaplan, are dropping out of the case.
The biggest shocking news comes with Roberta Kaplan, who is the Times-Up co-founder. Widely known as a high-profile attorney, this sure comes as a big loss to Amber Heard. Roberta along with her the other lawyers have already submitted a court document in order to make an official withdrawal.
As per the court document received by The Blast, “The undersigned moves for entry of an order permitting Roberta Kaplan, John Quinn, Julie Fink, Davida Brook to withdraw as counsel of record for Defendant Amber Laura Heard.”
It is being said that the decision has been approved by Amber Heard itself. Amid the lockdown, it was becoming quite expensive for the Aquaman actress to have these reputed lawyers travel to Virginia every now and then. Hence, she has decided to hire local lawyers.
The document further reveals it all as, “In addition to the undersigned, who is remaining in this matter as counsel of record to Ms. Heard, Ms. Heard has retained the services of another trial counsel licensed in Virginia, Elaine Bredehoft. All Withdrawing Counsel are currently admitted pro hac vice. Ms. Heard will still be represented by the undersigned Virginia counsel. Ms. Heard does not object to the withdrawal of withdrawing counsel and has endorsed the proposed order granting leave to withdraw.”
Roberta Kaplan’s organization Kaplan Heckler & Fink LL as per reports have also issued a public statement. “We believe Amber Heard and we believe in Amber. We have been proud to serve as Amber’s counsel. In the strange and unexpected circumstances of today’s world, as travel and logistics have become more costly in light of the pandemic, we understand the decision to move the case to local, Virginia-based trial counsel,” reads the statement.
Now, only time will tell how strong or weak this step turns out for Amber Heard against Johnny Depp.