Amber Heard’s lawyer Ben Rottenborn, along with her team started with her legal team, began the Johnny Depp’s cross-examination on the Witness stand on Thursday 21st April. The attorney questioned Depp’s drugs, texts, and addiction and attempted to challenge his defamation lawsuit against Heard.
Who is Ben Rottenborn?
Benjamin Rottenborn is a prominent lawyer practicing in Litigation, Government Investigations and white collar criminal defense, and Emerging Growth practice groups at Woods Rogers. He comes with significant experience that representing clients in complex civil litigation matters.
As per his official bio, Rottenborn practices at both the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts all across the country as part of his role as a litigator. The lawyer reportedly hails from Waynesboro, Virginia.
Ben Rottenborn- Education
Ben Rottenborn graduated from the University of Virginia and got the highest distinction and earned his law degree at Stanford Law School. Rottenborn also served as the president of the Stanford Law and Policy Review.
As he completed his graduation, the lawyer started working as a judicial clerk for the Honourable David G. Campbell, U.S. District Judge for the District of Arizona.
Ben Rottenborn- their current state
Ben Rottenborn referred to a series of 2013 text exchanges between Depp and his friend, actor Paul Bettany, to allege that the actor assaulted Heard while under the influence.
Ben Rottenborn also revealed another text showing he would burn down Heard’s corpse.
Another text shows him mentioning pills, whiskey, cocaine, and drinking.
As the testimony was happening, Depp mentioned that he locked himself in the bathroom and fell asleep just to avoid Heard during the flight. The actor also claimed that he only drank a glass of champagne before they boarded the flight.
Ben Rottenborn-Final call
Amber Heard's lawyer Benjamin Rottenborn grilled Johnny Depp about text exchanges all day.— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) April 21, 2022
Here, Rottenborn reads one from Depp: "I have other uses for your throat, which do not include injury."
"I'm sorry, could you read that again?" Depp deadpans, to laughter in court. pic.twitter.com/T5JDCnejBr
The lawyer ultimately claimed that Amber Heard’s 2018 Washington Post op-ed did not defame Johnny Depp and that he suffered due to his own behavior.