Ex-TMZ reporter claps back at Amber Heard's lawyer

Ex-TMZ reporter claps back at Amber Heard's lawyer

On Wednesday, a Virginia judge ruled against TMZ, allowing its former employee to testify in Johnny Depp’s shocking defamation case against Amber Heard.

During a lunch break in the Fairfax trial, Judge Penney Azcarate denied the gossip site’s emergency motion to prevent Depp from calling former field assignment manager Morgan Tremaine as a rebuttal witness.

TMZ had argued that Tremaine should not be forced to reveal information about a source who provided him with a video of Depp yelling at Heard and slamming cabinet doors, which ran on the site in 2016, according to court documents.

“We are requesting intervention to protect the relationship and their sources,” TMZ attorney Charles Tobin told the judge.

Elaine Bredehoft, Heard’s lawyer, also objected to Tremaine’s testimony, claiming he should have been identified as a witness earlier in the case.

However, Depp’s lawyer, Ben Chew, pointed out that Tremaine had not been subpoenaed and would be testifying of his own free will.

Former TMZ staffer responds when being accused of wanting his ’15 minutes of fame”

Elaine Bredehoft, Amber Heard’s lawyer, asked former TMZ staffer Morgan Tremaine on cross-examination if he reached out to help with the case for publicity.

“So this gets you your 15 minutes of fame?”Bredehoft inquired. “I have nothing to gain from this. “I’m actually putting myself in the crosshairs of TMZ, which is a very litigious organization,” Tremaine responded. “I’d say the same thing if you took Amber Heard on as a client.”

The courtroom exploded into laughter after that rebuttal.

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