After announcing that she will be hiring new counsel, Amber Heard’s legal team has seen a veritable change of the guard as longtime counsel Elaine Bredehoft steps down.
Representing Ms. Heard
Elaine Bredehoft, Amber Heard’s attorney, is resigning as Heard tries to appeal the verdict in Johnny Depp’s defamation case. Bredehoft defended Heard when she took on Depp earlier this year after the Pirates of the Caribbean actor claimed in a 2018 op-ed published in The Washington Post that his ex-wife had defamed him.
This year, when the renowned lawyer fought it out in court on Heard’s behalf, she was the subject of numerous viral posts on social media as viewers combed through every nuance of the live-streamed court hearings.
Heard will continue to be represented by Ben Rottenborn, Bredehoft’s co-counsel in the case, during the appeals procedure.