Alejandro Romero, who once worked at the Los Angeles apartment building where Depp and Heard previously lived, was seen actively vaping, driving and taking a soda break during his pre-recorded testimony shown on day ten of the high profile case.
Romero specifically spoke of an incident when the Pirates of the Caribbean actor and his then-wife were seemingly terrified that an intruder may have been in their home after hearing strange noises and asked him to investigate.
“They were talking about someone trying to get into their unit, and in my head I was saying, ‘You really think someone is trying to get into your unit?’” Romero explained of the unexpected incident. “There’s scratches four inches above the floor on your door. That was a dog trying to get into your unit.”
He went on to detail how they asked him to "go inside" their apartment and "check room by room" to assure them it was safe. Depp added that he "didn't understand" why they wanted that, but he did it anyway because it was part of his job. Throughout the testimony, the former doorman could be seen casually exhaling vape smoke out of his nose and sipping soda.
Once the testimony was over, Judge Penney Azcarate seemed stunned, reportedly taking off her glasses and shaking her head before telling the court, “Alright … that was a first, I’m sorry.”
Heard's attorney, Elaine Bredehoft, called it "the most bizarre deposition" to which Judge Azcarate replied, “Yeah, OK. I just got to say, I’ve never seen that before. I’ve seen a lot of things, but I’ve never seen that.”
The court broke for lunch immediately following the viewing of the video.
As OK! previously reported, Depp sued the Aquaman actress for $50 million after she wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post claiming to be a victim of domestic abuse. Heard is countersuing him for $100 million on the grounds that she never stated his name in the article.