On Tuesday, a jury talked about the defamation charges against Johnny Depp and Amber Heard because of their rocky marriage.
Tuesday morning, the civil jury met again. After the closing statements and deliberations on Friday, Judge Penney Azcarate sent the jury home for the long Memorial Day weekend.
The discussions in Fairfax County Circuit Court on Tuesday took seven hours. They will continue on Wednesday. The judge will say what the decision is.
Heard is being sued for $50 million by Depp, who says she slandered him in an opinion piece she wrote in 2018.
After the actor's lawyer called her claims a fraud, Heard asked for $100 million in return. Each person blames the other for their job.
During the six-week trial, witnesses talked about how short their marriage was. Heard said in court that Depp hit her 12 times.
Depp said that he never hit Heard, that she made up the abuse claims, and that she hit him many times.
Both sides tried to convince the jury that their clients' lives would be better if they won.
On Tuesday, Depp's lawyers asked Judge Azcarate to tell the jury not to pay attention to Heard's closing argument.
Heard's lawyer told the jury that the verdict would send a message to "every domestic violence victim in the world," according to Depp's lawyers.
Heard's lawyer, Benjamin Rottenborn, told the jury that a decision against her "sends the message that abuse victims always have to do more."
"No matter how honest you are about your mistakes and relationship flaws, people won't trust you unless you're perfect. Send that note." - Rottenborn
The lawyer for Depp said that Rottenborn's statement asked the jury to think about something bigger than the case at hand.
"Ms. Heard's lawyer's argument unfairly asks the jury to decide 'based on passion and prejudice,'" Depp's lawyers said.
The judge told Depp's lawyers that she wouldn't hear the motion because the jury is handling the case.
When asked for comment, Heard's PR firm didn't answer right away.