Footage shows Amber Heard in an elevator with James Franco the night before she filed for divorce from Johnny Depp

Actor Amber Heard testifies in the courtroom of the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia May 17, 2022 Brendan Smialowski/Pool via REUTERS
Footage of actor James Franco riding an elevator with Amber Heard at her LA apartment was shown in court.
The video was taken on May 22, 2016, the day before Heard filed for divorce from Johnny Depp.
Heard claims ex-husband Depp "hated" Franco and was jealous of their relationship.
Footage showing Amber Heard riding an elevator with James Franco at her Los Angeles apartment building has been shared as part of the ongoing court defamation trial between her and ex-husband Johnny Depp.
Franco was mentioned in court in early May after Heard claimed Depp, her then-husband, was jealous of her relationship with Franco after the couple appeared in a series of films together, The Associated Press reported.
Heard was asked if she wanted to take Franco to her apartment building on the evening of May 22, 2016, the night before she filed for divorce from Depp.
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Heard said she could not remember the exact date of Franco's visit before surveillance footage from the elevator at her apartment building was played for the court.
Heard confirmed that the footage showed her and Franco and that it was taken in the elevator of the building she was living in at the time.
The video appears to show Franco and Heard putting their heads on each other while riding the elevator before exiting.
Heard said Franco visited to support her. She said he came into her apartment because he was "my boyfriend and lived next door, literally next door".
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"And I literally exhausted my support network with my usual friends and was happy to welcome as many friendships as I could get at that time," she continued.
Heard said Depp threw a phone at her the day before, The Independent reported, an incident that led to police being called.
Heard also told the court that Depp verbally and physically assaulted her in 2014 because he was jealous of Franco's relationship with his wife. Heard and Franco were filming The Adderall Diaries together at the time, which included a kissing scene between the two.
"He hated, hated James Franco," Heard said in early May.
She said Depp got angry at her while they were on a plane from Boston to LA, including kicking and slapping, the AP reported.
Depp previously said during the trial that Heard started a fight with him on the plane and that he felt he had to hide in a bathroom because of it, the AP reported.
Depp is suing Heard for defamation over a Washington Post op-ed she wrote in 2018 about domestic violence. She didn't name Depp in the article. Heard has filed a countersuit against Depp.
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