During Johnny Depp’s trial, Amber Heard’s friend was thrown out of the courtroom.

Amber Heard’s close friend, British music journalist Eve Barlow, was abruptly dismissed from the high-profile Johnny Depp trial.

Barlow – the former deputy editor of the music bible NME and a New York Magazine contributor – got into hot water with the judge by texting and tweeting from the front row of the courtroom, which is usually reserved for legal counsel, according to sources who attended the $50 million defamation trial on Thursday.

According to reports, Barlow, who has been virtually inseparable from Heard for the past year, has acted as part of the actress’ legal team and even attempted to intervene in the trial over Depp-friendly witness Gina Deuters.

According to court insiders, Barlow attempted to help Heard by requesting that her legal team convince Judge Penney S. Azcarate that Deuters’ credibility as a witness had been questioned.

According to sources, Barlow allegedly brought up a Deuters social media post, stating it was from the present trial. The post in question, it turns out, was shared in 2021 during Depp’s previous trial in London against The Sun newspaper.

Deuters, who is married to Stephen Deuters, Depp’s longtime colleague and partner, revealed on Thursday that she had seen video of the trial online before giving testimony. Her testimony was thrown out of the record and she was escorted out of the courtroom.

Amber Heard, wearing a black suit, waits in the court in Fairfax, Virginia as her defamation trial with Johnny Depp continuesHeard was photographed outside of the courtroom on Thursday with her team and Barlow.

Depp’s lawyers retaliated by filing a motion to have Barlow barred from the courtroom indefinitely, which the judge granted.

Amber had her closest journalist buddy sit front and center at the trial – with her legal team – live-tweeting, messaging, and publishing material, according to a source. “Eve Barlow appears to believe she is a member of Amber’s legal team. Depp’s attorneys had had enough and excluded her from the courtroom.”

Judge Azcarate reportedly took issue with Barlow’s texting and tweeting, saying, “She was tweeting live from my courtroom…” according to court recordings. I’m very sure the deputies arrested her because she was texting. This is in violation of the court’s order. During this trial, Ms. Barlow will not return to the courtroom.”

Barlow did not immediately react to a request for comment from Page Six, and a spokesman for Heard did not answer.

Music journalist Eve Barlow on stage participating in a panel discussion at the Grammy MuseumThe British music journalist struck up a close friendship with Heard after interviewing her a few years ago.

In Fairfax, Va., Depp, 58, is suing Heard, 35, for defamation for an op-ed she published for The Washington Post in 2018 about surviving domestic violence.

Depp, who was married to Heard from 2015 to 2017, believes that his ex-wife made up abuse allegations in order to get a large divorce payment, which has hurt his career. Only four days after the op-ed was published, Disney fired Depp from his major role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the multibillion-dollar “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.

Meanwhile, Heard is sure that she told the truth and has filed a $100 million countersuit against Depp.

Heard’s attorney, Ben Rottenborn, stated during the last week of testimony that evidence will reveal his client was subjected to domestic abuse by Depp that “took many forms,” including physical, emotional, mental, and psychological assault, as well as “sexual violence at Depp’s hands.”

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