In the slander trial, a number of Hollywood insiders testified. Most have disputed the notion that unfavourable press influenced decisions impacting the actors' careers.

Throughout the five-week trial, one issue has lingered: how much did Johnny Depp or Amber Heard's careers suffer as a result of the stars allegedly defaming each other?

Insiders in Hollywood, who are usually tight-lipped about business affairs, have taken the stand to refute claims that the duo's public mudslinging contributed to their demise.

In keeping with studios' efforts to avoid appearing to take sides in the high-profile conflict that erupted during the height of the #MeToo movement,

The highest-ranking studio officer to testify in the trial, Walter Hamada, president of DC Films, said on Tuesday that "there were conversations about maybe recasting" Heard in the Aquaman sequel, but that they had nothing to do with her legal dispute with Depp.

Hamada blamed the disagreements on "chemistry" concerns with star Jason Momoa.

Last week, Disney production executive Tina Newman testified that she was unaware of the December 2018 op-ed at the core of the defamation lawsuit playing a factor in the decision not to press forward with a new Pirates of the Caribbean chapter.

Heard has accused Depp of organising a conspiracy to defame her by labelling her abuse accusations a fake in a $100 million counterclaim.