Amber Heards close friend, British music journalist Eve Barlow, was dramatically thrown out of the bombshell Johnny Depp trial.

Sources who attended the $50 million defamation trial on Thursday tell us that 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.

We’re told Barlow, who has been seemingly inseparable from Heard in the past year, has allegedly been acting like 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 tried to advocate for Heard by asking her legal team to show Judge Penney S. Azcarate that Deuters was allegedly compromised as a witness.

Sources say that Barlow allegedly brought up a social media post from Deuters, claiming it was a recent post from the current trial.

As it turns out, the post in question was actually shared in 2021 during Depp’s prior trial against The Sun newspaper in London.

Deuters – who is the wife of Depp’s longtime employee and collaborator, Stephen Deuters – admitted on Thursday that she had seen clips of the trial online prior to giving testimony.

She was dismissed from the courtroom and her testimony was struck from the record.