• Johnny Depp and Amber Heard almost ran into each other in court Thursday, the second day of her testimony
  • Footage showed that Heard appeared to recoil as Depp walked toward her
  • The video sparked debates on Twitter over whether or not Depp intentionally approached Heard and if her reaction was genuine

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard nearly ran into each other in the Virginia courtroom where his defamation trial against her is being heard, and the actress' reaction sparked debate on social media.

In a now-viral video tweeted by Law&Crime Network executive producer Cathy Russon, Heard appeared to flinch as Depp walked toward her in court Thursday, the second day of her testimony, before a lunch break in their defamation trial, Page Six reported.

The "Aquaman" actress can be seen stepping down from the stand at the same time that Depp was leaving the courtroom.

When Heard saw her ex-husband approaching just a few feet in front of her, she seemingly recoiled, looking terrified at the sight of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star, according to Page Six.

The former couple appeared to make eye contact, according to Russon.

Security stopped Depp from walking out of the courtroom, allowing Heard to leave the witness stand and head back to her legal team on the other side of the room. Depp can then be seen shrugging his shoulders and turning around.

The footage sparked debates among Twitter users over whether or not Depp intentionally approached Heard and if her reaction was genuine.

"There’s one witness stand, and Ms. Heard had been on it for some time, with only one choice for the direction and path of egress. He’d have to have taken leave of his senses to be unaware he was walking toward her only path to her barristers and the courtroom exit," one person wrote.

Another user pointed out that "Depp has left proceedings walking past witnesses while they wait to leave the stand, as with Amber's psychologist. He did what he has been doing each day."

"[Heard] got off the stand [at the] same time he was leaving in this instance, and that's it. She put on a nice act," the second person claimed.

"She was scared, and he was smug and totally unfazed by it, almost like he thinks he is above it all. Very weird, but everyone will just ignore it because they have made up their minds that he is an angel," another user alleged.

"'She was scared' Please. She keeps looking at him the whole time. and now she’s scared? She’s acting. He didn’t even notice it was her. He was looking at what was happening and why the police was telling him to stop," a fourth netizen commented.

"That was a Depp staredown. The shoulder shrug was dismissive and is an expression of dominance [in my humble opinion]," trial attorney Joshua Schiffer said. However, a Twitter user disagreed, claiming, "That was a shudder, not a shrug."

"Clearly y'all have never been around vindictive women," another person tweeted. "I was also in an abusive relationship while pregnant. Almost gave birth from being shoved so hard into a wall. This ain't it. This is making it harder for women who actually have been abused. And not to mention she admitted."

Depp and Heard's entrances and exits are arranged by court deputies who work with the exes' security teams to stagger the timing, TMZ reported.

Depp is suing Heard for defamation over her 2018 Washington Post op-ed, in which she wrote that she was a victim of sexual violence and domestic abuse. She did not name Depp in the article, but she wrote it after she was granted a restraining order against him in 2016 over abuse allegations, which he has denied.

Depp is seeking $50 million in damages. Heard filed a $100 million countersuit in 2020.

The trial is on a break until May 16. Closing arguments are scheduled for May 27.

TOPSHOT - US actress Amber Heard (L) testifies as US actor Johnny Depp looks on during a defamation trial at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 5, 2022. - Actor Johnny Depp is suing ex-wife Amber Heard for libel after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a public figure representing domestic abuse. JIM LO SCALZO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images