Johnny Depp testifies Heard attacked him, he never hit back

After two days in detention in a $50 million defamation case brought by Johnny Depp against his ex-wife, the actor concluded his narrative of his marriage by testifying on Wednesday that the domestic violence allegations brought by Amber Heard destroyed his life. career.

Depp testified that Heard was furious when she started drinking in Australia while filming one of the Pirates of the Caribbean films and threw a bottle of vodka at him, cutting his fingertip.

“Blood was gushing,” he said. ‘I think I went into some kind of… I don’t know what a nervous breakdown looks like, but it’s probably the closest I’ve ever been. Nothing made sense.

Depp said he hid in a bathroom and was later taken to a hospital, where he told doctors the digit had been stuck in large accordion doors.

Heard has accused Depp of physically and sexually assaulting her on multiple occasions before and during their brief marriage. The former “Pirates of the Caribbean” star was sued after Heard, who is also an actor, made an indirect reference to these allegations in an opinion piece she wrote for The Washington Post.

Depp addressed Heard’s allegations in detail on Wednesday. Heard said the first time she was assaulted was when Depp slapped her in 2013 after she made fun of a tattoo he had — one that used to say “Winona Forever” when he was dating actress Winona Ryder which he changed to “Winona Forever” when he was dating actress Winona Ryder. Wino Forever”. ” after they broke up.

“That didn’t happen,” he said of the alleged assault. “Why would I be so offended by someone making fun of a tattoo on my body? That claim never made sense to me.”

He later addressed an alleged assault on a 2014 private plane flight from Boston to Los Angeles. Heard said Depp got drunk and assaulted her during the plane ride.

Depp testified that he took two pills of oxycodone — an opiate he admits he was addicted to at the time — and locked himself in the plane’s bathroom and fell asleep to avoid her harassment.

Depp testified that he only drank one glass of champagne when boarding the plane. But according to evidence presented in a similar trial in England, where Depp sued a British tabloid — a lawsuit he lost — Depp texted his friend, actor Paul Bettany, and mentioned drinking half a bottle of whiskey, “a thousand vodkas.” Red Bull” and two bottles of champagne before the flight.

Depp also discussed a violent argument in 2015 – shortly after they were married – in Australia that resulted in the tip of his middle finger being cut off. He said Heard was irate that Depp’s lawyers asked her to sign a post-nuptial agreement.

Depp said he used drugs and drank alcohol as a way of dealing with Heard’s abuse and said she also drank a lot. Depp said that at one point he stopped drinking to try to save the relationship, but Heard refused to abstain.

Depp sued Heard after she wrote a 2018 article in The Washington Post in which she referred to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse”.

She never mentioned Depp by name, but Depp’s lawyers said it was a clear reference to the allegations Heard made in 2016 when she filed for a restraining order against him.

Depp said the allegations and the article contributed to an unfairly ruined reputation that made him a Hollywood pariah and cost him his role in the lucrative “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise.

He said he was dropped from the franchise just days after the Post article was published. Upon cross-examination, Heard’s attorney pointed to evidence that Disney made this decision months before the article was published.

Heard’s lawyers say the article is accurate and does not defame him. Depp’s ruined reputation is said to be due to his own bad behavior.

Depp was questioned only briefly later in the day on Wednesday. The interrogation continues this Thursday.

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Biography: Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood. He was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to Betty Sue (Wells), who worked as a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer. Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped out of school when he was 15, and fronted a series ... See full bio >>
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Biography: Amber Laura Heard was born in Austin, Texas, to Patricia Paige Heard (née Parsons), an internet researcher, and David C. Heard (David Clinton Heard), a contractor. She has English, Irish, Scottish, German, and Welsh ancestry. Heard appeared in the Academy Award-nominated film, North Country (2005), in which she played Charlize Theron's character in... See full bio >>
Born: April 22, 1986 | Austin, Texas, USA

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