Johnny Depp Lashed Out After Physique Double Did Intercourse Scene, Amber Heard Testifies

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After mistaking a physique double taking part in a intercourse scene for Amber Heard within the film London Fields, Johnny Depp slapped the actress throughout the face and punched her jaw in a blind rage, she examined on Monday.

“I did not really movie the scene. He demanded that we watch it,” Heard stated on the stand, including, “So I’ve an extremely jealous man who’s already upset with me for breaking the ‘rule’ about taking part in a intercourse scene. Hey what irate. He referred to as me a liar and a whore.”

Heard stated that the incident at a distant French chateau the 2 had been staying in alone rapidly turned extra violent, claiming that at one level Depp “slapped me within the face within the bed room.”

“At one other second, he punched me throughout the jaw. At one level he both pushed or threw…. I went flying into this previous church furnishings,” Heard added. “I later thought I had a concussion.”

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The violent outburst was simply one other instance of abuse Heard stated she sustained throughout her explosive short-lived union with the actor. Notably extra stoic on the stand in Fairfax County, Virginia, courtroom after a week-long hiatus in her civil defamation trial in opposition to DeppHeard added that after the struggle, she discovered a folder on the ex-husband’s laptop titled “No Enjoyable for JD.”

Contained in the folder, she stated, had been pictures of her “on numerous purple carpets.”

The actress stated that the abuse lasted for years, however finally started to finish in 2016 after her thirtieth celebration. Shortly after, she stated, she received stood up by Depp whereas attending the Met Gala. On the New York Metropolis occasion, Heard added, she befriended Elon Musk.

“I used to be standing in line proper in entrance of a gentleman. It was Elon. I did not acknowledge him till we began speaking and he jogged my memory that we met as soon as earlier than. He was together with his mom,” Heard stated. “We spoke on the purple carpet. He appeared like an actual gentleman; he was very nice. He sat at a close-by desk, and we received to talking that night time and finally, we grew to become buddies.”

Heard is looking for to resolve a $50 million defamation lawsuit Depp filed in opposition to her, claiming she “devastated” his profession after publishing a 2018 Washington Submit op ed. Within the piece, which didn’t point out Depp’s identify however got here years after Heard sought a restraining order in opposition to him, the actress recognized herself as a home violence survivor. Heard has since countersued Depp for $100 million, claiming defamation after not less than one in every of his ex-attorneys recommended her account was a “hoax.”

Depp and his authorized crew have portrayed Heard as a bodily and verbally abusive liar primarily preying on the MeToo motion all through the trial.

Heard’s crew started to inform her story two weeks in the past, portray an image of serial, drug-fueled home violence by Depp. The actor has repeatedly denied all allegations of wrongdoing, saying on the stand that he has by no means hit a girl in his life, and referred to as himself a survivor of home violence.

A supply near Heard advised The Each day Beast final week that after the actress completed her personal testimony and pivots to cross-examination this week, her authorized crew is about to name Depp and actress Ellen Barkin—who has accused the actor of throwing a wine bottle at her within the Nineteen Nineties—to the stand. Heard’s sister, Whitney Henriquez, was additionally poised to testify someday after the Aquaman actress finishes her personal testimony.

“There’s an previous saying by trial legal professionals: when the details are in your aspect, argue the details. When the details are usually not in your aspect, pound away on the rostrum,” a spokesperson for Heard advised The Each day Beast on Monday. “Immediately, we anticipate Depp’s attorneys will as a substitute pound away on the sufferer. We worry it is going to be equal components shameful and determined. And, the proof overwhelming—the reality—isn’t on Depp’s aspect.”

“The one factor we suspect Depp’s attorneys will keep away from is the central concern of this trial: does Amber or any lady have the First Modification Proper of Freedom of Speech?” the spokesperson added.

Two weeks in the past, an often-emotional Heard recounted to jurors how her relationship with Depp turned violent in 2012 after the pair received right into a struggle over the actor’s tattoo that learn “Wino endlessly,” in a former tribute to Winona Ryder. Depp and Heard met on the set of the 2011 movie The Rum Diary and had been married in 2015.

“It modifications your life endlessly. You always remember that,” Heard stated Monday in regards to the first time she alleges Depp slapped her.

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Heard additionally recounted a number of cases of abuse, noting on Monday that fights between the couple had been so normalized that they even created the protected phrase “sofa” that could possibly be invoked throughout one in every of their fights to suggest a detente. “[Couch was] a phrase like ‘truce,’ the place you set down the proverbial weapons and say, ‘We’re not combating anymore,’ Heard stated. “Sadly, the violence grew to become nearly regular, particularly in direction of the tip.”

In an audio recording performed in courtroom on Monday, Heard calls Depp “a child” for claiming he was punched—an occasion the actress stated on the stand confirmed the “disparity in our fights.” Heard admitted that she did hit Depp throughout that altercation inside their Los Angeles penthouse, however solely after he hit her first.

“It doesn’t matter what I did, he nonetheless hit me,” Heard stated, including that she tried to take as a lot duty as she may to deescalate the state of affairs.

Heard additionally talked about the aftermath of a harrowing 2015 incident in Australia the place Depp allegedly penetrated her vagina repeatedly with a liquor bottle that finally left her vomiting. After the assault, which she stated left her with scars on her arms, Depp was “dedicated to getting clear” and the pair even mentioned having youngsters and shopping for a farm in Australia.

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“I assumed he was punching me, I felt this strain on my pubic bone…I keep in mind wanting across the room,” Heard stated on the stand two weeks in the past in regards to the incident. “I keep in mind taking a look at all of the damaged bottles, damaged glass, and I keep in mind simply not wanting to maneuver as a result of I did not know if it was damaged or if the bottle he had within me was damaged. I could not really feel it, I did not really feel ache, I did not really feel something… I simply keep in mind considering, ‘Please God, please I hope it isn’t damaged.’”

Weeks later, whereas the pair had been on their honeymoon in South Asia, Heard stated that Depp slapped her and held her by her neck whereas they had been on a prepare. The actress added that she felt scared that Depp would by chance kill her throughout that 2015 incident.

“It was a small, slim sleeper automotive, and there have been two beds, one on both sides,” Heard stated. “He had me up in opposition to the wall whereas he is standing on the ground in between the beds, and I used to be on the mattress sort of half kneeling, half standing, making an attempt to get his arms off my neck. And he was squeezing my neck in opposition to the railway automotive for what felt like a really very long time.”

Depp’s abuse was not restricted to Heard, the actress claimed on Monday. She stated she witnessed Depp hurt himself on not less than one event, and almost referred to as 911 about it in 2014 after she noticed him put cigarettes out on himself.

Believing that his psychological well being had begun to deteriorate, Heard stated her ex-husband “hallucinated proper in entrance of me,” would usually converse to individuals who weren’t within the room, or would make up conversations that didn’t happen between the pair. “I noticed habits from him that was erratic, irrational, and didn’t appear linked to the fact that we had been in,” Heard stated.

By April 2016, Heard stated, Depp’s outbursts had change into frequent, however a struggle on her birthday nonetheless rattled her. The struggle, which got here after she celebrated her thirtieth birthday inside Depp’s penthouse residence in Los Angeles, included the actor allegedly throwing a bottle of champagne at her, and chucking her telephone out of the window.

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“I keep in mind being exhausted and crying and dropping by the wayside if you’ll,” Heard examined. “I keep in mind saying, ‘Can we not struggle like this? Can we simply not do that? Please? Simply do not depart. It is my birthday. Let’s simply name sofa, let’s name a truce.’”

Heard stated that Depp left shortly after, yelling ‘Comfortable fucking birthday’ on his approach out. The subsequent morning, she stated, she “placed on a courageous face” and went to Coachella, a plan she had lengthy had together with her buddies. She stated that she gathered her two canines, together with Depp’s teacup Yorkie, Boo, who had “rest room points” after she had beforehand eaten the actor’s weed.

“Boo, we would go away her in mattress with us due to her potty points. So, she would usually go potty on the ground as soon as you set her down. Generally, Boo was going potty within the mattress,” she added.

Depp has beforehand claimed that his longtime maid discovered poop of their mattress shortly after heard went to Coachella. On the stand, he stated his preliminary response to the fecal matter on their shared mattress made him snicker as a result of “it was so weird and so grotesque that I may solely snicker.”

He added that when he confronted Heard in regards to the poop, she “tried accountable it on the canines,” however he felt there was no approach they may’ve finished it, as they had been teacup Yorkies that “weigh about 4 kilos every.” Heard emphatically denied having something to do with the fecal matter on Monday, stating that she did not suppose the incident was “humorous.”

“I had simply been attacked on my thirtieth birthday by my violent husband who I liked. I knew I wanted to go away,” she added.

In one other struggle that Heard recorded and was performed for jurors on Monday, Depp may be seen smashing cupboards and throwing glass as he raged at his ex-wife. “Oh, you have received this factor going,” Depp says at one level within the video that Heard stated was taken someday round her thirtieth birthday. He’s then seen taking her telephone to finish the recording.

The celeb couple’s relationship rapidly disintegrated after the birthday incidents, Heard stated. Each Depp and Heard have recognized a subsequent, Might 2016 struggle at their LA penthouse because the final altercation earlier than they headed for divorce.

Getting emotional on the stand, Heard recounted the argument to jurors—which she stated started after Depp once more accused her and her buddies of trying to “prank” him with the feces on their mattress.

Ultimately, she stated, Depp was taunting her, hitting her on the highest of her head, and finally started yanking her hair earlier than one in every of her buddies got here in to cease the actor. The police had been then referred to as by one in every of their buddies. In a state of panic and to “shield Johnny” as police had been on their approach, Heard stated, she referred to as her leisure lawyer—who she stated suggested her to not cooperate with the cops.

Depp, who largely regarded down at his desk as a substitute of his ex-wife on Monday, turned to his legal professional and laughed as Heard mentioned her want to shield the actor.

Three LAPD officers beforehand examined that whereas the proof recommended a “verbal argument” occurred that night time, there was no proof of home violence. Photographs that had been proven in courtroom on Monday, nonetheless, indicated bruising round Heard’s eyes after she stated after “Johnny threw a telephone at it.”

Days later, Heard sought a short lived domestic-violence restraining order in opposition to Depp.

Depp has lengthy insisted he engaged in no wrongdoing throughout that incident, and that he tossed Heard’s telephone onto the sofa earlier than strolling out of the residence and away from his ex-wife.

“I felt prefer it was extremely merciless… I felt it was treachery,” Depp beforehand stated in regards to the non permanent order. “I do not know if she simply needed me to be erased or drop lifeless or simply let me stick round and permit her to break my life for some time.”

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