The actress amber heard testified that her ex-husband Johnny Depp sexually assaulted her and threatened to “cut” her face with a broken bottle during a heated argument a month after they married in 2015.
The 36-year-old ‘Aquaman’ actress recounted several instances of alleged physical and sexual abuse during her second day as a witness in the defamation case brought against her by the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star “.
The two versions of the bottle fight
Heard gave his version of an incident that allegedly happened in March 2015 in Australia, where Depp was filming the fifth installment of “Pirates.”
Depp had testified at trial that a “furious” Heard was the aggressor in the argument and cut off the tip of one of his fingers with a bottle of vodka.
However, Heard said she confronted Depp about his drinking and he challenged her to try to get him a bottle. “I caught her,” he said.
“I threw her on the floor” and “it really pissed him off,” she added, claiming Depp threw “bottles” and “cans” at her.
“At one point he put a broken bottle on my face, in my neck area, in my jaw and told me he was going to cut my face,” she recalled.
in a broken voice, Heard said Depp ripped off her dress and sexually assaulted her with a bottle.
“Johnny had the bottle in me and he would put it on me over and over again,” he said, while repeatedly threatening to kill her.
Heard claimed he managed to escape and the next morning discovered that Depp had used blood from his finger, food and paint to write “incoherent” messages on all surfaces in the house.
Jealousy by James Franco
At the hearing outside Washington, Heard also accused Depp on Thursday of slapping and kicking her on a plane while drunk. after accusing her of having an affair with actor James Franco.
“I felt embarrassed,” she told the jury.
“It was the first time something like this had happened to me,” he added, on the verge of tears.
“He was mad at me for taking the job with James Franco,” Heard said, recounting the incident on the plane in May 2014.
“He hated, hated James Franco and accused me of having a secret relationship with him since we did ‘Superfumados’ (Pineapple Express),” he said, referring to the 2008 film in which Heard worked with Franco.
“He called me a whore,” the actress said.
Depp’s lawsuit against Heard
Depp, 58, filed a lawsuit against Heard over an op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post in December 2018, in which the actress described herself as a “public figure representing domestic violence.”
heardwho had a starring role in the movie “Aquaman,” didn’t name Depp in the op-ed, but the actor sued her for implying he was an abuser and is seeking $50 million in damages and interests.
heard counter-sued, demanding $100 million and claiming she suffered “unrestrained violence and physical abuse” at his hands.
During four days of pre-trial testimony, Depp denied physically assaulting heard and claimed she was the one who was often violent.
The actress opened up about Depp’s continued drug and alcohol use and his recurring efforts to get sober during their relationship.
He said a bodyguard once had to carry an unconscious Depp in his arms “like a baby” to his rental house in London.
“I remember thinking that was where it would all end. I was comforted to feel that we were in a new chapter, that Johnny had finally hit rock bottom,” he said.
But despite a “million promises to get clean and sober,” couples therapy and rehab efforts, Depp still went back to drinking and using marijuana and cocaine.
Depp’s lawyers brought experts to the stand who testified that the actor lost millions due to the abuse allegations, including $22.5 million for the sixth installment in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.
Depp took legal action against Heard in the United States after losing another defamation case in London in November 2020, which he brought against the British tabloid. The sun for calling him a “woman beater”.
Three-time Oscar nominee Depp and Heard met in 2009 on the set of “The Rum Diary” and were married in February 2015. Their divorce was finalized two years later.