American actress Amber Heard has said the lawsuit for the defamation lawsuit brought against her by her ex-husband Johnny Depp is “the most painful and difficult” he has known so fartestifying this Wednesday as a witness in court.
“I can’t find the words to express how painful it is,” he said as he began to speak.
“It’s the most painful and difficult thing I’ve ever been through,” added the actress wearing a dark suit over a white and blue striped shirt and some makeup.
Given this, Heard recalled an episode in which Depp accused her of hiding her drugs, “Why would she hide her drugs? Like he was implying I was doing it or what? It made no sense. And he told me what we’re gonna do, we’re gonna get cavities. He just put his fingers inside me. I just stood there staring at that stupid light. I didn’t know what to do, I just stood there while he did this, twisting his fingers. I didn’t… I didn’t say, like, stop or anything. Only me…”
The level of toxicity in their marriage was such thatAccording to Johnny Depp, they had grown accustomed, each on their own, to recording the fights, which explains why so many recordings have come out since the start of the trial.
One of the episodes Heard explained was inside a cubicle: “He was basically accusing me of doing this, letting them know he was drinking again and he slammed me against the side wall of the room. We were in the bedroom the whole time, but against the cabin wall. Yes he hits me by the neck and he holds me there and he holds me there for a second and he tells me that he could kill me, and that I was a disgrace”.
Another of the episodes narrated by the actress was the one in which they started talking about the actor’s tattoos, in particular the one made in commemoration of his ex-girlfriend Winona Ryder “I laughed because I thought he was joking and he slapped me. And I laughed. I laughed because I, I didn’t know what else to do. I thought this Must have been a joke. Must have been a joke because I didn’t know what was going on. I just looked at him laughing, still, thinking he was going to laugh too, to tell myself that it was a joke. But he didn’t. He said, do you think that’s so funny? Do you think that’s funny, bitch? Do you think you’re a funny female dog? And he told me slapped again.”
American actress Amber Heard called the defamation lawsuit brought against her by her ex-husband Johnny Depp the “most painful and difficult” she has experienced so far, testifying in court on Wednesday.
Of the witnesses, Heard said: “Some I know, some I don’t know, my ex-husband, who I shared my life with, talks about our life”. His testimony was eagerly awaited in this trial at the Fairfax courthouse, near Washington, broadcast live on television and on social networks.
Johnny Depp, 58, said Heard ruined his reputation and career with an op-ed in the Washington Post in December 2018, in which he claimed he was the victim of domestic abuse in 2016, without mentioning it.
The actor is claiming $50 million in damages, which corresponds to the income he would have obtained for his work if he had not been fired from film projects.
The 36-year-old actress, who starred in Hollywood blockbusters ‘Justice League’ and ‘Aquaman’, retaliated by demanding $100 million.
Amber Heard. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz/Pool/File Photo
She claims to have suffered “physical violence and aggression” since their first date in 2009 and throughout their tumultuous marriage which lasted only two years, from 2015 to 2017.
Amber Heard suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of “intimate violence” inflicted by Johnny Depp, a psychology expert said Wednesday morning. These symptoms observed during the filming of “Aquaman 2” in 2021 “hindered her ability” to act in the film, explained on Wednesday Dawn Hughes, a clinical and forensic psychologist recruited by the actress’ legal team.
“She has to keep working despite having panic attacks, difficult memories of the trauma, palpitations, sweaty palms when she thinks about it,” her psychologist said. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz/Pool
“She has to keep working despite having panic attacks, difficult memories of the trauma, heart palpitations, sweaty palms when she thinks about it”mentioned.
The actor, who testified for four days at the end of April, denies having hit her and assures us that she is the violent one. However, he admitted to excessive drug and alcohol use which he said he was able to control most of the time.
Due to the level of toxicity in the relationship, the actors started recording their fights. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz/Pool
In 2016, the actress sued her husband for domestic violence but dropped the charges during divorce proceedings. In April 2018, The Sun magazine accused Johnny Depp of being “an abusive husband”. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz/Pool
In 2016, the actress sued her husband for domestic violence but dropped the charges during divorce proceedings. In April 2018, The Sun magazine accused Johnny Depp of being “an abusive husband”.
The actor sued him but lost the case.