In tears, Amber Heard testified on Wednesday against her ex-husband Johny Depp, whom she accuses of violence and even sexual abuse. “I can’t find the words to describe how painful it is, it’s awful for me to sit here for weeks and go through it all again,” Heard said.
A new stage in the trial between Depp and Heard began on Wednesday. The actress sat before the jury to offer her testimony during the third week of the court process which revealed the grim details of his past marriage. Heard began her speech by expressing how difficult it was for her to relive the time she shared with the Pirates of the Caribbean singer.
He also described the start of the relationship, after the two shared a tour to promote the film. The rum journals in 2011, and explained how the issues between the two escalated until Depp supposedly hit on more than one occasion.
The 36-year-old artist, during the trial taking place in Virginia, United States, he even described a scene of alleged sexual abuse. Depp, 58, has repeatedly denied hitting or abusing his ex-wife.
The relationship took a turn throughout 2012. Heard described that during this time there was a cycle of abuse in which Depp allegedly used drugs and verbally and physically assaulted her. “Johnny with speed it’s very different from Johnny on opiates; Johnny on opiates is very different from Adderall and Johnny on cocaine. I had to learn to pay attention to different versions of him.” describes the protagonist of Aquaman.
The actor, according to his ex-wife, disappeared for days. When he returned, he made derogatory comments about her. “He was commenting on prostitution, but he was doing it as part of my performance.” Depp He also accused Heard of having extramarital affairs..
After these moments of alleged abuse, Depp would become “kind, sensitive and generous”. the alleged substance use by the actor was a recurring theme in the trial. On the contrary, he claims he was sober for much of their time together, after quitting opioids in 2014.
During Wednesday’s hearing, Heard recounted the first time Depp allegedly hit her. It all happened in the middle of what she thought was a joke about a tattoo he has on his arm. “I was sitting on the couch, we were doing a normal conversion, there was no fight, there was nothing. He was drinking and I didn’t realize it at the time, but I think he was using cocaine, he had a vial of cocaine.”
“I asked him about the tattoo on his arm, they looked like black marks and I asked him what he was saying.” Depp would have answered “Wino”, in possible allusion to the actress Winona Ryder, his ex-girlfriend. Heard laughed and then slapped her. “He slapped me in the face,” Heard said. “I didn’t know what was going on. I just watched it.”
Depp, she alleged, gave her a second punch and she lost her balance and fell to the ground. After the incident, she received calls and texts from him apologizing and promising that he would never abuse her again.
Heard also described a time when Depp allegedly committed acts of sexual violence. It all happened after an altercation with her ex-husband while on a field trip to Hicksville, California. The plan was to party in the desert and stay in mobile homes together.
The actress said that during the trip, a woman accompanying them rested her head on his shoulder and her hand on his arm. Apparently the person was drugged. Depp was outraged, Heard said, and began yelling at the woman next to her. According to Heard, she returned with her then-husband to the trailer and there they had a fight.
Depp started looking for drugs he couldn’t find and He continued to touch the actress. “He ripped off my underwear and then did a cavity search,” Heard said. “I just stood there,” she continued.
The lawsuit of the two actors attracts the attention of millions of people around the world, especially because of the accusations of abuse by both parties. Furthermore, it has led to multiple analyzes of gender roles in relationships and even male abuse. Essentially, the lawsuit is about defamation.
Depp has sued his ex-wife and alleges that her reputation has been damaged due to several accusations of abuse by Heard in various media outlets.. In a 2018 article for the journal Washington Postheard say be a victim of domestic violence.
She did not name Depp or anyone else as responsible for the abuse. However, the actor understands that his person can be associated with these expressions and his career has been affected. Depp is asking for $50 million in compensation. In response, Heard countersued for $100 million. He says Depp’s claims in his lawsuit are themselves “false and defamatory accusations” designed to “ruin his life and career”.