The defamation suit before Johnny Depp Yes Amber Heard recounted at the start of its second week of oral argument with testimony from the actor’s doctor, who confirmed he located the fragment of Depp’s finger between blood and broken glass.
Court in Fairfax, Virginia, where the litigation is taking place, viewed a taped statement in which doctor David Kipper said the location of the piece of finger Depp lost in March 2015 resembled the scene after a fight intense.
Lawyers for the actor previously claimed he lost part of his finger after Heard threw several glass bottles at him during a violent fight at the Australian residence where the couple lived while filming ‘Pirates of the Dead’. Caribbean”.
Depp and Heard were both present in court.
Versions about what happened in 2015 had different versions. Heard’s defense claimed Depp beat, strangled and sexually assaulted her with a bottle.
According to the doctor, in addition to the crystals, there were “blood all over the housedespite the fact that at the time, Depp insisted that he had lost his finger while cutting himself with a knife.
After searching the whole house, which was destroyed, the The actor’s chef located Depp’s fingertip in the kitchen. The actor underwent reconstructive surgery.
The doctor said Depp said he lost it when he cut himself with a knife. He then assured that Heard was there and seemed upset about the situation.
Actor Johnny Depp has sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for defamation (Reuters)
Kipper also gave further details about the actor’s treatment, which he said he was unwilling to follow the guidelines to overcome his drug addiction.
The doctor also spoke about Depp’s substance abuse issues and that the constant fights with Heard, added to the tantrums he was having, eventually saturated the patience of professional and nurse Debbie Lloyd.
Dr. David Kipper testifies via video during Johnny Depp’s libel case against ex-wife Amber Heard at Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, U.S., April 14, 2022. Shawn Thew/ Pool via REUTERS
A note filed at trial by Lloyd claimed that he was asked to “the patient who is away from his wife because the relationship is toxic”.
In another recorded statement, the nurse retrieved notes from her consultations with Depp in which she noted that “the patient discussed feelings of anger and sadness about his relationship with his partner.”
Last week, the ex-couple’s former therapist, Laurel Anderson, said that in the relationship there was “mutually abusive” and that he saw signs of violence from both.
Actress Amber Heard with her legal team during Johnny Depp’s libel case against her in Fairfax County Court, Virginia, U.S., April 14, 2022 (Reuters)
The actor asks his ex-girlfriend 50 millions dollars in damages.
For his part, Heard responded with a counterclaim in which he alleges that Depp launched a smear campaign against him and claims $100 million.
is the first time that the former couple face each other in court: in the trial held in London in 2020, and which Depp lost, the actress appeared as a witness, since the accusation was brought against the British newspaper The sun for an article calling the actor a “wife beater.”
After losing the lawsuit that opened The Sun, the actor went directly against his ex-wife over an article he wrote in The Washington Post which he says, although he doesn’t name it, implicitly speaks of him.
The actor’s legal team claims it contains a “clear implication that Depp is a domestic abuser”what they say is “categorically and manifestly false”.
Depp admits to using drugs and alcohol, but insists he has never hit a woman. He is supported by his former partners Vanessa Paradis and Winona Ryder.