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Heard’s testimony started Thursday with three images she took of Depp in 2013. At this level, she had been in a relationship with the actor for over a yr.
Within the first picture, Depp is seen asleep in a chair on his personal island. Heard testified Depp had a “brief stint of sobriety” earlier than he started utilizing medicine once more, when the picture was taken.
A second picture of a sleeping Depp was proven to the jury after what Heard referred to as a “several-day bender.” She stated the actor was not consuming or sleeping a lot on the time.
The third picture depicted Depp laying on his face on the ground of his resort room.
Heard later testified she requested Depp for a prenuptial settlement earlier than they have been married. She claimed he disagreed, telling her, “The only way out of this is death.”
She continued and advised the jury about when she and Depp attended the Met Gala in 2014. Heard testified Depp accused her of flirting with a girl on the occasion. She stated as soon as they returned dwelling, Depp grabbed her by the neck and threw a bottle at her, which missed and broke a chandelier.
She claimed Depp held her down and “whacked” her within the face. Heard advised the jury she suspected she has a damaged nostril, because it was swollen, discoloured and crimson. (It is unclear if Heard’s nostril was ever damaged.)
When requested about filming the Adderall Diaries with James Franco, Heard claimed Depp “hated” Franco and accused her of “secretly having a thing” with the actor up to now.
Heard advised the court docket Depp had issues with a intercourse scene she had with Franco within the movie. She claimed Depp referred to as her a “slut” and requested a number of vulgar questions in regards to the scene and her physique. Heard additionally claimed Depp slapped her face throughout the dialog.
When she tried to go away the dialog, Heard testified Depp kicked her within the again. She claimed there have been a number of witnesses to the kick, however nobody provided to assist her as she supposedly lay on the ground of the airplane.
After a quick break, Heard testified about Depp’s detox from Roxicodone. She claimed the actor’s moods have been sporadic and intense, switching out of the blue from elation to anger and violence. “It was hell,” she stated.
Two e-mail exchanges between Heard and Depp from 2014 have been learn aloud in court docket, during which he apologized for his behaviour after what Heard referred to as “particularly violent episodes.”
Within the emails, Depp referred to as himself a “f-king savage.”
Heard testified the couple would have interaction in frequent, severe verbal arguments, with each actors saying “awful things” to the opposite.
“I’m so ashamed of the names we would call each other,” she added. “We both got into that pattern.”
Heard testified for the primary time Wednesday, telling the court docket of a number of occasions she — and different folks — allegedly suffered physical abuse at the hands of Depp.
She advised the court docket of a time when Depp allegedly grew to become satisfied she was hiding his cocaine, and he violently groped at her and ripped off her underwear, earlier than performing a “cavity search.”
She additionally recounted two separate occasions when she stated Depp threatened to interrupt the wrists of girls he thought have been hitting on her.
A lot of the occasions shared with the court docket occurred in 2012 and 2013, throughout the first yr of the couple’s relationship and earlier than they have been married.
Amber Heard tearfully recounts 1st time Johnny Depp allegedly hit her
Heard additionally shared accounts of a number of completely different events when she claimed Depp both slapped or backhanded her, inflicting her to bleed from the mouth and nostril, and the court docket was proven footage of a big bruise on her arm, which she stated she sustained when he grabbed her throughout a battle.
Within the authorized battle between the 2 stars, each Heard, 36, and Depp, 58, declare to be victims of violence. The preliminary court docket case started when Depp filed a US$50-million defamation lawsuit over a Washington Publish op-ed penned by Heard in late 2018 about home abuse.
Heard didn’t point out Depp by title in the article, however the actor alleges his popularity and profession have been nonetheless “devastated” in consequence.
As she took the stand Wednesday, Heard advised the jury this trial course of has been “incredibly painful” and “the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.”
On Tuesday, after Depp’s authorized group completed questioning their witnesses, Heard’s legal professionals requested the decide to dismiss the lawsuit, arguing that Depp had didn’t make his case as a matter of legislation and that no affordable jury may discover in his favour.
Decide Penney Azcarate stated the usual for dismissing a case at this level within the trial is exceedingly excessive, and that the case ought to be allowed to maneuver ahead if Depp has supplied even a “scintilla” of proof backing up his claims; she then dismissed the movement.
Heard is countersuing Depp for $100 million.
— with recordsdata from The Related Press
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