Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard: the shocking trial's wildest moments
Actor Johnny Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard squared off in a sensational civil trial that opened 12 days ago in Virginia, accusing each other of physical and emotional abuse.
(Brendan Smialowski/various sources/AFP)(Jim Lo Scalzo)In a stunning escalation, Heard claimed publicly for the first time that Depp had sexually assaulted her during their brief marriage. Heard's attorney, Ben Rottenborn, said that Depp violated the actress during a three-day drug-induced blackout in Australia in 2015.
Depp’s team has vehemently denied he ever sexually assaulted her. "With Ms. Heard, he was triggered, and they engaged in what I saw as mutual abuse," said Dr. Laurel Anderson."I know she led on more than one occasions and started it."
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Johnny Depp put on defense on texts, drug use in Amber Heard defamation suitActor Johnny Depp faced nearly six hours of cross-examination Thursday, the third day in a row he testified in his defamation case against actress Amber Heard whom he accuses of verbally and physically abusing him during the couple's nearly two-year marriage. In testimony Tuesday and Wednesday, Depp told jurors at Fairfax County Circuit Court in Virginia that he never struck Heard despite accusations she made in court papers that Depp often turned violent throughout their marriage. Depp is suing Heard for $50 million over a 2018 op-ed she wrote in the Washington Post in which she called herself a domestic abuse victim without naming Depp.
Johnny Depp cross-examined in defamation case against Amber HeardAttorneys for Amber Heard sought to undermine Johnny Depp's libel lawsuit against her by spending hours in court focused on the actor's drinking, drug use and texts he sent to friends. Her lawyer is freaking “special” let me tell you haha Oh please .. I say alot to my friends to like wanting to beat a Bch , doesn't mean I'm going to do it . Fact of the matter is, amber admitted the abuse towards him on recording .. they have nothing but text messages ... gtho
Johnny Depp cross-examined in defamation case against Amber HeardAttorneys for Amber Heard sought to undermine Johnny Depp's libel lawsuit against her by spending hours in court focused on the actor's drinking, drug use and texts he sent to friends. Free Johnny Depp! wait...too soon?
Experts question the phrase 'mutual abuse' after testimony in Johnny Depp, Amber Heard trialThe phrases 'mutual abuse' and 'reactive abuse' fail to account for the power dynamic in abusive relationships, some experts say. Exactly. Abusers use behaviour to belittle and control they victim. It’s very obvious who the abuser and the imperfect victim is in this case. Have never seen a more glaringly obvious case of narcissistic abuse IStandWithJohnnyDepp These two need to stop wasting the courts time and instead of more legal fees donate to the Ukrainians. I didn't catch all of the testimony. But I read he said his mother was abusive. Trauma bonding would make sense in this case. It's right out of the psychiatric books. He was bonding with her like his mother! Maybe he's getting back at his mother by getting back at her.
Ireland Baldwin slams Amber Heard amid Johnny Depp trial: 'Absolute disaster of a human being'Ireland Baldwin did not hold back her distaste for Amber Heard as the actress' defamation trial against ex-husband Johnny Depp rages on in court. DEVOTING WAY TOO MUCH COVERAGE ON THIS. Who gives a sht! Go away Depp
A timeline of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's relationshipJohnny Depp is suing ex-wife Amber Heard for $50 million over a 2018 Washington Post op-ed she wrote. How they landed there —13 years after they first met — is a story of an on-set spark turned brief marriage gone wrong. 👇🏼⚠️👇🏼 TeamJohnnyDepp!! I stand with Johnny Depp all the mental and physical abuse can come from both male and female so a judge no matter who they r should listen to all that has to be said not just he is a male so she is rite, and I personally think in a court of law they should use lie detector.
DEPP V.Read full article MILES COHEN, STEPHEN IERVOLINO and MARK GUARINO April 21, 2022, 4:59 PM · 6 min read Actor Johnny Depp faced nearly six hours of cross-examination Thursday, the third day in a row he testified in his whom he accuses of verbally and physically abusing him during the couple's nearly two-year marriage.More News Videos A former personal assistant to Amber Heard says she never saw the actress suffer any physical abuse at the hands of Johnny Depp, and said Heard once spit in her face when she asked for a raise.More News Videos A former personal assistant to Amber Heard says she never saw the actress suffer any physical abuse at the hands of Johnny Depp, and said Heard once spit in her face when she asked for a raise.
HEARD TRIAL: COURT ADJOURNED UNIL MONDAY MORNING Depp, 58, is suing Heard, 36, for $50 million over a 2018 op-ed she penned for The Washington Post, alleging that she was a victim of domestic abuse. The piece did not specifically name Depp. Depp is suing Heard for $50 million over a 2018 op-ed she wrote in the Washington Post in which she called herself a domestic abuse victim without naming Depp. Attorneys for the"Pirates of the Caribbean" star say her false allegations derailed his career and turned him into a pariah in Hollywood. I really don't know why, or what happened. Heard countersued for $100 million accusing him and his former attorney of conspiring to"destroy and defame" her. Here are some of the key points from Thursday's cross-examination: On Thursday, Depp faced questions from Heard’s legal team that attempted to portray him to the seven-member jury as a prodigious drug abuser and misogynist through text messages to friends and associates.  Johnny Depp and Amber Heard appear in court April 12, 2022, in Fairfax, Va..
(Brendan Smialowski/various sources/AFP) The couple’s brief marriage detonated in 2016 when Heard, sporting a bruised face, filed for a restraining order at a Los Angeles courthouse as a gaggle of reporters and photographers swarmed. Benjamin Rottenborn, began the day recounting Depp’s previous testimony related to the actor’s parents in which he described alleged physical, verbal and psychological abuse he received from Betty Sue Palmer, his late mother..  The divorce was finalized in 2017, with Heard receiving a whopping $7 million payout for the 15-month union. But the mutual mudslinging has continued in full force, with both actors becoming better known for their toxic marriage than their movie roles. Rottenborn tried to soften the comparison, recounting Depp’s testimony that the actor saw his father, John Depp Sr.  Johnny Depp testifies April 21, 2022, at his $50 million defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard.. (Jim Lo Scalzo) The civil trial left off Thursday with Depp wrapping up his third day on the stand in Fairfax County Circuit Court in Virginia. Depp said his father acted solely "from the abuse he was taking from" Palmer. I must get better.
The"Black Mass" actor’s cross-examination is expected to continue Monday. But he isn't the only A-lister who could testify. PHOTO: Actor Johnny Depp listens as he testifies in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va. For us both.  Heard's legal team may call her ex-lover, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and her"Pineapple Express" co-star James Franco, according to a witness list. Explosive sexual assault claim In a stunning escalation, Heard claimed publicly for the first time that Depp had sexually assaulted her during their brief marriage. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP) "Let’s drown her before we burn her," Depp allegedly wrote to "WandaVision" actor Paul Bettany regarding Heard. Heard's attorney, Ben Rottenborn, said that Depp violated the actress during a three-day drug-induced blackout in Australia in 2015. Again, I am so sorry. Again, I am so sorry.
Actress Amber Heard listens in court April 18, 2022." In another text message, Depp wrote, “I’m not unhappy. (AP/ Steve Helber) "Amber did suffer sexual violence at the hands of Depp," he told a panel of seven jurors in his opening statement."You will hear in the most graphic and horrifying terms about the violence that she suffered. Big difference … May I be ecstatic again?” Story continues Depp said it was “very likely” he was referring to taking the drug ecstasy." Depp has been on the stand in Fairfax County Circuit Court since Tuesday afternoon. You’ll hear that straight from her." Depp’s team has vehemently denied he ever sexually assaulted her. One photo showed what looked to be lines of cocaine next to a small metal box labeled “property of JD. Depp said that Heard often violently attacked him.
"These fictitious claims were never made at the onset of Amber’s allegations in 2016 and only advantageously surfaced years later once she was sued for defamation," a spokesperson told Fox News Digital. And he argued that his movie career suffered after she wrote a 2018 op-ed piece in The Washington Post, which prompted his libel lawsuit against Heard.  The marriage counselor The couple abused each other during their vicious quarrels, a marriage counselor testified in a videotaped deposition. “It looks like it would fit some cocaine. "With Ms. Heard, he was triggered, and they engaged in what I saw as mutual abuse," said Dr. When you put it in a box like that, chances are very good you’ll leave a long line of cocaine behind you walking down the street,” he said. When cross-examination began late Wednesday afternoon, Rottenborn pointed to evidence that Disney made that decision months before the article's publication. Laurel Anderson. Heard's lawyers have argued that Heard's opinion piece was accurate and did not defame him.
"I know she led on more than one occasions and started it. “That’s not a blackout, that’s sleep,” he said." Actor Johnny Depp and then-wife Amber Heard at the premiere of "Black Mass" in 2015. On the stand Tuesday, Depp called the accusations of drug addiction"grossly embellished," though he acknowledged taking many drugs. (Reuters/Fred Thornhill TPX) Heard told Anderson that she had hit, socked and thrown a can at the"Sweeney Todd" star on various occasions. He added that Heard staged the photo by putting the ice cream in his hand to make it looked like he passed out while eating. She said he also hit her. "It was a point of pride to [Heard] if she felt disrespected to initiate a fight," the Los Angeles doctor said. Here are some of the key points from Depp's testimony Wednesday: Depp told a Virginia jury on Wednesday that he was psychologically and physically abused at the hands of his ex-wife Amber Heard, in his second day of testimony against the "Aquaman" actress.
During the couple's therapy sessions, which began in October 2015, Depp had difficulty having a voice, according to the clinical psychologist.  "Ms., April 20, 2022. Heard had a jackhammer style of talking," she said."He was cut off a lot. While he said he took "his first drink of alcohol in some time," Heard berated him, snatched the bottle and "hurled" it at his head, he claimed." The infamous defecation incident After another blowup with Heard on her 30th Birthday in April 2016, Depp said he fled their Los Angeles home.
He planned to return to pick up a few items while Heard was at Coachella, but his security warned him against it and showed him a photograph of their bed. But then he grabbed another larger bottle of vodka, poured himself another shot and drank it. TOP 5 TAKEAWAYS FROM JOHNNY DEPP DEFAMATION TRIAL "On my side of the bed was human fecal matter," Depp testified."I laughed. "I felt heat, and I felt as if something were dripping down my hand. It was so outside, it was so bizarre and so grotesque that I could only laugh."  Johnny Depp and Amber Heard at Rodeo Austin at the Travis County Expo Center March 9, 2014, in Austin, Texas. "Blood was just pouring out.
(Suzanne Cordeiro/Corbis via Getty Images) Depp has previously accused Heard or one of her friends of defecating in the bed. But Heard has denied it, blaming the feces on her teacup Yorkies. "I knew in my mind and in my heart this is not life… No one should have to go through this. "I lived with those dogs for many years," Depp said."That did not come from a dog. It just didn't.
" Johnny Depp's severed finger Depp told jurors on direct examination that his ex-wife hurled an enormous bottle of vodka at him, smashing his hand and severing the tip of his right middle finger. The pair were in Australia, where Depp was filming the fifth"Pirates of the Caribbean" movie and had a vicious fight in 2015 over a postnuptial agreement he had asked Heard to sign. "What I felt was heat. I felt heat and I felt as if something was dripping down my hand," Depp recalled."I looked down and realized the tip of my finger had been severed.
I was looking directly at my bones sticking out." A combination of evidence photos showing Johnny Depp with a cast on his finger he says was severed by Amber Heard during a brawl in 2015. The photo on the right shows the actor in a hospital bed with an alleged cigarette burn on his cheek getting treatment for his injured finger. (Evidence photos) Depp said he suffered a nervous breakdown and used what remained of his finger to scrawl messages in a mixture of blood and paint on the walls. A photo of the actor at the hospital shows him with a round mark on his cheek.
"Ms. Heard had taken my cigarette from the ashtray and stomped it out in my face," he recalled, as his lawyers showed the panel gory photos of his injuries. Heard's lower lip trembled, and she looked as though she was on the verge of tears during her ex-husband's testimony. The"London Fields" actress has denied slicing the tip of Depp's finger and claimed that he brutally beat her in a drug-fueled rage on the trip. Shocking texts Depp admitted on the stand that he texted pal Paul Bettany about drowning and burning then-girlfriend Amber Heard.
In this Jan. 2, 2016, file photo, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp arrive at the 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in Palm Springs, Calif. (AP) "After you said, 'Let’s drown her before we burn her,' you said 'I will f--- her burnt corpse afterwards to make sure she’s dead?’" Rottenborn asked Depp of the June 11, 2013, message. Depp echoed a similar sentiment in a 2016 text to his friend, Isaac Baruch."I hope Amber's rotting corpse is decomposing in the f---ing trunk of a Honda Civic," he wrote.
Breakfast of champions Jurors were shown a photo of Johnny Depp’s morning sustenance taken in Amber Heard's house in Los Angeles in March 2013. Laid out on a table are two glasses of whiskey and four lines of cocaine next to a box with a skull and crossbones and Depp's initials on it. "You'd sometimes drink whiskey in the morning?" Rottenborn asked during cross-examination. "Isn't happy hour any time?" replied Depp, who has admitted to trying every drug known to man by the age 14. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP In another photo, snapped by Heard, Depp is shown passed out on a sofa with a pint of melted ice cream on his lap.
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