Johnny Depp said in court on Friday that the final straw in the end of his marriage to Amber Heard was the discovery of excrement in their bed after a party.
Depp’s Testimony was Coming to a Close,
the British tabloid newspaper that had falsely accused him of abusing Heard was submitting its own libel defence. The Hollywood star is suing The Sun’s publisher, News Group Newspapers, as well as the paper’s executive editor, Dan Wootton, for defamation of character following an article published in April 2018.
Depp spent three and a half days testifying in the High Court, during which he recounted a turbulent relationship marked by frequent screaming confrontations that occasionally got physical. Heard has been accused of creating a dossier of false allegations against him as a “insurance policy,” but he has denied hurting her.
The Rum Diary
On the set of the 2011 comedy “The Rum Diary,” Depp, then 57, and Heard, then 34, fell in love and eventually tied the knot in Los Angeles in February 2015. Heard, an actress and model, got a restraining order against Depp for domestic violence the year after she divorced him. In 2017, they were legally able to split apart.
According to Depp, the couple’s split occurred in part because a cleaning discovered excrement in a bed the morning after Heard’s 30th birthday party in April of 2016.
Pistol and Boo
The couple’s Yorkshire terriers, got the blame from Heard, but Depp was sure it was human hands.
“This wasn’t the work of a canine weighing less than four pounds. I felt sure that Ms. Heard or one of her accomplices had been responsible for the human faeces on the bed, but I couldn’t be sure “A statement he made.
After this, he said, he knew the marriage was doomed and made the decision to end it.
Depp stated, “I wanted nothing to do with her.” That seemed like such a strangely appropriate way to conclude things between us.
In Defence of The Sun
Heard makes a total of 14 charges that Depp was violent toward her between 2013 and 2016. He strenuously refutes all of them.
While being questioned by Sasha Wass, an attorney for The Sun, Depp described his relationship with Heard as difficult during a time when he was attempting to sobriety and occasionally relapsing.
He felt that he was in a “continuous tailspin” and remembered telling Heard multiple times, “Listen, we are a crime scene waiting to happen.” However, he said he was not violent.
Depp has rejected Heard’s allegations that he assaulted her while intoxicated on several occasions, including at his home in the Bahamas, an apartment in Australia, and their penthouse in Los Angeles.
The Sun’s lawyer said that in December 2015, Depp and Heard got into a confrontation in the penthouse during which Depp threw a decanter at Heard, slapped her, yanked her hair, and headbutted her, giving her two black eyes.
According to Depp’s attorney, his client was “in an uncontrollable rage” and “screaming you were going to kill her.”
According to Depp
Heard was the aggressor and he just sought to hold her down “to stop her flailing and punching me.” He admitted he might have accidentally head-butted her, but insisted he wasn’t the one responsible for her wounds.
Depp denied Heard’s allegations that he assaulted her over the course of three days in March 2015 in Australia, where the actor was filming the fifth “Pirates of the Caribbean” instalment.
He acknowledged that there had been an argument between the pair, which had led to the destruction of their leased home and the amputation of one of Depp’s fingers.
Depp claims that Heard threw a vodka bottle at him, severing his fingertip. She says she was not there when the finger was cut off.
Heard claims that while intoxicated, Depp bashed her head against a refrigerator, flung her against a pingpong table, yelled at her, shattered bottles, swigged straight from the bottle of Jack Daniels, destroyed a window, and snorted cocaine.
He then Declared, “These are Lies.”
In court, Depp stated that he has committed actions he does not recall making while under the influence of alcohol and drugs. He claimed he couldn’t possibly be physically abusive and forget about it.
Depp admitted that there were blackouts, but added, “In any blackout there are bits of recall.”
The trial will last for three weeks, and Heard is expected to testify in the second week.