The actress Amber Heard assured this Thursday that her ex-husband, also an actor Johnny Depp, slapped her during a plane ride because I was jealous of some scenes he shot with James Franco for the film ‘Retales de una vida’. According to Heard during her second day of testimony before the courts in Fairfax (Virginia, USA), Depp assaulted her on a private plane flying from Boston to Los Angeles, and in which the actor insistently asked about her relationship with Franco.
“He called me a whore,” Heard said of the incident, which allegedly took place in 2014 in front of other people on her team. The actress then got up from her seat and stopped responding to Depp, after which he hit her, according to her testimony. “He didn’t hurt me, he just embarrassed me that he did that in front of others,” the actress explained.
Heard, 36, intervened for more than five hours in which he reviewed the most bizarre moments of his relationship with Depp, 58, who was also in the room and, although he avoided eye contact with his ex-partner, sometimes he he twisted in his seat. The actress took advantage of her turn on the stage to present graphic and sound documents of their accusations such as, for example, an audio supposedly recorded on the same flight in which Depp hit him and in which the protagonist of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ is heard howling without apparent sense. Heard indicated that this moment occurred after the actor locked himself in the bathroom to get high.
Throughout her statement on both Thursday and Wednesday, Heard described Depp as a man violent, unable to control his aggressiveness and with serious drug addiction problems. In fact, the actress showed a series of photographs taken at different times, in which Depp appears lying on the floor of a hotel and in similar circumstances, apparently under the influence of drugs. “There was no one to back me up, so I started taking photos,” justified Heard, who even projected an image of her broken bed, allegedly after a violent argument.
Towards the end of her speech, the actress’s lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, asked Heard to clarify if Depp penetrated her with a glass bottle. “I can’t believe he has to do it,” she said before pointing out that during his stay in Australia in 2015, the actor introduced a bottle several times until his vagina began to bleed.
From that same trip to Australia there is a reverse accusation. Last week, Depp said that Heard attacked him with a bottle of vodka for which he lost a piece of his finger that had to be rebuilt, something that the actress denied since, according to her, the injury was caused by a fit of rage in which the actor hit his hand against various objects, including his mobile phone. Heard’s defense handed over photographs showing the damage they caused to the mansion where they were staying in Australia, with pieces of glass and blood on the floor, as detailed by other witnesses who spoke previously at the trial.
In the lawsuit, Depp accuses her of defamation for an article she published in The Washington Post in 2018, after her divorce, in which she claimed to have suffered “domestic abuse.” The actor asks his ex-partner for 50 million dollars in damages. For her part, Heard has responded with a counterclaim in which she alleges that Depp has launched a smear campaign against her and claims 100 million.
It is the first time that the two celebrities have faced each other in court: in the trial held in 2020 in London, and which Depp lost, the actress attended as a witness, since the accusation was against the British newspaper The Sun for an article calling the actor a “women’s aggressor”.