Amber Heard took the witness stand as of late, the 14th day of the $50 million defamation trial lodged through her ex-husband Johnny Depp. (Heard is countersuing Depp for $100 million, claiming his criminal crew falsely accused her of constructing fabricated claims about their dating.) All over Heard’s testimony, the actor accused Depp of sexual attack and a lot of different circumstances of bodily violence amplified through drug and alcohol abuse. Depp, who’s suing Heard over an op-ed she wrote for The Washington Submit during which she claimed to be a sufferer of home abuse, denied the accusations that he was once bodily abusive. In flip, he claims that the op-ed harmed his profession, ruining his possibilities of returning to the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise.
Heard testified that the trial was once a completely terrible enjoy. “I struggle to find the words to describe how painful this is,” Heard stated. “This is horrible for me to sit here for weeks and relive everything. Hear people that I knew — some well, some not — my ex-husband with whom I shared a life, speak about our lives in the way that they have. This is the most painful and difficult thing I’ve ever gone through, for sure.”
The specifics of Heard’s accusation come with Depp time and again hitting her. The primary time he did so was once over a observation about one in every of his tattoos, which he claimed learn “Wino,” inflicting Heard to snicker. “I just laughed because I thought he was joking, and he slapped me across the face,” Heard stated. “And I laughed. I laughed because I didn’t know what else to do. I thought this must be a joke. I didn’t know what was going on. I just stared at him.”
Heard stated that he replied, “You think you’re a funny bitch,” and hit her two times extra.
In a while, she stated, Depp begged for forgiveness, getting on his knees and apologetically pronouncing, “I thought I put the monster away.” Depp persisted apologizing to her within the days after the incident, texting messages, like “I’d rather cut my hand off than ever lay it upon you.”
Later, Heard claims, Depp carried out a “cavity search” on her when she and Depp had been on holiday within the upscale trailer park neighborhood out of doors Joshua Tree known as Hicksville. After an evening of partying and in all probability drug use, Heard stated that she and Depp returned to her trailer, the place Depp started smashing issues within the trailer and accusing her of hiding cocaine. Believing the medicine had been in her vagina, Heard claimed Depp ripped her garments and lingerie off. “He was telling me, ‘We’re going to conduct a cavity search shall we?’ Like, just shoved his fingers inside me,” she testified.
Heard painted a fuller image in their dating in the beginning of her testimony, describing the previous spouses’ assembly at the set of the 2011 movie The Rum Diary: “He was the love of my life, but he was also this other thing. The other thing was awful.”