Amber Heard tearfully told the bar Thursday of the rare abuse and rape Johnny Depp allegedly suffered, increased tenfold by alcohol and drugs, while staying in Australia just months after their wedding in 2015.
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The 36-year-old actress, who was charged with defamation by her ex-husband in a US court, explained that she joined the actor in early March 2015, who is starring in the fifth episode of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” saga. filming was.
But shortly after his arrival, a quarrel suddenly breaks out. “When we turned on the light, he started screaming,” she said. He throws bottles and cans at her, grabs her by the neck and threatens to disfigure her with a broken bottle, knocks her against a wall and rips off her nightgown.
“I’m standing against the wall and he’s yelling at me that he hates me, that I’ve ruined his life,” she told the audience, unable to hold back tears.
“He told me ‘Fuck, I’m going to kill you,'” before shoving a bottle of alcohol into her vagina.
“All I felt was this pain,” she continued, claiming to have remained silent because she didn’t know “whether the bottle he (her) entered was broken.”
It was during this scene, she said, that the 58-year-old actor cut his finger. He assures that it was his ex-wife who cut him off by throwing a bottle at him, which Amber Heard denies.
“I loved this man so much, but it was so poisonous that I couldn’t stop him from hitting me,” she explained when her lawyer asked her why she hadn’t left her husband after those three days of hell.
The couple then decided to start relationship counseling, but the spats were enameled with brutality until she filed a domestic violence complaint in May 2016. She had dropped these charges during the divorce proceedings, which concluded in early 2017.
The actress also claimed that while under the influence of cannabis and alcohol, Johnny Depp kicked her on a private plane between Boston and Los Angeles and accused her of having an affair with actor James Franco, with whom she was shooting a movie in May 2014. used to be. †
“He hated, hated James Franco and already accused me of dating him” in a previous film, she said.
“He punched me in the back, nobody said anything, nobody did anything,” she said, referring to the star’s bodyguards and companions aboard the plane.
On the second day of her court hearing in Fairfax, near Washington, she continued to talk about how her relationship with her ex-husband had become “toxic” despite multiple objections and interruptions from Johnny Depp’s attorneys, who had the gift of to piss off Judge Penney. Azcarat.
The idyll born in 2009 had, she said, quickly given way to bouts of jealousy from the actor, culminating in beatings and fueled by the use of various drugs and alcohol.
Despite “a million promises to heal and be sober,” Johnny Depp regularly fell into his addictions, she explained.
The 58-year-old actor listened intently to his estranged wife, sometimes responding with slight nods of denial or whispering to his lawyer.
Since the start of the trial, he has avoided the gaze of Amber Heard as much as possible, who must continue her testimony when the trial resumes on May 16.
Johnny Depp is seeking $50 million in damages from his ex-wife. He accuses her of ruining her reputation and career after she claimed on a platform in the Washington Post in December 2018 that she had experienced domestic violence in 2016, without citing her former husband.
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The actor, who testified for four days in late April, denies ever putting his hand on Amber Heard and assures it was she who was violent. He admitted to heavy drug and alcohol use, which he claims was under control most of the time.
The actress, most notably on the poster for “Justice League” and “Aquaman”, counterattacked and demanded $100 million.