Amber Heard has defended herself against Johnny Depp’s accusations that she severed his finger during a fight.
Amber Heard alleged in a British court on Wednesday that her ex-husband Johnny Depp threw “30 or more bottles” at her as if they were “grenades or bombs” during a drunken and frantic assault in Australia in March 2015 in which she also accidentally saw him cut. part of your finger.
Taking the witness stand for the third day in London High Court during Depp’s defamation case against a British tabloid, the actor refuted her claim that she was the one who lost her temper and injured him.
Heard has described her stay in Australia with Depp as something of a “three-day hostage situation”, during which Depp was “completely out of control and out of control” after bingeing on drugs and alcohol. Heard has said she feared for her life while at the rented property on Australia’s Gold Coast during a visit while Depp was filming the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
This incident is at the center of the labeling of The Sun as a “wife-beater” in an April 2018 article. The Sun’s defense relies on allegations made by Depp for violence between 2013 and 2016, as diverse as a house of rent in Australia, his private island in the Bahamas and in a private jet.
Depp, 57, denied mistreating Herd, claiming he was aggressive during their temporary relationship. He was once again present to hear Hurd’s testimony. He is suing The Sun’s publisher, news group Newspapers and its executive editor, Dan Wootton, over the article.
Depp’s lawyer Eleanor Laws said that Herd had acted “angrily” during his stay in Australia and that he just had a habit of “losing it”. The 34-year-old herd said he “got angry at times, but not angry, forcing me to throw anything at him.”
She admitted that she broke a bottle during their second evening together in Australia, testifying that it happened because they argued about Depp’s drinking scale. “I’m sorry I did that,” said Herd, who also claimed that Depp often credited her for saving him by trying to get him clean and quiet.
He broke the bottle, after which Hurd alleged that Depp started throwing bottles full of alcohol and drugs, completely that they broke a window behind him.
“He started picking them up one by one and threw them like a grenade or a bomb,” she said. “One by one, in my direction, and I felt the glass breaking behind me.”
She said he threw away all the bottles that were within reach, once a “festive magnum-sized bottle of wine.” “I’d be surprised if Johnny remembers any of himself, but I was there,” Hurd said.
The makeup artist confirmed that she attended the London court hearing involuntarily via video link from Los Angeles. During the first nine days of case testimony at the High Court, judge Andrew Nicol heard from Depp and from several current or former employees who backed his version of events. In his testimony, Depp said he was the one being abused by Heard and that she had a history of being violent against him.
In written testimony released to the court, Heard said that at various times during her and Depp’s relationship she endured “punching, slapping, kicking, head-butting and choking.” She said some incidents were “so severe” she was “afraid he was going to kill me, either intentionally or just by losing control and going too far.” She said he blamed his actions on “a self-created third party” that he referred to as “the monster.”
Depp and Heard met on the set of the film The Rum Diary, released in 2011. They married in Los Angeles in February 2015. Heard filed for divorce the following year, and it was finalized in 2017. Thursday is expected to be Heard’s final day of testimony.
Herd also denied setting aside the tip of Depp’s finger while throwing an alleged bottle or placing a cigarette on his cheek during the incident. He said that this was something Depp would do to himself.
“I was standing in front of him,” Hurd said. “it was designed.” Hurd said that Depp “screamed” at him while pressing the cigarette on his cheek that he couldn’t feel the pain. She testified that Depp was high on cocaine and MDMA at the time, as well as being drunk.
Depp’s lawyer, Lawz, also accused him of lying about an alleged incident of domestic violence in Los Angeles in December 2015, which Hurd wrote in written testimony on “one of the worst and most violent nights of the couple’s relationship.” As described.
In her testimony, Hurd alleges that Depp slapped her and pulled out tufts of hair while pulling through her apartment, then punched her in the head repeatedly.
The law states that a medical note made by Erin Berum, a nurse who saw Hurd shortly after the alleged incident, did not notice any bruises, just bleeding on her lips. The lawyer suggested that biting her lip caused Herd to bleed.
“Absolutely not,” is heard replied. “I had two black eyes, a broken nose, a broken rib …. I had bruises all over my body.”
Depp’s lawyer played a short clip of Hurd’s appearance on James Corden’s The Late Late Show the next day of the alleged 2015 incident. Law said the footage showed no injuries to Herd. “I had a lot of injuries,” Hurd said, as the makeup covered him.
Mele’s makeup artist Melanie Inglesis told the court that she suffered injuries with Concealer ahead of the model-actor’s appearance on the show. Inglessis said that Concealer was “very effective” in covering Bruce, because to my remembrance, they were not that dark or swollen. … I don’t remember having trouble covering them “.