Closing the questioning in the trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, the actor Johnny Depp declared that it was ” unimaginable ” and ” brutal ” to hear his accusations of domestic violence.
“No human being is perfect, of course not, none of us, but I have never committed sexual assault or physical abuse in my life,” said the 58-year-old artist, in a trial that is drawing to a close after six weeks of the hearing.
On the witness stand, Depp was asked by his lawyers about what it had been like to hear his ex-partner’s testimony. “It’s crazy to hear the heinous accusations of violence, of sexual violence, that she attributes to me,” said the protagonist of “Pirates of the Caribbean.” “All these outrageous and outrageous stories that I’ve done these things,” he added.
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“HUMILIATING AND PAINFUL”
Heard and Depp was married from 2015 to 2017. In May 2016, the 36-year-old actress obtained a restraining order against her then-husband, alleging domestic violence. “Horrible, ridiculous, humiliating, absurd, painful, savage, brutal in an unimaginable way, cruel and all untrue,” Johnny told the jury. “All fake,” he remarked.
The actor maintained that no one “likes to have to expose themselves like that and tell the truth”, but that he needed to face “what I have been carrying, unintentionally, for six years”. In November 2020, the actor filed a libel suit in London against the British tabloid The Sun for calling him a “wife-beater”.
Depp, a three-time Oscar nominee, lost the case and sued Heard over an opinion piece by the actress published in the Washington Post in December 2018, in which Heard described himself as a “public figure representing the domestic abuse.”
The Texas-born actress does not name Depp in the text but he sued her for implying he was an abuser and is demanding $50 million in damages. Heard, the star of “Aquaman,” countersued, asking for $100 million and claiming she suffered “rampant physical violence and abuse” at his hands
Johnny Depp closed his final argument against Amber Heard: “She is the abuser”
HEARD SAYS SHE RECEIVED DEATH THREATS
“Aquaman” star Amber Heard said Thursday she received thousands of death threats during the “agonizing” libel trial between her and ex-husband Johnny Depp.
“I am being harassed, humiliated, and threatened every day,” Heard, 36, said on the last day of witness testimony at the trial in Fairfax, Virginia, near the US capital.
Amber Heard said she is the subject of a social media campaign by “millions” of Johnny Depp fans and suffers from panic attacks, nightmares, and trauma.
“People want to kill me and they tell me every day,” he told the jury, sometimes crying or with a broken voice. “People want to put my baby in the microwave and tell me.”
“I get hundreds of death threats on a regular, if not daily basis, thousands since this trial began, people making fun of my testimony about being assaulted,” the Texas-born actress added.
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