“At one point, he (Johnny Depp) had a broken bottle up against my face, neck area, and jawline, and he told me he was going to carve up my face,” Amber Heard testified.
Amber Heard testified Thursday that her ex-husband Johnny Depp sexually assaulted her and threatened to “carve up” her face with a broken bottle during a heated argument one month after they married in 2015.
During her second day on the witness stand in the defamation case filed against her by the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star, the 36-year-old “Aquaman” actress detailed multiple instances of alleged physical and sexual abuse.
Depp, 58, sued Heard in December 2018 over an op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post in which she described herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.”
Heard did not specifically mention Depp in the op-ed, but he sued her for implying he was a domestic abuser, seeking $50 million in damages.
Heard, who was born in Texas, countersued for $100 million, claiming she was the victim of “rampant physical violence and abuse” at his hands.
She detailed an incident that occurred in March 2015 in Australia, where Depp was filming the fifth instalment of the “Pirates” franchise.
Earlier in the trial, Depp testified that a “enraged” Heard was the aggressor in the argument, severing the tip of one of his fingers with a vodka bottle.
On Thursday, Heard gave a very different account on the witness stand.
She stated that when she confronted Depp about his drinking, he challenged her to attempt to steal a bottle from him.
“I obtain it,” she stated. “I slammed it to the ground directly in front of us.
“That truly enraged him. It was as if a light bulb had been switched off.”
She claimed Depp threw another bottle at her, but it “fortunately missed.” “Also cans, such as soda cans, beer cans, or soda cans, and they’re all coming at me at the same time.”
“At one point, he had a broken bottle against my face, neck area, and jawline and told me he was going to carve up my face,” she explained, adding that Depp was screaming at her that she had “ruined his life.”
Heard sobbed as she described Depp ripping off her nightgown and sexually assaulting her with a bottle.
“Johnny had the bottle inside of me and was repeatedly shoving it inside,” she explained, despite his repeated threats to kill her.
Heard stated that she was able to flee, and upon her return to her bedroom the following morning, she discovered that Depp had used blood from his finger, food, and paint to create “incoherent” messages throughout the house – on mirrors, walls, lampshades, and other surfaces.
She stated that she had no idea how his fingertip was severed.
- ‘I’m feeling extremely embarrassed’ –
Heard also testified about another incident in which Depp allegedly slapped and kicked her on an aeroplane after accusing her of having an affair with her co-star on “The Adderall Diaries,” James Franco.
“He was enraged that I took the job with James Franco,” Heard explained.
“He despised James Franco and was already accusing me of having a secret relationship with him in the past, ever since we worked together on ‘Pineapple Express.'”
“He called me a slut,” Heard recalled of the incident, which occurred during a May 2014 flight.
She claimed Depp slapped her across the face and kicked her in the back as she moved to another seat.
On the plane at the time, she said, were members of Depp’s security detail and his assistants.
“No one spoke, no one acted. On that plane, it was as if you could hear a pin drop,” she explained. “And I recall feeling extremely embarrassed.”
Depp previously testified for four days and denied ever being physically abusive to Heard, claiming she was the one who was frequently violent.
Depp’s attorneys previously called experts to testify that he has lost millions of dollars as a result of the abuse allegations, including a $22.5 million payday for the sixth instalment of the “Pirates” franchise.
Depp filed the defamation suit in the United States following his November 2020 loss in a separate libel case in London against The Sun for calling him a “wife-beater.”
Depp, who has been nominated for three Academy Awards, and Heard met on the set of “The Rum Diary” in 2009 and married in February 2015. Two years later, their divorce was finalised.
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