Hours earlier than stepping out on the crimson carpet for the Tokyo premiere of “Mordecai” in January 2015, Amber Heard says she and Johnny Depp received right into a combat that left her involved about bruising.
Taking the stand on Thursday as a part of Depp’s ongoing defamation trial, Heard stated the 2 “received into an argument” of their resort room after she “stated one thing snotty to him that provoked him.” She stated she walked into the hallway to get away from him, however “he grabbed me by the arm and slammed me in opposition to the hallway wall.”
“I managed to get out of his grasp sufficient to take just a few steps. By the time I made it to the closet, he had me by the hair and it felt like he was wailing on me, in a sloppy means, hitting the again of my head, wrestled me right down to the ground,” she continued.
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Heard stated she “did not also have a truthful shot” within the combat, saying he got here at her from behind and she or he “did not see it coming.”
“He was screaming at me, actually screaming, loud,” she stated. “At one level, he put his knee on my again, kneeling on my again … He was screaming at me that he hated me, it was over, he did not need to marry me, he was disgusted. He made a mistake and everybody hated me.”
Despite the alleged incident, Heard nonetheless went to the premiere with him that night time, the place she was photographed smiling alongside Depp in a backless costume.
“I bear in mind within the automotive checking my cellphone obsessively for footage as a result of my costume was backless. Of all instances to have a backless costume,” she advised the courtroom, beginning to get emotional. “I used to be taking a look at footage of us on the crimson carpet and it was surreal as a result of I used to be checking for bruises and ensuring there could be no marks on me.”
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Around the identical time, Heard was filming “The Danish Girl” in London and stated Depp’s jealousy emerged whereas he stayed in Los Angeles. Describing one cellphone name the place they had been speaking, earlier than the cellphone minimize out, Heard stated she referred to as him again minutes later and was “so confused” by what occurred subsequent.
“He answered and he stated, ‘How may you inform me that, how may you say that to me? Who the f— is he?'” she stated. “He requested me that just a few instances and I used to be so confused. he says, ‘Who is the man, the one in New York, you are f—ing?'”
“He tells me that I’ve simply advised him that I had a boyfriend or a lover in New York and he is accusing me of getting simply advised him about it, which is loopy. Not only was that not correct, I’d by no means have communicated with him like that,” stated Heard. “It was simply essentially the most weird factor. He was so labored up, incoherent and accusing me of getting this dialog with him.”
She later referred to it as a second the place he was “hallucinating,” earlier than saying his habits was “not related to actuality” whereas she was working on that film.
“I received the sense he thought I used to be sleeping with the director, then it was the actor I used to be filming with, Eddie Redmayne. I used to be not. Not that it mattered,” she added.
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Her testimony is ongoing.
Depp is looking for $50 million in damages after Heard claimed she was a survivor of home abuse in an op-ed within the Washington Post in 2018. While she did not title Depp within the piece, his legal professionals argue it was implied to be about him and negatively affected his profession. She countersued Depp for $100 million.
The actor has already misplaced an earlier lawsuit he took within the UK over the identical article that appeared in The Sun.
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