Depp v. Heard trial: Heard describes disturbing sexual assault allegations in opposition to Depp
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Amber Heard detailed disturbing sexual assault allegations in opposition to her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, on the witness stand Thursday in a Fairfax, Virginia, courtroom.
Heard on Thursday described an alleged sexual assault that occurred over the course of a three-day-long combat between the couple in Australia in 2015, the primary 12 months of their marriage. Heard alleged that when she arrived in Australia to rejoin her husband after not seeing him since their wedding ceremony, Depp accused her of dishonest on him along with her co-star Eddie Redmayne, which began the combating.
She broke down in tears throughout her testimony, saying at one level, “I do not need to do that.”
“Sooner or later he’s on prime of me,” she advised jurors of the second day of steady combating. “I’m trying in his eyes, and I don’t see him anymore. … It wasn’t him. It was black. I’ve by no means been so scared in my life.”
Depp allegedly tore off her nightgown; dragged her throughout shards of damaged glass on the bottom, bare; and repeatedly punched her. The following factor she mentioned remembered was being bent over on the bar along with her chest up and one thing inside her.
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“I assumed he was punching me. I felt this strain. I felt this strain on my pubic bone,” she advised the jury. She mentioned she regarded round and noticed all of the damaged glass on the ground.
“I didn’t know if the bottle he had inside me was damaged,” she mentioned, recalling that she thought, “‘Please God, I hope it is not damaged'” on the time.
She then alleged that she went inside a toilet, vomited then took two sleeping drugs. When she awoke, Depp was writing on the partitions with blood from his finger that was allegedly injured after Heard by a bottle of alcohol at him.
Heard’s lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, requested her later what Depp was saying to her through the alleged sexual assault.
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“‘I’ll f–king kill you.’ He mentioned it to me again and again,” Heard advised jurors.
Bredehoft additionally confirmed Heard a photograph of a liquor bottle and Heard grew agitated. The actress mentioned she didn’t acknowledge the bottle he had allegedly used till the protection turned over a photograph just a few days prior that depicted it. Though Heard hadn’t seen the bottle that he allegedly used, she mentioned she acknowledged it from its form.
In the course of the notorious combat that left Johnny Depp lacking a bit of his finger, he allegedly threatened to carve up Heard’s face.
“He’s received a bottle in his hand and he threw it at me,” she mentioned. “Sooner or later, he had a damaged bottle up in opposition to my face, neck space, my jawline, and he advised me he’d carve up my face.”
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Heard claimed her ex-husband had been abusing substances on the time of the combat.
Depp smirked a number of occasions over the course of her testimony. The actor has additionally accused Heard of bodily and emotional abuse.
A spokesperson for Depp mentioned Heard “did certainly ship ‘the efficiency of her life’ in her direct examination” in a Thursday assertion.
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“Whereas Ms. Heard’s tales have continued to develop new and handy particulars, Mr. Depp’s recollections have remained precisely the identical all through the six painful years since her first allegations have been made,” the spokesperson mentioned. “His reality — the reality — is identical irrespective of the surroundings through which it’s has been introduced. The upcoming cross examination from Mr. Depp’s workforce will likely be most telling, and will definitely spotlight the various fallacies Ms. Heard has now tried to go off as reality all through her convoluted testimony.”
Depp, 58, is suing Heard for $50 million over a 2018 op-ed she wrote alleging she was a sufferer of home violence. The “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor claims the abuse allegations have been an elaborate “hoax” to advertise her movie “Aquaman” and punish him for leaving her. Heard countersued Depp for $100 million, accusing him and his former lawyer of conspiring to destroy her repute in a sequence of smear campaigns.