Winona Ryder has stated she was “shocked, confused and upset” by allegations that Johnny Depp was abusive in direction of his ex-wife Amber Heard, based on a witness assertion supplied in help of Depp.
The Edward Scissorhands actor is suing The Solar for libel after the British tabloid described him as a “wife beater” and, though Ryder is now not being referred to as to the witness stand, extra excerpts from her assertion had been made accessible to press Thursday on the Excessive Courtroom.
Ryder was engaged to Depp within the 1990s and the Stranger Issues star stated she considers the connection among the many most vital in her life. Per the Press Affiliation, she stated in her assertion: “I perceive that it is extremely necessary that I converse from my very own expertise, as I clearly was not there throughout his marriage to Amber, however, from my expertise, which was so wildly completely different, I used to be completely shocked, confused and upset after I heard the accusations towards him.
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“The concept he’s an extremely violent particular person is the farthest factor from the Johnny I knew and liked. I can’t wrap my head round these accusations. He was by no means, by no means violent in direction of me. He was by no means, by no means abusive in any respect in direction of me. He has by no means been violent or abusive in direction of anyone I’ve seen.
“I truly and honestly only know him as a really good man – an incredibly loving, extremely caring guy who was so very protective of me and the people that he loves, and I felt so very, very safe with him. I do not want to call anyone a liar but from my experience of Johnny, it is impossible to believe that such horrific allegations are true. I find it extremely upsetting, knowing him as I do.”
Additional excerpts from Vanessa Paradis’ assertion had been additionally revealed. The French singer was in a relationship with Depp for greater than 14 years and had two kids with him.
She stated: “This is nothing like the true Johnny I have known, and from my personal experience of many years, I can say he was never violent or abusive to me. I have seen that these outrageous statements have been really distressing, and also caused damage to his career because unfortunately people have gone on believing these false facts. This is so upsetting as he has helped so many persons in his personal and professional life, with kindness and generosity.”
It comes because the court docket was proven a picture from 2016 of Depp with a darkish mark below his eye. Depp’s head of safety Sean Bett stated the picture confirmed an damage allegedly sustained from Heard. “Mr Depp told me that Ms Heard had slapped him on the face a few times,” he stated whereas giving proof.
In his witness assertion, Bett added that he noticed the couple “very regularly” throughout their relationship and “never saw any cuts, bruises or other injuries on Ms Heard.”
He added: “Quite the opposite, all through the course of Mr Depp and Ms Heard’s relationship, Ms Heard was verbally and bodily abusive in direction of Mr Depp. On many events, I witnessed her shout at Mr Depp. I used to be additionally instructed by Mr Depp on a number of events that Ms Heard had bodily abused him.
“A very common occurrence throughout the relationship would be that Mr Depp would have me, and other members of his security team, take him away from Ms Heard, due to her behaviour. He would then stay somewhere else. This happened on so many occasions that it is not possible for me to remember them all in detail. However, I would describe it as a recurring cycle that Ms Heard would abuse Mr Depp, who would then remove himself from the situation.”
The trial continues.