Amber Heard answered questions for the second day in a row about her and Johnny Depp’s unstable relationship because the actor appeared on in London’s Excessive Court docket. The Aquaman star, 34, claimed she was the sufferer of verbal and bodily abuse and insisted she was not the “instigator.” Tuesday marked the eleventh day of Depp’s libel trial towards the Solar. The Pirates of the Caribbean star, 57, is suing the tabloid’s proprietor, Information Group Newspapers, and its govt editor over a 2018 article that referred to as him a “wife beater.”” data-reactid=”16″>Amber Heard answered questions for the second day in a row about her and Johnny Depp’s unstable relationship because the actor appeared on in London’s Excessive Court docket. The Aquaman star, 34, claimed she was the sufferer of verbal and bodily abuse and insisted she was not the “instigator.” Tuesday marked the eleventh day of Depp’s libel trial towards the Solar. The Pirates of the Caribbean star, 57, is suing the tabloid’s proprietor, Information Group Newspapers, and its govt editor over a 2018 article that referred to as him a “wife beater.”
“While these proceedings are not brought against me personally, they are directed at the veracity of my allegation of domestic violence,” Heard mentioned in a witness assertion, obtained by Yahoo Leisure. “I am astounded that years after our divorce agreement was concluded, I continue to have to answer his continued harassment and bullying, and I continue to be blamed by him for a mess of his own making.”
agenda” in pursuing a relationship with him and that she was after fame and cash.” data-reactid=”18″>Depp and Heard met in 2009 filming The Rum Diary however didn’t begin courting till 2011. They wed in Feb. 2015 — an evening Heard mentioned she “never felt more lonely in my life.” Depp beforehand testified that he believes Heard had an “agenda” in pursuing a relationship with him and that she was after fame and cash.
“She was beautiful, seemingly incredibly interested in me and my work, and I fell for it,” Depp mentioned in his witness assertion. “She bombed me with what appeared to be love. It was not until much later that I understood that she had an agenda, namely to get married to me in order to progress her own career and/or to benefit financially, and she knew how to bring it about.”
Heard denied this, stating, “As for what Johnny says about my so-called ‘agenda’ in marrying him — for financial benefit or to somehow further my career — that is preposterous. I remained financially independent from him the whole time we were together and the entire amount of my divorce settlement was donated to charity. In fact, my desire to remain financially independent was one of the main sources of conflict during our relationship.”
The actress — who’s 23 years youthful than Depp — claimed she by no means even noticed his motion pictures.
“It is not true that I told him I admired his films early in our relationship (to contradict one of his examples). I was always very clear with him that I hadn’t seen his movies; it was something we joked about,” she added.
Heard denied Depp’s accusation that she commonly used medication and drank excessively throughout their five-year relationship.
“Of course I drank more than him during the brief periods when he was sober. If he was sober, then to be respectful, I would usually check with him that it was OK for me to drink wine in front of him. He would say yes and often insisted on pouring my wine,” she alleged. “I am not a habitual drug user. During our relationship I would say that I could count the number of times I attempted to smoke marijuana on two hands. I don’t like it. I am not a personality that likes to be out of control. I did not take cocaine at all when I was with Johnny.”
Heard additionally claimed she by no means inspired Depp to relapse, explaining, “My well-being and livelihood would be severely and negatively impacted by Johnny’s use. It was in my self-interest to advocate for and to support and protect his sobriety. To this end, I spent years trying to support him to get sober to help him and to save our relationship.”
abused when Depp was beneath the affect of medicine and alcohol. He claimed he was the one who suffered verbal and bodily abuse and that Heard was the aggressor.” data-reactid=”37″>The actress alleged that she was usually abused when Depp was beneath the affect of medicine and alcohol. He claimed he was the one who suffered verbal and bodily abuse and that Heard was the aggressor.
“Johnny has said I was continually verbally and physically assaulting him during our relationship — he paints a picture that I was somehow the instigator and abusive partner. That’s not true. It is true that I had to use my body and limbs to protect myself from Johnny’s violence and abuse,” she famous.
Press Affiliation.” data-reactid=”42″>“On the topic of what you say about his (Depp’s) jealousy, you mentioned in your statement that James Franco was someone that Mr. Depp was accusing you of having an affair with and he was quite wrong about it,” Depp’s lawyer, Eleanor Legal guidelines, requested the actress, in accordance with the Press Affiliation.
“That’s right,” Heard replied.
CCTV footage was proven of Heard and Franco in an elevator within the constructing the place she and Depp lived on Could 22, 2016 at round 11 p.m., days after she filed for divorce.
“Are you trying to avoid being seen by the camera there?” Legal guidelines requested.
“We were talking. He was saying to me ‘Oh my god, what happened to you?’ He saw my face… when I let him in. He saw my face and he said ‘what the f***?’” Heard claimed.
“That’s not secretive talking on that camera?” Legal guidelines requested.
“Yes, it’s discreet,” Heard mentioned.
In line with one in all Heard’s witness statements, Depp was not solely jealous of Franco, however of all male actors she filmed or auditioned with.
“He accused me of having affairs with each of my co-stars, movie after movie: Eddie Redmayne, James Franco, Jim Sturgess, Kevin Costner, Liam Hemsworth, Billy-Bob Thornton, Channing Tatum; even women co-stars like Kelly Garner,” Heard writes. “He also accused me of having affairs with stars I auditioned with, like Leonardo DiCaprio. He would taunt me about it — especially when he was drunk or high — and had derogatory nicknames for every one of my male co-stars he considered a sexual threat. For example, Leonardo DiCaprio was ‘pumpkin-head,’ Channing Tatum was ‘potato-head’ and ‘Jim Turd Sturgess.’”
Depp admitted to being jealous throughout their relationship and rightfully so, his lawyer claimed. Heard’s relationship with Elon Musk was introduced up as Alejandro Romero, the concierge at Heard and Depp’s constructing, testified he noticed the Tesla founder “a few times a week” late at evening, and that Musk would “always visit when Mr. Depp was not at home” in 2015.
Heard maintained her and Musk’s relationship didn’t begin till after she and Depp break up in 2016. Textual content messages between her and Musk had been learn aloud in court docket from Could 2016 when the entrepreneur provided the actress “24/7” safety as she confided that she was about to hunt a restraining order towards Depp.
“The offer would stand, even if you never wanted to see me again… anyway, sorry for being an idiot. The radio silence hurts a lot. It only matters because I really like you,” Musk’s textual content to Heard mentioned.
“Were you telling Mr. Depp about this?” Legal guidelines requested. “Time and again, you have accused [Depp] of being jealous, but we can see here you are in communication with someone.”
replied.” data-reactid=”55″>“I think all jealousy could be deemed illogical,” Heard replied.
In her written assertion, Heard mentioned it was “incredibly upsetting” to relive the abuse allegations.
“I am reminded again of how women who suffer domestic violence — and have historically tried to protect their abusive partners — have those attempts to protect their partners later weaponized against them: because we don’t say something about it earlier, others assume it must not be true,” she mentioned. “It is incredibly upsetting for me to have to respond to the allegations he and his paid staff have now made against me in these proceedings, which were initiated by him, and in circumstances where our divorce agreement required me to drop all claims of abuse but our agreed public statement made clear I had not made a false accusation.”
When Depp and Heard settled their divorce in August 2016, they issued a seemingly amicable joint assertion: “Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love,” Depp and Heard said in a statement. Neither party has made false accusations for financial gains. There was never an intent of physical or emotional harm. Amber wishes the best for Johnny in the future.”