Johnny Depp lawsuit live: Actor testifies at libel trial about arguments with Amber Heard, horrific finger injury and feces on bed

Johnny Depp explains why he didn’t leave Amber Heard

Johnny Depp testified for the second day in his $50 million defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard. The cross-examination began late in the day and will continue on Thursday morning.

Heard is being sued by Depp for suggesting he abused her in a 2018 op-ed she wrote. Though she didn’t name him, his lawyers argue her allegations made it difficult for the actor to land film roles, turning him from “Cinderella to Quasimodo” in Hollywood, as the pirates of the caribbean actor described it.

The actor recalled a traumatic childhood with an abusive mother and said his relationship with Heard reflected that, accusing her of “bullying” him.

He described a tumultuous time together, including a fight that saw his finger cut off, the time human feces were found on his bed, and what he says happened the night Heard accused him of having a phone in their penthouse. thrown shortly before. divorce proceedings started.

Heard has filed a $100 million (£76.6 million) counterclaim against Depp for nuisance and immunity from the actor’s allegations. Depp previously lost a defamation case in the UK against The sun newspaper about the same article by Heard.

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Why Johnny Depp’s lawsuit against Amber Heard for defamation is being held in Virginia

The explosive libel trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard takes place far beyond their normal Hollywood job – in a court in Fairfax County, Virginia.

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The bizarre story of the stool on the bed



It was so out there, it was so bizarre and so grotesque that I couldn’t help but laugh

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‘Blood just poured out’: Depp recalls vodka bottle fight that led to severed finger



“I didn’t feel any pain at all in the beginning,” he said. “I felt warmth and like something was dripping off my hand.”

“I was looking right at my bones sticking out,” he added. “The blood just flowed out.”

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Depp reveals why his daughter didn’t attend his wedding to Heard

Johnny Depp was asked about his marriage to Amber Heard on day two of his testimony in a high-profile defamation lawsuit.

During his testimony, Depp said his daughter Lily-Rose Depp, the eldest of his two children with Vanessa Paradis, did not attend his wedding to Heard in 2015.

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Depp reveals Winona Ryder tattoo Amber Heard didn’t like

Johnny Depp’s taste for tattoos came to the fore during his defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard when he revealed there was one she didn’t like, according to his testimony on Wednesday.

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‘Endless parade of insults’: Depp says relationship with Heard mirrored abuse by his mother

Johnny Depp has compared his marriage to Amber Heard to his fraught relationship with his mother, calling it an “endless parade of insults”.

He recalled how “degrading swear words,” “swearing” and “being fooled” by Ms. Heard often escalated into large-scale quarrels.

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‘The lowest point in my life’: Depp accuses Amber Heard of drug withdrawal during detox

Johnny Depp has accused Amber Heard of withholding drug withdrawal while trying to detox from opioids, calling it “the lowest point of my life”.

Depp told the court that, while he didn’t feel comfortable admitting it publicly, he owned a private island in the Bahamas, where he traveled with private nurse Debbie Lloyd and Ms. Heard to detox.

He told the court, during his defamation trial against his ex-wife, of the pain he felt trying to come off the drugs, describing it as “like nothing I’ve ever experienced before”.

Graeme Massie reports from Los Angeles.

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Heard chose to file a restraining order on the same day as film premiere and daughter’s birthday, Depp says

Johnny Depp says Amber Heard chose to file a ‘cruel’ restraining order against him on the me day as the… Alice through the looking glass premiere and his daughter’s birthday.

“I felt like it was incredibly cruel…I felt it was treason,” he told the court in Fairfax, Virginia.

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Depp tells how his mother’s death made him realize he wanted a divorce

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Depp cringes as he describes seeing a photo of stool on his bed

Johnny Depp described seeing a photo of feces on his bed days after a fight with Amber Heard as he testified in court.

Depp said on Wednesday, April 20 that he did not see Ms Heard between April 22 and May 21, 2016 because he “had received news that was equally absurd, grotesque and cruel, and then I was shown a picture of what the problem was. †

He said he was shown a picture of “our bed and on my side of the bed there was human feces so I understood why it wasn’t a good time to go there”.

Depp said his “first reaction” was to “laugh”.

Gustaf Kilander has the story.

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