Whereas on the stand, Amber Heard denied allegations that she defecated in ex-husband Johnny Depp‘s mattress “as a prank” after the pair had a battle.
“Completely not. Completely not. To begin with, I don’t assume that’s humorous. I used to be not in a pranking temper. My life was falling aside,” the Aquaman star, 36, stated throughout her testimony on Monday, Could 16, as a part of the continued defamation trial that the Pirates of the Caribbean star, 58, filed towards her. “I had simply been attacked on my thirtieth birthday … it was not likely a jovial time, and I don’t assume that’s humorous, interval. That’s disgusting.”
Depp alleged final month that he was “proven an image” of human fecal matter left on his facet of the mattress, presumably left by Heard following a 2016 argument. On the time, a witness claimed it was meant as a sensible joke. The Edward Scissorhands actor’s longtime govt chauffeur and safety guard Starling Jenkins II testified on April 28, noting that he heard the By no means Again Down actress say she left a “shock” in Depp’s mattress whereas Jenkins drove her to Coachella.
Heard, nonetheless, argued that neither she nor her pals would have accomplished such a factor. “That’s not one thing a bunch of 30-year-olds would assume is humorous,” she stated on Monday. The Magic Mike XXL actress additionally argued that the mattress in query was in a home that she stayed in whereas combating with Depp, so there can be no purpose to imagine that he would discover the poop.
Whereas she doesn’t recall seeing something within the mattress, Heard did be aware that it might have come from certainly one of her canines, who she left within the mattress whereas packing for Coachella. “[Boo] had eaten Johnny‘s weed when she was a pet and had bowel management points for her total life,” the Texas native testified.
Her Rum Diary costar — whom Heard was married to between 2015 and 2017 — is at present suing her for defamation in response to a 2018 opinion article she penned for The Washington Publish, revealing she was a survivor of home abuse. Although Heard didn’t identify Depp within the editorial, his attorneys have argued that primarily based on her prior allegations of abuse by the hands of the actor, folks would affiliate him with the piece.
She took the stand for the primary time on Could 4, the place she alleged that Depp had a historical past of violence of their relationship, together with the night time earlier than he allegedly discovered poop within the mattress. “I battle to seek out the phrases on how painful that is. That is horrible for me to sit down right here for weeks and relive all the things right here with those that I knew — some nicely, some not,” Heard advised the courtroom. “That is probably the most painful and tough factor I’ve ever gone by for certain.”
Whereas on the stand, Heard claimed that the primary time Depp hit her was whereas the duo had been consuming close to a “jar of cocaine” and the Texas native requested the Lone Ranger star what the tattoo on his arm stated. When he responded, “Wino Perpetually,” the Drive Offended star recalled laughing, which upset her then-husband. “He slapped me throughout the face and I laughed,” Heard stated throughout her testimony. “I laughed as a result of I didn’t know what else to do. I believed this have to be a joke as a result of I didn’t know what was occurring. I simply stared at him considering that he was going to start out laughing too.”
She added, “As a lady, I had by no means been hit like that,” earlier than noting to the jury that the alleged incident is one thing she “will always remember.” The Charlie and the Chocolate Issue star initially acquired a tattoo studying, “Winona Perpetually” within the Nineties, as a tribute to his then-girlfriend, Winona Ryder. After they cut up in 1993, Depp had the tattoo modified to learn “Wino Perpetually.”
Depp, for his half, emphatically denied Heard’s accusations of abuse whereas giving his testimony final month. “By no means did I actually attain the purpose of putting Ms. Heard in any means, nor have I ever struck any girl in my life,” the Concern and Loathing in Las Vegas actor advised the jury on April 19. “It’s been six years of making an attempt occasions. It’s fairly unusual when sooner or later you’re Cinderella, so to talk, then 0.6 seconds you’re Quasimodo. I didn’t deserve that, nor did my kids, nor did the individuals who have believed in me for all these years.”
If you happen to or somebody you already know is experiencing home violence, please name the Nationwide Home Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for confidential help.