Johnny Depp explains why he didn’t leave Amber Heard
Heard is being sued by Depp for implying he abused her in a 2018 op-ed she wrote. Although she did not name him, his lawyers claim her allegations have made it difficult for the actor to land movie 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 mirrored that, accusing her of “bullying” him.
Depp described incidents including a fight in which his finger was sliced open, human faeces being found on his bed, and Heard’s accusation he had thrown a phone at her in their penthouse, shortly before divorce proceedings began.
Audio played to the court revealed an argument between the couple in which Heard told Depp “you didn’t get punched” and that “I was hitting you”, in a dispute about a violent episode.
How to watch Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against Amber Heard
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Oliver O’Connell21 April 2022 13:30
Heard chose to file for restraining order on same day as movie premiere and daughter’s birthday, says Depp
“I felt like it was incredibly cruel…. I felt it was treachery,” he told the court in Fairfax, Virginia.
Oliver O’Connell21 April 2022 12:00
‘I did not punch you, I was hitting you!’: Amber Heard says to Johnny Depp in audio recording
Audio reveals Amber Heard admitted striking Johnny Depp during a dispute. The clip was played in court. Watch the moment below, or read our full report here.
Johnny Depp trial: Amber Heard admits hitting ex-husband in audio played to court
Jon Sharman21 April 2022 11:41
Why the Johnny Depp v Amber Heard defamation trial is being held in Virginia
The explosive defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is unfolding well outside their normal Hollywood orbit – at a court in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Oliver O’Connell21 April 2022 11:00
The bizarre story of the faeces on the bed
Oliver O’Connell21 April 2022 10:00
‘Blood was just pouring out’: Depp recalls vodka bottle fight that led to severed finger
Oliver O’Connell21 April 2022 09:00
Depp reveals why his daughter didn’t attend his wedding to Heard
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.
Oliver O’Connell21 April 2022 08:00
Depp reveals Winona Ryder tattoo that Amber Heard didn’t like
Oliver O’Connell21 April 2022 06:00
‘Endless parade of insults’: Depp says relationship with Heard mirrored abuse by his mother
He recalled how “demeaning name calling”, being “berated” and “made a fool of” by Ms Heard would frequently escalate into full scale arguments.
Oliver O’Connell21 April 2022 05:01
‘The lowest point in my life’: Depp accuses Amber Heard of denying him withdrawal meds during detox
Johnny Depp has accused Amber Heard of denying him withdrawal medication as he tried to detox from opioids, calling it “the lowest point in my life”.
Mr Depp told the court that although he was not 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, about the pain he felt as he tried to kick the drugs, describing it as “like nothing I’ve ever experienced before”.
Graeme Massie reports from Los Angeles.
Oliver O’Connell21 April 2022 04:15