Depp v Heard Trial Update

Attorneys for Heard sought to undermine Depp’s lawsuit against her yesterday by spending hours in court

focused on his drinking, drug use, and text messages to friends. Heard’s lawyers referenced the actor’s history

of trashing hotel rooms and the smashing of a bathroom sconce during an argument. Johnny Depp is also facing

a lawsuit filed by a member of a film crew who alleges assault in 2018.

The lawsuit against Heard alleges that she falsely portrayed him as a domestic abuser and ruined his

lucrative acting career. Heard’s attorneys argue that Depp did indeed abuse Heard, both physically and sexually,

and claim he can’t deny it because he was often drunk and high to the point of blacking out.

Depp has argued that his movie career suffered after she wrote a 2018 op-ed piece in the Washington Post, which

prompted his libel lawsuit against Heard.


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Day 2 for Johnny Depp on the stand in Fairfax

ABC News reports on Johnny Depp’s second day on the stand in the Fairfax County libel suit against his ex wife Amber Heard.

Depp scoffed at the notion that his quarrels with his ex-wife would ever prompt him to hit her.

He insisted on cross examination that her allegations devastated his career.

Depp said violence isn’t necessary why would you hit someone to make them agree with you he asked.

Depp addressed Heard’s accusations in detail on Wednesday.

He said Heard says he first slapped her in 2013 over a tattoo that use to read Winona Forever for when he dated Winona Ryder.

He had the tattoo altered to read Wino Forever.

Depp asked why would he take such a great offense to someone making fun of a tattoo.

Depp added that the slap never happened.

Saying that allegation never made any sense to him.

Heard has also accused Depp of becoming blackout intoxicated and assaulting her on a plane.

Depp testified he took two oxycodone pills an opiate and a drink of champagne and then locked himself in the private plane’s bathroom to avoid her badgering.

Depp testified that he had only one drink on that plane ride.

However according to evidence introduced at a previous trial he texted actor Paul Bettany telling him he drank half a bottle of whiskey “a thousand Red Bull vodkas” and two bottles of champagne before the flight.

That was in a similar court case in England that Depp lost.

Depp also discussed a violent argument in 2015 in Australia that resulted in the tip of his middle finger being cut off.

He told the court that Heard became irate when his lawyers asked her to sign a post nuptial agreement.

He said she threw two vodka bottles at him the second of which exploded where he placed his hand.

Depp testified that he lied about the injury to protect his ex-wife.

Heard’s lawyers say the laws of physics don’t support Depp’s story and they have evidence to prove it.

Depp also gave a graphic description of a final fight they had in which Heard and her friends were pretending that he was assaulting her.

Depp testified that Heard was on the phone with a friend shouting stop hitting me Johnny while he was standing nowhere near her.

Depp would later accuse Heard of leaving human fecal matter on his side of the bed they shared.

Depp says that things began to change when he felt that suddenly he was just wrong about everything in Heard’s eyes.

Violence would often ensue with a slap or a shove or a tv remote to the face or glass of wine to his face Depp testified.

He would often lock himself in a bathroom or a place where she couldn’t get to him.

Depp added that he used drugs and alcohol as a way to cope with Heard’s abuse calling her a heavy drinker as well.

Depp said at one point he stopped drinking to try to save the relationship but Heard refused to abstain.

Depp says that the article Heard wrote implicating him as an abuser led to his being fired from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

On cross examination Heard’s lawyer pointed to evidence that Disney made that decision moths before the article’s publication.

The cross examination of Depp is expected to continue today Thurs. Apr. 21.

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Johnny Depp takes the stand in Fairfax trial

According to ABC News Actor Johnny Depp took the stand in the ongoing defamation trail against his ex-wife Amber Heard.

Depp told the jury that he felt compelled to sue for libel out of obsession for the truth after she accused him of domestic violence.

The actor continued that his goal was the truth because it killed him that all those people he met over the years would think he was a fraud.

Depp flatly denied ever hitting Heard calling the allegations against him disturbing and heinous and not based in any species of truth.

Nothing of the kind ever happened Depp told the court.

Depp alluded to the fall in his career since Heard levied the abuse allegations against him calling the last six years trying times.

For over an hour Depp gave long stream of consciousness answers to questions about his childhood and his early movie career.

After one long answer he admitted that he forgot the original question.

Depp then admitted that he has a meandering style particularly relating to his writing style.

He mentioned his long friendship and collaborations with gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Saying he sought to emulate a style incorporating brash language and embellishing thoughts.

Depp went on to say his style led him to write text messages that he now finds embarrassing and he apologized to the jury for the vulgar language he used in messages introduced as evidence by Heard’s lawyers.

Telling the court he was in the heat of  the moment in the heat of pain and was in a dark place.

Depp will continue his testimony today Apr. 20.

Yesterday Apr.19 Depp testified primarily about early years of his relationship with Heard saying it was too good to be true at first.

Calling the woman he married in 2015 loving, smart, kind, understanding and funny.

He said the little things started to indicate to him a rocky relationship ahead.

When he broke established routines she would become upset.

Depp went on to say that within a year and a half Heard had become another person.

He told the court that Heard’s allegations of his substance abuse has been grossly embellished and there were no moments he was out of control.

Telling the court he is not some maniac that needs to be high or loaded all the time.

Depp did admit to being addicted to pain medication which stemmed from an injury on a movie set.

Depp said he detoxed from pain medication and has experienced long periods of sobriety over the years.

Heard’s lawyers have filed a counter suit against Depp calling the abuse allegations true.

Heard’s lawyers say that Depp being booted from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise comes from his own bad behavior.

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Day 5 of the Depp Heard trial in Fairfax County

ABC News report on day 5 of the Johnny Depp Amber Heard deformation trial.

Monday Apr. 18 saw Depp’s Doctor testify in the trial.

Doctor David Kipper detailed his treatment of Depp for addiction to opiates.

Kipper shared that he at one point treated Depp’s finger after an alleged fight between the couple while in Australia.

Kipper’s assistant Deborah Lloyd documented a number of instances she had taken notes on.

One particular incident documented by Lloyd recorded reporting to Depp’s home to find him sitting with bloody knuckles.

Lloyd reported that Depp stated that he had punched the white board in the kitchen after a fight with his fiancee.

Lloyd told the court that Depp told her the fight escalated when he did not give his fiancee enough support.

Lloyd stated that at times she instigated him, remembering one time they attempted to leave the penthouse and Amber wouldn’t let them.

She didn’t want him to leave Lloyd told the court.

The trail is being held in Fairfax because the Washington Post’s computer server for their online edition is there and they published the article Heard wrote inferring Depp abused her.

Also Depp’s lawyers have said in part that Virginia laws are more favorable to their case.

The case is scheduled Monday through Thursdays starting at 10 a.m. each day expected to last at least a month.

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Wednesday at the ongoing Depp Heard trail in Fairfax

An ABC News report on the Johnny Depp libel suit against ex-wife Amber Heard in Fairfax Virginia.

Depp’s longtime friend and next door neighbor testified Wednesday in the trail.

Isaac Baruch said he never noticed any evidence of abuse on Heard’s face.

Heard told him that Depp threw a phone at her hitting her.

Baruch said he saw no evidence of it either right after it happened nor later in better light.

Baruch is the second witness called in the trail over Depp’s allegations that an opinion piece Heard wrote in the Washington Post falsely portrays her ex as a domestic abuser.

Baruch a painter, has been a friend of Depp since 1980 even working for him when the actor owned part of the famed Viper Room Club.

Depp has also helped Baruch financially as well.

Under cross examination from Heard’s lawyer Baruch conceded he didn’t know if Heard was wearing make up to conceal any bruising.

At one point Baruch got emotional saying that Heard needed to take responsibility and move on.

Baruch added that he never saw violence from Depp.

Baruch did testified that he saw security video showing Heard’s sister Whitney throwing a fake punch at Heard’s face while the two waited for an elevator in the building they all shared.

After the fake punch the sisters laughed.

Heard’s lawyer argues that the sisters were practicing for a real punch to feign abuse from Depp.

Both Depp and Heard are expected to testify in what is expected to be a six week long trail in Fairfax.

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