AToday, mber Heard will continue to testify in the ongoing lawsuit against Johnny Depp for defamation. This high-profile trial is currently in its fourth week and is taking place in Fairfax County in Virginia.
On Tuesday, Depp’s legal team rested its case, claiming that the Pirates of the Caribbean An op-ed Heard in The Washington published defaming remarks about actor Post in 2018 where she referred to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” Depp filed a $50 million defamation suit against Heard claiming that the op-ed damaged his career.
Amber Heard’s testimony
Heard, who took to the podium Wednesday, gave a moving account of Depp’s first alleged hit on her. “I will never forget it. It changed my life,” she said.
She continued her testimony on Thursday. Following her joyful engagement, she described a volatile and sometimes violent pattern of behavior between the couple. After their engagement, Heard testified that when she asked to sign a prenuptial agreement with the star, he allegedly told her the “only way out of this is death,” per Newsweek.
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Heard testified Depp hit her, and she allegedly broke her nose at the Met Gala 2014.
“At the Met Gala, he was accusing me of flirting with a woman. When we return to our hotel rooms, he pushes us and grabs our collarbones. I remember he threw a bottle at me, missed me, hit the chandelier,” she said, the New York Post reported. Depp is alleged to have punched Heard in the nose, breaking her nose. “We were struggling, he’s bigger than me. He hit me, I remember my nose being swollen, red. I made a remark to my friend of how bad.”
While the lawsuit stems from alleged damage to Depp’s career, Heard testified that her career suffered due to her involvement with Depp, claiming he would read scripts and get upset if they included sex scenes. “Every time I got a script, it was what kind of, you know, how I was dressing? … Did I have a sex scene?” she testified, per the New York Post. Heard stated from the stand, that while she was filming Adderall Diaries with James Franco, Depp called her “a slut” for filming the movie’s sex scenes. Depp then allegedly attacked her, kicking her back and hitting her on a cross country flight to film scenes with Franco.
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Dawn Hughes, a forensic psychologist who testified earlier this week that Heard had suffered from post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) because of her relationship with Depp. That testimony directly contradicts the findings of Dr. Shannon Curry, the forensic psychologist hired by Depp’s team, who testified that Heard showed no signs of PTSD.
Heard will likely continue his testimony and face cross-examination.
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