FAIRFAX, Va. — Jurors in Johnny Depp’s libel lawsuit towards his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, on Monday heard audio recordings wherein he referred to the violence that might ensue if their arguments have been allowed to escalate.
“The subsequent transfer, if I don’t stroll away … it’s going to be a massacre, prefer it was on the island,” Depp says on the recording.
In different audio clips, Depp loudly shouts vulgarities at his spouse, calling her a degrading title and yelling, “You silly f—-” at her.
Depp winced on the stand because the clips have been performed, whereas Heard appeared to combat again tears.
The clips have been a part of grueling cross-examination of Depp, who took the stand for a fourth day of testimony over his allegations that Heard falsely portrayed him as a home abuser.
Heard’s attorneys are anticipated to proceed their onslaught of questions throughout their cross-examination. Questions have targeted on Depp’s ingesting, drug use and charged interactions with Heard throughout their relationship.
Heard’s attorneys argue that Depp bodily and sexually abused her and that his denials lack advantage as a result of he was usually drunk and excessive to the purpose of blacking out.
Depp’s final earlier day on the stand was Thursday. Heard’s attorneys referenced his historical past of trashing lodge rooms in addition to the time he smashed a rest room sconce throughout an argument with Heard. Depp can also be going through a lawsuit filed by a member of a movie crew who alleges the actor assaulted them in 2018.
The jury has seen dozens of Depp’s texts to buddies concerning his ingesting, drug use and interactions along with his then-wife, in addition to his notes of contrition to Heard and her father.
Depp is suing Heard for libel over a 2018 op-ed piece she wrote in The Washington Submit. She refers to herself as a “public determine representing home abuse.” The piece doesn’t title Depp. However his attorneys argue that it clearly references a restraining order that Heard sought in Might 2016, proper after Depp informed her he needed a divorce.
Depp stated the accusations and the article contributed to an unfairly ruined popularity that made him a Hollywood outcast and price him his position within the profitable “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise. Heard’s attorneys say Depp’s broken popularity is the results of his personal dangerous habits.
Depp has been on the stand in Fairfax County Circuit Courtroom since Tuesday afternoon. His earlier testimony described the couple’s unstable relationship. He denied that he ever abused Heard.
The actor stated that Heard abused medication and infrequently violently attacked him. He referred to as the drug habit accusations towards him “grossly embellished,” although he acknowledged taking many medication.
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