LONDON (AP) — Amber Heard alleged in a British court docket on Wednesday that her ex-husband Johnny Depp threw “30 or so bottles” at her as in the event that they have been “grenades or bombs” whereas they have been in Australia in March 2015 and that he unintentionally severed a part of his finger through the assault.
Taking to the witness field for a 3rd day on the Excessive Court docket in London throughout Depp’s libel case in opposition to a British tabloid, the actress refuted his allegation that it was she who misplaced her mood and that she had injured him.
Heard has described her keep in Australia with Depp as akin to a “three-day hostage scenario,” throughout which Depp was “utterly out of his thoughts and uncontrolled.” She has stated that she feared for her life whereas on the rented property on Australia’s Gold Coast.
The incident is central to The Solar’s labeling of Depp in an April 2018 article as a “spouse beater.” The Solar’s protection depends on 14 allegations made by Heard of violence by Depp between 2013 and 2016, in settings together with the rented home in Australia, his personal island within the Bahamas, and a non-public jet.
He denies the fees and claims Heard was the aggressor throughout their relationship. He was current as soon as once more to listen to Heard’s testimony. Depp, 57, is suing The Solar’s writer, Information Group Newspapers, and its govt editor, Dan Wootton, over the article.
Depp’s lawyer, Eleanor Legal guidelines, stated Heard had labored herself “right into a rage” throughout her keep in Australia, the place Depp was filming the most recent Pirates of the Caribbean film.
Heard, 34, stated she bought “indignant at instances however not right into a rage that may trigger me to throw something at him.”
She did concede that she did break one bottle of their second night collectively in Australia as they argued concerning the scale of his consuming.
“I remorse I did that,” stated Heard, who additionally claimed that Depp would usually credit score her for saving him by attempting to get him clear and sober.
After she smashed the bottle, Heard alleges that Depp, fueled by drink and medicines, began throwing bottles, full sufficient that they broke a window behind her.
“He threw all of the bottles that have been in attain, all apart from one which was a celebratory magnum-sized bottle of wine,” she stated.
Heard additionally denied severing the tip of Depp’s finger through the bottle-throwing frenzy and that she put out a cigarette on his cheek through the incident. She stated it was one thing that Depp used to do to himself.
“Johnny did it proper in entrance of me, he usually did issues like that,” she stated.
Within the first 9 days of testimony on the Excessive Court docket, decide Andrew Nicol heard from Depp and from a number of present or former workers who backed his model of occasions. In his testimony, Depp stated he was the one being abused by Heard and that she had a historical past of being violent in opposition to him.
In written testimony launched to the court docket, Heard stated that at varied instances throughout their relationship she endured “punching, slapping, kicking, head-butting and choking.” She stated some incidents have been “so extreme” she was “afraid he was going to kill me, both deliberately or simply by dropping management and going too far.” She stated he blamed his actions on “a self-created third occasion” that he known as “the monster.”
Depp and Heard met on the set of the comedy “The Rum Diary,” launched in 2011. They married in Los Angeles in February 2015. Heard filed for divorce the next 12 months, and it was finalized in 2017.
Heard’s testimony is anticipated to final for 4 days, by Thursday.
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