LONDON (AP) — Amber Heard denied Tuesday that she fabricated accidents to indicate that her then-husband Johnny Depp had been violent towards her as she took to the witness field for her second day of proof in Depp’s libel case in opposition to a British tabloid over allegations of home violence.
At Britain’s Excessive Court docket in London, Depp’s lawyer, Eleanor Legal guidelines, sought to indicate through a sequence of video clips from an elevator on the couple’s Los Angeles condo constructing that Heard fabricated any harm on account of an incident on Could 21, 2016 that ended up with police arriving on scene. Legal guidelines additionally questioned why others within the constructing didn’t discover accidents within the days after.
The actress has alleged that Depp, 57, threw a telephone at her “like he was a baseball pitcher” that night, hitting her on the proper cheek and eye.
Heard, 34, denied the allegation she was making issues up and stated she wears make-up when leaving house that would have camouflaged any harm.
“In fact I had an harm,” she stated.
Legal guidelines additionally questioned Heard about textual content messages she despatched Depp within the days after the alleged incident and about why she hadn’t filed a restraining order in its rapid aftermath.
“I believed it might keep below wraps for a couple of days and people few days have been a valuable few days within the hardest time of my life, and presumably tough for Johnny as nicely, and I’d have carried out something to have these few days of privateness,” Heard stated.
Heard additionally denied that she had had an “illicit relationship” with anybody throughout her time with Depp, particularly with both Tesla CEO Elon Musk or actor James Franco. “Not that that issues a lot,” Heard stated.
The courtroom is analyzing Depp’s libel go well with in opposition to The Solar newspaper over an April 2018 article that labelled him a “spouse beater” for allegedly abusing Heard. Depp is suing The Solar’s writer, Information Group Newspapers, and the paper’s government editor, Dan Wootton, over the article. The Hollywood star strongly denies abusing Heard and was on the courtroom to listen to his ex-wife.
On Monday, throughout her first day of testimony, she accused her ex-husband of abusing her each bodily and verbally whereas he was allegedly bingeing on alcohol and medicines, claiming that at numerous instances throughout their tempestuous relationship she feared for her life.
Depp and Heard met on the set of the comedy “The Rum Diary,” launched in 2011, and formally grew to become a pair a yr later. They married in Los Angeles in February 2015. Heard filed for divorce the next yr, and it was finalized in 2017.
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 staff who’ve 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.
“You’re making this up as you go alongside at instances,” Legal guidelines stated of Heard, to which the actress replied: “All of this occurred to me and I bear in mind it.”
Through audio recordings of the couple discussing numerous incidents that have been performed in courtroom, Depp’s lawyer sought to indicate that Heard admitted that she had been violent in opposition to Depp.
Heard stated any contact throughout their altercations was purely in self-defense.
“That’s what occurs when you find yourself on this state of affairs, that’s the reality,” she stated. “I knew higher than to combat with him in regards to the particulars of the combat, and what he perceived as accidents to him. My job was to make an apology and get him on monitor, and transfer on to greater issues.”
She stated the primary time she struck Depp was in March 2015 however that she solely did so to defend her sister, Whitney, for worry that he would throw her down the steps as she alleged he had carried out to mannequin Kate Moss after they dated again within the 1990s. Depp’s counsel questioned why Heard had not talked about the Moss allegation in her deposition.
Heard denied the allegation that she, or certainly one of her associates, defecated on the couple’s mattress the morning after Heard’s 30th celebration in April 2016.
“That’s completely disgusting,” Heard stated. “I can’t fathom what grownup would do such a factor.”
Heard stated the feces got here from certainly one of their Yorkshire Terriers, Pistol and Boo, however that Boo had had points ever since he had allegedly eaten a few of Depp’s marijuana as a pet, or “because the weed.”
In written testimony launched to the courtroom, Heard stated that at numerous instances throughout their relationship she endured “punching, slapping, kicking, head-butting and choking.” She stated “some incidents have been so extreme that I used to be afraid he was going to kill me, both deliberately or simply by shedding management and going too far.”
Based on Heard, Depp “explicitly threatened to kill me many instances, particularly later in our relationship.” She stated he blamed his actions on “a self-created third celebration” that he known as “the monster.”
Heard’s testimony is predicted to final for 4 days, by way of Thursday.
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