Johnny Depp to return to the stand in his defamation case towards Amber Heard

The earlier couple settled their divorce in August 2016, releasing a joint assertion which be taught partially, “Our relationship was intensely passionate and at events dangerous, nevertheless always sure by love.”

The trial, which started on April 11, is about to closing six weeks. Heard has not however testified.

Depp began his testimony on April 19, and he’s anticipated to proceed being cross-examined by Heard’s lawyer on Monday.

Here’s a few of what received right here up all through his testimony thus far.

Frequent arguments

Heard alleged in 2016 that Depp was “verbally and bodily abusive” to her, in accordance with a grievance she filed that yr, alleging Depp bruised her face after throwing a cellphone at her of their Los Angeles home.

Depp denied the allegation and was not charged with any crime.

Depp testified Tuesday that the couple frequently argued nevertheless talked about, “In no way did I personally attain the aim of hanging Ms. Heard in any methodology nor have I ever struck any lady in my life.”

Audio recordings of some of their heated exchanges have been carried out in court docket docket, along with one throughout which Heard talked about hanging Depp.

“You didn’t get punched; you purchased hit. I’m sorry I hit you need this, nevertheless I didn’t punch you,” Heard purportedly talked about.

Laurel Anderson, a medical psychologist who labored with Depp and Heard in 2015 as their marriage counselor, testified in a video carried out in court docket docket on April 14 that Heard suggested her she “fought once more” after Depp would develop to be bodily. Anderson talked about the earlier couple “engaged in what I noticed as mutual abuse.”

Depp has moreover claimed he bodily defended himself at events, speaking about one incident throughout which Heard talked about her nostril was injured. Depp talked about in court docket docket that his head associated with Heard’s forehead whereas he was attempting to “restrain” Heard.

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“There was not an intentional head butt,” the actor talked about.

A severed finger

Depp testified that his finger was severed by shattered glass in 2015 after Heard allegedly threw a bottle of vodka at him. He sought medical care nevertheless talked about in court docket docket that he suggested others on the time that he injured his finger by slamming it in a door.

“I didn’t want to disclose that it had been Ms. Heard that had thrown a vodka bottle at me after which took my finger off,” he talked about all through his testimony. “I didn’t want to get her in problem. I tried to solely maintain points as copacetic and easy as doable for everyone. I didn’t want to put her into that mix.”

Johnny Depp displays the middle finger of his hand in court, injured in 2015.
Depp talked about he has had a variety of surgical procedures to revive the finger and contracted Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) all through restoration. MRSA causes staph infections that are proof towards some antibiotics and generally are robust to cope with.

Dr. David Kipper, who has dealt with Depp, corroborated elements of Depp’s story in a deposition carried out in court docket docket this week.

Heard’s authorized professionals have referenced statements Depp made to ER medical medical doctors on the time to argue that Depp decrease off his private finger. Depp denies this.

Depp was moreover requested about his actions following his injury, along with when he used his injured finger to jot down down on the partitions with a mixture of his blood and paint. Depp confirmed in court docket docket that he had accomplished so.

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Textual content material messages

Heard’s lawyer Ben Rottenborn launched a variety of textual content messages Depp despatched to pals and employees members as proof on Thursday, one amongst which referenced Heard’s “rotting corpse.”

Depp testified he was “embarrassed” by the messages be taught in court docket docket and talked about he makes use of “darkish humor” at events to particular himself.

Johnny Depp during testimony on April 21.

Totally different textual content material messages had been shared throughout which Depp talked about his drug use and alcohol use with friends like actor Paul Bettany and musician Marilyn Manson.

‘Pirates of the Caribbean’

As Depp’s lawsuit focuses on the harm that has been accomplished to his as quickly as worthwhile occupation, some dialog was centered on “Pirates of the Caribbean,” the favored franchise that Depp led for five films over 15 years.

Rottenborn, Heard’s lawyer, argued that Depp was aware he was “potential out” of the sixth film or that Disney would drop or shrink his place in it, earlier to the publication of Heard’s op-ed. Depp denied this.

Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl."

“I’d be an precise simpleton to not assume that there was an impression on my occupation primarily based totally on Ms. Heard’s phrases, whether or not or not they talked about my establish or not,” Depp talked about on the stand.

Depp sheepishly admitted in his testimony that he has not seen the first film inside the “Pirates” franchise. He talked about, nonetheless, “I believed inside the character wholeheartedly.”

Nonetheless, when requested by Rottenborn, “If Disney received right here to you with $300 million and 1,000,000 alpacas, nothing on this Earth would get you to return and work with Disney on a ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ film, proper?”

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“That’s true, Mr. Rottenborn,” Depp replied.

Depp added on his occupation: “Sooner or later you’re Cinderella so to speak after which in zero degree six seconds you’re Quasimodo. I didn’t deserve that and nor did my kids, nor did the people who had believed in me all these years.”