Libel case day 1: Johnny Depp strongly denies Amber Heard's 'sick' claims of abusing her

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Johnny Depp libel trial day one& 

Back in 2018, British tabloid The Sun wrote an article calling Johnny Depp a “wife-beater”. Depp sued the newspaper’s writer News Group Newspapers, and its government editor, Dan Wootton, who wrote the article in query. In a written witness assertion, Johnny Depp stated of assault claims by Amber Heard, “These sick claims are totally untrue.” And went on so as to add that the allegations have harm his profession and had “been a constant issue in my casting.” 

Further calling Heard “a calculating, diagnosed borderline personality; she is sociopathic; she is a narcissist; and she is completely emotionally dishonest”, Depp added, “For the avoidance of any doubt, I have never abused Ms Heard, or, indeed, any other woman, in my life.” 

Johnny Depp’s lawyer David Sherborne stated, “The Claimant’s position is clear; Ms Heard’s allegations are complete lies. The Claimant was not violent towards Ms Heard, it was she who was violent to him.” 

Depp’s workforce submitted papers to court docket which stated that Amber Heard was having an extra-marital affair with Elon Musk in 2015 and together with her co-stars together with Hollywood actor James Franco. 

Depp stated whereas standing in a witness field that he was the one who’d keep away from confrontation and said that it was Heard who “struck him”, “I would try to go to my own corner as it were. When asked about an argument, Depp replied, “It escalated and it got physical … Miss Heard struck me.” 

He additionally instructed the court docket that Amber had “said to the world that she was in fear of her life from me, and I had been this horrible monster, if you will. Which was not the case.” 

Stating one other incedent, Johnny Depp narrated that in Australia in 2015, Amber Heard severed the tip of his finger by throwing a vodka bottle at him, the photograph of which was offered to the court docket. He additionally claimed that one other time, Heard repeatedly punched him within the face after which he was pressured to spend the flight locked within the restroom, “Rage-filled violent incidents on planes were common with Amber.” 

As for the case towards the tabloid, Depp’s lawyer said that “this is not a case about money. It is about vindication. To clear his reputation.” 

When Johnny was cross-examined by lawyer Sasha Wass, he agreed to have taken “every drug known to man” by the point he was 14, “Even when I speak my own name it sounds foreign to me.” 

A cell phone footage was proven to the court docket that was taken by Heard that includes Depp slamming the kitchen cabinet doorways. He stated that he was very, very upset at the moment. When Wass identified that this alternate persona of his which he himself described as “the monster”, the actor replied saying the monster he was known as after he’d yell again at Heard throughout their arguments, “It would develop into a screaming match and that was the monster. It’s not Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.” 

Judge Andrew Nicol stated that the case will final three weeks. Johnny Depp’s former associate and actor Winona Ryder, and Vanessa Paradis are on account of give proof.

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