Amber Heard confirms Johnny Depp hit

Amber Heard stated that she was certain she had to leave Johnny Depp after he hurt her. But she could not bring herself to make the decision.

” I knew that I could not just forgive him. That means it would happen again. Like, I’ve seen the health class videos,” Heard told the court through tears as she took the stand in Depp’s libel lawsuit against her. “I was heartbroken. “

She walked away after being slapped, but a few days later Depp came back with an apology, a few cases of her favorite wine, and a promise he’d never do it again, Heard testified. She said that she believed him and chose to.

Depp, 58, is suing Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court in Virginia after she wrote a December 2018 op-ed in The Washington Post describing herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse.” The article never mentions Depp by name, but Depp’s lawyers say he was defamed nevertheless because it clearly referred to accusations she made in 2016 during their divorce proceedings.

Heard took the stand for the first time Wednesday afternoon in the now four-week trial. The actress told jurors about how she and Johnny Depp met while filming a movie.

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Amber Heard testifies at Fairfax County Circuit Court in the defamation case against her by her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, in Fairfax, Virginia, May 4, 2022. Elizabeth Frantz / Reuters

Despite their 22-year age difference, Heard said there was an instant connection when Depp met with her as he considered her for a role in his film “The Rum Diary. I was not a known actor. I was 22. I was twice his age. He’s this world-famous actor and here we are getting along about obscure books, old blues” music, said Heard, now 36.

While they had chemistry during filming of the movie, she said they didn’t begin dating until doing a press tour for the film’s release in 2011. They kept their relationship secret from the beginning.

“We weren’t doing normal life stuff. She said, “We were living in a bubble of secrecy and it felt warm.”

She claimed that the first act in physical violence occurred when she looked at one of Depp’s tattoos but couldn’t understand it. Depp explained to her that it read “Wino”, which was an alteration of a tattoo he made while he was dating Winona Ryder. She giggled.

” I laughed because I thought that he was laughing, but [he] slapped my face,” Heard stated.

She laughed out loud again thinking that it was a joke.

” I didn’t understand what was happening. He was just staring at me, laughing, and I thought he would start to laugh too. He didn’t. But he didn’t. It’s so funny! b ?’ “

He slapped my again. “

She said she didn’t know how to react. He stared at me because I couldn’t think of anything else. He slaps my hand one more. Hard.” It was hard.

Depp, who has already taken the stand and testified for four days, told jurors a different version of the story.

“He said that the assault didn’t take place. Why would someone make fun of my tattoos? This allegation made no sense to me. “

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Actor Johnny Depp waves as he arrives in the courtroom in Fairfax, Va., on May 4, 2022. Elizabeth Frantz / AP

Heard also testified about Depp’s use of drugs and alcohol. Depp and she took MDMA while on their flight to Russia. She said that they felt under pressure to show him she wasn’t a “lesbian camp counsellor,” as Depp had called her. Heard claims that the couple persuaded the flight attendant to take MDMA. Later, she sat down with Heard and touched Heard. This allegedly led to Depp reaching for the wrist of the flight attendant and telling her that he would break it. Heard stated that the flight attendant fled to the front and remained there for the remainder of the flight.

When the couple arrived at their Moscow hotel room, Heard says Depp shoved her and hit her in the face. Heard ran to the toilet, and waited for a while. Depp’s guard gestured at her nose, and she received a handkerchief.

” I felt embarrassed, ashamed,” Heard stated in court.

Heard also spoke of a separate incident from July 2013. Heard claimed that Depp had sold his yacht to J.K. Rowling and so he brought his children and Heard over to his island to say goodbye. Heard says that Depp had been “off the wagon” once again, and was concealing his drinking from his children.

“There’s just no off button with Johnny,” Heard told the courtroom.

She claimed that his children started to get on board — one time the actor leapt off the boat in an unusual way, which made his daughter cry and panic. Heard claimed she attempted to calm her daughter but Depp accused her of outing Heard to his children. She denied that she ever did. Depp allegedly then held Heard by the neck, and slammed him against their bedroom wall. Heard testified that Depp told her that she was “an embarrassment” that he would kill her.

Afterwards, Heard said she and Depp’s daughter called for a helicopter to take them off the island.

Heard’s testimony came after a psychologist hired by her lawyers testified that Heard suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder from multiple acts of abuse, including sexual violence, inflicted on her by Depp.

Depp testified he never struck Heard and that he was the abuse victim. He claimed that he had been punched, struck and kicked by Depp on numerous occasions and that she also threw objects at him. Heard described him as having an “insatiable need for conflict.” “

Psychologist Dawn Hughes, in her testimony Tuesday, acknowledged that Heard at times perpetrated physical violence against Depp, but said it paled in comparison to violence she suffered, which left her intimidated and fearful for her safety.

During cross-examination Wednesday, Hughes acknowledged that she wasn’t making factual determinations that Depp assaulted Heard on specific occasions. Hughes testified that Heard’s accounts are in line with domestic violence victims.

Hughes said the sexual assaults included Heard being forced by Depp to perform oral sex. Depp’s lawyers counter-examined and said that Heard had denied having been forced to have oral sex during the psychological tests performed in Hughes’ assessment.

Hughes said Heard initially was framing the encounters as consensual but “angry sex. “

“She wasn’t framing them as physical force,” Hughes said.

The trial continues to capture public attention. More than 100 people were lined up Wednesday before 7 a.m. — three hours before proceedings began — outside the courthouse for the 100 seats made available in the courtroom. Many were Depp fans and supporters.

Highlights of Depp’s testimony

Depp spent several days on the witness stand earlier in the trial, in which he acknowledged drug and alcohol use and sending texts with vulgar language about Heard, but denied the allegations of abuse. Check out the video to see some highlights of his testimony.

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