Take a position. Amber Heard first spoke out on Wednesday, May 4, amid an ongoing defamation case involving her ex-husband Johnny Depp.
The 36-year-old ‘Aquaman’ actress shared details of her marriage to Depp, 58, which lasted from 2015 to 2017, with a court in Virginia on Wednesday, claiming the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star had a history of violence during their relationship.
Heard claimed the first time Depp hit her was when the duo were drinking next to a ‘can of cocaine,’ and the Texas native asked the ‘Lone Ranger’ star what he was saying. the tattoo on his arm. The ‘Super Mike XXL’ actress recalled how she laughed when Depp replied, “Wine forever,” which allegedly irritated the actor.
“He punched me in the face and I laughed,” Hurd said during his testimony. “I was laughing because I didn’t know what else to do. I thought it must be a joke because I didn’t know what was going on. I just looked at him, thinking he was going to laugh too.
However, the ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ star reportedly didn’t smile, but instead shouted at Heard, “Do you think that’s so funny?” Do you find that funny, bitch? Do you think you are a funny female dog?
The ‘Get Mad at the Car’ actress, who met Depp while filming ‘Rum Diary’ in 2011, recalled how her ex-husband would have sobbed when he realized what he had done, then apologized again and again.
“As a woman, I’ve never been beaten like this,” Hurd told the jury Wednesday, noting that the alleged incident is something she “will never forget.”
Depp is suing Heard for defamation over a 2018 article she wrote for The Washington Post in which she detailed her alleged survival as an abused woman. Although the star of ‘The Girl from Denmark’ TV series did not name Depp in the article, his lawyers argue that, based on his previous allegations of abuse by the actor, he does not is not difficult for people to link it to a defamatory article. .
“I can’t find the words to say how painful it is. It’s terrible for me to sit here for weeks and relive it all here with people I knew – some good, some not,” Hurd said Wednesday. “It’s the most painful and difficult thing I’ve ever been through, for sure.”
That same day, the ‘Justice League’ actress said Depp’s alleged abusive actions didn’t stop after the tattoo incident. She recalled several instances where her ex-husband allegedly harmed her, including a case in 2013 where Depp left a large bruise on her arm, which Heard showed in court through a photo exhibit.
Heard recalled how she allegedly got into an altercation with Depp when he hit her. She claimed she threw the vase at the Kentucky native to escape, but Depp allegedly grabbed her by the arm, pinned her to the ground and yelled at her, which Heard said left traces.
Depp, for his part, flatly denied Heard’s abuse allegations during his testimony last month.
“I myself have never gone so far as to hit Mrs. Heard in any way, and I have never hit any woman in my life,” the ‘Edward Scissorhands’ actor said in his testimony on April 19. “It was six years of trials. It’s quite strange when one day you are, so to speak, Cinderella, and for 0.6 seconds you are Quasimodo. Neither me, nor my children, nor the people who believed in me for all these years, do deserve this.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for confidential support.