Amber Heard says Depp refused prenup request and told her the only way out of marriage was death
WARNING: This article contains allegations of physical and sexual abuse that some readers may find distressing.
Amber Heard gave her second day of testimony on Thursday in a defamation lawsuit brought against her by her ex-husband Johnny Depp.
Heard is being sued by Depp for $50 million for implying he abused her in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed. Although she didn’t name him, he says her allegations had an impact on his ability to work.
The trial is suspended for a week, with both parties issuing declarations of confidence on the progress of the proceedings.
On Thursday, Heard spoke at length about his troubled relationship with Depp and detailed the alleged physical fights. The court heard a harrowing account of an alleged sexual assault on Heard during a brutal and bloody altercation in Australia in 2015.
Heard previously described an “unusual and remarkable” first meeting with Depp and a blossoming relationship as she fell “head over heels in love”. However, her testimony took a darker turn as she recalled the first time he allegedly hit her, his jealousy and his drug and alcohol use.
Depp and Heard almost met in court after his sexual assault testimony
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard nearly ran into each other as the court paused shortly after he testified about Mr Depp’s alleged sexual assault.
Court security prevented Mr. Depp from leaving the courtroom at the break, allowing Ms. Heard to leave the witness box and return to her legal team on the other side of the room.
Olivier O’ConnellMay 7, 2022 10:00 a.m.
Heard claims Depp accused her of having an affair with Eddie Redmayne
Heard returned to the witness stand for a second day on Thursday, May 5, where she told the court that Depp accused her of having an affair with Redmayne during filming. The Danish Girl (2015).
Olivier O’ConnellMay 7, 2022 08:00
How the courtroom live stream turned a nasty battle between Depp and Heard into a circus
Tom Murray tells how the lines between justice and entertainment have blurred.
Olivier O’ConnellMay 7, 2022 06:00
Voice: Johnny Depp was adorable on screen – that doesn’t mean he’s a nice guy
A lot of people have fond memories of growing up with Johnny Depp movies – I get it. But that is ultimately irrelevant, writes Sunny Hundal.
Olivier O’ConnellMay 7, 2022 04:59
Heard tells court she thought Depp was going to kill her
Amber Heard told a court she thought Johnny Depp was going to kill her ‘without realizing it’ as a jury saw photos of injuries she claims to have inflicted on him.
Olivier O’ConnellMay 7, 2022 4:15 a.m.
Depp and Heard issue dueling statements sharing confidence in trial as court adjourned for week
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have released dueling statements sharing confidence in their respective legal teams holding their defamation lawsuits as Virginia court proceedings take a week-long hiatus.
Following Ms. Heard’s inflammatory testimony on Thursday, in which she claimed that Mr. Depp had sexually assaulted her, a spokesperson for Mr. Depp said in a media statement that “as the attorney for Mr. Depp correctly predicted in his opening statements last month, Ms. Heard did indeed deliver ‘the performance of a lifetime’ in her direct review’.
A spokesperson for Ms Heard said The Independent that “as evidenced by the statement just released, Mr. Depp’s libel claim is collapsing so quickly that his lawyers are going from prosecutor to persecutor”.
Olivier O’ConnellMay 7, 2022 03:30
Heard sobbing as she recounts fight where Depp allegedly sexually assaulted her
The Hollywood actress claims that Pirates of the Caribbean star pinned her against a wall, threw bottles at her and ripped off her nightgown in a drug-fueled rage in Australia in March 2015.
Olivier O’ConnellMay 7, 2022 2:45 a.m.
Heard references to a previous claim that Depp pushed Kate Moss down the stairs
At the helm of the defamation trial between the two actors on Thursday, Ms Heard went through one of many fights between her and Mr Depp, this one having taken place in March 2015.
Olivier O’ConnellMay 7, 2022 02:00
Heard tells court that Depp cheated on her after they got married
Amber Heard has testified that Johnny Depp cheated on her with another woman right after the former couple got married.
A jury in their multimillion-dollar libel trial in Fairfax, Va., was told by the actress that her husband had an “on-and-off” relationship with the woman, whom he had been texting.
“I found his iPad open, he had texted someone with it open, he had passed out and I saw he was texting a woman he had a relationship with. once in a while early in our relationship so I recognized the name but the date was right after the wedding.
Olivier O’ConnellMay 7, 2022 01:15
Heard says Depp subjected her to ‘disgusting’ and violent grilling at sex scene
Olivier O’ConnellMay 7, 2022 12:30 a.m.