Most Damning Things Amber Heard Said About Johnny Depp During Libel Trial

WARNING: This article contains allegations of physical and sexual abuse that some readers may find distressing.

Amber Heard took the witness stand in the defamation case against Johnny Depp in Virginia.

Mr Depp sued Ms Heard for alleged defamation over an op-ed she wrote in 2018 for The Washington Post. She does not name him in the piece, but describes himself as “a public figure representing domestic violence”. Mr. Depp sought $50 million in damages.

Ms Heard counterattacked Mr Depp, accusing him of orchestrating a ‘smear campaign’ against her and describing her own lawsuit as a continuation of ‘abuse and harassment’. She sought $100 million in damages against her claims.

Mr. Depp was first heard as a witness, and Ms. Heard spoke on May 4. His testimony resumed on May 5.

Here are the most damning parts of his testimony so far:

Amber Heard accuses Johnny Depp of sexually assaulting her with a bottle of alcohol

On Thursday May 5, Ms Heard told the court that Mr Depp allegedly sexually assaulted her with a bottle of alcohol during a fight in Australia in 2015.

Ms. Heard was visibly upset during her testimony. She said Mr. Depp hit her in a way that “sent [her] down to the ground”, and that when she got up, Mr. Depp threw a bottle in her direction. She said at one point he had a broken bottle next to his face and neck, and told him he would “cut [her] Face”.

Ms Heard said her memories of the night came to her in ‘flashes’. Eventually, she said, Mr. Depp was throwing bottles in her direction and she could “feel the glass breaking behind [her]and a bottle that went over her head, which left her “terrified.”

She said Mr. Depp ripped her nightgown from her chest and the nightgown eventually ripped off completely, leaving her naked.

She alleged that Mr Depp started hitting the wall next to her head and grabbing her by the neck. At one point, she said Mr Depp had found himself “above [her]”, telling him that she had “ruined [his] fucking life”.

“I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t reach him, I couldn’t get up,” she said. “I don’t know how it ended. I don’t know how – I don’t know what happened next. Ms Heard sobbed as she continued: ‘Next thing I remember I was leaning back on the bar which means my chest was up. I looked at the blue light. My back is on the counter and I thought he was hitting me. I felt this pressure on my pubic bone. I thought he was hitting me. I could feel his arm moving and it felt like he was hitting me. But I could just feel that pressure.

Ms Heard said she remembered being still, not wanting to move, looking around the room and seeing broken bottles and shattered glass. “I remember not wanting to move because I didn’t know if it was broken – I didn’t know if the bottle he had inside me was broken,” she said. “I couldn’t feel it. I didn’t feel any pain. I didn’t feel any pain. I didn’t feel anything. …I looked around and saw so much broken glass. … I just remember thinking ‘Please God, please. I hope it’s not broken.

Amber Heard testifies that Johnny Depp penetrated her with a bottle

Amber Heard accuses Johnny Depp of sexually assaulting her while looking for her cocaine

Ms Heard alleged on Wednesday May 4 that Mr Depp once sexually assaulted her while looking for her drugs, after he accused her of hiding her cocaine.

“He starts patting me or saying he’s patting me, I don’t remember – but he tore my dress, the suspender, the top part of my dress,” she told the court. “I had just dyed this thing myself, pink… He grabs my boobs, he touches my thighs, he rips my underwear and he does a cavity search. He said he was looking for his drug, his cocaine. His coke.

Ms Heard added: ‘I wondered how someone who didn’t use cocaine and was against – that in itself was causing problems in our relationship. How could I hide, why would I hide his drugs? He was insinuating that I was doing it, or what? It made no sense. And he said to me: ‘We are going to do a search of the cavities.’ He just dug his fingers into me. And I just stood there staring at the stupid light. I did not know what to do. I just stood there while he did that, he twisted his fingers.

Amber Heard accuses Depp of conducting a cavity search on his cocaine search

Amber Heard claims Johnny Depp’s jealousy affected her career

Ms Heard had alleged that Mr Depp made her feel ‘dirty’ about her acting career and that her jealousy caused her to avoid roles involving sex scenes and revealing outfits.

“I couldn’t have a sex scene,” she said. “It didn’t happen all at once of course, it happened little by little.”

Ms Heard also alleged that Mr Depp accused her of having affairs with some of his co-stars and once subjected her to violent grilling at a sex scene with James co-star Franco .

“I was polite. I made sure to answer the minimum amount I could. I moved slowly. I was trying to be polite but not engage because there was no win,” she said.

“And he kept on, he kept asking me. Eventually he went from ‘Do you have something to tell me?’ to ‘Do you want to tell me how much you loved it? Tell me, did he slip his tongue? It got worse and worse.

“It went from asking me how my kissing scene went or how the sex scene went, to asking me what James Franco did in the scene, to being really explicit about my body. .. he was saying really disgusting things about my body, how I liked it, how I responded. And then he started taunting me directly. ‘I know you liked it.’ called me a go-getter. He called me a slut.

Ms Heard alleged that conversation escalated into a physical altercation in which Mr Depp slapped her in the face and kicked her in the back with his boot.

Amber Heard claims Johnny Depp’s jealousy made her quit movie roles with sex scenes

Amber Heard says she thought Johnny Depp was going to kill her in a physical assault

Ms Heard said she thought Mr Depp was going to kill her in a fight.

“I don’t even remember feeling pain, I just remember hearing the sound of Johnny’s voice,” she said from the witness box.

“He got next to my face and he was screaming over and over and over again, each time it sounded louder and more desperate, ‘I hate you, I hate you, I f*** *I hate you again and again. ‘Fuck hating you.’

“Then, pounding the back of my head, hitting it with his fist, and I don’t even remember feeling any pain, I could just hear myself screaming until I couldn’t hold myself anymore. hear.

“I could just hear him say he was going to kill me and sounded like an animal in pain when he said he ‘f***ing hated’ me.

“He sounded like he was almost crying, or something about his voice was different, he sounded different, he sounded like he was in agony, it was high pitched and loud.”

She added: “I don’t know how many times, he just hit me again and again and again and I went really still, and it was like it was quiet in my body.

“And I thought, ‘This is how I die, he’s going to kill me now. He’s going to kill me and he won’t even realize it. I couldn’t breathe. I remember trying to scream and I couldn’t scream.

Amber Heard tells court she thought Johnny Depp was going to kill her

Amber Heard recounts the first time Johnny Depp allegedly hit her

Ms Heard has shared several accounts of incidents in which she says Mr Depp was physically abusive to her.

When asked to recount the first time Mr Depp allegedly hit her, Ms Heard said: ‘It’s apparently so stupid, so insignificant. I will never forget him. It changed my life.

She alleged that she and Mr. Depp were “sitting on the couch…talking…having a normal conversation.

“There were no fights, no arguments, nothing,” she said. “He was drinking and I didn’t realize it at the time, but I think he was using cocaine because there was a jar – a jar of cocaine on the table.”

She said she asked Mr. Depp about a tattoo on his arm.

“And to me, it looked like black marks,” she said. “I didn’t know what he was saying. It looked like a confused, faded tattoo that was hard to read.

Ms Heard said Mr Depp told her the tattoo said “wino”.

“I thought he was joking, because he didn’t seem to be saying that at all. And I laughed. It was as simple as that. I just laughed, because I thought he was joking. And he slapped me in the face,” she said.

“And I laughed. I laughed because I didn’t know what else to do. I thought, ‘This must be a joke. It must be a joke. I didn’t know what was going on. I just stared at him, still laughing, thinking he was going to laugh too, to tell me it was a joke, but he didn’t. He said: ‘You think that’s so funny? You think that’s funny, b****? You think you’re a funny b****? And he slapped me again. I was clear that this was no longer a joke.

Amber Heard testifies that Johnny Depp allegedly hit her for the first time

Amber Heard testifies about Johnny Depp’s alleged drug use

Ms. Heard’s testimony included several mentions of what she says was her drug and alcohol use.

“I didn’t realize at the time that I had already become really sensitive to these little changes, because my life changed depending on what he was doing,” she said during a game of his testimony regarding alleged incidents dating back to 2014.

Amber Heard says she had to get used to ‘different versions’ of Depp based on alleged drug use

Ms Heard also said she had grown accustomed to “different versions” of her then-husband.

She said he had been “the love of [her] life”, but “he was also this other thing”.

“And that other thing was [this] a horrible, horrible thing that would come out and take over,” she said. “And you couldn’t see the Johnny I loved underneath. It was that other thing.

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