Johnny Depp says abuse allegations have price him ‘every thing’

“Pirates of the Caribbean” star Johnny Depp stated Wednesday that home abuse allegations made towards him by his ex-wife Amber Heard had price him “nothing lower than every thing” and claimed that she was the one who was often violent. Depp, taking the witness stand for a second day of testimony in his defamation case towards Heard, stated she would usually insult him and as soon as threw a vodka bottle at him, severing the tip of one among his fingers.

The 58-year-old Depp filed the defamation swimsuit towards Heard over a column she wrote for The Washington Put up in December 2018 through which she described herself as a “public determine representing home abuse.” Heard, who starred within the film “Aquaman,” by no means named Depp, whom she met in 2009 on the set of the movie “The Rum Diary,” however he sued her for implying he was a home abuser and is searching for $50 million in damages.

Heard, who turns 36 on Friday, countersued, asking for $100 million and claiming she suffered “rampant bodily violence and abuse” at his fingers. Depp, who was sporting a gray swimsuit with a black shirt and tie, was requested by one among his attorneys what the home abuse allegations had price him. “Nothing lower than every thing,” he replied. “When the allegations had been quickly circling the globe, telling people who I used to be a drunken cocaine-fueled menace who beat women-suddenly in my 50s – it’s over. “I misplaced then, irrespective of the end result of this trial,” he stated. He stated {that a} “couple of days” after the Put up column appeared, Disney introduced he would now not seem as Captain Jack Sparrow within the blockbuster “Pirates” franchise.

Actress Amber Heard listens to her ex-husband Johnny Depp, as an image of an harm to his face is seen on a display screen, throughout his defamation trial towards her on the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia.

‘Verbally decimate me’   

Heard’s attorneys have claimed that Depp would develop into a “monster” throughout drug- and alcohol-fueled benders and bodily and sexually abuse Heard. She filed a brief restraining order towards him in Might 2016 after he instructed her he was submitting for divorce. Depp stated his relationship with Heard started to deteriorate shortly after their 2015 marriage. “I used to be abruptly simply mistaken about every thing,” Depp instructed the jury listening to the case in Fairfax County Circuit Courtroom in Virginia.

He denied ever hanging Heard and stated she was the one who was abusive. She would “verbally decimate me” with a “speedy hearth, infinite parade of insults,” he stated. The thrice Oscar-nominated actor, who was married to the Texas-born Heard from 2015 to 2017, stated he would usually retreat to a different room to flee her rage. “I might simply go and lock myself within the toilet,” he stated.  “If I stayed to argue, finally I used to be positive that it was going to escalate into violence,” he stated. “In her rage and her anger she would strike out. “She would start with a slap. It might start with a shove,” he stated. “It might start, you recognize, with throwing a TV distant at my head. It may very well be throwing a glass of wine in my face.”

‘Insanity, chaos and violence’   

Depp recounted one incident for the jury intimately which occurred whereas he was in Australia filming the fifth installment of “Pirates.” Heard was offended as a result of one among his attorneys had mentioned a doable post-nuptial settlement together with her, he stated. “It escalated and escalated and was insanity, chaos and violence,” he stated. Depp stated he had been sober for “many months” however after arguing with Heard he had “two or three stiff photographs” of drinks.

Heard was upset to see him consuming once more, he stated, and threw a bottle at him, which shattered and severed the tip of the center finger on his proper hand. “I used to be trying straight at my bones protruding,” Depp stated, displaying the crooked digit for the jury. Depp stated he was in “shock” and “began to write down in my very own blood on the partitions”-“lies that she instructed me” and “little reminders of my previous.” Heard listened attentively, taking occasional notes on a yellow authorized pad as Depp testified in a gradual and measured voice. Depp filed the defamation criticism in the US after dropping a separate libel case in London in November 2020 that he introduced towards the tabloid The Solar for calling him a “wife-beater.” – AFP

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