Amber Heard didn’t make up her sexual assault narrative: she stole it — or elements of it, not less than — in line with her ex-personal assistant.
Kate James, the actress’ former worker, made the bombshell courtroom declaration in Johnny Depp’s blockbuster trial in opposition to The Sun, claiming her one-time boss had “stolen” her harrowing rape story and “twisted” it to learn herself.
James advised the courtroom that she confided in Heard about being brutally raped at knifepoint whereas touring in Brazil when she was 26-years outdated, and was left “distressed and outraged” when she learn docs regarding Heard’s alleged home violence drama — and found Heard had seemingly handed off James’ story as her personal.
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Recalling the disturbing incident, she mentioned:
“When I was 26 years old and travelling around Brazil, I was violently raped by an unknown male at machete point, having been woken by the perpetrator whilst sleeping along [sic] in my dwelling. This attack went on for 5-6 hours and I narrowly escaped with my life. This tortuous experience of such extreme sexual violence has haunted me ever since.”
James, who mentioned she labored for Heard from April 2012 to February 2015, alleged that in 2013, Heard overheard her speaking concerning the assault with a pal and “summoned” her to an workplace to debate it additional.
She alleged in her July 7 declaration:
“We sat on her couch and she questioned me about it. She was curious as to how I coped with it on a daily basis and she suggested I buy a gun. I was shocked at that suggestion as I would not consider having a gun in my home with a small child around. I responded that I chose to see myself as a ‘rape survivor’ and not a ‘rape victim’, and that is how I found my own way to cope.”
Years later, James agreed to provide testimony within the defamation battle in Virginia between the previous couple over an op-ed the Aquaman actress wrote for the Washington Post about surviving home violence, during which Amber alleged she had been “sexually assaulted by the time” she “was of college age.” When James was despatched the courtroom docs associated to the case in June, she made the stunning discovery that her former boss had allegedly stolen her rape story.
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Without detailing which elements of Amber’s claims had been ripped off from her life story, she wrote:
“On June 25, 2020, I received documents pertaining to my involvement on behalf of the claimant in this case. As I perused the documents, much to my utter shock and dismay, I discovered that Ms Heard had in fact stolen my sexual violence conversation with her and twisted it into her own story to benefit herself. This of course caused me extreme distress and outrage that she would dare to attempt to use the mostly [sic] harrowing experience of my life as her own narrative.”
Wow. If that is true, that’s some critically sociopathic conduct.
The assistant mentioned the invention made her further keen to provide testimony in Depp’s libel case in opposition to The Sun. She said:
“I’m a sexual violence survivor and that’s very, very serious to take that stance if you are not one and I am one. That’s the reason I’m here, because I take offense.”
James went on to inform the courtroom how Heard “was probably the least-known person I have ever worked with in Hollywood, to be honest,” including she now works for “one of the kindest men in Hollywood,” with out figuring out him.
She alleged the actress would drink “vast quantities of wine” after which ship “incoherent and abusive texts between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. on a daily basis.”
She was the final witness on the seventh day of Depp’s libel case in opposition to the paper over an April 2018 article that dubbed him a “wife-beater.” He denies ever hitting Heard and as an alternative claims she was the abusive one of their marriage.