Five days into Johnny Depp‘s libel trial against The Sun, and it feels like we’re simply getting began.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star took the stand but once more, this time straight answering extra claims of abuse by Amber Heard. The Aquaman actress beforehand claimed Johnny had pushed a chair at her, kicked her, and threw issues at her on a personal flight from Boston to Los Angeles in 2014 — earlier than finally passing out.
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The court docket noticed one other photograph taken by Amber of the Oscar nominee handed out from the event — this one nonetheless gripping a pint of ice cream on his lap, the melted dessert spilling onto his denims. (You can see the pic on DailyMail.com.) So… why would somebody take a photograph of this? Surely not for proof in a trial years later…
Actually, Johnny says this was a part of the emotional abuse he confronted at his ex’s palms. He defined:
“I was obviously on the nod and very tired, falling asleep, and the ice cream then spilled all over my leg and then she took that… and showed me the next day and said, ‘Look at what you’ve become… look at you, it’s pathetic.’”
There’s such a factor as robust love, but when this story is true it sounds much less constructive and extra like bullying. Especially if it’s additionally true, as Johnny claims, that he had already agreed to go to a detox within the Bahamas.
Depp’s total model of the flight flips the script on Amber’s, as he says the then-28-year-old “began to harangue him” as he was sketching in his pocket book. He says relatively than “kick” her he began to “playfully tap her on the bottom” together with his foot — at which his spouse took “great offense” and “continued to verbally berate” him.
As we’ve heard in leaked cellphone calls between the bitter exes, this was not the one accusation the place she allegedly abused him.
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Johnny informed the court docket on Monday about an incident two years later after her 30th birthday celebration in April 2016, the identical day he was informed by a enterprise supervisor that his earlier managers had stolen $650 million from him. Something tells us the person was not in a celebration temper. But Johnny says it was Amber who was “drinking heavily” and punched him 4 occasions whereas he was studying in mattress — earlier than he was in a position to “grab her arms” to cease her.
This is clearly not the primary time we’ve heard claims of home violence towards Amber. In beforehand launched audio of their conversations, she even admitted hitting him — and disturbingly informed him nobody would imagine him.
Further serving to Johnny’s facet was the testimony of some different witnesses. First, his former private assistant Stephen Deuters agreed Amber was the “abuser” within the relationship, saying she subjected him to “years” of bodily and emotional abuse. He additionally claimed he’d by no means seen any accidents on Heard — or heard her point out being abused — in all his time working carefully with the couple. Deuters is now the European president of Depp’s manufacturing firm Infinitum Nihil, one thing the legal professional for the defendant known as a reward for his loyalty. Hmm.
For some further context, alleged textual content messages between Depp’s then-assistant and Heard leaked in 2016, displaying Deuters acknowledging his boss’ abusive habits. Deuters claimed they have been faux, although one laptop forensic analyst believed them to be actual.
Next, in a sworn video assertion, Trinity Esparza, head of the concierge firm on the Eastern Columbia Building the place the couple lived, attested she noticed Amber all through the week after her first public declare she’d been abused by Johnny — and that, sporting no make-up, she had no marks on her face. Then on Friday, May 27 she instantly “had a red cut underneath her right eye and red marks by her eye.”
So if this timeline is correct, Johnny couldn’t have performed this??
What’s extra, Esparza claimed she noticed much more accidents on Amber’s face and neck on June 4, two weeks after her husband had left the penthouse condo. She described a bruise on Ms. Heard’s left cheek and finger-shaped bruising on both facet of her neck. Whoa. But if Johnny, who was apparently “out of the country” throughout this era, wasn’t round Amber in any respect throughout this time, who was? Esparza stated she solely ever noticed one particular person along with her on the time: Elon Musk.
Hopefully they’ll pull up safety footage displaying the bruise marks showing on the times Esparza claims…
The constructing’s safety officer, Alejandro Romero, confirmed Elon Musk had visited “several times a week,” normally arriving round 11 p.m. and staying at the very least previous 1 a.m. — and that workers was satisfied they have been having an affair. It’s clear Depp’s attorneys are not afraid of the tech billionaire’s attorneys, as this line appears to counsel Musk as a attainable alternate perpetrator of the abuse. Wow.
Finally, there’s Johnny’s ex Winona Ryder, who will testify by way of video this week. In slightly preview of what’s to come back, the Stranger Things star launched a written assertion, launched by The Times:
“We were together as a couple for four years. I counted him as my best friend, and as close to me as family. I obviously was not there during his marriage to Amber, but, from my experience, which was so wildly different, I was absolutely shocked, confused and upset when I heard the accusations against him. The idea that he is an incredibly violent person is the farthest thing from the Johnny I knew and loved. I cannot wrap my head around these accusations.”
If that sounds acquainted, it’s VERY near the assertion she launched forward of the different Johnny/Amber trial, the defamation case. But consistency in these testimonies is an effective factor. And consistency throughout the emotions so lots of Johnny’s exes is a good higher factor.
What do YOU take into consideration the most recent on this messy trial??