By this level followers of Johnny Depp have heard three completely different variations of how his finger was injured.
Back in 2015 the general public story, the one advised on discuss exhibits and such, was that the Pirates of the Caribbean actor had unintentionally gotten his center digit caught in bifold, “accordion” doorways. Later Amber Heard mentioned this was a lie in her bombshell Washington Post op-ed, claiming in a drug-fueled rage he reduce it whereas smashing a telephone.
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“Scared for my life, I told Johnny, ‘You are hurting me and cutting me.’ Johnny ignored me, continuing to hit me with the back of one closed hand, and slamming a hard plastic phone against a wall with his other until it was smashed into smithereens. While he was smashing the phone, Johnny severely injured his finger, cutting off the tip of it… Once I was able to get away, I barricaded myself in an upstairs bedroom.”
Years later we heard Johnny’s aspect — that Amber had thrown glass bottles at him, and one shattered on a counter high, sending a big piece slicing via his fingertip.
In court docket paperwork final yr he recounted:
“While I was in Australia filming a movie approximately one month after I married Ms. Heard, on a day where my then-lawyer tried to discuss with Ms. Heard the need that she sign a post-nuptial agreement with me, she went berserk and began throwing bottles at me. The first bottle sailed past my head and missed, but then she threw a large glass vodka bottle. The bottle struck the marble countertop where my hand was resting and exploded. The projectile’s impact shattered the bone in my finger and entirely severed the tip of my finger. I had to have 3 surgeries to reconstruct my finger and contracted MRSA three times. I feared that I would lose my finger, my arm, and my life.”
So what ought to we consider? It’s a tricky one, although the audio tapes which have come out since have severely damage Amber’s case — as she not solely admits to abusing her then-husband, she additionally taunts him that nobody will consider him. Pretty basic abuser stuff.
Video: Watch Johnny Explain His Injury More In Detailed Deposition
Well, it’s in that very same sample that the brand new testimony of Johnny’s bodyguard lands.
As the libel trial in opposition to The Sun, which known as Johnny a “wife-beater” in a headline, continues, Malcolm Connolly took the stand on Tuesday and advised the court docket what he witnessed, per The Guardian.
While the bodyguard wasn’t there, he was instantly afterward — and says the very first thing Johnny advised him as they headed to the hospital was:
“She’s just cut my finger off.”
Connolly claims he was the one who got here up with the folding doorways cowl story for Johnny, who was mendacity about it to guard his spouse.
When requested why they’d concoct a narrative to guard the alleged abuser, the bodyguard — who had been a jail officer beforehand — defined he had seen this with abuse victims in jail:
“The usual victim pattern is to protect the abuser for some reason, you know the psychological bullying… they fit the same criteria, they never come forward with the information.”
Connolly mentioned he acknowledged the indicators of bullying in his shut view of the couple’s relationship. He went on to state clearly he had by no means seen Johnny hit Amber, as that might have been the top of his employment:
“I would not tolerate any man striking a woman. No matter who he is. Not even if he is my boss. Not even if he is the pope.”
Yet one other weight tipping the scales in Johnny’s favor, it appears.
What do YOU take into consideration this new testimony??