Last week, Johnny Depp made a powerful case towards his ex-wife’s claims within the libel trial towards UK tabloid The Sun.
His model of occasions portrayed Amber Heard as a manipulative drug addict who bullied and abused him — even bodily — whereas he by no means struck again.
But this week Amber lastly took the stand, and we’re getting the opposite aspect — together with a rehashing of the claims of extended home violence and torture she first wrote about in her notorious Washington Post op-ed (which is itself the topic of one other pending authorized case).
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On Tuesday she answered the questions of Johnny’s authorized crew, explaining the various issues which have come out in current months about their relationship, together with her admitting on tape to hitting him, accusations of faking accidents, and extra.
The Franco Defense
While different witnesses within the couple’s orbit testified the Aquaman star was not displaying the accidents she claimed, Amber now says somebody can vouch for them: her Adderall Diaries co-star James Franco.
As we all know from safety footage, Franco visited her the day after the alleged phone-throwing incident in May 2016. She testified on Tuesday:
“We had been speaking. He was saying to me, ‘Oh my God, what happened to you?’”
She said Franco was shocked when he saw her face as soon as she let him in:
“He saw my face, and he said, ‘What the f**k?’”
Will they name James Franco to corroborate this now?
The Bed S**tting Incident
Amber additionally denied the bed-pooping incident. When requested level clean if she defecated on the mattress for Johnny to search out when he bought him, she took offense to the query, saying:
“Of course not, that is absolutely disgusting… That is unimaginable to me.”
She additionally denied Johnny’s assertion the canine by no means pooped on the mattress, saying they did — and he or she was the one who cleaned it.
“But as far as Boo, Johnny’s dog’s accidents in bed, when that would happen, either sometimes on Johnny — she liked to cuddle with Johnny — or not on Johnny, I would clean that up because I thought that it was… I would never just leave that for the housekeeper to clean up.”
Except this time she did? Because there are undoubtedly images of a poopy mattress on the market.
No One Will Believe You
Amber additionally doubled down in her testimony on the violence she suffered all through the wedding, saying she was “petrified of the monster that Johnny could become.”
She even referenced that notorious leaked audio by which she appears to taunt the Pirates of the Caribbean star that nobody would imagine him if he went public about being an abuse sufferer. She testified she was simply making an attempt to clarify to him “to the world he was almost never in contact with, it would be different.”
“His perception of his place in our dynamic, in our relationship, could be so skewed he didn’t understand until it was too late exactly how absurd it would be if he were claiming any kind of victimhood.”
Illustrating the “absurdity” she stated:
“Johnny is twice my size, he beat me up for five years.”
It nonetheless appears like she’s saying nobody would or ought to imagine him. But she swore the rationale she was making an attempt to specific that to him was in order that she wouldn’t must go public along with her claims of home violence:
“I didn’t want to do this to him, I didn’t want to do this to us, this is awful, embarrassing.”
However, she claimed, his “vast” PR crew compelled her hand by planting tales about her:
“I just wanted him to stop doing this in the press because it would force me into a position where I would have to prove it.”
We’re undecided if any of that is smart. In the timeline, she went public with the cellphone story first, manner again in 2016… proper? Or was that in response to one thing Johnny’s crew was doing first??
The Kate Moss Bombshell
In the largest second Amber truly admitted to one thing — being violent towards Johnny!
A safety guard testified final week to seeing Amber putting (and spitting on and throwing issues at) Johnny throughout an incident in March 2015 the place her sister Whitney Heard was current at their condominium. (More on that HERE.)
Well, this time Amber confessed on the stand to hitting her husband that day — however swears she had an excellent cause.
“I did strike Johnny that day in defense of my sister. He was about to push her down the stairs.”
Amber stated “moments before that happened” she remembered a narrative she heard about how Johnny had performed the identical factor to considered one of his well-known exes, supermodel Kate Moss, within the ’90s.
“He pushed Kate Moss down the stairs, I heard this from two people, and this was fresh in my mind.”
WOW. That is a bombshell declare for positive. One now we have to think about would require the courtroom to listen to from Moss herself.
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But how did a narrative of this factor that occurred 20 years earlier have an effect on her within the second? She continued:
“I thought of that moment and in a flash I reacted in defense of her.”
She subsequent truly sounded pleased with having hit Johnny that day:
“For years I had been Johnny’s punching bag, for years I never hit him, never so much as landed a blow. I will never forget that incident, it was the first time after all the years that I actually struck him back.”
That is a distinct model alright…
Depp’s lawyer Eleanor Laws, who took level on questioning Ms. Heard, responded with extreme skepticism, saying:
“You have added the detail about Kate Moss. It’s not contained in any document. You did not mention anything about Kate Moss being in your mind. You are just making this up as you go along. This is the first time that you have mentioned it.”
No marvel they didn’t get a witness assertion from her!
Laws then performed the courtroom a video of Amber’s deposition by which she describes her aspect of the occasions — and pointedly by no means mentions Kate Moss. Amber responded by saying:
“I have not had the liberty of time, space or energy to list every incident that’s listed in these proceedings.”
What do YOU take into consideration this new declare? What about all of Amber’s different responses to what’s come out over the previous few months??