Amber Heard says Depp denied prenup request and told her only way out of marriage is death
WARNING: This article contains allegations of physical and sexual violence that some readers may find distressing.
Amber Heard delivered her second day of testimony on Thursday in the trial over a defamation lawsuit brought against her by ex-husband Johnny Depp.
Heard is being sued by Depp for $50m for implying he abused her in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed. Although she did not name him, he claims her allegations impacted her ability to work.
The trial is on hiatus for a week with both sides issuing statements of confidence in how proceedings are going.
On Thursday, Heard spoke extensively about her troubled relationship with Depp and detailed alleged physical fights. The court heard a harrowing account of an alleged sexual assault on Heard during a brutal and bloody altercation in Australia in 2015.
Heard had previously described an “unusual and remarkable” first meeting with Depp and a blossoming relationship as she fell “head over heels in love”. However, her testimony from her took a darker turn as she recalled the first time he allegedly hit her, his jealousy from her, and his drug and alcohol use from her.
Depp and Heard almost ran into each other in court after her sexual assault testimony
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard nearly ran into each other as the court took a break shortly after her testimony on an alleged sexual assault by Mr Depp.
Court security stopped Mr Depp from walking out of the courtroom at the break, allowing Ms Heard to leave the witness stand and head back to her legal team on the other side of the room.
Oliver O’Connell7 May 2022 10:00
Heard claims Depp accused her of having an affair with Eddie Redmayne
Heard returned to the witness stand for a second day on Thursday 5 May, where she told the court that Depp had accused her of having an affair with Redmayne while they were filming The Danish Girl (2015).
Oliver O’Connell7 May 2022 08:00
How courtroom live-streaming turned an ugly battle between Depp and Heard into a circus
Tom Murray reports on how the lines between justice and entertainment have blurred.
Oliver O’Connell7 May 2022 06:00
Voices: Johnny Depp was lovable onscreen – it doesn’t mean he’s a nice guy
A lot of people have fond memories of growing up with Johnny Depp’s films – I get it. But this is ultimately irrelevant, writes Sunny Hundal.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 7, 2022 04:59
Heard tells court she thought Depp was going to kill her
Amber Heard told a court that she thought Johnny Depp was going to kill her “without realizing it” as a jury was shown photos of injuries she claims he inflicted on her.
Oliver O’Connell7 May 2022 04:15
Depp and Heard issue duelling statements sharing confidence in trial as court breaks for week
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have issued duelling statements sharing confidence in their respective legal teams’ standing their defamation trial as the Virginia court proceedings take a week’s break.
Following incendiary testimony by Ms Heard on Thursday, in which she claimed Mr Depp sexually assaulted her, a spokesperson for Mr Depp said in a statement released to media outlets that “as Mr Depp’s counsel correctly predicted in their opening statements last month, Ms Heard did indeed deliver ‘the performance of her life’ in her direct examination”.
A spokesperson for Ms Heard told The Independent that “as evidenced by the statement just released, Mr Depp’s defamation claim is falling apart so rapidly that his counsel are turning from prosecutor to persecutor”.
Oliver O’Connell7 May 2022 03:30
Heard sobs as she recounts fight where Depp allegedly sexually assaulted her
The Hollywood actress claims the Pirates of the Caribbean star slammed her against a wall, threw bottles at her and ripped off her nightgown in a drug-fueled rage in Australia in March 2015.
Oliver O’Connell7 May 2022 02:45
Heard references previous claim Depp pushed Kate Moss down the stairs
On the stand on Thursday in the defamation trial between the two actors, Ms Heard walked through one of many fights between herself and Mr Depp, with this one taking place in March 2015.
Oliver O’Connell7 May 2022 02:00
Heard tells court Depp cheated on her after their wedding
Amber Heard has testified that Johnny Depp cheated on her with another woman just after the former couple got married.
A jury at their multi-million dollar defamation trial in Fairfax, Virginia, was told by the actress that her husband had an “on-and-off” relationship with the woman, who had been text messaging.
“I found his iPad open, he had been texting someone with it open, he had passed out, and I saw he was texting a woman he had a relationship with on and off at the beginning of our relationship so I recognized the name but the date was right after the wedding.”
Oliver O’Connell7 May 2022 01:15
Heard says Depp subjected her to ‘disgusting’ and violent grilling about sex scene
Oliver O’Connell7 May 2022 00:30
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.