Johnny Depp returned to the stand today in his defamation lawsuit against ex-wife, Amber Heard.
On Monday, April 25, the ‘Pirates’ actor was cross-examined by Heard’s lawyer, Ben Rottenborn.
Following the cross-examination, Depp’s legal team did some follow-up questioning.
He was asked to touch on his acting career and the movies he’s starred in.
Johnny Depp Returns To The Stand
Depp was quick to list off “Alice In Wonderland,” but had a hard time recalling other projects he’s been in.
Mind you, Depp has been in the showbiz since he was a teenager. He’s now 58-years-old.
“I’m so pathetic when it comes to knowing what movies I’ve done,” he said on the stand with a smile. “I’m sorry. I just, I don’t watch them. I feel better not watching them. What was the question again?”
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Fans in the courtroom found this to be hilarious and laughed out loud, which ticked off the judge.
Judge Penny Azacarte threatened to kick anyone laughing out of her courtroom.
“Order in the court or I will have you removed,” she demanded. “Understood? Thank you.”
The former couple is facing off at the Fairfax County Circuit Court.
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor is suing his ex-wife for $50 million over a December 2018 op-ed Heard wrote for the Washington Post where she claims that she is a domestic violence survivor.
Although she did not mention Depp by name, he claims that he has lost movie roles due to the “clear implication” that he was the “Aquaman” actress’ abuser.
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His testimony from Tuesday can be found here. His testimony from Wednesday morning can be found here. The graphic allegations of abuse Depp claims Heard committed can be found here. The morning portion of the cross-examination can be read here and his testimony from Thursday afternoon can be found here.
After being questioned by his attorney, Jess Meyers, the “Fantastic Beasts” actor is now being cross-examined by Heard’s lawyer.
Rottenborn began on Monday by asking Depp to confirm that abuse can come in many different forms. He played an audio clip between Heard and Depp where it sounds like Heard is telling Depp not to put his cigarettes out on her. Depp can then be heard saying, “Shut up fat a–.”
Depp denied throwing a cigarette out on Heard and denied throwing a cigarette at her as well.
Another recording has Heard saying that Depp “beat the s— out of” her. The rest of the argument discusses the break-up, but Depp does not seem to deny what she said in the video.
In another audio recording, Depp said that he “has to” walk away from Heard in arguments, otherwise, it would be a “bloodbath.” Rottenborn continued to play a series of audio clips to paint a picture of a toxic relationship.
In another argument, it sounds like Heard accuses Depp of “taking a swing” at her. In another audio clip, Depp yells, “you’re a c***!” at the end of an argument. In a third argument, Depp can be heard shouting and cursing again. This was repeated in a fourth clip as well, where Rottenborn says that Heard told Depp to “get off me.” Depp denied hearing that in the recording.
In a text message to his agent, Depp reportedly told him that “she will hit the wall hard!!!!” and “I can only hope that karma kicks in and takes the gift of breath from her,” referring to Heard. Rottenborn said that Depp uses the term “she will hit the wall hard” several times in text messages to refer to his ex-wife.
The Blast will continue to cover the trial and reveal new details as they are made available.