The couple is facing each other 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. Heard is countersuing for $100 million dollars.
Heard finished up her time on the stand yesterday and her friend, producer iO Tillet Wright, took the stand to testify in Heard’s defense.
Amber Heard’s Former Friend Testifies She Got Into An Altercation Over Thanksgiving Dinnerware
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On Tuesday afternoon, Heard’s former friend Raquel “Rocky” Pennington recalled getting into an altercation with Heard over dinnerware on Thanksgiving. Rocky used to live in Depp’s L.A. penthouse with then-husband Josh Drew, who is also expected to testify.
In testimony transcribed by the New York Post, Rocky said in her record deposition, “We were setting up for Thanksgiving and we were looking for maybe some glasses or dishware and we couldn’t find them anywhere.”
“Heard finally found them in a place I thought I looked and we started arguing about that,” she continued. “She thought I was looking hard enough.” Rocky recalled, “I believe that I pushed her” and said that Heard “either pushed or hit me back.” She later clarified that Heard had hit her cheek.
Heard’s Former Friend Testifies That Amber Heard Had Injuries After Australia Trip
Heard testified that she had been “penetrated” by a bottle and that there was broken glass all over the bar where Depp was allegedly holding her down in Australia. Heard said that she had cuts on her forearms and the bottom of her feet from all the broken glass; however, Depp’s attorneys quickly pointed out that there is no medical record of her receiving medical attention for these injuries.
Rocky testified today that Heard had “very, very long, deep cuts” on her forearms and smaller cuts on her feet when she returned from Australia.
Rocky continued to testify that, in December 2015, Heard asked her to come over and “check her out.” Rocky said that she saw that Heard had a bloody area on her head where her hair had been cut out. She told the jury that Heard’s bottom lip was cut, her nose was swollen, and her whole face was red. She admitted that the red face could have been a result of Heard crying.
Heard’s Friends Were Reportedly Concerned For Her Safety
While getting ready for her TV appearance on James Corden’s show, Rocky testified that Heard had shown the makeup artist her busted lip and clump of missing hair. Rocky said, “I remember her showing the injuries.”
Rocky also testified that many of Heard’s friends were concerned for her physical safety.
“I was worried for her physical safety,” Rocky said. “I was worried that, when he turned, he might accidentally do something that was worse than he ever intended.”
Rocky also testified about the “monster” and said that Johnny would sometimes “switch” and walk away from the group. She recalled that Heard would sometimes follow Depp off and stated that sometimes they returned, but other times they didn’t.
When it came to the incident in Hicksville, Rocky testified to Depp’s serious reaction saying, “Get off my woman” when another woman leaned against Heard while she was high. She, too, testified that she thought that Depp was joking until it was quickly made apparent that he wasn’t.
Rocky grew emotional throughout her testimony, especially when recalling the injuries that Heard allegedly suffered at Depp’s hands.
She also claimed that Depp had told her that he had cut his own finger off in Australia. She said that Depp did not explain how he had lost the tip of his finger, but used the terminology that he had cut it off himself.