The couple has been facing each other at the Fairfax County Circuit Court for most of the past month. 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 her abuser. Heard claims that she has also been losing out on movie roles, including several scenes from the upcoming “Aquaman” sequel, and is countersuing for $100 million dollars.
On Monday, Depp was supposed to be called to the stand by Heard’s legal team. However, they later changed their minds and Depp will not testify. However, Depp’s team called Kate Moss to the witness stand first thing on Wednesday morning. Her testimony was followed by Dr. Curry, who testified that she did not believe Heard to have PTSD.
Johnny Depp Called To Take The Stand Again
Johnny Depp was called back to the stand on Wednesday morning to be asked about the statements made by Mr. Waldman. He testified that he did not see the statements until August.
He testified that he did not see the second and third statements made by Mr. Waldman “until the countersuit was filed” by ex-wife Amber Heard. Depp said that he did not know “off the bat” what publication they had been published in.
“I don’t know where they came from, or where they ended up,” he said.
Depp was then asked about Heard’s testimony that he did not help her get her role in “Aquaman.” He said, “that is not exactly true.” Depp said he remembered the date because he had just done two shows with his band, the Hollywood Vampires. While they were in Rio, Depp says Heard told him that she had to get back to Los Angeles for an audition. He said that audition was at Warner Bros. for “whatever film it was.” He said that happened on September 24, 2015.
Depp said that Heard had concerns about filming in Australia and described it as a potential problem. Depp said that he spoke to executives at Warner Bros. and then Heard did get the role.
Johnny Depp Answers Questions About Drug Use
Johnny Depp said that he has not done MDMA “many times in my life.” He said that he only did it six to seven times in his life. On those occasions, he said that he did not take “enough” to “properly experience what the chemicals are supposed to do to you.” He said that he never consumed eight to ten MDMA pills at once “because I’d be dead.”
The questions then segued over to the incident in Australia. Depp was shown scenes of the bar area and asked to describe where he was standing and how Heard allegedly threw the bottles that severed his finger. Depp said that a bloody tissue wound up on the floor from his “dripping tissue.” Heard had also testified that Depp smashed a wall-mounted phone “to smithereens.” However, Depp denied that a phone was there.
While on the Orient Express, Depp said that things were “agreeable” at times but if things became “dissatisfactory,” then Heard would “start a fight.” He alleged that, at one point, “I took a pretty good shot to the, um, face, to the eye, so I had a bit of a shiner.” When asked if Heard apologized for “giving you the shiner,” Depp replied, “I don’t recall.”
‘Ms. Heard Hit Me’
When asked how Depp sustained the injury in the photo above that was taken with the chef after dinner that night, Depp testified “Ms. Heard hit me.” He said that the area was swollen and he had “a bit of a shiner.”
He then told the jury about the incident with Kate Moss in Jamaica, repeating what Moss had testified this morning that Moss had slipped in the rain. Depp claimed Heard “took the story and turned it into a very ugly incident all in her mind.”
Depp testified that he had seen Heard “grab” her sister, Whitney, and “push her around.”
Depp also accused his former business partner, Mr. Mendel, of embezzling his funds, and said that other business partners were “in cahoots” against him. When asked about Mendel’s testimony that Depp did not like to donate to charity, Depp agreed that he preferred meeting with fans at children’s hospitals and turning movie premieres into benefits and did charity work that way.
“I’m not looking for the pat on the back, as it were,” he told the jury.
When asked what it felt like to be the subject of the abuse allegations, Depp called it “insane” to be accused of such “heinous” violence. He said it’s “gotten out of control” and told the jury that it feels “ridiculous” and “humiliating” to be the subject of “savage” and “cruel” allegations.
“False,” he added. “All false.” Depp said that he has never committed sexual battery or physical abuse. “No matter what happens, I did get here, and I did tell the truth and I have spoken up for what I’ve been carrying on my back, reluctantly, for six years.”
After those remarks, the court broke for lunch. Depp will be cross-examined by Ben Rottenborn when court resumes.