According to reports, the ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ star made the shocking allegation while testifying on the stand in the ongoing libel trial against a UK tabloid.
In the hearing, Johnny Depp claimed he was ‘shocked’ by Amber’s agreement to make the film ‘Adderall Diaries’ with Franco — after he says she was so ‘negative’ about her first experience with the actor on the set of ‘Pineapple Express.’
Depp admitted the announcement made him ‘jealous’ and told the court, ‘It shocked me she was suddenly friendly and happy with him.
“She told me many things that were very very negative about Mr. Franco, that he had tried to kiss her and made sexual advances towards her on the previous film they had made together. She said he was a creep and a rapist. She said he was quite aggressive in his advances towards her,” Depp told the court.
Lawyers for the media outlet confronted Depp on the words he used, asking if he really meant ‘rapist’ — telling him, “You have made an extremely important statement just now.”
According to a report, the ‘Pirates’ star responded, “It’s just a word that came out for the actions of Mr. Franco, as described to me by Ms. Heard, which were sexual advances, him leaning over and saying I’m going to kiss you.” Adding, “She had to sort of run from the advances at one point, that he was kind of non-stop, she felt he was creepy and rapey so I said a rapist.”
Johnny Depp admitted in court he was ‘uncomfortable’ with them working together, and said the movie did not fit with her desire not to be considered a ‘sex object’ in films.
“I was, of course, uncomfortable with the idea of her doing nudity,” Depp said.
“She was hoping to do better films with more meat in the part, she didn’t want to be objectified and didn’t have to do nude scenes any more”, the actor told the court.
In the hearing, a lawyer for the outlet read a message for the court asking that the details of her filming with Franco be kept away from Johnny Depp and his team, especially sex-scenes, claiming she feared he would ‘lose it.’
The lawyer also alleged Johnny Depp was ‘violent’ towards Amber Heard during a 2014 private jet flight after going into a ‘blind rage’ over the actresses working with Franco.
Johnny was accused of “striking her across the face, kicking her in the back, and pelting her with ice cubes.”
“You were in a blind rage demanding to know how much she like getting off with James Franco and she refused to answer,” said the lawyer, claiming the actor also called her a “go-getter slut and a whore”.
She added, “You were so angry you slapped her across the face in front of everybody.”
A tape was also played for the court allegedly of Depp moaning while on the airplane.
The ‘Pirates’ star responded to the allegations, saying, “There is a possibility Ms. Heard and I had a fight where those words came out of my mouth, but I didn’t go into a rage and start screaming at her in front of all those people.”
Depp denied committing any abuse towards Amber on the flight, claiming he slept in the bathroom to avoid any confrontation.
Later in the hearing, a lawyer for the outlet presented text messages between Depp and Bettany where he admitted to being hight and drunk while on the plane.
“I’m gonna properly stop the booze thing, darling. Drank all night before I picked Amber up to fly to LA, this past Sunday… Ugly, mate… No food for days… powders… half a bottle of whiskey, a thousand red bull and vodkas, pills, 2 bottles of Champers on plane and what do you get???” he texted.
He continued, “An angry, aggro Injun in a fkin’ blackout, screaming obscenities and insulting any fk who got near.”
He added: “I’m done… I am admittedly too f**ked in the head to spray my rage at the one I love… For little reason, as well I’m too old to be that guy. But, pills are fine!!!”
The ‘Pirates’ star admitted to the court, “It sounds like I overdid it, it sounds like a very self-destructive moment. I was incorrect that I hadn’t taken cocaine and things of that nature, I can only say my apologies to the court. I didn’t remember the entire flight being such a nightmare.”
As far as the violence, Depp has been adamant he never assaulted Amber Heard — and even during drug and alcohol binges he never laid a hand on his ex-wife.
It should be noted, Depp also alleges Franco may have had some sort of relationship with Heard following the situation and has presented video evidence in his legal war of Franco going up the elevator in his L.A. penthouse with the actress.
As we reported, the trial is set to last three weeks and several people are set to testify including Depp, Heard, and others.