Johnny Depp claims ex-wife Amber Heard put out a lit cigarette on his face during infamous Australia domestic incident, which left a burn mark on his right cheek, this according to hs bodyguard who testified during the actor’s libel trial.
According to multiple reports, the ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ star’s bodyguard, Malcolm Connolly, testified he was present during the incident in 2015 and witnessed some of the fight’s aftermath.
Connolly, who worked for Depp for 16 years, testified in Depp’s ongoing libel trial against a UK tabloid who called the actor a ‘wife-beater’ — something he strenuously denies.
The bodyguard claimed on the day of the incident, he got an urgent call from Johnny’s head of security, Jerry Judge, who told him, “Malcolm, get in the car, extract the boss from the situation.”
Connolly claims when he arrived at the rental house Depp and Heard were staying, he found a ‘ruckus’ going on and the couple was ‘screaming at each other.’
At that point, the bodyguard took Depp out to the car where the actor said, “She’s cut my f—-ing finger off. She’s smashed my hand with a vodka bottle.” Adding, “I saw his finger and it was a mess.”
Depp bodyguard also testified the actor told him Amber Heard had put a cigarette out on his face. He confirmed to the court he did indeed see a mark on Johnny’s cheek.
We’ve obtained a photo of the ‘Pirates’ star inside an Australian hospital (ABOVE) where it is clear he has a round-shaped red-mark on his right cheek.
In the photo, you can also see Depp’s finger wrapped up in a bandage, the one which was severed during the same argument.
At the time, Depp claims in legal documents the couple began arguing over his “intention to enter into a post-nuptial agreement.” He said it caused Heard “to go into a rage.”
Connolly testified Heard, who appeared uninjured, came up to the car as it was about to head towards the hospital, and said something like, “Are you just going to leave it like this, you f—-ing coward?”
The bodyguard testified he had never seen Johnny Depp strike Amber Heard, saying, “I would not tolerate any man striking a woman. No matter who he is. Not even if he is my boss. Not even if he is the pope.”
As we previously reported, Johnny Depp claims Heard hurled a vodka bottle at him which sliced off the end of his finger. During the argument, Depp allegedly dipped his bleeding finger in black paint and wrote messages on the homes’ mirror to his wife.
Here are two of the images shown in court today showing graffiti by Johnny Depp on a mirror in a rented house in Australia. Markings were made in paint, lipstick and his blood from his injured finger during an argument with his former wife, Amber Heard. pic.twitter.com/FEyuNQfTbB
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