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Johnny Depp 'Ripped Off' Amber Heard's Nightgown And 'Strangled' Her In 2015 Fight, Lawyer Says

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By Mike Walters

Johnny Depp attacked Amber Heard ripping off her nightgown, slamming her into a counter-top, and 'strangling' her -- and cut off his own finger, this according to a lawyer for the Sun who spoke during a hearing in the U.K. defamation case Depp filed against the magazine.

According to the New York Post, the court heard a graphic account of a March 2015 fight where Depp allegedly ripped off Heard's nightgown, "grabbed her by the breasts," and then by the neck and "strangled" her.

The Post says a lawyer representing The Sun told the court, “That night the complainant shoved Ms. Heard into a ping-pong table, threw bottles through window panels of a glass door, then grabbed Ms. Heard and tore off her nightgown."

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He continued, “The complainant grabbed Ms. Heard by her neck and choked her against the refrigerator The complainant mocked her, while touching and grabbing her by her breasts and repeatedly shoved her up against the refrigerator. The complainant then grabbed Ms Heard by the neck and collarbone, slammed her against the counter-top and strangled her.”

Several text messages were also read aloud inside the court hearing regarding Johnny Depp's allegation his finger was severed after Amber Heard threw a bottle of Vodka at him.

According to the lawyer, Johnny Depp admitted he cut off his own finger and texted his personal doctor about the situation. On March 7, 2015, Depp wrote in a text to his doctor, “I cut the top of my middle finger off… What should I do!?? Except, of course, go to a hospital…. I’m so embarrassed for jumping into anything with her… F**K THE WORLD!!! JD.”

12 days later, he again texted his personal doctor, "Thank you for everything. I have chopped off my left middle finger as a reminder that I should never cut my finger off again!! I love you, brother. Johnny.”

Lawyer Reads Text Messages In UK Alleging Depp Cut Off His Own Finger

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The accounts were read in a London courtroom as a part of the ongoing legal case where Depp is suing the paper for calling him a 'wife-beater.'

Amber has detailed the fight in previously filed legal documents saying, "Johnny pushed me, slapped me, and shoved me to the ground before I retreated to a locked bedroom.”

She continued, the next day, “I went downstairs to find that Johnny was still awake and that he had stayed up all night, having taken about eight MDMA pills. He was also drinking again. We got into a fight that Johnny made physical, and I barricaded myself in one of the rooms. That didn’t stop Johnny from busting through the door of the room I was in. By nightfall, Johnny had hit me multiple times, shoved and pushed me to the ground, choked me, and spit in my face."

In Amber's filing, she claims, "Johnny then handed me a liquor bottle that he was drinking from, and asked me, ‘What are you going to do?’ I threw the bottle on the floor. Johnny responded by starting to throw cans and unopened glass bottles at me … That night, Johnny shoved me into a ping pong table that collapsed underneath me. Johnny threw bottles through the window panels of a glass door, breaking two panes, and leaving glass everywhere. Johnny then grabbed me, gripping my body and nightgown. He tore the nightgown off, and at some point, I was naked and barefoot, covered in alcohol and glass.

Heard: I Struggled To Stand Up As He Strangled Me

Depp v. Heard

She continued, "In one of the most horrific and scariest moments of this three-day ordeal, Johnny grabbed me by the neck and collarbone and slammed me against the countertop. I struggled to stand up as he strangled me, but my arms and feet kept slipping and sliding on to the spilled alcohol and were dragged against the broken glass on the countertop and floor, which repeatedly slashed my feet and arms. Scared for my life, I told Johnny, ‘You are hurting me and cutting me.’ Johnny ignored me, continuing to hit me with the back of one closed hand, and slamming a hard plastic phone against a wall with his other until it was smashed into smithereens. While he was smashing the phone, Johnny severely injured his finger, cutting off the tip of it."

At the time, Amber says Johnny then dipped his finger in black paint and wrote on items in the house with messages to his then-wife.

We've obtained a copy of photographs of the severed finger and Johnny's trip to the hospital, which now seems to be front and center in this case.

Heard's Lawyer Says She Will Testify In Case

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In a statement to Page Six, Amber's lawyer Roberta Kaplan said, “Amber Heard is very eager for the U.K. trial to proceed. In the lead-up to trial, Mr. Depp and his team have engaged in a daily press campaign to selectively leak materials, spin them in every way possible, and embarrass and harass Amber and the people around her, including potential witnesses. Ms. Heard believes that the truth coming to light through the presentation of evidence in court will finally put an end to this abusive campaign. If she is required to testify in person, Ms. Heard will travel to London if she is legally permitted to do so, notwithstanding the risk to her health and safety from the ongoing pandemic. Otherwise, Ms. Heard will make sure that she is available to testify at any time by video link.”

Depp's attorney told the outlet, “What the court heard today was not evidence – it was Amber Heard’s newest story about a “late night bust up.” Facts matter. Back in reality, as hospital records and eyewitness testimony show, Amber Heard’s attack story could not have occurred the night of Sunday March 8, 2015 as she alleges. Because Johnny Depp went to the hospital the early AFTERNOON of March 8, 2015, to reattach the finger Amber Heard severed, and Mr. Depp did not see her again in Australia. Our opponents are so lost in their lies, they can’t even get their fake sequence of events, times or dates straight.”

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