According to multiple reports, Johnny Depp detailed the shocking event while on the stand during his libel trial against a UK tabloid who called the actor a ‘wife-beater.’
During the hearing, the ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ star describes the events leading up to the domestic incident, saying, “Since ‘Pirates [of the Caribbean]’ 2 and 3, I had — and this is ludicrous to have to state, it’s quite embarrassing — apparently I had made $650 million.”
He continued, “I had not only lost $650 million, but I was $100 million in the hole because they had not paid the government my taxes for 17 years.”
The actor claims the ‘bad meeting’ with his financial advisors made him late for his wife’s 30th birthday party in which he says she was very upset about at the time.
Depp agreed he may have smoked marijuana between leaving the ‘very unpleasant and ugly’ meeting and attending Amber’s birthday party at the couple’s L.A. penthouse.
“It’s a calming agent for me,” he told the court.
Johnny’s lawyer told the court a nurse who was attending the party noted that Depp was “coherent, sociable, and affectionate” during the party and that Heard “appeared irritable and upset” and “angry with her husband because he’s late.”
The ‘Pirates’ star claims Heard attacked him later that evening while he lay in bed and provided proof of the assault via an audio recording made three months later.
“You f—king haymakered me, man,” Johnny is heard saying on the tape.
“You came around the bed to f—–g start punching on me,” he continued, the court was told.
Johnny was asked to explain what he meant by ‘haymaker’ to which he responded, “It’s just a type of wild swinging … kind of a roundhouse punch, as it were. It’s a bit of a wild swing but effective if it reaches the target.”
The court was told Amber was furious Johnny was late and went to bed during the birthday party.
“Under the circumstances of being harangued and forced into some argument or altercation, I didn’t think that it was the wrong thing to do,” Depp explained.
He added, “I thought it was best to remove myself from the argument because it seemed ridiculous to me.”
As previously reported, Amber claimed Depp hurled a magnum bottle of champagne at her that night, pushing her to the floor, and pulling her hair. She claimed he left a note saying, “Happy f—–g birthday.”
The morning after the altercation, Depp says Amber or one of her friends pooped in the couple’s marital bed, which was the ‘last straw’ for him ending their marriage.