Amber Heard fought again her tears and broke down as she testified that ex-husband Johnny Depp bodily abused her throughout their brief marriage. She claimed all of it started with slaps after she laughed at considered one of his tattoos and escalated to a “cavity search” of her physique for cocaine. She alternated between crying and talking calmly and stated she stayed with Johnny as a result of she needed to consider his apologies and guarantees to by no means hit her. Also learn: Drew Barrymore apologises for laughing over Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial: ‘I will grow and change from it’
Amber took the witness stand for the first time in a broadly adopted U.S. defamation case introduced by Johnny, saying the actors had a “magical” relationship till it turned violent. Johnny’s first bodily outburst, she stated, got here after she requested what was written on considered one of his pale tattoos. She stated he replied “Wino,” and she laughed, pondering it was a joke. “He slapped me throughout the face,” she stated. “I did not know what was happening. I simply stared at him.” Amber stated he slapped her twice extra and stated “you assume it is humorous, bit**?”
According to People, she stated, “I simply laughed as a result of I thought he was joking.” She added that she will “always remember” the second as a result of “it modified my life.” In his earlier testimony, he stated the battle over the “Wino” tattoo, which was initially the identify of former girlfriend Winona Ryder, “did not occur.”
Amber stated, Johnny assaulted her “a number of instances,” often when he was ingesting or utilizing medication. During a weekend away with mates in May 2013, Amber stated, Johnny turned offended and accused her of inviting what he perceived as suggestive advances from one other girl. That night, Amber stated Johnny tore her gown, ripped off her underwear and caught his fingers “inside” her. “He proceeds to do a cavity search,” she stated. “He’s trying for his medication, his cocaine.”
Earlier, psychologist Dawn Hughes testified that Amber had advised her that Johnny had put his fingers up her vagina to go looking for cocaine.
Johnny, 58, testified earlier within the trial that he by no means hit her and that she was the one who was the abuser. The star of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies and others is suing Amber, 36, for $50 million, saying she defamed him when she claimed she was a sufferer of home abuse. Amber has counter-sued for $100 million, saying he smeared her by calling her a liar.
(With Reuters inputs)