Amber Heard returned to the witness stand on Tuesday to proceed to testify under cross-examination in the $50 million defamation case with ex-husband Johnny Depp.
After testifying over several days that Depp’s drug and alcohol use would flip him into a “monster” who could be violent together with her, a legal professional for Depp pointedly questioned Heard about her personal drug use, together with scheduling time for “medicine” at the couple’s 2015 marriage ceremony.
“Who was the actual monster on this relationship, Ms Heard?” requested Depp’s legal professional Camille Vasquez on Tuesday.
“It’s half of Johnny. It’s not all of Johnny. The different half of him is fantastic and exquisite and the man I beloved,” Heard testified.
Depp has accused Heard of defaming him in a 2018 op-ed for the Washington Post. In the piece, which was printed roughly two years after they divorced, Heard described herself as a “public determine representing home abuse.” Though Depp was not named in the article, he claims it values his profitable appearing roles.
Heard has filed a counterclaim for $100 million.
On the witness stand, Heard has described her relationship with Depp as violent and romantic, stating his alleged violence towards her correlated along with his drug and alcohol use.
“It was at all times the man who did medicine and beat me up. Yes, that’s at all times been the monster,” Heard testified.
Depp has beforehand testified that he has by no means “struck any girl” in his life.
Vasquez pointed to Heard’s personal drug use, introducing a typed schedule of Depp and Heard’s marriage ceremony plans on the actor’s non-public island in the Bahamas, which included time for “dance social gathering and medicines and music” after rehearsal dinner.
“So, you deliberate to have medicine at your marriage ceremony to somebody you characterize as a drug addict?” Vasquez stated.
“To be honest, we have been going to have separate events,” Heard stated. “This is a draft clearly that was despatched earlier than there have been a lot of modifications made.”
Vasquez additionally performed recordings of Heard and Depp arguing, learn excerpts of a “love journal” Heard crammed with messages to Depp, and skim texts between the former couple.
In one journal entry from April 2016, Heard wrote, “I’m sorry I can get loopy. I’m sorry I damage you. None of that is meant to be an excuse for hurting you as a result of the reality is nothing is. There isn’t a purpose ok to harm you.”
Heard wrote in a March 2015 textual content to a doctor, “I don’t know if I’ll ever have the ability to change.”
Heard testified she was referring to the former couple’s relationship.
“I very a lot wished to go away the relationship I used to be in. But I didn’t feel I had the energy to go away,” Heard testified. “I knew I used to be in a very poisonous relationship with Johnny. And I knew I wanted to vary that.”
In recordings, Heard instructed Depp he was a “sellout” and a “joke.” Depp referred to as her “the most spoiled f****** brat.”
“I referred to him horrible ugly issues as you’ll be able to hear. We spoke to one another in a horrible approach,” Heard conceded.
When Vasquez requested Heard how she obtained her function in “Aquaman,” one of her most well-known roles up to now, the actress tersely replied.
“Mr Depp obtained you that function in ‘Aquaman’ didn’t he?” Vasquez requested.
“No, Ms Vasquez. I obtained that function by auditioning. That’s how that works,” Heard replied.