“I wrestle to search out the phrases to explain how painful that is. This is horrible for me to take a seat right here for weeks and relieve every little thing,” Heard mentioned throughout the begin of her testimony.

Depp is suing Heard for $50 million over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post in which she described herself as a “public determine representing home abuse.” Though Depp was not named in the article, he claims it price him profitable appearing roles.

Heard’s testimony comes 14 days into the trial, after weeks of jurors listening to testimony about the explosive relationship between the actors, together with from Depp himself, who testified over the course of a number of days that he by no means struck a lady in his life and accused Heard of abuse.

Heard and Depp, who met in 2009 and have been married from 2015-2016, accuse the different of acts of bodily violence throughout their relationship. They have each denied the different’s claims.

Attorneys for Depp rested their case on Tuesday.

The first witness referred to as by the protection was forensic psychologist Dawn Hughes, who testified that she believed Heard has post-traumatic stress dysfunction because of intimate associate violence perpetrated by Depp.

“What these exams present is that there was a excessive diploma of significant violence perpetrated by Mr. Depp towards Ms. Heard. There was violence extra on the gentle degree perpetrated by Ms. Heard towards Mr. Depp with one extreme indicator which was the punching that she indicated to me,” Hughes testified on Tuesday. “She was subjected to sexual violence the place Mr. Depp, based mostly on her report, was subjected to none.”

On Wednesday, Depp’s legal professional Wayne Dennison performed a recording of a dialog between Heard and Depp.

“I used to be hitting you, I used to be not punching you,” Heard’s voice was heard saying in the recording.

“Don’t inform me what it feels wish to be punched,” Depp’s voice was heard saying in the recording.

Dennison requested Hughes if she felt the scenario captured in that recording was Heard combating again reactively.

“In this occasion, if true, if she mentioned she hit him first, then that might not be reactive violence,” Hughes mentioned.

Dennison pressed Hughes on her evaluation that violence perpetuated by Heard towards Depp was “gentle,” displaying a graphic photograph of Depp’s partially severed finger, an harm Depp mentioned he sustained after Heard allegedly threw a glass bottle at him.

“That {photograph} does not replicate a low degree of violence, does it?” Dennison requested.

“That displays a critical harm,” Hughes mentioned.

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