Depp is suing Heard, his ex-wife, 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 performing roles.

The former couple settled their divorce in August 2016, releasing a joint assertion which learn in half, “Our relationship was intensely passionate and at occasions unstable, however at all times sure by love.”

The trial, which began on April 11, is ready for the final six weeks. Heard has not but testified.

Depp started his testimony on April 19, and he’s anticipated to proceed being cross-examined by Heard’s lawyer on Monday.

Here are a few of what got here up throughout his testimony to date.

Frequent arguments

Heard alleged in 2016 that Depp was “verbally and bodily abusive” to her, in a complaint she filed that yr, alleging Depp bruised her face after throwing a telephone at her in their Los Angeles house.

Depp denied the allegation and was not charged with any crime.

Depp testified Tuesday that the couple incessantly argued however stated, “Never did I personally attain the level of putting Ms Heard in any means nor have I ever struck any girl in my life.”

Audio recordings of a few of their heated exchanges have been performed in the courtroom, together with one in which Heard mentioned putting Depp.

“You did not get punched; you bought hit. I’m sorry I hit you want this, however I didn’t punch you,” Heard purportedly stated.

Laurel Anderson, a scientific psychologist who laboured with Depp and Heard in 2015 as their marriage counsellor, testified in a video performed in the courtroom on April 14 that Heard instructed her she “fought again” after Depp would turn into bodily. Anderson stated the former couple “engaged in what I saw as mutual abuse.”

Depp has additionally claimed he bodily defended himself on occasions, talking about one incident in which Heard stated her nostril was injured. Depp stated in the courtroom that his head related to Heard’s brow whereas he was attempting to “restrain” Heard.

“There was not an intentional head butt,” the actor stated.

A severed finger

Depp testified that his finger was severed by shattered glass in 2015 after Heard allegedly threw a bottle of vodka at him. He sought medical care however stated in the courtroom that he instructed others at the time that he injured his finger by slamming it into a door.

“I did not need to disclose that it had been Ms Heard that had thrown a vodka bottle at me after which took my finger off,” he stated throughout his testimony. “I did not need to get her in hassle. I attempted to simply preserve issues as copacetic and simple as potential for everybody. I did not need to put her into that blend.”

Depp stated he has had several surgical procedures to restore the finger and contracted Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) throughout restoration. MRSA causes staph infections which are resistant to some antibiotics and sometimes are tough to deal with.

Dr David Kipper, who has handled Depp, corroborated parts of Depp’s story in a deposition performed in the courtroom this week.

Heard’s legal professionals have referenced statements Depp made to ER docs at the time to argue that Depp minimize his finger. Depp denies this.

Depp was additionally requested about his actions following his harm, together with when he used his injured finger to write on the partitions with a mix of his blood and paint. Depp confirmed in the courtroom that he had completed so.

Text messages

Heard’s lawyer Ben Rottenborn launched several text messages Depp sent to friends and staff members as evidence on Thursday, considered one of which referenced Heard’s “rotting corpse.”

Depp testified he was “embarrassed” by the messages learned in the courtroom and stated he makes use of “darkish humour” on occasions to categorise himself.

Other textual content messages have been shared in which Depp mentioned his drug use and alcohol use with associates like actor Paul Bettany and musician Marilyn Manson.

‘Pirates of the Caribbean’

As Depp’s lawsuit focuses on the harm that has been completed to him as soon as a profitable profession, some dialogue was centred on “Pirates of the Caribbean,” the fashionable franchise that Depp led for 5 movies over 15 years.

Rottenborn, Heard’s lawyer, argued that Depp was conscious he was “possible out” of the sixth movie or that Disney would drop or shrink his function in it, before the publication of Heard’s op-ed. Depp denied this.

“I’d be an actual simpleton to not suppose that there was an impact on my profession primarily based on Ms Heard’s phrases, whether or not they talked about my title or not,” Depp stated on the stand.

Depp sheepishly admitted in his testimony that he has not seen the first movie in the “Pirates” franchise. He stated, nevertheless, “I believed in the character wholeheartedly.”

However, when requested by Rottenborn, “If Disney got here to you with $300 million and 1,000,000 alpacas, nothing on this Earth would get you to return and work with Disney on a ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie, appropriate?”

“That is true, Mr Rottenborn,” Depp replied.

Depp added on his profession: “One day you are Cinderella so to converse after which in zero level six seconds you are Quasimodo. I did not deserve that and nor did my youngsters, nor did the individuals who had believed in me all these years.”

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