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