Entertainer Johnny Depp stood up in a Fairfax, Virginia court on Tuesday in his maligning body of evidence against his ex Amber Heard.
In his roughly three-hour testimony, which will continue Wednesday, the Oscar-nominated star spoke in detail about Heard’s allegations of domestic abuse, his history with substance abuse and their relationship.
“My goal is the truth,” Depp said early in his remarks.
Depp, known for his work in the “Privateers of the Caribbean” establishment, is suing Heard for $50 million in a Fairfax County, Virginia court north of a 2018 Washington Post opinion piece in which she expounded on her involvement in homegrown maltreatment.
Depp was not alluded to by name in Heard’s piece.
In the years before its distributing, Heard had claimed Depp wounded her face subsequent to tossing a telephone at her in their Los Angeles home. Depp denied the claim and was not accused of any wrongdoing.
Depp recognized in his declaration that he and Heard had contentions during their relationship yet said, “Never did I myself arrive at the reason behind striking Ms. Heard in any capacity nor have I at any point struck any lady in my life.”
He additionally portrayed his folks’ wild relationship and the verbal and actual maltreatment he and his kin experienced by their mom. He additionally asserted that his most memorable involvement in taking controlled substances happened when he was around 11 years of age and would take his mom’s solution pills “to get away from the turbulent idea of what we were surviving.”
Depp claims Heard’s op-ed led to financial losses for him, including being dropped from future “Pirates of the Caribbean” films after he led the franchise for 15 years.”One day you’re Cinderella so to speak and then in zero point six seconds you’re Quasimodo,” Depp said of how his career turned after he was accused of abuse. “I didn’t deserve that and nor did my children, nor did the people who had believed in me all these years.
“Depp sheepishly admitted in his testimony that he has not seen the first film in the “Pirates” franchise. He said, however, “I believed in the character wholeheartedly.”
She was Too Good To Be True
Depp and Amber met on the set of “The Rum Diary” in 2009, married in 2015 and went on to be embroiled in a contentious split for months, with charges of bad behavior levied by both sides.In his testimony, Depp spoke about the beginning of his relationship with Heard, saying “from what I recall, what I remember, she was too good to be true.”
“She was attentive, she was loving, she was smart, she was kind, she was funny, she was understanding. We had many things in common,” he said.
Depp said Heard was “superb” for quite a while between a year and 18 months. He likewise portrayed developing near Heard’s loved ones.
“Then, at that point, things just began to change – – or things began to uncover themselves, is a superior method for putting it.”
The couple settled their separation in August 2016, putting out a joint announcement which read to some extent, “Our relationship was strongly enthusiastic and now and again unstable, however generally limited by affection.”
Heard had been ineffective in her endeavors to get the suit excused. She documented a $100 million maligning countersuit against Depp in 2020, which is continuous.
Johnny Depp Defamation Case
Before the end of last year, Depp lost an argument in the UK against News Group Newspapers and Dan Wootton, leader proofreader of The Sun, over an article that asserted Depp was fierce toward Heard while they were together. The UK’s High Court controlled in the distributer’s approval.
Legal advisors for the paper bunch contended in court filings that Depp “beat his better half Amber Heard, making her experience huge injury, and once in a while prompting her dreading for her life,” referring to prove, including photographs, sound accounts and Depp’s own instant messages.
During the preliminary, Depp said the newspaper’s cases that he was brutal toward Heard were “totally false.”
Judge Andrew Nicol said in his judgment that the paper’s cases had been demonstrated to be “significantly obvious.”
Heard posted a note ahead of the ongoing slander preliminary on her confirmed virtual entertainment accounts, stating “I never named [Depp], rather I expounded on the cost ladies pay for criticizing men in power. I keep on addressing that cost, yet ideally when this case closes, I can continue on thus can Johnny.”
“I have generally loved Johnny and it carries me incredible agony to need to experience the subtleties of our previous existence together before the world,” she composed. “As of now, I perceive the continuous help I’ve been lucky to get over time, and in these next few weeks I will be inclining toward it like never before.”