Amber Heard says Depp denied prenup request and told her only way out of marriage is death
WARNING: This article contains allegations of physical and sexual violence that some readers may find distressing.
Amber Heard delivered her second day of testimony on Thursday in the trial over a defamation lawsuit brought against her by ex-husband Johnny Depp.
Heard is being sued by Depp for $50m for implying he abused her in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed. Although she didn’t name him, he claims her allegations impacted his ability to work.
The trial is on hiatus for a week with both sides issuing statements of confidence in how proceedings are going.
On Thursday, Heard spoke extensively about her troubled relationship with Depp and detailed alleged physical fights. The court heard a harrowing account of an alleged sexual assault on Heard during a brutal and bloody altercation in Australia in 2015.
Heard had previously described an “unusual and remarkable” first meeting with Depp and a blossoming relationship as she fell “head over heels in love”. However, her testimony took a darker turn as she recalled the first time he allegedly hit her, his jealousy, and his drug and alcohol use.
Video shows Depp’s lawyers rejoicing as Heard mentions Kate Moss story
Short footage shows Johnny Depp’s lawyers smiling and pumping their fists as Amber Heard mentions “Kate Moss and stairs,” referring to a rumor that Depp threw Moss down a flight of stairs once.
At a previous trial, Depp’s lawyers claimed this story was a total fabrication. Now that Heard has mentioned it, they have an opportunity to use it against her credibility.
Nathan Place8 May 2022 16:00
Heard appears to flinch as she nearly walks into Depp
Short footage shows Amber Heard visibly flinching as she realizes she and Johnny Depp are walking directly toward each other.
The awkward moment came on Thursday as Heard left the stand. Security guards quickly redirected the two actors away from each other.
Nathan Place8 May 2022 15:00
What the Depp v Heard trial says about #MeToo
Movements such as #MeToo highlighted the widepread nature of sexual harassment, violence, and abusive relationships that women and girls experience.
#MeToo was supposed to herald a new age with increased understanding of the dynamics of abusive relationships, the maltreatment of survivors of sexual violence, and the socio-cultural context that supports perpetrators and allows them to hide in plain sight – Katie Edwards writes.
But then came Depp v Heard 2.0 — and all that has gone before seems to count for nothing – she adds.
Read her full feature here:
Lamiat SabinMay 8, 2022 2:08 p.m.
Depp and Heard issue dueling statements about trial
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have issued dueling statements about the trial so far, each expressing confidence that their side is winning.
“While Ms Heard’s stories have continued to grow new and convenient details, Mr Depp’s recollections have remained exactly the same throughout the six painful years since her first allegations were made,” Mr Depp’s spokesperson added, according to People magazine. “His truth — the truth — is the same no matter the environment in which it has been presented.”
A spokesperson for Ms Heard, meanwhile, told The Independent that “as evidenced by the statement just released, Mr Depp’s defamation claim is falling apart so rapidly that his counsel are turning from prosecutor to persecutor.”
Nathan Place8 May 2022 04:00
Johnny Depp v Amber Heard: The most explosive moments so far
Over first two weeks of testimony, the jury has heard from string of witnesses, including the couple’s former marriage counselor, their friends, and Depp himself.
Testimony has painted a captivating and disturbing portrait of the actors’ doomed marriage, laying bare violent fights, drug use, and vicious words. Here are some of the most dramatic moments so far:
Johnny Depp v Amber Heard: Most explosive trial moments so far
Over first two weeks of testimony, jury has heard from string of witnesses including couple’s former marriage counselor, their friends and Depp himself. Testimony has painted captivating and disturbing portrait of actors’ doomed marriage, laying bare violent fights, drug use and vicious words to each other. Here are some of the most dramatic moments so far
Nathan Place8 May 2022 03:00
Who is Amber Heard?
While Amber Heard’s tumultuous relationship with Johnny Depp has made headlines, the 36-year-old is an actor, activist, and model in her own right.
Here’s an in-depth look into who Amber Heard is, including her early life, film and television career and everything in-between:
Nathan Place8 May 2022 02:00
Heard says she filmed Depp ‘howling like an animal’ on plane
Amber Heard has told the court that she recorded Johnny Depp “howling like an animal” while was allegedly intoxicated on a private flight from Boston to Los Angeles because he wouldn’t remember how bad it was afterwards.
An alleged violent incident on the flight took place in May 2014 after Ms Heard had flown from New York to Boston to meet Mr Depp for their flight to LA.
“I knew in every cell of my body something was wrong,” she said about Mr Depp’s arrival on the plane. “He comes up to me and doesn’t say a word to me, but just goes and sits in a different seat across from me.”
Nathan Place8 May 2022 01:00
Amber Heard says listening to Depp side’s testimony was ‘awful’
After Johnny Depp and other witnesses for his side finished their testimony, Amber Heard called her experience listening to them “horrible” and the “hardest thing” she has ever had to do.
Nathan Place8 May 2022 00:00
Photos show Johnny Depp ‘passed out after drug binges,’ Heard says
The jury in the defamation trial of Amber Heard has been shown images of Johnny Depp allegedly passed out after using drugs, as his ex-wife continued her testimony on Thursday.
Ms Heard said she “would look for clues” in terms of Mr Depp’s drinking and drug use.
“He would pass out, and get sick, and lose control of himself. And people would find him, and fix him up … I would take pictures to document it,” she said.
Nathan Place7 May 2022 23:00
Psychologist says she did not diagnose Heard with personality disorder
Psychologist Dr Dawn Hughes has tested that she did not diagnose Amber Heard with a personality disorder.
“I did not make a personality disorder on Ms Heard,” Dr Hughes said as she took the stand on Tuesday.
Dr Hughes also claimed Mr Depp perpetrated multiple acts of sexual and physical violence against Ms Heard over the course of their tumultuous marriage, which ended in divorce in 2016.
Psychologist tests she did not diagnose Amber Heard with personality disorder
Psychologist Dr Dawn Hughes has tested that she did not diagnose Amber Heard with a personality disorder. “I did not make a personality disorder on Ms Heard,” Dr Hughes said as she took the stand on Tuesday. She was the first witness to testify on behalf of the Hollywood star after Johnny Depp’s lawyers rested their case earlier in the day. Dr Hughes also claimed Mr Depp perpetrated multiple acts of sexual and physical violence against Ms Heard over the course of their tumultuous marriage, which ended in divorce in 2016.Click here to sign up for our newsletters.
Nathan Place7 May 2022 22:00