Amber Heard, James Franco Together Before Johnny Depp Divorce Filing

A 3rd wheel? Amber Heard took warmth on the stand throughout her ex-husband Johnny Depp’s ongoing defamation trial in opposition to her, this time over her relationship with James Franco.

The Aquaman actress, 36, was cross-examined on Tuesday, May 17, in regards to the occasions that led to Franco, 44, coming into her house the evening earlier than she filed for divorce in opposition to the Sweeney Todd star, 58.

While Heard initially claimed that she did “not know when James came over,” the Drive Angry actress later confirmed the occasion, explaining why she felt snug having the 127 Hours actor in her house.

“He was my friend. And he lived next door, quite literally next door,” she instructed Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez in the course of the trial. “And I, frankly, had exhausted my support network with my usual friends and was happy to welcome as much friendship at that time as I could possibly get.”

In her testimony, the Texas native revealed that she had grow to be “close friends” with the Freaks and Geeks alum after the pair filmed a number of films collectively. Heard went on to say that Depp would normally get jealous and accuse her of getting affairs together with her costars.

“[Johnny] was mad at me for taking the job with James Franco,” the Danish Girl star alleged throughout her May 5 testimony. “He hated James Franco and was already accusing me of kind of secretly having a thing with him in my past, since we had done Pineapple Express together.”

Amber Heard Confirms She Had James Franco Over the Night Before Filing for Divorce From Johnny Depp

Heard beforehand claimed that her marriage with the Kentucky native took a flip for the more serious after she was cast in The Adderall Diaries with Franco in 2015 whereas Depp was off filming Black Mass in Boston.

“He had already been upset with me and accused me in many arguments about not telling him about scenes that I had, if I had a kissing scene,” she mentioned throughout her May 5 questioning. “Any sort of romantic scene, and [if] I wasn’t explicit about what I was going to do, then I was accused of having withheld information and hiding it from him. So I didn’t want the fight, of course, I didn’t want the argument, but I had to kind of eggshell tiptoe around how to tell him when I had any sort of scene like that.”

Heard added that she tried to not “engage” throughout heated conversations with the Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas actor however he would allegedly strain her to inform him if Franco “slipped her the tongue” throughout kissing scenes. According to Heard, Depp would additionally allegedly say “really disgusting things about my body.”

Depp, for his half, confirmed that he believed Heard was having an affair with the Spring Breakers star throughout his April 21 testimony.

The actor is suing Heard for defamation over a 2018 op-ed piece she wrote for The Washington Post wherein she detailed her survival as an alleged home abuse sufferer. While the actress didn’t identify Depp within the piece, his authorized crew has argued that based mostly on her earlier allegations of abuse, folks affiliate him with the op-ed and it has slandered his repute within the trade.

“Never did I myself reach the point of sticking Ms. Heard in any way, nor have I ever struck any woman in my life,” the Corpse Bride star mentioned throughout his April 19 testimony. “It’s been six years of trying times. It’s pretty strange when one day you’re Cinderella, so to speak, and then 0.6 seconds later you’re Quasimodo. I didn’t deserve that, nor did my children, nor did the people who have believed in me for all these years.”

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