Johnny Depp’s authorized group has spent the final two weeks making an attempt to show Amber Heard abused him — however there was a time the place he celebrated her “strength” that he claimed rivaled that of “one thousand men.”
The 58-year-old “Pirates of the Caribbean” legend’s message of reward was learn by 38-year-old Heard’s legal professional, Ben Rottenborn, in courtroom on Monday as Depp’s high-profile defamation swimsuit in opposition to his former partner continues in Fairfax, Virginia.
Presumably despatched earlier than Depp slammed Heard as a “fat a – -“ who was “full of s – – t as a Christmas goose,” Depp texted an emotional declaration of admiration to Heard’s late mother, Paige Parsons, on August 19, 2014, as he was heading into detox for dependancy to prescription painkillers.
“My dearest Paige, how unbelievably kind and pure your message was,” Depp wrote. “I am beyond thankful to have you in my life. There’s no luckier man on this earth to have the strength that Amber gives me and the full support of each of you individually that I’ve gotten helps immeasurably.”
The “Edward Scissorhands” star continued, describing himself as a “poor, old junkie.”
“I don’t need to explain the horrors to you,” he said. “You know as well as I. What you do need to know – that your daughter has risen far above the nightmarish task of taking care of this poor, old junkie.”
“Never a second has gone by that she didn’t look out for me or have her eyes on me to make sure that I was okay. Words are truly feeble in attempting to explain her heroism in a text. Suffice to say that I have never met, or loved, a woman or a thing, more,” Depp wrote.
“She has the strength of a thousand men and that is due to no one or nothing but you, sweetheart. Thank you. I love you. Your son-outlaw,” he concluded.
The textual content was despatched six months earlier than Depp and Heard tied the knot, in February 2015. They break up in 2017.
Paige Parsons passed away in 2020.
Depp is presently suing Heard, claiming she defamed him Washington Post essay that many learn as a blow-by-blow of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star’s abuse.
The actor, who has vehemently denied abuse allegations, is seeking at least $50 million to compensate for the injury carried out to his career, plus an further $350,000 in punitive damages, attorneys’ charges and courtroom prices.
He was cross-examined within the courtroom by Rottenborn in Monday.
The lawyer learn out one other textual content despatched by Depp — this one far much less flattering than the one he wrote to her mother.
In the second message — composed after the couple’s now-infamous 2015 combat with Heard in Australia that left Depp with a severed finger — Depp described Heard as being “as full of s–t as a Christmas goose.”
In the identical textual content, Depp called Heard “a malicious, evil and vindictive c – – t” who had an “obsession with herself” and was “so desperate for success and fame.”
Audio recordings of the couple’s explosive fights have been additionally introduced by Heard’s authorized group throughout cross-examination of Depp, with the actor heard berating his ex-wife within the clips.
“Shut up fat a – -,” Depp yells at Heard in one of many never-before heard recordings.
The vicious remark got here after Heard yelled at him to “put his cigarettes out on someone else.”
Depp denied placing his cigarette out on Heard, telling the jury she was grossly exaggerating.
The trial continues.