Johnny Depp was a jealous associate who steadily attacked Amber Heard whereas accusing her of dishonest throughout drug- and alcohol-fueled rages, the actress mentioned, as she broke down on the stand Thursday.
The “Aquaman” actress mentioned her ex-husband didn’t need her to tackle sultry roles — or work in any respect — due to how paranoid he was, and accused her of sleeping together with her co-stars, together with Billy Bob Thornton and Eddie Redmayne.
“Every time I got a script, it was what kind of, you know, how I was dressing? . . . Did I have a sex scene?” she informed the jury.
“He would say, ‘You don’t need to work, kid. I’ll support you,’ ” however she needed to work, and claimed his insistence that she stop performing was a part of his controlling character.
Once, Depp grew so jealous of Heard’s working relationship with actor James Franco that he attacked her on a non-public airplane the 2 had been taking together with a few of Depp’s workforce in May 2014.
“He called me a slut,” Heard, 36, mentioned of Depp, 58, including that he accused her of “secretly having a thing” with Franco.
When she received up from her seat to maneuver away from Depp, he allegedly began throwing issues — after which slapped her face, she mentioned.
“It didn’t hurt my face. I just felt embarrassed that he would do that to me in front of others,” Heard mentioned, including that Depp proceeded to taunt her and name her names.
On the flight, Depp additionally allegedly kicked her within the again along with his boot, she testified — as he appeared to squirm in his seat within the Fairfax, Va., courtroom.
“I felt this boot in my back,” she mentioned. “I fell to the floor. And no one said anything. No one did anything. You could have heard a pin drop.”
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star apparently grew violent on the flight from Boston to Los Angeles about Heard’s kissing scene with Franco, 44, on the set of “The Adderall Diaries,” she mentioned. “I just remember feeling so embarrassed that he could kick me to the ground in front of people,” she mentioned, “and extra embarrassing, I didn’t know what to do about it.
“He hated James Franco. He was accusing me of having a thing with him in the past since I had filmed ‘Pineapple Express’ with him.”
The court docket beforehand heard concerning the incident when Depp was on the stand earlier within the $50 million defamation trial. Depp denied consuming earlier than getting on the airplane, and claimed Heard had began an argument, pursuing him till he hid in a rest room.
But on Thursday, the jury heard a recording Heard made towards the tip of the incident, during which it appears like Depp is “howling like an animal” and babbling incoherently.
‘He’d lose management’
Depp is suing his ex-wife over her 2018 op-ed in The Washington Post during which she described herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse.” He was by no means talked about by identify within the piece, however claims it clearly referenced him.
On the stand, Heard gave instance after instance of the alleged abuse. In August 2014, Depp mentioned he needed to “quit” his Roxicodone detox — and allegedly received violent after Heard tried to encourage him to maintain going.
“I said something to him and he got so angry at me, he slapped me across the face,” Heard testified. “He was crying, saying no woman had ever embarrassed him like that, had ever made him feel like that.”
The actress mentioned her career suffered because of her overbearing husband, who would attempt to persuade wardrobe to permit her to dress extra conservatively on set.
Heard mentioned she started taking photographs of him handed out as a result of no one believed that he had an habit downside.
Four images submitted to the Fairfax County Circuit Court seem to point out him unconscious in chairs and on a lodge room flooring.
“He’d pass out, get sick, lose control of himself. People would pick him up and clean it and fix it,” Heard mentioned. “He wouldn’t either remember, or he would deny it, or he would accuse me of saying that this had happened when it didn’t.”
‘I don’t see him’
The couple’s combating appeared to crescendo in March 2015 whereas in Australia, the place Depp was filming the fifth installment of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.
Heard broke down into heaving sobs on the stand Thursday as she recalled Depp allegedly threatening to “carve up” her face with a bottle — after which inserting one inside her throughout a struggle.
“I didn’t know if the bottle he had inside me was broken,” she mentioned, respiratory closely as she held again tears. “I couldn’t feel it. I couldn’t feel anything.”
The harrowing incident occurred throughout the identical struggle that left Depp with a severed finger —one thing he claimed on the stand occurred when Heard flung a vodka bottle at him. The two had solely been married a month earlier.
After the alleged assault, Heard mentioned she took sleeping capsules to go to sleep and woke as much as her then-husband lacking a part of his finger.
She mentioned she discovered every little thing from mirrors to partitions to pillows coated in unintelligible messages drawn by Depp within the blood from his severed finger.
“I’m looking in his eyes, I don’t see him anymore,” she mentioned, beginning to sob. “It wasn’t him. It was black. I’ve never been so scared in my life. I was trying to get through to Johnny, and I couldn’t see him at all.”