Johnny Depp reacts to picture Amber Heard took of him asleep with spilt ice cream
Lawyers representing Amber Heard cross-examined Johnny Depp for a full day on Thursday following his two days of testimony within the $50m (£38.2m) defamation lawsuit he introduced in opposition to his ex-wife.
The trial has now adjourned, and resumes on Monday for a 3rd week on the Fairfax County Courthouse in Virginia.
Heard is being sued by Depp for implying he abused her in a 2018 op-ed she wrote. Although she didn’t title him, his attorneys declare her allegations have made it tough for the actor to land film roles, turning him from “Cinderella to Quasimodo” in Hollywood, because the Pirates of the Caribbean actor described it.
The actor has testified about a traumatic childhood with an abusive mother saying his relationship with Heard mirrored that, describing her as “bullying” him.
On Thursday, Heard’s attorneys challenged him over vulgar textual content messages he despatched about her and his drug use and consuming.
His account of the severing of his finger in Australia was additionally disputed, and photos of messages scrawled throughout mirrors in blood and paint have been proven to the courtroom, in addition to a number of secretly recorded arguments and fights.
Heard cringes at audio of Depp telling her ‘I f**king hate you’
Heard cringed in courtroom as a jury heard audio of Depp gagging and berating her throughout cross-examination on Thursday.
On the graphic recording, Depp may very well be heard saying to Heard: “You’re a c*** and I f***ing hate you and I need out.”
The courtroom was additionally performed a string of recordings of different fights between the couple.
In one Depp stated: “I change into irrational once you’re doing motion pictures, I change into jealous and f****** loopy and bizarre and we battle much more.”
The Independent’s Grame Massie stories:
Megan Sheets22 April 2022 16:40
Court hears audio of Depp moaning like a ‘pained animal’
During questioning concerning the 2014 flight from Boston to Los Angeles, Depp acknowledged that he had a nasty response to mixing alcohol with opioids.
The courtroom then heard three audio excerpts by which he seeminly moaned in ache.
“It feels like a pained animal and it’s my voice,” Depp stated in response to the audio.
In the final excerpt, his former safety guard Jerry Judge might be heard saying, “I’m going to stick with this f***ing fool in case he will get sick”.
Megan Sheets22 April 2022 16:10
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Megan Sheets22 April 2022 15:50
Depp says he feared Heard was having an affair with James Franco
Much of Thursday’s cross-examination centred round a May 2014 flight from Boston to Los Angeles, throughout which Heard and Depp had a battle.
Heard’s attorneys sought to painting jealousy because the catalyst of the battle, citing his frustration that Heard was on the time filming a film with James Franco.
Depp confirmed he did worry that Heard and Franco have been having an affair and stated it was “extremely probably” that that they had a heated dialogue about his suspicions.
The Independent’s Gustaf Kilander stories:
Megan Sheets22 April 2022 15:40
Heard begs Depp to not minimize himself in disturbing audio
Shocking audio performed in courtroom on the finish of Thursday’s proceedings featured Heard begging Depp to not minimize himself two months after she filed for divorce.
Heard grew emotional because the jury heard the clip by which Depp implored her to chop him with a knife, whereas he additionally wiped his eyes and grabbed a tissue.
The knife in query had “Until demise” inscribed in Spanish, in addition to “Slim”, Depp’s nickname for his ex-wife.
“Want to chop me someplace?” Depp may very well be heard saying in a low voice on the recording.
Heard replied: “Just don’t minimize your pores and skin, please don’t. Why would I do this? Please don’t minimize your self.”
The Independent’s Graeme Massie stories:
Megan Sheets22 April 2022 15:10
Depp requested about vulgar texts about Heard
Thursday’s cross examination of Depp started with him being requested about texted messages by which he stated he wished to “burn” and “drown” Heard.
Depp had despatched the texts in query to his buddy Paul Bettany in June 2013.
“Let’s drown her earlier than we burn her!!! I’ll f*** her burnt corpse afterwards to ensure she is lifeless…” the actor wrote in a single message.
The Independent’s Gustaf Kilander stories:
Megan Sheets22 April 2022 14:40
Court not in session at the moment
After three days of charming testimony by Johnny Depp, the Fairfax County courthouse can be quiet on Friday because the trial is in recess till Monday.
Judge Penney S Azacarate introduced early within the trial that every week would solely final 4 days, with a break on Fridays to provide everybody concerned a three-day weekend.
Megan Sheets22 April 2022 14:19
Depp reacts to picture Amber Heard took of him asleep with spilt ice cream
Mr Depp stated he had labored a 17-hour day, taken some opioids, and that Ms Heard gave him the ice cream “as a result of she knew what was going to occur”.
Gustaf Kilander stories on the testimony.
Oliver O’Connell22 April 2022 13:45
Depp trial proven messages he scrawled in blood and paint after severing finger
Oliver O’Connell22 April 2022 13:15
Why is Johnny Depp suing Amber Heard?
Proceedings started on 11 April in Fairfax, Virginia, however how did it come to this?
Oliver O’Connell22 April 2022 12:30