*Trigger warning: Mention of sexual and physical assault*
Amber Heard on Thursday broke down while testifying against her ex-husband Johnny Depp. While she was on the witness stand, she accused Mr Depp of sexually assaulting her with a liquor bottle shortly after they were married.
In her testimony, Ms Heard says that she visited Mr Depp in Australia; while he was filming the fifth part of the Pirates of the Caribbean. The visit occurred a month after their marriage in early 2015.
On the first night together, Ms Heard had planned a dinner at the house where Mr Depp was staying. Ms Heard said Mr Depp was drinking and it soon evolved into an argument, where Ms Heard was pushed against the refrigerator and was held there by her throat. However, she broke free and retreated upstairs, later returning in her nightgown. When she tried to get him to eat, he became angry and started throwing bottles that broke around her.
She further testified that Mr Depp tore her nightgown, leaving her naked, and threw her on the ping-pong table. Moreover, she told the jury that he inserted a bottle into her vagina and repeatedly said, “I’ll fucking kill you.”
Ms Heard also told the jurors that when they returned to Los Angeles, Mr Depp broke her nose and ripped out large chunks of her hair in another violent altercation.
However, Mr Depp and his team have refuted all claims made by Ms Heard and provided the evidence for the same. Mr Depp spoke of his versions that occurred in Australis. He told the jurors that Ms Heard was the attacker while Mr Depp was the victim.
Furthermore, he said that Ms Heard hit him with a vodka bottle that severed the top of his middle finger. His attorneys presented evidence of his hospitalisation for surgical repair of the injury. Mr Depp, however, acknowledged that he used the blood from his finger to write on the wall to remind Ms heard of the “lies’ that she had told him.
He further described Ms Heard to the jurors as a “bully” throughout their relationship and she had left him “broken.”
References: The Hindustan Times
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