Severed finger, insulting text messages, humiliating photos: the six weeks of debates during the trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard gave rise to a great tiebreaker in the private life of the actor couple, between honeymoon and violent discussions in a context of alcohol and drugs
These are the highlights, like the jury at the court in Fairfax, near Washington, retired to deliberate Friday on the actor’s defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife.
Amber Heard recounted, for the first time, an argument followed by rape in March 2015, during the couple’s stay in Australia, where Johnny Depp was filming the fifth episode of the saga. Pirates of the Caribbean.
The actor had the tip of his right middle finger cut off and was hospitalized.
Johnny Depp claims it was a splinter from a vodka bottle thrown by Amber Heard, which broke near his hand, that injured him.
The actress assures that she was injured, perhaps by breaking a wall phone.
He then used her blood to write insulting messages on the walls, mirrors, and lampshades of his rental house.
As in a previous UK trial, other bizarre details emerged, including when Johnny Depp said he saw a photo of “human feces” on the couple’s bed after an argument with his wife, who was celebrating her 30th birthday. anniversary in April 2016.
Amber Heard has denied being behind the scenes, saying it was the actor’s Yorkshire Terrier who defecated.
Expected, the billionaire Elon Musk, Amber Heard’s ex-boyfriend, or the actor James Franco, who was on tour with her, were not finally called to the bar.
British supermodel Kate Moss has denied an old rumor that the actor pushed her down the stairs when they were a couple in the 1990s.
American actress Ellen Barkin, another ex-girlfriend of Depp’s in the late 1990s, claimed that he was jealous, possessive, and “drunk almost all the time”. He also, according to her, threw a bottle of wine in her direction, without aiming at her, during a fit of rage.
The jury also heard from security guards, artistic agents, financial advisors and experts, psychiatrists, doctors, relatives of the two actors, as well as the doorman of the luxurious building where the couple lived in Los Angeles.
Alejandro Romero probably summed up the sentiment of many witnesses by saying, “I’m too stressed, I don’t want to have to meddle in this anymore.”
Photos, audio, and video recordings, and text messages were presented to the jury.
In a video secretly shot by Amber Heard, Johnny Depp angrily bangs on a glass kitchen cabinet door and pours himself a large glass of wine.
The two actors produced photos that show, according to them, their swollen faces after the arguments.
Amber Heard has also photographed her companion in humiliating positions when, according to her, he was unconscious from drugs and alcohol.
The text messages with crude and violent language to the actress sent by Johnny Depp show, according to Amber Heard’s lawyers, that the actor was prone to violence. But for his lawyers, Johnny Depp has an inventive way of writing, similar to the style of the journalist Hunter S. Thompson, whom he admired.
Hundreds of Johnny Depp fans have lined up outside the courthouse in Fairfax, near Washington, every day trying to gain access to the courtroom.
Despite a partisan audience, the serenity of the debates was disturbed only once, during Amber Heard’s second testimony.
Judge Penney Azcarate then threatened to clear the courtroom and continue the trial behind closed doors.
On social media, Johnny Depp also had the upper hand with the #JusticeForJohnnyDepp campaign.
Amber Heard claimed to have received “thousands” of death threat messages during the trial.
Both actors claimed that the affair ruined their careers in Hollywood.
Despite the worldwide success, ofaquamanAmber Heard says she had to struggle to find her role in the second episode, accusing Johnny Depp of conspiring to kick her out of the production.
According to his lawyers, he lost between 40 and 50 million dollars in stamps and promotional campaigns.
Johnny Depp also lost nearly $50 million in fees after being “erased from Hollywood” due to charges, according to his lawyers, of almost half for the sixth installment of “Pirates.”
But for her former agent, Tracey Jacobs, there had been no official deal for her to return to her role. According to her, the actor’s “star” had withered since 2010 due to drugs and alcohol, and his “unprofessional attitude” on the sets.
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