Actor Johnny Depp on Tuesday took the stand in a defamation trial against his former wife, Amber Heard. She accused him of abusing her during their marriage of two years. In a Fairfax, Virginia court, the actor denied Heard’s abuse claims. He said “never did I myself reach the point of striking Ms. Heard in any way nor i have ever struck any woman in my life.”
The testimony lasted for three hours and will continue on Wednesday. The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star spoke in detail about Heard’s allegations of domestic abuse, the history of their relationship, etc.
Johnny Depp filed a suit against the actress for more than $50 million. Because her claims have harmed his reputation and career. A countersuit by Heard against Depp has filed seeking $100 million in damages.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s Relationship
The Oscar nominated star opens up and shares details about his early relationship with Amber Heard. In testimony, Depp spoke about the beginning of his relationship with Heard, describing it as “amazing.”
He said, “from what I recall, what I remember, she was too good to be true.”
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were married for two years before getting divorced. They got married in February 2015. By May 2016, Heard filed for divorce and days later, obtained a temporary restraining order. She accussed Depp of hitting her during a fight in their Los Angeles apartment. He denied he abused her, and police confirmed they found no evidence of a crime. According to Depp, “within a year-year and a half, she had become this — another person.”
Depp talked about his childhood and drug use in court.
During his testimony, Depp shared stories about the childhood abuse that he, his siblings, and his father all suffered. Johnny Depp’s mother abused him physically and psychologically. He saw how his father controlled his temper even when she was violent.
Depp told the jury, “There was physical abuse, in the form of an ashtray being flung at you or you would get beaten with a high-heeled shoe, or a telephone or whatever was handy,”
Depp also clarified that he suffered from drug addiction during his relationship with Heard. He shared how it began at the age of 11 when he took his mother’s “nerve pills.”
This continued, and by the age of 15, he had tried every drug he knew. But, he also mentioned that it was never for the sake of partying. Rather for him, it was to “dull the pain” of the traumas. Supporting his words, he further said “I am not some maniac who needs to be high or loaded all the time,”
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