All aspects of Amber Heard’s testimony have been scrutinized on social media following her explosive allegations of domestic violence at the hands of Johnny Depp in court last week, including whether her bruises were caused by altercations with her ex-husband or not.
Pirates of the Caribbean The star is suing Heard for $50 million for defamation over an op-ed she wrote about domestic violence in The Washington Post in 2018. She is counter-suing $100 million for damages.
While testifying in court on May 5, Heard claimed he was headbutted by Depp during an altercation in December 2015.
“Hitting me, hitting me repeatedly with his fist, I don’t even remember the pain, just the sound of Johnny’s voice. ‘I f****** hate you’ over and over” , Heard said.
“Hitting on the back of the head I could just hear him say he was going to kill me, he sounded like an animal in pain,” Heard continued.
A photo of Heard apparently bruised in the days after the alleged assault was posted for court.
Such photos had previously been shown in court during Depp’s 2020 legal battle with The sun The actor’s newspaper and fans have long scrutinized Heard and his claims.
A Twitter user shared a thread “debunking the ‘blues'” last week that gained over 500 likes.
Another thread claiming the bruises were caused by Botox or filler injections amassed over 1600 likes.
Dr Dan Dhunna of Harley Street in London said it was difficult to give a firm opinion on bruises because such injuries can have many causes.
“Bruises can occur in a multitude of different patterns and they themselves can vary over time in depth, color and distribution. So it’s very difficult to give a solid opinion,” Dr Dhunna said. Newsweek.
“Bruising due to Botox itself is generally unlikely to occur and the pattern of bruising seen in this case does not match typical Botox injection sites, as bruising due to Botox procedures tends to be more punctual and less diffuse”, he explained.
The cosmetic doctor said some of the images might look like a pattern caused by a filler treatment.
“Filler injections tend to be placed deeper than Botox and can give a more widespread pattern of bruising if it happens as directed,” he said. “However, some images show a bruising pattern that may be the result of filler treatment for tear denting under the eyes.”
Heard also claimed last week that she was forced to use makeup to conceal bruises when she appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden in 2015.
“I was scared that I couldn’t hide the bruising and swelling,” Heard said. “I iced it all night and the next day I looked in the mirror to see if I could get away with it, which was to hide it, so I could make an appearance.
“I bet and thought maybe I could make it, I brought in my hair and makeup team. They worked around that, which is to say they got bypassed the lesions on my head with the hairspray because it stings,” Heard continued. “They bypassed the bruises by covering them with heavy makeup, makeup that was thicker than normal makeup covering the bruises.
“I remember my lip was still bleeding and swollen, so we did this really thick matte red lipstick and I vividly remember at the time that we didn’t have a choice of color, and it was one of my favorite colors to wear,” she added.
The Depp v. Heard trial will resume at 9 a.m. EDT on May 16.