Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard: Defense presents shocking evidence against Depp on day 10 of trial


NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles!

Amber Heard’s defense team presented shocking evidence against her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, in a Virginia courtroom on Thursday during Depp’s libel trial against Heard.

Depp, 58, is suing Heard, 35, for $50 million over an op-ed she wrote for the Washington Post alleging she was the victim of domestic violence. Heard has never identified Depp directly, but lawyers for the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ actor say his allegations have had a negative impact on Depp’s career and his relationship with his family.

The pair have accused each other of abuse during the trial over the past 10 days, but cross-examination by Heard’s defense team on Thursday revealed stunning text messages, photos and video evidence – including Heard took to herself during their relationship – describing Depp as a violent drug addict.

U.S. actor Johnny Depp testifies during the US$50 million Depp vs. Heard libel trial at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, U.S., April 21, 2022.
(Jim Lo Scalzo)

Depp, on his third day on the helm, confirmed texts he sent to his friend, Paul Bettany, from June 2013, read aloud by attorney Heard Ben Rottenborn, which read: “[L]and let’s put her down before we burn her,” and “I’m going to fuck her burnt corpse afterwards to make sure she’s dead.

Later Thursday afternoon, Rottenborn presented another Johnny Depp text to a friend talking about Heard’s theoretical “corpse”.

DEPP V. TRIAL HEARD: COURT ADJOURNED UNTIL MONDAY MORNING

“I hope Amber’s rotting corpse decomposes in the fucking trunk of a Honda Civic,” read a 2016 text from Depp to his friend Isaac Baruch, presented as evidence Thursday and confirmed by Depp.

The text had already been presented in court when Baruch testified last week.

Actor Amber Heard appears in the courtroom of Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, April 21, 2022.

Actor Amber Heard appears in the courtroom of Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, April 21, 2022.
(Jim Lo Scalzo)

The actor apologized for the texts while on the witness stand.

Rottenborn also opened up about an infamous feud he had with Heard during a 2014 flight from Boston to Los Angeles. Heard’s attorneys alleged that Depp kicked Heard in the back of the plane.

Depp testified he was not drunk and did not physically or verbally abuse his ex-wife on the plane after the two argued over his suspicions she was having an affair with his co-star James Franco, but Rottenborn confronted Depp with an email he sent Heard the next day, apologizing profusely.

“Once again I find myself in a place of shame and regret,” Rottenborn read in the email. “I’m sorry. I really don’t know why or what happened, but I’m never going to do it again. I want to get better for you and for me. I have to. My illness kind of crept in and grabbed me. I can’t do it again, I can’t live like this anymore, and I know you can’t either.”

U.S. actor Johnny Depp testifies during the US$50 million Depp vs. Heard libel trial at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, U.S., April 21, 2022. The 50 million libel trial million US dollar Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard which started on April 10 is expected to last five or six weeks.

U.S. actor Johnny Depp testifies during the US$50 million Depp vs. Heard libel trial at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, U.S., April 21, 2022. The 50 million libel trial million US dollar Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard which started on April 10 is expected to last five or six weeks.
(Jim Lo Scalzo)

Five days later, Depp sent a text to his friend Paul Bettany, which Rottenborn read out in court.

“I’m fine with quitting the booze thing, honey,” Depp wrote. “I drank all night before picking up Amber to fly to Los Angeles. Ugly, man.

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO OUR ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTER

Additional evidence presented against Depp included a photo of Depp passed out with an overturned container in his hand after taking roxycodone, audio of Heard telling Depp not to cut his finger, and video showing Depp kicking to a piece of furniture and slamming cupboards in what appears to be a kitchen.

Heard took the video and can be heard asking Depp if he drank an entire bottle of wine that morning after pouring himself a tall glass.

Actor Amber Heard appears in the courtroom of Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, April 21, 2022. Actor Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for defamation in court of Fairfax County Circuit after writing an editorial article in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a "public figure representing domestic violence."

Actor Amber Heard appears in the courtroom of Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, April 21, 2022. Actor Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for defamation in court of the Fairfax County Circuit after writing an editorial article in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a “public figure representing domestic violence.”
(Jim Lo Scalzo)

“I assaulted a few cabinets, but I didn’t hit Ms. Heard,” Depp said of the video, adding that “it’s possible” he was drunk at the time.

Cross-examination ended Thursday and will resume Monday morning.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

A source close to Depp told Fox News Digital he has been ‘a victim of abuse’ and ‘since Ms Heard made her very first false allegation in 2016, and has continued to be abused ever since, as noted. in his testimony.”

“Today’s cross-examination by counsel for Ms. Heard proved to be no exception. Mr. Rottenborn’s aggressive and, coincidentally, ‘jackhammer’ approach to a man who has much suffered over the past six years proves that the mistreatment of Johnny goes far beyond the serious behavior of Ms. Heard. Colorful texts, for which Johnny has already apologized, do not correspond to physical actions and Mr. Rottenborn still hasn’t been able to connect the two, and he never will,” the source said.


foxnews entertainment

Not all news on the site expresses the point of view of the site, but we transmit this news automatically and translate it through programmatic technology on the site and not from a human editor.
Back to top button