Tuesday, 28 May, 2024

Amber Heard claims Johnny Depp became violent out of jealousy



Depp is suing Heard for $50 million, saying she defamed him when she claimed she was a victim of domestic abuse. Heard has counter-sued for $100 million, arguing Depp smeared her by calling her a liar.

Depp, once among Hollywood’s biggest stars, said Heard’s allegations cost him “everything.” (AP)

"Aquaman" actor Amber Heard has testified for a second day in the widely followeddefamation case brought by her ex-husband Johnny Depp,describing times she said he kicked her in the back and injuredher nose when he felt jealous.

In one case, she said on Thursday Depp became upset when he learned shehad kissed actor James Franco for a scene in 2015 movie "TheAdderall Diaries."

On board a private plane, Depp called Heard a "slut" andasked in sexually explicit language what Franco "had done to mybody," she said, adding that Depp smelled like weed and alcohol.

Heard said she switched seats several times during theflight, and Depp threw ice cubes and utensils at her.

At onepoint, Depp came behind her and kicked her in the back, shesaid. Security guards and staff on the plane did not react, sheadded.

"I was embarrassed that he could kick me to the ground infront of people," Heard said.

Another time, Depp accused Heard of flirting with someone atthe Met Gala in New York, she said. In their hotel room afterthe event, he shoved her and the pair struggled.

"At some point, he just whacks me in the face," she said. "Isuspected I had a broken nose."

Heard had told the jury on Wednesday that Depp assaulted hermultiple times before and during their brief marriage.

Depp, 58, testified earlier in the trial that he never hitHeard and argued that she was the one who was the abuser.

READ MORE:Everything we know about the Johnny Depp, Amber Heard trial so far

Heard's allegations cost Depp 'everything'

The star of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" films is suingHeard, 36, for $50 million, saying she defamed him when sheclaimed she was a victim of domestic abuse.

Heard hascounter-sued for $100 million, arguing Depp smeared her bycalling her a liar.

The case hinges on a December 2018 opinion piece Heardauthored in the Washington Post. The article never mentionedDepp by name, but his lawyer told jurors it was clear Heard wasreferencing him.

The couple's divorce was finalised in 2017after less than two years of marriage.

Depp, once among Hollywood's biggest stars, said Heard'sallegations cost him "everything."

A new "Pirates" movie was puton hold, and Depp was replaced in the "Fantastic Beasts" filmfranchise, a "Harry Potter" spinoff.

READ MORE:Hannibal's Mikkelsen to replace Depp in next 'Fantastic Beasts' movie

READ MORE:Johnny Depp loses UK libel case on 'wife beater' claims

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