Depp has accused Heard of defaming him in a 2018 op-ed for the Washington Submit. Within the piece, which printed roughly two years after they divorced, Heard described herself as a “public determine representing home abuse.” Although Depp was not named within the article, he claims it price him profitable appearing roles.
Heard has filed a counterclaim for $100 million.
After testifying that Depp’s drug and alcohol use would flip him right into a “monster” who could be violent together with her, an legal professional for Depp pointedly questioned Heard about her personal drug use, together with scheduling time for “medicine” on the couple’s 2015 marriage ceremony.
“Who was the actual monster on this relationship, Ms. Heard?” requested Depp’s legal professional Camille Vasquez on Tuesday.
“It is half of Johnny. It is not all of Johnny. The opposite half of him is great and delightful and the person I cherished,” Heard testified.
On the witness stand, Heard described her former relationship with Depp as each violent and romantic, stating his alleged violence towards her correlated together with his drug and alcohol use.
“It was at all times the person who did medicine and beat me up. Sure, that is at all times been the monster,” Heard testified.
Depp has beforehand testified that he has by no means “struck any lady” in his life.
Vasquez pointed to Heard’s personal drug use, introducing a typed schedule for Depp and Heard’s marriage ceremony celebration on the actor’s non-public island within the Bahamas, which included time for “dance occasion and medicines and music” after a rehearsal dinner.
“So, you deliberate to have medicine at your marriage ceremony to somebody you characterize as a drug addict?” Vasquez stated.
“To be honest, we had been going to have separate events,” Heard stated. “It is a draft clearly that was despatched earlier than there have been a whole lot of modifications made.”
Messages between Heard and Depp
Vasquez additionally performed recordings of Heard and Depp arguing, learn excerpts of a “love journal” Heard stuffed with messages to Depp, and browse texts between the previous couple.
In a single journal entry from April 2016, Heard wrote, “I’m sorry I can get loopy. I’m sorry I damage you. None of that is meant to be an excuse for hurting you as a result of the reality is nothing is. There may be by no means a motive adequate to harm you.”
Heard wrote in a March 2015 textual content to a doctor, “I do not know if I will ever have the ability to change.”
Heard testified she was referring to the previous couple’s relationship.
“I very a lot wished to depart the connection I used to be in. However I did not really feel I had the ability to depart,” Heard testified. “I knew I used to be in a really poisonous relationship with Johnny. And I knew I wanted to alter that.”
Heard was requested about her arrest in 2009 associated to an alleged home assault with a earlier associate, for which she was finally not charged.
Heard denied that she assaulted the lady, her former associate, on the Seattle Tacoma Airport in 2009, an incident that was extensively reported shortly after Heard obtained a restraining order towards Depp in 2016.
“So Mr. Depp will not be the one home associate you have assaulted is he, Ms. Heard?” requested Depp’s legal professional, Camille Vasquez.
“I’ve by no means assaulted Mr. Depp or anybody else that I have been romantically linked to. Ever,” Heard replied.
Heard alleged tales concerning the arrest had been planted by Depp’s public relations staff on the time, calling it a “smear marketing campaign.”
Perry Cooper, a spokesman for the Port of Seattle, confirmed to CNN that Heard was arrested on the Seattle Tacoma Airport on Sept. 14, 2009 on an assault within the 4th diploma home violence cost, however that the prosecuting legal professional’s workplace declined to file costs towards Heard within the case.
Cooper stated a request to delete the document of Heard’s arrest was granted. CNN additionally submitted a Freedom of Data Regulation request for the arrest, however was instructed by the Port of Seattle Police public information workplace that it had “no responsive paperwork for Amber Heard.”
CNN has reached out to the individual Heard was accused of assaulting. A spokesperson for Heard had no remark.
“The King County Prosecuting Lawyer’s Workplace didn’t obtain a full report past the primary look data, nevertheless from the preliminary data despatched to us from police it didn’t seem that there was proof to show a misdemeanor home violence case past an affordable doubt,” Casey McNerthney, a spokesperson for the King County prosecuting legal professional instructed CNN in an announcement Tuesday. “This doesn’t seem like a query of the police work, fairly not having the proof to show a case past an affordable doubt.”
Underneath re-direct examination, Heard’s legal professional Elaine Bredehoft requested Heard if the lady she allegedly assaulted had stated the allegation was false.
Heard responded, “after all she did.”
With these questions, Heard ended her time on the stand Tuesday afternoon.
The trial will resume testimony from further witnesses on Wednesday.