Why Johnny Depp Took the Stand
On April 19, Depp took the stand and defined why he selected to pursue the high-profile defamation case.
“I felt it my accountability to face up not just for myself in my occasion, however get up for my youngsters who on the time had been 14 and 16,” the dad of Lily-Rose Depp, 22 and Jack Depp, 20, with ex Vanessa Paradis, testified, NBC Information reported. “They had been in highschool and I believed it was diabolical that my youngsters must go to high school and have their buddies or individuals in class method them with the notorious Folks journal cowl with Miss Heard with a darkish bruise on her face.” The duvet, launched in June 2016, featured a photograph taken from Heard’s buddy of the actress visibly injured.
Depp went on to say he by no means reached the purpose of placing Heard “in any approach” nor has he ever struck any girl in his life.
“It has been six years of making an attempt occasions,” Depp advised the courtroom. “It is actually unusual when sooner or later you are Cinderella so to talk, and nil level six seconds you are Quasimodo. And I did not deserve that, nor did my youngsters, nor did the individuals who believed in me for all these years. I did not need anyone to consider that I had carried out them incorrect or that I had lied to them or that I used to be a fraud.”
Depp is anticipated to stay on the stand for cross examination on April 20 earlier than Heard takes the stand.