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Johnny Depp: Amber Heard Reduce Off My Finger, Punched Me, Stubbed Out a Cigarette on My Face

Day eight of Johnny Depp’s defamation trial towards ex-wife Amber Heard obtained underway immediately.

And for the second day in a row, Depp took the stand to testify concerning the abuse he allegedly suffered by the hands of his ex throughout their temporary marriage. 

As we speak’s testimony targeted largely on a 2016 incident by which Depp’s finger was severed by damaged glass when Heard allegedly hurled two vodka bottles at him throughout a battle in Australia.

The incident was documented in earlier court docket battles, however Depp provided his most detailed account but throughout immediately’s testimony:

Depp & Heard

“It made contact and shattered in all places, and I truthfully didn’t really feel the ache at first in any respect,” he instructed the court docket.

“I felt warmth, and I felt as if one thing was dripping down my hand, after which I appeared down and realized that the tip of my finger had been severed and I used to be wanting immediately at my bone protruding,” Depp recalled.

“Blood was simply pouring out, and at that time, I feel I went into some kind of — I don’t know what a nervous breakdown appears like — however that’s the closest I’ve ever been.”

Depp says that in this breakdown he used the blood from his finger to jot down down an inventory of “lies [Heard] had instructed me and lies I caught her in.”

The actor admitted to fighting addictions to alcohol and opiates throughout his relationship with Heard, however he says that he was additionally sober for lengthy durations of time, whereas she by no means took a break from utilizing.

He instructed the court docket that the Australia battle precipitated him to fall off the wagon following one such stretch of abstinence, as he took photographs of vodka to deal with Heard’s abuse.

“First style of alcohol I’d had in a very long time,” Depp stated immediately.

He defined that Heard took the bottle away and hurled it at him.

She allegedly then threw a second bottle at him, and the damaged glass from the projectile resulted within the severed finger.

Recalling Heard’s drug use, Depp instructed the court docket that she consumed giant quantities of alcohol, MDMA, and velocity throughout their time collectively.

“I’m not some maniac who must be excessive or loaded on a regular basis,” the 58-year-old asserted.

“Once I was with Ms. Heard, and her mates and we had been all consuming wine and I used to be smoking marijuana, they used to tease me for what they stated was a ridiculous tolerance as a result of I by no means appeared bloated or excessive,” he stated.

“Even when I felt just a little spinny, nobody would have ever recognized.”

Depp recollects that at his marriage ceremony to Heard, she and her mates consumed giant portions of booze and Molly whereas he caught with weed.

“My drug of alternative was and is marijuana,” the actor stated.

Depp added that “a few weeks” after he and Heard returned from Australia, there was one other violent incident, by which he was on the receiving finish of a “roundhouse punch” from Heard.

Depp’s attorneys then offered {a photograph} of a bruise on the actor’s face, which they are saying was a results of that assault.

The actor additionally described an incident by which Heard stubbed out a cigarette on his face.

As for the textual content messages by which Depp fantasized about Heard’s corpse “rotting within the trunk of a Honda Civic,” the actor defined that these had been simply misguided makes an attempt at darkish humor.

“I are typically fairly expressive in my writing,” Depp instructed the court docket.

“I’m ashamed of a few of the references made and embarrassed on the tone that within the warmth of the second, the warmth of the ache I used to be feeling, went to darkish locations,” he continued.

“Typically ache needs to be handled humor, and typically darkish very darkish humor.”

Requested why he did not go away the connection sooner in gentle of the abuse that he endured, Depp provided the next rationalization:

“I stayed as a result of I did not need to fail,” he stated.

“I did not need to damage anybody. Particularly Miss Heard. I did not need to break her coronary heart.”

Depp added that his abusive mom had tried suicide when his father threatened to depart, and he feared the same final result.

“Ms. Heard had spoken about suicide on a few events, in order that was additionally an element,” he added.

Heard has countersued Depp for $100 million, and that case will probably rely largely on the result of this one.

Attorneys for Heard have confirmed that the actress will take the stand herself sooner or later through the present trial.

We’ll have additional updates on this growing story as extra data turns into out there.


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