Amber Heard accuses Johnny Depp of sexual assault

Amber Heard accuses Johnny Depp of sexual assault

The actor testified that a month after their wedding in 2015, Depp sexually abused her.
06 May, 2022

Aquaman actor Amber Heard broke down in tears on the witness stand on Thursday as she said ex-husband Johnny Depp sexually assaulted her with a liquor bottle and threatened her life shortly after the pair were married.

Testifying in a widely watched defamation trial, Heard said she visited Depp in Australia about a month after their wedding in early 2015 when he was filming the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

On their first evening together, Heard said, a planned dinner at the house where Depp was staying evolved into an argument. Depp, who she said was drinking, pushed her against the refrigerator and held her there by her throat.

Heard said she broke free and retreated upstairs, returning later in her nightgown to find Depp still awake. She said she tried to get him to eat since they had never had dinner, but he was "belligerent" and threw bottles that broke around her.

Depp ripped off her nightgown, leaving her naked, she said, and threw her on a ping-pong table before inserting a bottle into her vagina.

Photo: Reuters
Photo: Reuters

"He was shoving it inside of me over and over," said Heard, who shook her head and sobbed as she described the episode. She said she kept thinking that she hoped the bottle was not one of the ones that was broken.

During the assault, Depp repeatedly said "I'll f**king kill you," she told the jury.

"I was scared," Heard said. "I had just married him."

A few months later, back home in Los Angeles, Heard said Depp broke her nose and ripped out chunks of hair in another violent encounter.

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

The star of the Pirates of the Caribbean films is suing Heard, 36, 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 has offered a different account of the incident in Australia. He told jurors that Heard was the person who hurled objects, hitting him with a vodka bottle that severed the top of his right middle finger.

His attorneys showed evidence of his hospital visit to surgically repair the injury.

Depp acknowledged using blood from his finger to write on the wall to remind Heard of "lies" she had told him. He described her as "bullying" to him throughout their relationship and said she left him "broken."

The legal case hinges on a December 2018 opinion piece Heard authored in the Washington Post. The article never mentioned Depp by name, but his lawyer told jurors it was clear Heard was referencing him. The couple's divorce was finalised in 2017 after less than two years of marriage. read more

Depp, once among Hollywood's biggest stars, said Heard's allegations cost him "everything." A new Pirates movie was put on hold, and Depp was replaced in the Fantastic Beasts film franchise, a Harry Potter spinoff.

Heard's attorneys have argued that she told the truth and that her opinion was protected free speech under the US Constitution's First Amendment.

A state court judge in Virginia's Fairfax County is overseeing the trial, which is in recess until May 16. Closing arguments are scheduled for May 27.

Less than two years ago, Depp lost a libel case against the Sun, a British tabloid that labeled him a "wife beater." A London High Court judge ruled he had repeatedly assaulted Heard.

Depp's lawyers have said they filed the US case in Fairfax County because the Washington Post is printed there. The newspaper is not a defendant.


Khaled May 06, 2022 11:07am
And I thought the west was civilized .
A Bostonian May 06, 2022 11:10am
This woman is toxic.
Tadka May 06, 2022 11:31am
She has aged drastically
Slowtrack May 06, 2022 12:05pm
What a savage man......
Anonymouseee May 06, 2022 12:49pm
The whole world can see how fake Amber Heard is.
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad May 06, 2022 12:59pm
What a grave, gruesome, grisly, grim, gross and great tragedy? Why was she silent up till now?
Atul Verma May 06, 2022 02:04pm
@Khaled issues exist every where but certainly less in west. Additionally, cases in west get reported and legally discussed. It is not so the case with east where things are wrapped under disguise of societal norms.
A May 06, 2022 02:31pm
The ultimate final attack any women can make.
Dr Asim May 06, 2022 02:58pm
Johnny Depp may look like a criminal but he is honest. His wife looks honest but she is not what she appears to be on the face.
chymera May 06, 2022 02:59pm
Not a single tear in all that drama... She is so fake.
M. Saeed May 06, 2022 03:21pm
Lawyers can be ruthless. And, high profile flashy lawyers have no end.
Iqbal Aswani May 06, 2022 03:30pm
I have been following this case as it is being streamed live. Clearly there are far more witnesses, testimonies and evidences which prove wrongdoings are more on Amber' part than on Johny's part. However, Pakistani newspapers are only handpicking Amber's sufferings. Probably woman card makes more TRP in Pakistan.
Hamed May 06, 2022 04:34pm
How come London high Court ruled he repeatedly assaulted her.?
Ibrahim S May 06, 2022 05:09pm
It’s a tragedy that no couple should face . I truly sympathise with Amber but it doesn’t mean that we should slander Johnny Depp either . I don’t know all the fact but I must say that Johnny will not put himself under the microscope if he was guilty a bit , he was just trying to clear his name. Amber caused an awful damage to Johnny. the bedroom events are now public knowledge- I think Johnny or anyone would Never welcome it. Amber needs a medical help and support to overcome this saga . Johnny has a choice to help her once this drama is over , I believe he would.
Truth be told May 06, 2022 07:16pm
Why she didn't go to authorities after the first major incidence? Possibly because victims don't realize it earlier. Why not after nose being broken? Probably it was a pattern. Why not after hair being ripped out? That would've been the final straw. Their fighting, whether under the influence of drugs or alcohol, appears to be similar to low socio-economic families in USA. Very violent followed by making up. No one will know the truth but it is good that they are not together any more.
Truth be told May 06, 2022 07:17pm
@Khaled at least you finally woke up.