She was silent for 13 days. Now, Amber Heard has spoken in court about ex-husband Johnny Depp’s allegations and view of the relationship, which she described as offensive.
Amber Heard, 36, looked furious when she took the stand on May 4. She first spoke out in the defamation lawsuit that ex-husband Johnny Depp, 58, brought against her. It was day 14 when the actress finally took an oath in a Fairfax, Virginia, courtroom to tell her story.
Amber Heard: ‘This is terrible for me’
The Pirates of the Caribbean star is suing Heard for $50 million in damages after being indirectly accused of domestic violence in an article for The Washington Post two years after he aimed for divorce in 2016. In his civil lawsuit, Depp alleges that his ex-wife made false statements.
In the past 13 days, the Hollywood star’s legal team has taken the case to court and questioned witnesses. Depp also had to face questions and report how abusive and inconsolable Heard had been during their only 15-month marriage.
He hasn’t heard of Amber Heard yet. However, on the 14th day of the trial, the witness appeared. When asked by the judge, she said, “I’m here because my ex is suing me. I find it hard to find the words to describe how painful it is.” I’ve been sitting here for weeks getting it all back together. Heard seemed close to crying. It is definitely the most painful and difficult thing I have ever been through. “
immediately broke out
Then she opened up about the beginnings of her romance with the star. The two met on the set of The Rum Diary in 2011. Apparently, she immediately lit a spark with her. “I fell in love with this guy,” said the 36-year-old.
“I felt like this guy knew me and saw me in a way no one else did. I felt he understood me, where I came from. When I was with Johnny, I felt like I was the most beautiful person in the whole world. I felt like a million dollars,” she described as she moved in her feelings at the time .
A “real” kiss in front of the cameras plunged them into an emotional mess when they first met. She remembers, “We had a kissing scene and it just felt real. He really kissed me with his tongue. I felt this other thing that definitely went beyond work. Johnny obviously felt that way about me, but at the same time we were in relationships and it was a job and it was terrifying. I remember being I got scared and nervous about it. We went our separate ways and haven’t heard from him in a long time.”
The couple didn’t get back together until years later. In October 2011, they started dating. “Then we fell in love. We went on this press tour and it was a beautiful and weird time. We traveled from city to city, Europe, New York, Los Angeles and traveled around this movie and fell in love.”
A love story that should be kept secret at first, after all, Depp was still in the middle of the breakup process with his ex-partner Vanessa Paradis, 49. “We had this stormy romance in these beautiful places, we fell in love and couldn’t show it because” the world He did not know about the split between him and his ex-partner. As a woman, this is concerning. They swear to me that they haven’t shared a bed in a year, but wanted to protect the kids by not telling the press, “So listen up.” We really needed to stay under the radar. Johnny pointed out that the world will blame me and describe me as an adulteress. We were together in secret. It was beautiful.”
A stormy romance turns into a nightmare
But what started out as a stormy romance eventually turned into an unbearable affair for Heard. Depp is said to have become violent. Only a short time ago it was said that he threw a glass at her before physically attacking her. Alleged trigger: the actress did not recognize her famous tattoo. Depp had his “wino forever” skin pierced during his affair with Winona Ryder, 50, in the 1990s. The memory of a long-gone love, which in the meantime re-engraved in “Wino forver”.
Depp verbally abused Heard and slapped him in the face. This was followed by a second direct hit. Then the completely perplexed actress left the house and sought medical help. It is alleged that Depp later expressed remorse: “I’d rather cut off my hand than raise it against you again,” he promised.
However, according to Heard, the star allegedly did not stick to his assurances and repeatedly became violent. His appalling jealousy was fueling the violence. “Accusations after accusations and then he exploded. He was screaming and I always had to defend myself. There was nothing I could do to calm him down.” The situation is said to have escalated time and time again. He pulled my hair and hit me.
“Johnny and Opiates is a completely different Johnny”
Amber Heard believes violence has taken over the relationship. Depp sometimes went for hours, but also days, only to come back full of guilt. He promised her several times to get help. But in Heard’s view, drugs and alcohol repeatedly caused her ex-husband to turn back and change his – and apparently her – defect. “Johnny and Opium is a completely different Johnny.”
Heard and Depp separated in May 2016 after the actress filed a restraining order against them for domestic violence. At that time, she accused him of abusing her. Depp denied the allegations. In August of the same year, the two agreed to divorce out of court.
Testifying in the current lawsuit against his ex-wife in court, Depp repeatedly claimed under oath that he never hit Heard or any other woman.
Sources used: dailymail.co.uk, people.com, bild.de, Bunte.de