Amber Heard resumes on Monday, after a week’s hiatus, her testimony on the domestic violence she claims to have suffered from Johnny Depp before and during their marriage, during the defamation lawsuit brought by her ex-husband. 36-year-old actress has already mentioned several episodes of violence in court in Fairfax, Virginia, where her lawyers should soon finish questioning her, before an adversarial debate led by the defense of Johnny Depp who promises to be merciless. The first four weeks of this extraordinary trial, broadcast live on television, have drawn a “toxic” relationship between a young actress with a strong character and a millionaire actor and addicted to alcohol and drugs, with very raw details. reported by the former couple. The star of the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean” accuses his ex-wife of having ruined his reputation and his career by claiming in a column published in 2018 by the Washington Post that she had suffered s domestic violence two years earlier, without however citing Johnny Depp. He is claiming $50 million in damages. She counterattacked and asked for the double. On the stand, she recounted, often in tears, how Johnny Depp had become a jealous, possessive to the point of obsession, and brutal “monster” when he was under the influence. influence of alcohol and drugs. “He hated, hated James Franco”, with whom she had shot a film in May 2014 and with whom he accused her of having had an affair, she explained, for example. “He hates me” It’s during a stay in Australia, in March 2015, that their arguments reached their climax. “I’m against the wall and he’s screaming at me that he hates me, that I ruined his life,” she said, unable to hold back her tears as she recalled three days of hell. said ‘Fuck, I’m going to kill you'”, before shoving a bottle of alcohol into her vagina, she added. Johnny Depp, who allegedly severed the end of his finger on a broken bottle, then wrote insulting messages on the walls with his own blood. The 58-year-old actor delivered a completely different version at the end of April: a bottle thrown by Amber Heard which allegedly cut off his finger, he claimed. He denies having ever raised his hand on Amber Heard and assures that it was she who was violent. Very calm and sometimes charming, he admitted a heavy use of drugs and alcohol, but claims to have controlled his consumption most of the time. According to financial experts presented by his lawyers, the platform would have made him lose 22.5 million in particular. dollars of stamps planned for the sixth opus of the “Pirates”, from which it had been excluded after its publication. The debates must continue until May 27, after which the seven jurors will retire to deliberate. The actor is suing his ex-wife in the United States two years after losing a first libel suit in London. He had attacked the British tabloid The Sun, which called him a “violent husband”. He and Amber Heard had started an affair in 2011 before getting married in February 2015. The actress had filed a complaint for domestic violence in May 2016 but according to Johnny Depp, she would have done it for revenge after he announced his intention to divorce her. She had dropped these charges during the divorce proceedings, concluded in early 2017 by a financial transaction.