Amber Heard, in tears, recounted at the bar on Thursday the abuse of rare violence and the rape allegedly suffered by Johnny Depp, to the rage tenfold by alcohol and drugs, during a stay in Australia a only months after their marriage in 2015. The 36-year-old actress, sued for defamation by her ex-husband in an American court, explained that she joined the actor who was filming the fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean saga in early March 2015. But shortly after his arrival, an argument suddenly breaks out. “As we turn on the light, he started screaming,” she said. He throws bottles and cans at her, grabs her by the neck and threatens to disfigure her with a broken bottle, bangs her against a wall then rips off her nightgown. “I’m against the wall and he yells at me that he hates me, that I ruined his life,” she told the audience, unable to hold back tears. “He said to me ‘Fuck, I’m going to kill you'”, before pushing a bottle of alcohol into her vagina. “All I felt was this pain,” she continued, saying she stayed still because she didn’t know “if the bottle he was with [l]’had penetrated was broken’. It was during this scene, she said, that the 58-year-old actor cut his finger. bottle, which Amber Heard denies. “Toxic” love “I loved this man so strong but it was so toxic, I couldn’t stop him from hitting me”, she explained, questioned by her lawyer on the reason why she had not left her husband after these three days of hell. The couple had then decided to start couples therapy, but the enamelled arguments of brutality had continued until she filed a complaint for domestic violence in May 2016. She had dropped these charges during the divorce proceedings, concluded in early 2017. The actress also claimed that Johnny Depp, under the influence of cannabis and alcohol, had hit her on the kicked on a private plane from Boston to Los Angeles, accusing her of having an affair with actor James Franco, with who she was shooting a movie in May 2014. “He hated, hated James Franco and already accused me of having something with him” on a previous movie, she said. “He hit me in the back, nobody said anything, nobody did anything,” she said, referring to the star’s bodyguards and companions on board the aircraft. “A million promises” On the second day of her hearing in court in Fairfax, near Washington, she continued to recount how her relationship had become “toxic” with her ex-husband, despite multiple objections and interruptions from lawyers. Johnny Depp who had the gift of annoying Judge Penney Azcarate. The idyll born in 2009 had, according to her, quickly given way to fits of jealousy of the actor, culminating in beatings and fueled by the consumption of various drugs and of alcohol. Despite “a million promises to heal and be sober”, Johnny Depp regularly relapsed into his addictions, she explained. The 58-year-old actor listened carefully to his ex-wife, sometimes reacting with slight nods of denial or whispering with his lawyer. As since the start of the trial, he avoided the gaze of Amber Heard as much as possible, who must continue her testimony when the trial resumes on May 16. Johnny Depp is claiming $ 50 million in damages from his ex-wife. He accuses her of having ruined her reputation and her career after claiming in a December 2018 column in the Washington Post that she had suffered domestic violence in 2016, without however citing her former husband. The actor, who testified for four days at the end of April, denies having ever raised a hand on Amber Heard and assures that it was she who was violent. He admitted to heavy drug and alcohol use, which he claims to have been under control most of the time. The actress, notably on the poster for Justice League and Aquaman, has counter-attacked and is claiming 100 million dollars.
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