Amber Heard completes testimony in civil lawsuit over ex-husband Johnny Depp’s lawsuit

Amber Heard completes testimony in civil lawsuit over ex-husband Johnny Depp’s lawsuit

Johnny Depp’s lawyers on Tuesday questioned the veracity of Amber Heard’s accusation that Depp sexually assaulted her with a bottle of alcohol.

Heard was cross-examined after her testimony in Depp’s libel suit against her.

Depp is suing Heard in Fairfax County Circuit Court in Virginia over a December 2018 op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post describing herself as “a public figure representing domestic violence.” His lawyers say he was defamed by the article even though he never mentioned his name. The trial is now in its fifth week.

Depp’s attorney, Camille Vasquez, questioned Heard about a variety of incidents in which she says she was assaulted by Depp.

The interrogations were particularly intense during a fight the couple had in March 2015 in Australia, shortly after their wedding, while Depp was filming a fifth film in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.

It was during this fight that Heard says she was sexually assaulted. Depp, on the other hand, says he was the victim and lost the tip of his middle finger when Heard threw a bottle of vodka at him.

Vasquez questioned why Heard never saw a doctor, even though she said her feet were cut by broken glass and she was bleeding after the attack.

“You were the one who assaulted someone with a bottle in Australia, weren’t you, Mrs. Heard?” Vasquez asked.

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Actress Amber Heard looks on in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia on May 17, 2022.

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“I didn’t assault Johnny in Australia. I never assaulted Johnny,” Heard replied.

Vasquez then asked why Heard wrote a series of love notes to Depp in the months after he said she was assaulted.

Heard said she thought Depp had hit rock bottom after the Australia fight and was committed to staying sober. She said most of the assaults took place while Depp was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

“When things were going well, they were going really well,” she said.

There was also testimony about Heard’s $100 million counterclaim against Depp. She says she was defamed by Depp’s attorney, Adam Waldman, when he called Heard’s accusations a hoax.

Heard said the accusations hurt his career, but Vasquez pointed to a series of negative articles about Heard that preceded Waldman’s comments.

The jury also heard an audio recording of a verbal brawl between the two in which each belittled the other’s acting career. Heard laughed mockingly at Depp’s defining role on the ’80s TV show “21 Jump Street.”

“Hey, at least I haven’t done, like, a teen show where I’m an idol. God, that would be, like, embarrassing,” Heard said.

Depp responded with a dismissive comment on Heard’s biggest movie role yet, shouting “Aquaman!” in a mocking way to denigrate the superhero movie.

And Heard took offense when Vasquez suggested that Heard only got the role in “Aquaman” with Depp’s help.

“Excuse me?” Heard said. “No, Mrs. Vasquez, I got this role by auditioning.”

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