“From Cinderella I became Quasimodo.” Had we been in the movies, for such an explanation, Johnny Depp might have competed for an Oscar again. The problem is that the shift happened in the courtrooms, during two highly anticipated hearings as the actor was called to testify in the context of a defamation complaint filed against his ex-wife, Amber Heard over allegations of housekeeper violence. “I’ve never had a woman in my life,” he began standing in Fairfax, Virginia, just outside Washington. Ex-Caribbean pirate sues Heard for $50 million over an opinion piece he signed Washington Post which revealed an experience of domestic violence he had experienced, never mentioning Depp but with clear references to their relationship. A civil trial in which Heard’s lawyers described Depp as an abusive partner and often drug and alcohol addict, while the actor’s lawyers incited a version of the ex-wife that may be fundamentally false and focused on destroying his reputation. Both last Tuesday and Wednesday, in the face of questions inflicted on him, Depp always reiterated that he feels innocent and even victimized in some ways: “I’ve never hit Amber this way, and I’ve never hit a woman in my life. It’s been six hard years, One day she will be Cinderella, and in a split second she will be the hunchback of Notre Dame.”
But this process is only the thousandth – almost episodic – episode of the story that leads the two actors to confront each other with the sound of stamped papers, thus revealing step-by-step the most intimate (and sometimes disturbing) aspects of their relationship. So let’s try to summarize the highlights of what emerged from the recent hearings.
When Amber Heart revealed she was a victim of violence
During the first hearing on April 12, the actress’s lawyers said the evidence would prove Depp’s repeated physical and sexual assaults on his ex-wife, and gave very shocking details. As the lawyer was speaking, Depp shook his head. Then, the star’s spokeswoman denied the allegations: “These bogus allegations were not made at the start of Amber’s 2016 allegations and only surfaced years later, once she was sued for defamation after she argued in her editorial that she was a victim of sexual assault,” he said, referring to the article that Written by the actress about Washington Post in 2018, identifying himself as a “public figure who represents domestic violence”.
Johnny Depp, His Relationship to Drugs, Alcohol and the Case Brilliantly Revised
Over the past two days, when Johnny Depp was heard in the dock, other important details about the actor’s life and the relationship between the two have surfaced. On Tuesday, April 19, Depp also explained his connection to substance abuse: “I took these substances on and off to calm myself from ghosts, from ghosts that have been with me since my youth.” He went on to explain that they are necessary to be able to escape from their personal problems. He told the court that he began taking drugs when he was very young, remembering taking his mother’s “pills for nerves” at the age of 11, “to escape the anxiety and emotions” and the “chaotic nature” of his family life. But he insisted he never took drugs at “the party”. There are no details, given that, according to him, Heard had used his drug addiction to create a masterfully modified state: “I’m not a lunatic who always needs to be high.” While using alcohol he explained that it was the cause of frequent quarrels with Heard herself: ‘She was always very harsh in telling me I should stop drinking. He said I’m weak, a complete disaster. An alcoholic just knows how to screw things up. His need for conflict and violence exploded out of nowhere. I learned to deal with it the way I dealt with things as a child, by withdrawing.”
“I’m obsessed with the truth”
Back on Tuesday, when asked by his lawyers, Depp explained that “the truth is the only thing that interests me,” addressing his ex-wife directly: “Lies won’t get you anywhere, but lies will build on them. About lies and lies” and now admit “I’m obsessed.” In fact.” At the same time, he denied engaging in violence with Heard or any other woman, as the actress accused him of hitting, strangling and kicking her on several occasions during their relationship, and that he had sexually assaulted him once during a fight in Australia. in 2015.
In reconstructing the stages of Heard’s love affair, Johnny Depp explained that, from a business point of view, he felt it ended after the accusations against him were re-launched by all the media: “After the accusations they made around the world, people thought I was a threat, a drunk. With cocaine fuel hitting women. After these accusations my career is over.” For this reason, and other than the way the trial would end, he declared that the outcome did not matter much to him, “Since those accusations have turned into ammunition for the media, I lost. I lost and I will carry these accusations around me for the rest of my life.”
The severed finger and “letter in blood” written on the wall of the house
The next day, Wednesday, April 20, the entire case was reconstructed at the invitation of Heard’s attorneys. This is the description of how Johnny Depp approaches a nervous breakdown after cutting his finger with a bottle of vodka during a violent altercation with his ex-partner. According to the reconstruction, Amber Heard threw the glass at the actor, causing the tip of his finger to partially cut off. Depp has always claimed that he cut himself in the door. Pictures are also shown. “The finger was like an eruption of Vesuvius,” he explained, recalling that, according to its reconstruction, the accident would have happened in 2015 in Australia, where the couple was during the filming of the last movie. Pirates of the Caribbean. A rather shocking revelation, with the actor adding that he used the blood oozing from his finger to write “little memories of amber lies” with the blood on the walls of the house where the couple was staying at the time: “Blood was flowing and I think I kind of got in, I don’t know, Kind of a nervous breakdown. Nothing made sense to me. I lied to everyone because I didn’t want anyone to know that Mrs. Heard was the one who threw a vodka bottle and cut my finger. I didn’t want to get her in trouble.
Winona Ryder’s custom tattoo
Amber Heard has stated that Johnny Depp allegedly hit her because one day she was laughed at after referring to the strangeness of the tattoo initially assigned to the ex-partner, “Winona Forever”, which the actor changed to “Wino Forever”. But the actor denied the episode: “It never happened. Why should I be offended by someone making fun of my tattoo? This accusation is meaningless. I never considered violence necessary.”
The stool gate
In his testimony on Wednesday, Johnny Depp blamed Amber Heard for having poo on the bed after an argument in which he said he was leaving her. The ex-wife allegedly blamed her two dogs, Pistol and Boo, for what happened, an explanation Depp said he found ridiculous: “I laughed at first,” Depp explained. “It was all so weird and weird that I could only respond like that.” And then: ‘They’re Teacup Yorkies, think less than two kilos each. I lived with them, collected their things, and it wasn’t theirs.” The disagreement he is referring to is that it was for Heard’s 30th birthday on April 21, 2016 in a penthouse in Los Angeles. It appears that Depp was more than an hour late for his party dinner due to a meeting with his financial advisors : They had just told him that “a lot of money was lost” from his accounts and that he was in worse economic conditions than he thought. Depp said he texted Heard to inform her of the delay. In response, she asked him to retrieve the wine and weed before introducing himself. After Dinner explained that he received the treatment of silence because he was late and for other reasons. Depp remembered not responding, and when Heard hit him, he would grab her by the shoulders and sit on the bed and announce he was leaving. The actor testified that Heard repeatedly punched him in the face while trying to get out, but would eventually let her go in When he leaves the apartment to go back to his Hollywood Hills home.Knowing that Heard will be leaving with his friends for Coachella, Depp thought the next day would be a good time to go back to the shed and get his belongings, but when he told his bodyguard to take him there, the latter claimed it was. bad She showed him a picture sent by his housekeeper: “It was a picture of the bed, our bed,” Depp recalls. “And on both sides of the bed was human excrement.”