Hollywood Johnny Depp has denied hitting ex-wife Amber Heard in a jealous rage and dangling her dinky dog out a automobile window, on the second day of his libel trial against The Solar newspaper
JILL LAWLESS Associated Press
July 8, 2020, 3: 30 PM
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Johnny Depp denied hitting ex-wife Amber Heard in a jealous rage, dangling her dinky dog out a automobile window and being a Jekyll-and-Hyde monster, as he was disagreeable-examined for a second day Wednesday by a criminal skilled for British tabloid The Solar. The newspaper is defending a libel claim after calling the Hollywood vital person a “wife beater.”
Depp is suing The Solar’s creator, News Team Newspapers, and its govt editor, Dan Wootton, over an April 2018 article that acknowledged he had physically abused Heard.
The case opened Tuesday at the Excessive Court docket in London, with Depp sitting within the leer field and denying Heard’s allegations that he assaulted her on extra than one times.
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” vital person acknowledged Heard’s “ill” claims that he assaulted her on extra than one times were “completely false.” He called his ex-wife sociopathic, narcissistic and emotionally dishonest.
Depp, 57, and Heard, 34, met on the region of the 2011 comedy “The Rum Diary” and married in Los Angeles in February 2015. They divorced in 2017, and now bitterly accuse one yet another of abuse.
While Heard isn’t on trial, the case is a showdown between the worn spouses, who accuse every varied of being controlling, violent and deceitful all thru their tempestuous marriage.
The Solar’s defense relies on Heard’s allegations of 14 incidents of violence by Depp between 2013 and 2016, in areas including Los Angeles, Australia, Japan, the Bahamas and a chartered jet. He denies them all and says Heard, an actress and mannequin, attacked him with items including a drink can and a cigarette, and severed his finger by throwing a vodka bottle at him.
Sinful-examining Depp, The Solar’s criminal skilled, Sasha Wass, recounted an allegation of abuse that Heard says took set aside at her home in March 2013. She acknowledged Depp grew to change into infected at a painting by Heard’s worn accomplice, artist Tasya van Ree, that hung in Heard’s mattress room.
Depp acknowledged that he “would possibly presumably also very effectively be jealous” but denied Heard’s claim that he took the painting off the wall, tried to region it on fireplace and slapped Heard when she intervened.
“I did no longer hit Ms. Heard and moreover I comprise by no come hit Ms. Heard,“ acknowledged Depp, who wore a gray swimsuit, blue shirt and patterned tie for his courtroom appearance.
He also denied hitting Heard in 2013 after she laughed at a tattoo he had that be taught “Wino Eternally.” He acknowledged he’d had it altered from “Winona Eternally” after he split up with actress Winona Ryder years earlier.
„I don’t get any argument about any of my tattoos,“ Depp acknowledged.
Depp rejected every allegation of violence set aside to him by Wass, dismissing the claims as “no longer acceptable” and “patently false.”
Asked about an incident in which he allegedly dangled Heard’s Yorkshire terrier, Pistol, out a automobile window, Depp acknowledged “it is absolute, command falsity.”
„That is rarely any longer my thought of fun, even supposing my sense of humor is rather skewed,” he acknowledged.
He denied the criminal skilled’s advice that his memory had been impaired by alcohol and drug abuse.
Wass has tried to paint Depp as a dangerous character with a longstanding drug behavior and an anger-management instruct of affairs.
Depp acknowledged taking both prescription and unlawful substances since childhood, but acknowledged Heard’s clam he grew to turn correct into a “monster” when he drank and took tablets was “delusional.”
The criminal skilled be taught out an electronic mail to Depp that Heard had restful in 2013 but by no come sent, in which she acknowledged he was “take care of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” and called his habits a “corpulent on disco blood bathtub.”
Depp acknowledged Heard’s claims of abuse were a „hoax“ and acknowledged the electronic mail was proof “that Ms Heard was building a dossier” as „an insurance plans for later.”
Depp and Wass also clashed over whether or no longer Heard had tried to curb his drinking and drug use. Heard claims she tried to boost Depp to change into sober and by no come took cocaine all thru their relationship.
“There had been repeatedly in our relationship, early on, the set aside no longer handiest did she cleave the cocaine with a razor blade into traces, she would then get the cocaine on her finger and rub it on her gums,“ Depp acknowledged.
When Wass acknowledged Heard in most cases had two or three glasses of wine all thru an evening, Depp shot support: “Two or three bottles.”
“That is full nonsense, Mr. Depp,” the criminal skilled acknowledged.
Heard is attending courtroom and is anticipated to provide proof later within the trial, which is scheduled to final three weeks.