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Johnny Depp accused Amber Heard of hitting him with a “haymaker” punch all the arrangement by an altercation end to the end of their volatile marriage, as the star wrapped up testimony in his libel swimsuit against a British tabloid newspaper that accused him of home abuse.

Depp mentioned the fight came after Heard’s 30th birthday social gathering, and hours after he had discovered that his old enterprise managers had absconded with hundreds of millions of bucks.

The Hollywood star is suing Records Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun, and the paper’s govt editor, Dan Wootton, over an April 2018 article that called him a “wife-beater.” He strongly denies abusing Heard.

Depp, 57, and Heard, 34, met on the gap of the 2011 comedy “The Rum Diary” and married in Los Angeles in February 2015. Heard, a model and actress, filed for divorce the next year, and the divorce modified into finalized in 2017.

Depp mentioned the couple separated after an argument that followed Heard’s 30th birthday social gathering in April 2016. The actor mentioned that correct earlier than the social gathering he had discovered that his old enterprise managers had “stolen my money.”

Asked how powerful modified into stolen, Depp mentioned “right here is a ridiculous quantity to must reveal, it’s rather embarrassing — it appears I had made $650 million,” powerful of it by his involvement with the ”Pirates of the Caribbean“ movies.

Depp added that to boot to losing the $650 million he modified into “$100 million in the outlet because they’d no longer paid the authorities my taxes for 17 years.”

Depp and his old enterprise managers settled a lawful dispute over the alleged fraud in 2018.

Depp alleges that after the social gathering he went to bed to learn, and that Heard started accusing him of ruining her birthday dinner earlier than throwing a “haymaker” at him.

Depp’s lawyer, David Sherborne, requested him to existing the American slang timeframe for the verbalize, Andrew Nicol.

“A haymaker is a create of a wild swing, a roundhouse punch … efficient if it reaches the target,” Depp mentioned.

“I in actuality get attain upon it,” noteworthy the verbalize.

Heard is attending the three-week trial and is scheduled to give her maintain model of events later.

Correct by five days in the interrogate field, Depp depicted a tumultuous relationship with Heard all the arrangement by a length when he modified into making an try to kick medication and alcohol, and in most cases lapsing.

He called the relationship “against the law scene ready to happen.” But he denied Heard’s claims that he slapped, hit, headbutted and threw things at her, and accused his ex-wife of compiling a file of spurious claims against him as an “insurance plans.”

Evidence in the trial has incorporated video and audio recordings of Depp made by Heard. One describe discussed Monday reveals Depp slumped and it appears unconscious with ice cream spilled over him.

Depp mentioned the image modified into taken in 2014 aboard a flight to the Bahamas, the set up he modified into going to envision out to interrupt an addiction to opiod painkillers.

“I modified into clearly on the nod and extremely drained, falling asleep, and the ice cream then spilled all the arrangement by my leg and then she took that … and showed me the next day and mentioned ‘Sight at what you’ve change into … deem about at you, it’s pathetic,'“ he mentioned.

The Sun’s defense relies on an total of 14 allegations by Heard of Depp’s violence between 2013 and 2016, in settings collectively with his non-public island in the Bahamas, a rented house in Australia and a non-public jet.

Depp modified into followed into the interrogate field by his old interior most assistant, Stephen Deuters, who contradicted Heard’s yarn of an incident all the arrangement by a flight by non-public plane from Boston to Los Angeles in Might per chance per chance 2014. Heard alleges the actor went proper into a rage, slapped her and kicked her in the relief.

Deuters, who’s now the European head of Depp’s production firm, mentioned Depp modified into smooth and “introverted” on the plane. He acknowledged sending Heard a text message after the flight announcing Depp modified into “incredibly apologetic and is conscious of that he has finished uncouth,” but denied that meant he agreed along with her model of events.

Deuters wrote in the text that “as soon as I instructed him he kicked you, he cried.”

He mentioned he had ancient the observe “kicked” because Heard had ancient it and he modified into making an try to calm her down. He mentioned Depp did now not kick Heard.

“I modified into seeking potentially to deflate the jam. … It wasn’t my job to be a relationship counselor,” he mentioned.

Speaking of the couple’s relationship, Deuters mentioned „I deem they had been two folks that had been in like with every varied that shouldn’t get been collectively.”

Depp has strongly denied all of Heard’s allegations, collectively with a claim that he subjected her to a “three-day ordeal of assaults” in March 2015 in Australia whereas he modified into filming a “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie.

He agreed that the couple had an altercation, which ended up with their house being trashed and Depp’s fingertip being severed to the bone.

Depp accuses Heard of casting off his fingertip by throwing a vodka bottle at him, a claim she denies.

Depp mentioned Monday that he had surgical treatment on the severed finger when he returned to the U.S. and developed a “painful” superbug infection, MRSA.

Depp says the marriage broke down for lawful after an incident all the arrangement by which he accused Heard or one of her company of defecating in the couple’s bed after the April 2016 birthday social gathering, a mishap Heard blamed on her Yorkshire terriers.

“I belief that modified into an oddly fitting end to the relationship,” Depp mentioned Friday.

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