The actress told the abuse of a rare violence and rape that Johnny Depp would have made her undergo, during a stay in Australia.
Amber Heard sobbed as she recounted a fight in Australia with Johnny Depp during which she claims that he sexually assaulted her with a vodka bottle.
“All I could feel was this pain,” she continued, saying she stayed still because she didn’t know “if the bottle he had penetrated her with was broken.” It is during this scene, she says, that the 58-year-old actor had cut a finger. He assures that it is his ex-wife who cut it by throwing a bottle, what Amber Heard denies.
The defamation trial between Mr Depp and Ms Heard began on 11 April in Fairfax, Virginia following Mr Depp’s lawsuit against his ex-wife in March 2019. Mr Depp is arguing that she defamed him in a December 2018 op-ed published in The Washington Post titled “I spoke up against sexual violence — and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change”.
Of the March 2015 incident in Australia, Ms Heard said Mr Depp had lost “a tonne of weight, so I knew something was up”.
“The first night … when he shoved me, I went skidding across the floors … it was so easy for him to throw me around like that,” she said.
This is a defamation trial stemming from serious allegations of domestic abuse on both sides. Some people may believe Depp should prevail, and others may believe Heard should. I have followed the testimony for more than three weeks now, and there have been incredibly heavy moments (as well as moments when I wished Judge Penney Azcarate would hold people to a higher standard of behavior, like when some of Depp’s supporters booed Heard as she left court). The picture painted has been that of an incredibly toxic marriage. More than once, I have found the evidence and the testimony difficult to hear.