Depp, 58, testified earlier within the trial that he by no means hit Heard and that she was the one who was the abuser of their relationship.
The star of the Pirates of the Caribbean” movies and others is suing Heard, 36, for $US50 million, saying she defamed him when she claimed she was a sufferer of home abuse. Heard has counter-sued for $US100 million, saying Depp smeared her by calling her a liar.
Heard stated she stayed with Depp after the tattoo incident as a result of he apologised and promised to not behave that method once more.
“I didn’t wish to depart him. I didn’t need this to be the fact,” she stated.
However, Heard stated, Depp grew to become violent at different instances, often when he was consuming or utilizing medication.
He would hurl insults or accuse her of dishonest, she stated, and “it could escalate to the purpose the place he would push me or shove me down.”
“This occurred a number of instances,” she stated.
In the beginning of her testimony, Heard stated it had been exhausting to relive their relationship within the courtroom.
“This has been essentially the most painful and troublesome factor I’ve ever gone by way of,” she stated.
The case hinges on a December 2018 opinion piece she authored within the Washington Put up. The article by no means talked about Depp by title, however his lawyer instructed jurors it was clear Heard was referencing him. The couple’s divorce was finalised in 2017 after lower than two years of marriage.
Depp, as soon as among the many largest stars in Hollywood, stated he by no means struck Heard or any girl and that Heard’s allegations value him “the whole lot.” A brand new Pirates film was placed on maintain, and Depp was changed within the Improbable Beasts movie franchise, a Harry Potter spinoff.
Heard’s attorneys have argued that she instructed the reality and that her opinion was protected free speech below the US Structure’s First Modification.
A state courtroom choose in Virginia’s Fairfax County, exterior the nation’s capital, is overseeing the trial, which is anticipated to final till late Might.
Lower than two years in the past, Depp misplaced a libel case towards The Solar, a British tabloid that labelled him a “spouse beater.” A London Excessive Courtroom choose dominated he had repeatedly assaulted Heard.
Depp’s attorneys have stated they filed the US case in Fairfax County as a result of the Washington Put up is printed there. The newspaper is just not a defendant.
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