Alcohol abuse and drug abuse, extramarital affairs, excessive anger and violence. The reputation of the american stars and ex-spouses, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, takes a beating since the beginning of the month in a lawsuit against the tabloid british The Sun, which takes place in London.
The hero of the movie Pirates of the Caribbean continues in the london newspaper for libel because it was published in April 2018 an article calling abusive husband.
To defend herself, the tabloid invoke 14 incidents in which he proved to be violent to actress Amber Heard, with whom he was married from 2015 to 2017.
Since its inception, the trial has led to a great unpacking of the tormented life of the couple, including the episodes the more shocking.
Depp – who rejects accusations of violence, has acknowledged that he used abusive drugs and alcohol.
But instead, he accused his ex-wife, portrayed it as a calculator, narcissistic and sociopathic, to be the one who used violence.
It also describes the actress, that one could see in Aquaman, as being a consumer of drugs and alcohol, who collected lovers.
Fear of dying
Amber Heard, 34 years old, cited as a witness by the defence of the Sun, said to have been afraid that her ex-husband is killed.
Some of the episodes were ” so serious that I was afraid he would kill me, whether intentionally or by losing control, going too far. […] He has explicitly threatened to kill me many times, ” said Heard in her written testimony.
Questioned by the lawyer for the Sun, she spoke of having been ” taken hostage for three days “, then that she had gone to visit the actor in Australia, during a break in the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean.
Heard is said to have been trapped in an isolated house, 20 minutes from any help, without being able to leave.
“This is the worst thing I have ever experienced. I was wounded on the nose and lips, I had cuts on the arm, ” said the actress.
For his part, Johnny Depp, aged 57, was called to the bar of the witnesses of the staff and friends who came to undermine the credibility of the Heard, indicating its episodes of violence towards her husband.
“She has filed a fraudulent claim for domestic violence […] for the sing-through with the divorce,” said a video-conference with a friend of Depp, Isaac Baruch.
This last has been seen of Heard in the aftermath of an episode of alleged violence and maintains that it did not notice any mark on his face.
The photos taken after the incident have been retouched, according to the lawyers of Depp.
Amber Heard has defended to take the slightest advantage of the situation and ensures to have loved her husband.
“I didn’t want to put Johnny [in a position] where the world or its children not in the details that it is, or what he was capable of. It’s embarrassing “, she summarized.
– With AFP
♦ The trial started last July 7 and is expected to conclude Tuesday.
The media love it
The newspapers and magazines of the planet, adore this case between the head of poster of the film Pirates of the Caribbean to the tabloid English The Sun, because it reveals the underneath, the more dark a love story between two hollywood luminaries.
Several media outlets offer their readers a full-page, summarizing what was said in court, in addition to publishing the photos filed as evidence.
Here is an example here, with the pages of the american daily newspaper New York Post, which are full of clichés :
- We see an injury that would be inflicted Depp to Amber Heard under the eye.
- Johnny Depp would also have been wounded under the eye by Heard
- A photo of Depp who fell asleep with a pot of melted ice cream between the legs. The image was taken in 2014 by Amber Heard, who wanted, according to the actor, to show him how much he was pathetic.
Johnny has the support of her ex
The French singer and actress Vanessa Paradis, with whom Depp has lived 14 years and had two children, and the american actress, Winona Ryder, defend their ex-tooth and nail since the beginning. They say that Depp has never laid a hand on them.
Although initially devised to testify at the trial, the two ex-companions of the actor have finally been called to the bar. The lawyer of Depp has chosen not to hear.
The court will rely, therefore, to the opening statements of the two women who were paid into the folder.
The couple Heard-Depp divorced in 2017, after 15 months of marriage, stormy.
In the divorce proceedings, Amber Heard had withdrawn her complaint for violence, and Johnny Depp paid him$ 7 Million, as the actress has given back to charity.
Bottles thrown as grenades
Last Wednesday, Amber Heard has accused her ex-husband Johnny Depp have launched a thirty bottles “like grenades” during an argument in Australia.
After she was criticised for its fondness for alcohol, ” he began to take [the bottle] one at a time and throw them like grenades “, she narrated.
It was during this incident that Depp would cut off a finger tip. According to the lawyer of Depp, what would happen with a bottle that Amber Heard, ” angry “, was also broken, the latter has denied.
To jealousy or infidelity
According to the testimony of Amber Heard, Johnny Depp was accused of having love affairs with his covedettes. He even went as far as to give them nicknames, ” she assures.
It is as well that Depp would be baptized Channing Tatum, with whom she starred in Magic Mike XXL, “Potato-Head, potato head) and Leonardo DiCaprio, Pumpkin-head, pumpkin), with whom she would have done a hearing without sharing the screen.
The lawyer of Johnny Depp has also accused Heard to have had an affair with the engineer and entrepreneur behind Tesla, Elon Musk, while she was still married.
Heard, who has been in a relationship with Musk after his marriage with Depp, he denied it all.
By contrast, a text message sent by Elon Musk in 2016, the day after the alleged assault, during which Johnny Depp would have hit the actress in the face with his mobile phone, which was read to the court.
In this message, Musk proposed the Us to pay him for a service of protection against her husband. “My offer stands even if you never want to see me again… in Short, sorry to be a fool “, he wrote.
“This radio silence is very wrong, he continued, I care about only because I really like you “.