An overview of the trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: the dark ‘outfit’, Depp’s poetry and other revelations of mutual abuse | People | Entertainment

At times irascible, at others incoherent and poetic, Johnny Depp plays a family role in the defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard: that of the protagonist

For three days the actor, a three-time Oscar nominee, has been trying to convince the jury that Heard’s accusations of domestic abuse are false and have destroyed his career.

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Lawyers for Heard, 36, They responded by detailing Depp, 58,’s long history of drugs and alcohol to undermine his credibility.

the star of The pirates of the caribbean He remained calm during questioning by Heard’s lawyers, although he occasionally let his anger show.

Johnny Depp (Photo by Jim LO SCALZO / POOL / AFP) Photo: AFP

Intimidated by his ex-wife’s lawyer, Ben Rottenborn, To answer with a “simple yes or no question”, Depp stated: “Nothing is simple in this case.”

The actor has also learned the dynamic at play in Virginia court, where lawyers from both sides constantly interrupt each other to accuse each other of rumors.

“Those are rumours, I guess”Depp said of one of his own comments, prompting laughter from the audience, which includes some of the actor’s fans. “I am learning”.

At other times, he displayed poetic eloquence during his responses, which are often lengthy.

Asked about the domestic abuse allegations against him, Depp compared him to “run between drops of lava”.

“You try to run between drops that kill you and destroy you.”


Depp has come to trial in the Circuit Court of Fairfax County, Virginia, near Washington, with his hair tied in a ponytail, earrings and large rings.

He has favored three-piece suits, and on Thursday he wore all black: a black suit, a black vest, and a black shirt and tie.

heard, who starred in the film Aquamanhas mainly chosen black dresses and a change of headdress every day.

Actress Amber Heard. EFE/EPA/JIM LO SCALZO / POOL

She has remained stoic over Depp’s testimony, listening intently, whispering with her lawyers. and taking notes on a yellow pad.

However, it exhibited his emotions when video was released Thursday of an irate Depp slamming his kitchen cabinet doors.

The actress was also clearly dismayed when the jury heard a tape of her pleading with Depp not to cut himself with a knife.

Heard’s lawyers have argued that Depp became a sexually and physically abusive “monster” when drunk or high. and questioned him extensively about his substance use.

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“We drank together. We used cocaine together maybe a couple of times.” Said Depp consulted about his outings with the rocker Marilyn Manson.

In a text message to another friend, the actor Paul Bettany, Depp spoke about taking a flight without having “food for days, powders, half a bottle of whiskey, 1,000 Red Bulls and vodkas, pills and two bottles of champagne.”

Text messages

Amber Heard reacts as she listens to an audio recording of her and American actor Johnny Depp arguing during the trial. (United States) EFE/EPA/JIM LO SCALZO / POOL

In the first week of the trial, the names of so many celebrities have come out to fill a tabloid.

Depp said he suspected the actor James Franco had an affair with Heard.

Heard, meanwhile, was jealous of a Depp tattoo that read “Winona Forever” (“inona forever”), referring to his ex-girlfriend Winona Ryder. Depp said he had the last two letters erased and now the tattoo reads “Wino Forever.”

The actor was questioned about his text messages in which he asks for help to stay sober to Elton John and others to the singer patty smith in which he admits to drinking too much.

Domestic abuse is at the center of the trial and Depp and Heard accuse each other of being violent during their short marriage from 2015 to 2017.

Depp said he told several people about being beaten by Heard, including the director Tim Burtonone of “his dearest friends”, and Alice Cooper, a member of the band The Hollywood Vampires.

The jury also heard Depp read obscene text messages to various people in which He calls Heard a “sneaky whore”. among other epithets.

In a message, Depp refers to his ex-partner, the singer vanessa paradismother of her two children, like a French extortionist.

On those messages, Depp acknowledged that it may have been excessive, but he defended himself: “When I write a message…it’s a canvas, it’s a painting.”

The evidence appears on a monitor in the courtroom during Depp’s $50 million libel trial against Heard. (Photo by JIM LO SCALZO / POOL / POOL / AFP) Photo: AFP

Depp sued Heard over a 2018 column describing herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.”

Heard did not mention Depp in the text published in the Washington Post but he accuses her of implying that he was an abuser and is seeking $50 million in damages.

Heard countersued in response, demanding $100 million and claiming he suffered “rampant physical violence and abuse” at the star’s hands.

The trial resumes on Monday. (I)