In court, Amber Heard begs Johnny Depp to “leave her alone”

During the resumption of the defamation lawsuit brought by her ex-husband Johnny Depp, Amber Heard denounced the “enormous emotional suffering” that the actor causes him.

Amber Heard begged Johnny Depp on Monday to “leave her alone”, denouncing the “torture” of having to relive the domestic violence she accuses him of having subjected to her, during the defamation lawsuit brought by her ex-husband in the States -United.

“I have to relive every day, over and over again, the most intimate, embarrassing, deeply humiliating and personal things that I have experienced,” the 36-year-old actress explained in court in Fairfax, Virginia near Washington.

“I want to move on with my life, but by doing this stuff he won’t let me,” she told the jurors before looking her ex-husband in the eye and begging him, “let- me alone”.

“I knew I had to leave”

The star of the saga Pirates of the Caribbean, who has avoided the gaze of his ex-wife since the start of the trial, is asking him for 50 million dollars in damages. He accuses him of having ruined his reputation and his career by stating in a column published in 2018 by the washington post that she had suffered domestic violence two years earlier, without however mentioning her name.

She counterattacked and asks for the double. At the helm, the actressAquaman explained that she decided to divorce in May 2016 because she feared for her life, after yet another argument, during which the actor allegedly threw a phone in her face.

Their union was “falling apart,” she said, struggling to hold back tears. “I knew I had to leave. I knew I wouldn’t survive it if I didn’t.”

A “toxic” relationship

“The monster had been this thing that was now the norm and not the exception. Violence was now normal,” she explained, referring to her ex-husband, who she said regularly hit her under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

The first four weeks of the trial have drawn a “toxic” relationship, with very raw details reported by the former couple who had started an affair in 2011 before marrying in February 2015. The divorce had been finalized in early 2017.

Their arguments, often accompanied by blows, reached their climax during a stay in Australia in March 2015, when Amber Heard claims to have been hit and then sexually assaulted by her husband.