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The actor Johnny Depp He assured this Tuesday that he has never in his life “hit” a woman, during the trial held in the US. in which he faces his ex-wife, also an actress AmberHeard, whom he accuses of defamation.

“I have never hit a woman in my life,” says Johnny Depp during the trial in which he faces his ex-wife Amber Heard

“I have never hit a woman in my life”affirmed the actor during a statement of more than three hours in the trial that began on April 11 in Fairfax (Virginia, USA).

the protagonist of Pirates of the Caribbean accuses his ex-wife of defamation for an article he published in Washington Post in 2018, after his divorce, in which he claimed to have suffered “domestic abuse”.

During his first intervention before the Justice since the conflict broke out, the actor stated that he took legal action for the “responsibility to clear” his name and that his “goal is for the truth to be known.”

“Since none of that was true, it was my responsibility to defend myself, not only myself, but also my children”claimed the interpreter in a weak voice, who explained that the children were constantly approached at school by other classmates as a result of the scandal.

Dressed in a suit and tie, and with a tail in his hair, he assured that during his more than 30 years as an actor he had never had “problems like this” and criticized the impact that Heard’s statements have had on his career.

“It’s so weird when you go from Cinderella to Quasimodo in less than a second,” expressed Depp, who said that, at the same time, “couldn’t be ashamed” because he knew he was “doing the right thing.”

Asked about his relationship with his mother, Betty Suethe actor assured that as a child he suffered “constant physical abuse” by her, such as spanking with a belt or with her shoes.

In this context, Depp He admitted that his drug problems began when he was 11 years old and he stole his mother’s medicines, to the point that at 15 “he had already tried all the drugs he knew”.

“It has never been for the festive effect (…). It was about trying to calm down the internal things that can plague the mind of someone who has experienced trauma.” justified.

Still, the actor rejected the accusations of Heard, who has described Depp as a violent man under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

“I’m not a maniac who needs to be high all the time,” he insisted in front of the expressionless look of his partner, also present in the room, although his statement is expected in the coming weeks.

Depp acknowledged that, during the time he was with Heard, he had to be treated for his oxycodone addiction problems, an opiate that was prescribed to him when he suffered an accident during the filming of the fourth film of Pirates of the Caribbean.

Several Depp fans came to the vicinity of the courts from different US states and from other countries, local media reported.

During three years of legal struggle, Depp, 58, and Heard, 35, have shared details about their life together and in which the actress claimed, in various ways, to have been a victim of ill-treatment.

The actor asks his ex-partner for 50 million dollars in damages.

For his part, Heard responded with a counterclaim in which he alleges that Depp has launched a smear campaign against him and claims 100 million.

It is the first time that the two celebrities have faced each other in court: in the trial held in 2020 in London, and which Depp lost, the actress attended as a witness, since the accusation was against the British newspaper The Sun for an article that described the actor as an “aggressor of women”. (I)