Amber Heard continues to testify in Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit. This Monday, May 16, the 36-year-old actress says she is experiencing emotional torture, not hesitating to beg her ex-husband to leave her alone.
She turns to her former companion, but he refuses to give her a single look. Monday, May 16, Amber Heard, at the helm of the Fairfax court, urged Johnny Depp to “leave her alone”, denouncing the “torture” of having to relive the domestic violence she accuses him of having subjected her to.
“Enormous emotional pain”
“I have to relive every day, over and over again, the most intimate, embarrassing, deeply humiliating and personal things that I have experienced,” says the 36-year-old actress “It’s torture, it’s a huge emotional pain, she says. I want to move on with my life, but by doing this kind of thing he won’t let me”. And to add, calling out to her ex-husband: “Leave me alone”.
According to Amber Heard, the onslaught of insults, fits of jealousy and violent arguments led her to file for divorce in May 2016, which she finally got a year later. At that time, she said she feared for her life, after yet another argument, during which the actor would have thrown a phone in her face.
In video, at the bar, Amber Heard begs Johnny Depp to “leave her alone”
A “monster” under control
Their union was “falling apart,” she recalls, struggling to hold back tears. “I knew I had to leave. I knew I wouldn’t survive it if I didn’t, she continues. The monster had been that thing that was now the norm and not the exception. The violence was now normal. A violence, always under the influence of alcohol and drugs, supports the actress ofAquaman. To accompany these words, her lawyers showed photos where she appears with the right side of her face swollen.
Amber Heard also confirmed to have hit back, qualifying the couple’s disparity in strength. “I talk about the difference between a punch and the fact that I have to hit it to defend myself,” she compares. These arguments reached their climax during a stay in Australia in March 2015, when the 30-year-old said she was beaten and then sexually assaulted by her husband.
In video, back to the bar, Amber Heard explains the recording where she admits to hitting Johnny Depp
A broken promise
After the interrogation conducted by his lawyers, the defense of Johnny Depp began a rather tense adversarial debate at the end of the afternoon, notes theAFP. Amber Heard notably had to admit that she had never donated to charities, as she had promised during the divorce settlement, and repeated in the press, of the 7 million dollars received in compensation at the end of 2018.
“I could not fulfill my obligations because I was being sued (by her ex-husband, NDRL)“, declares the main concerned. What Johnny Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez, observed that she had received the full sum long before the libel suit filed in 2019 by the star of the saga Pirates of the Caribbean.
“A soap opera”
This lawsuit between two celebrities is extraordinary. It is broadcast live on television and every day, fans of the two actors gather in court in this small town near the American capital. The battle between the two camps is also taking place on social networks where hashtags for or against the two actors flourish.
“It’s like a soap opera”, testifies a woman at the microphone of theAFP, came to Pennsylvania to attend the hearing. Alethea Gnanakan, a student from Virginia, believes that “the two (ex-spouses) suffered” in this “so sad story”. These debates will continue until May 27, after which the seven jurors of the trial will retire to deliberate.