Hollywood actor Johnny Depp on Tuesday categorically dismissed in US court the accusations of violence made by his ex-wife Amber Heard, assertions which would have “deeply shocked” him.
“I have never hit Miss Heard or any other woman in my life”said the star, in a slow and serious tone.
Amber Heard’s allegations are “odious and disturbing” and “based on any sort of truth”, he insisted at the beginning of his testimony.
The former couple accuse each other of defamation in the trial, which is being held in Fairfax, near Washington, following a column published in the Washington Post in 2018 in which Amber Head presents herself as a victim of abuse servants.
Johnny Depp testified on Tuesday and told the court about the time his marriage to actress Amber Heard fell apart. According to him, one of the first key moments that deeply disturbed him was when he took off his boots himself on his way home.
Amber used to bring him a glass of wine and take off his shoes as soon as he got home. But one day she was on the phone, so he took off his boots himself rather than wait for her.
“I worked a lot and when I came home from work she would help me sit down, give me a glass of wine and take off my boots before putting them away”he told the court in Fairfax, Virginia.
“I have never experienced anything like this in my life. I have never experienced this and it has become a regular thing, a kind of routine between us”described the actor.
“One evening I came home and she was on the phone, so I took off my boots, and suddenly Miss Heard walked up with this look on her face, she just said, ‘What is did you just do? What did you do?”
He asked her what she meant and she replied: “You took off your boots.”
“Yes, I did. You were busy”he replied.
But Amber Heard reportedly told her: “No, no, no, it’s my job. You don’t do that, I do that.”
The star reportedly told her afterwards: “Let me pour you a glass of wine”.
Johnny Depp says his wife was visibly shaken and upset that he broke her routine rules.
“Once you notice something like that, you start noticing other little disturbing details. And then within a year and a half, she had become a different person, almost.”
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor also says that when their relationship ended, his wife called him “old fat.”