Amber Heard was grilled by Johnny Depp’s attorneys over an audio recording the place she is heard pushing her ex-husband to “inform the world” he was a sufferer of home abuse.
Ms Heard took the stand within the courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on Monday because the multi-million-dollar defamation trial resumed after a one-week break.
Below cross-examination, Mr Depp’s attorneys performed audio of Ms Heard telling Mr Depp: “Inform them, I, Johnny Depp, I’m a sufferer of home abuse … and see how many individuals imagine or facet with you.”
Mr Depp’s legal professional grilled Ms Heard about her feedback, asking if she didn’t imagine her husband would inform the world that he was a sufferer.
Ms Heard agreed that she wouldn’t imagine he would declare to be a sufferer as a result of he was the one “who beat me up”.
“I used to be saying it to the person who beat me up,” replied Ms Heard.
“I discovered it exhausting to imagine that he might or would try this given the connection that he and I had.
“I believed that it might be loopy for him to take action understanding what we lived via.”
When pressed that she was referring to Mr Depp not coming ahead as a male sufferer of abuse, Ms Heard denied that she was referring to his gender.
“I used to be saying it as he was a person who beat me up for 5 years,” she mentioned.
Throughout intense questioning, Mr Depp’s legal professional questioned why Ms Heard didn’t have seen bruises or indicators of abuse in some photographs taken at varied occasions after alleged violence came about.
Ms Heard defined that she had used make-up to cowl the marks and ice to cut back swelling.
Jurors have been proven close-up photographs of Ms Heard’s mouth taken after an look on James Corden’sThe Late Late Present in the future after she claims she was abused by her husband.
On the time, she allegedly had a bust lip from Mr Depp hitting her.
She was additionally questioned about whether or not there have been any medical information for the alleged incident the place Mr Depp sexually assaulted her with a liquor bottle. Ms Heard mentioned she didn’t search medical consideration as she didn’t need anybody to know what occurred.
Mr Depp is suing his ex-wife for defamation over the 2018 op ed she penned for The Washington Publish the place she described herself as a “a public determine representing home abuse”.
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor will not be named within the article, which is titled “I spoke up in opposition to sexual violence – and confronted our tradition’s wrath. That has to vary”.
Nevertheless Mr Depp claims that it falsely implies that he’s a home abuser – one thing that he strongly denies – and that it has left him struggling to land roles in Hollywood. He’s suing for $50m.
Ms Heard is countersuing for $100m, accusing Mr Depp of orchestrating a “smear marketing campaign” in opposition to her and describing his lawsuit as a continuation of “abuse and harassment”.