Johnny Depp dangled his canine out of the window of a shifting automobile and joked about placing it in a microwave after he grew to become indignant with Amber Heard over a portray from her former accomplice, in response to bombshell courtroom testimony.
Amber Heard’s sister Whitney Henriquez took the stand in Fairfax, Virginia, on Wednesday the place she testified in regards to the surprising alleged incident again on 21 March 2013.
She mentioned she was within the entrance of the automobile with Mr Depp’s driver whereas Ms Heard and the Pirates star had been within the again.
“In some unspecified time in the future I heard the again window open and Johnny is holding our canine out the window and I froze,” she mentioned.
“I used to be scared as a result of I simply bear in mind pondering I knew how inebriated he was and the canine was very small and I assumed if she twitched or if misplaced her in some way she was simply going to exit of the window.”
Ms Henriquez mentioned Mr Depp introduced the canine again into the automobile and was laughing in regards to the incident.
“He was laughing – simply this actually scary, loud cackle,” she mentioned.
“Then he made some joke about placing her within the microwave.”
Ms Henriquez mentioned that the incident unfolded when Mr Depp was beneath the affect and accused Ms Heard of being untrue – firstly of getting an affair with a good friend she had been photographed with and secondly of rekindling a relationship with an ex due to a portray hanging on a wall.
She mentioned she had arrived at a property in Orange the place the couple had been staying to seek out the place “full of smoke” and Mr Depp “slurring” and upset with Ms Heard.
“His speech was slurred,” she mentioned, including that it was actually exhausting to know what he was saying.
Mr Depp allegedly advised her that he was “upset” that her sister had been photographed with their good friend Marie in France and that he believed it “should have meant she was having an affair together with her”.
Mr Depp mentioned that “everybody could be laughing at” Ms Heard, she testified.
Ms Henriquez testified that Mr Depp’s focus then “shifted to a portray on the wall that was achieved by considered one of my sister’s exes”.
She advised the courtroom that the portray had been on the wall since they moved in there however, at that second, grew to become “satisfied that it was on the wall to taunt him and tease him”.
He believed that it should have meant that Amber was again collectively together with her ex, she mentioned.
Throughout the incident, Ms Henriquez mentioned that her sister was preserving her distance from her then-boyfriend.
When she tried to strategy and put her arms round him at one level, he allegedly advised her to “f*** off”.
Ms Henriquez mentioned that she observed that her sister’s face was “swollen and crimson” on the time and that her lip “did look like reduce”.
Nonetheless, she mentioned that she didn’t assume a lot of it on the time as, again then, she didn’t know in regards to the alleged abuse.
She mentioned she assumed her crimson, swollen face was from “crying” whereas her reduce lip simply “wasn’t my focus frankly” on the time.
Ms Henriquez mentioned that she as a substitute spent round 4 or 5 hours making an attempt to get Mr Depp to go away the home as he was late for filming for a documentary with Keith Richards.
Ultimately, she mentioned they managed to get Mr Depp to go away the home however he insisted that Ms Heard come together with them. It was on their approach to the filming that he allegedly dangled the canine out of the shifting automobile.
Ms Henrique’s testimony got here in the future after Ms Heard concluded her personal testimony on the defamation trial together with her ex-husband.
Mr Depp is suing his ex-wife for defamation over a 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 shouldn’t be named within the article, which is titled “I spoke up towards sexual violence – and confronted our tradition’s wrath. That has to alter”.
Nonetheless 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” towards her and describing his lawsuit as a continuation of “abuse and harassment”.