Kate James, Amber Heard’s former personal assistantclaimed that heard had appropriated her story of being a “survivor of sexual violence” by presenting her testimony in the Royal Courts of Justice in London on the seventh day of the defamation trial of Johnny Depp against the editor of The Sun newspaper.
Depp is suing News Group Newspapers and journalist Dan Wootton for an article on the website The Sun to describe him as a “wife beater”. Depp denies being violent towards Heard, with whom he was married from 2015 to 2017.
James, who was Heard’s personal assistant from 2012 to 2015was giving testimony to him via video link from Los Angeles.
the defense attorney Sasha Wass asked if James had been “influenced by Mr. Depp and his associates, who encouraged him to give this vicious evidence against her [Heard]”Absolutely not,” James said.
Added: “I am here for my own reasons… I am a survivor of sexual violence and it is very, very serious to take that position if you are not one and I am. That’s the reason I’m here, because it offends me.”
The Depp’s lawyer David SherborneI asked, “Can you explain why you oppose [a las acusaciones de la Sra. Heard contra Depp]?”.
James replied: “Because Mrs. Heard referred to a conversation we had about my rape violence at the point of a machete in Brazil and she used it as her own story”.
“He referred straight to a violent rape happened to me 26 years ago and you twisted it into your own story and used it for your own use.
She used her ex-assistant Kate James son for PR.
“On one occasion, my son was used by Amber Heard during one of these staged paparazzi shoots, she didn’t care that he was terrified. I had no idea that Amber was going to do that at the time.” -Kate Jamespic.twitter.com/B3m5vDyMMa
? (@srkxdepp) May 21, 2022
James too alleged that Heard sent a “flurry of drunken text messages between two and four in the morning on a regular basis…almost daily.” She described the messages as “abusive.”
“We have very, very few text messages between you and Ms. Heard…just the ones that Ms. Heard has provided to the defendants.Sherborne said.
James explained, “He was using a phone that was connected to his iCloud account [de Heard]”.
He added: “When my job ended, she deleted all text messages from the cloud, only the text messages that were abusive. She saved the ones that weren’t.”
To the people questioning Kate James’ statements and saying that AH UK testimony was sealed I would like to point out that Kate had access…
? Nate (@natesaver) May 22, 2022