Things were like this: in 2018, Amber Heardex-wife of Johnny DeppWrite an opinion piece for Washington Post, in which he talks about domestic violence. All the spotlights point towards the histrion, who is never mentioned. And he then files a lawsuit against her.
It was the beginning of a legal dispute that today comes to an end. Both are accused of having been violated during the relationship they had between 2015-2016. What will happen? Nobody knows.
But it is worth remembering some phrases pronounced by the two, during their appearance.
What Heard said
1- “He was the love of my life, but also something else; that other thing was horrible.”
Amber claims to have been beaten, pushed and psychologically violated by Depp, whom she met in 2009 and with whom she began a romantic relationship two years later. She says that on one occasion she asked him about a tattoo of hers, he answered something about her and she laughed, only to receive a slap.
2. “I didn’t know yes the bottle that was inside of me, was broken”.
A phrase to demonstrate the sexual abuse that Depp did to him.
3. “He would pass out, get sick, lose control.”
Amber assured, with photos shown at the trial, the state of unconsciousness that the drugged and alcoholic actor supposedly reached. She claimed that people were the ones who picked it up, cleaned and fixed it. And he never remembered what happened.
4. “I knew I had to quit.”
The constant attacks, fights and threats made the actress think several times about cutting off the relationship. And that was what hurt her the most, she said, because she didn’t want to separate him from her life.
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What Depp said
1. “He threw the bottle and it shattered, then I looked and realized that the tip of my finger had been cut off“.
In this way, the actor explained why, since 2015, his right index finger looks incomplete. A fight triggered the cut that led to a shattered bone and two operations, confirmed by doctors.
2 “The only person I’ve ever abused is myself. I’ve never hit a woman in my life.”
Several recordings of fights between the couple were heard in court. At the time Laurel Anderson, therapist of both, said that the abuse was from both parties. It was not uncommon for the two of them to be hit at times.
3. “I, Johnny Depp, a man, am also a victim of domestic violence.”
In one of those recordings, Amber is heard demanding that Johnny say that he is violated despite being a man. In the trial, to be clear, the histrion was questioned about his response on that occasion.
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4. “One day you are Cinderella in a few seconds, Quasimodo.”
In this way, the actor summarized what he experienced after the article published by Amber, which affected him at work even though he was never mentioned in the text. His presence in “Fantastic Beasts” was canceled and his presence in the next installment of “Pirates of the Caribbean” in doubt.
The six-week trial was attended daily by Depp fans, some of whom queued for hours into the night to secure one of the limited audience seats.
Judge Penney Azcarate threatened to expel viewers during Heard’s emotional testimony Thursday.
“If I hear a sound again, I will clear the gallery and we will continue this testimony with no one in the room,” he warned. “Understood?”.