Deep says that he has never hit a woman.
Actor Johnny Depp revealed in his $50m (£38m) libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard that he never hit her.
Johnny Depp shared his feelings on what it’s like to struggle with alcoholism and the accusations against him concerning domestic violence by his ex-wife, Amber Heard. He said, “I would never hit a woman or a man. I don’t have that in me.”
The case ended with an article written by Ms Hurd for the Washington Post in which she described herself as a victim of domestic violence. Ms Heard files a $100 million counterclaim against Mr Depp. A thorough civil trial, which is taking place in Virginia, is now in its second week.
What is the case about?
In court filings, the Pirates Of The Caribbean star says Heard “threatened to harm herself and others” with a knife in April 2016 after their divorce mediation session. Heard has since filed for divorce from Depp on “irreconcilable differences”.Depp claims that Heard, who also alleged that Depp assaulted her.
Ms Hurd’s team portrayed Mr Depp as an abusive partner, prone to drug and alcohol binges. Mr Depp’s team presented Ms Heard’s claims of domestic violence as a “hoax” and a deliberate strategy to destroy her reputation.
Speaking to jurors on Tuesday, Mr Depp said the only thing that mattered to him now was the truth. “I’ve never beaten Ms Heard like that, and I’ve never beaten a woman in my life,” she said, adding that “her allegations have somehow infiltrated the industry.” “It’s been six years of hardship – it’s so strange when one day you’re Cinderella, so to speak, and then 0.6 seconds later you’re Quasimodo,” he said, describing how people’s attitudes towards him changed after Ms Heard’s surgery. . and was published.
So far, the lawsuit has focused on Mr Depp’s behaviour and whether he has ever verbally or physically abused Ms Heard. Lawyers for Mr Depp accused his ex-wife, an actress, of putting on “the spectacle of a lifetime” in her descriptions of the alleged abuse. Mr Depp began his testimony by saying that Ms Hurd’s claims are “not based on any truth.”
His lawyer asked him to describe his childhood in Kentucky and his mother’s abuse. “I could see when she [her mother] was about to get into a situation where she would get angry, and someone would understand. And basically, it was me,” she said.
Ms Hurd is expected to testify later in court. The jury heard testimony presented by the former couple’s celebrity therapist, who described how Mr Depp and Ms Heard were involved in “mutual abuse,” and from medical professionals who treated Mr Depp while he was detoxing. . from opiates. On Monday, a nurse hired to treat Mr Depp for drug addiction and who attended the couple’s wedding testified that she witnessed several times she “tried to provoke” a conflict with her ex-husband. She sometimes quarrelled with him during treatment, said nurse Debbie Lloyd, who often travelled with Mr Depp.
“Instead, I’m writing about the price women pay for opposing men in power,” she said. “I continue to pay the price, but I hope that I can move on when this case is over, just like Johnny.”