Amber Heard Details Alleged Abuse From Johnny Depp In Defamation Trial

Heard recalled the first time Depp allegedly hit her.

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Amber Heard took the witness stand on Wednesday in the defamation case against Johnny Depp, where she shared some details about his alleged abuse of her.

On Wednesday, Amber Heard had the chance to tell her side of the story in the ongoing defamation case against Johnny Depp, which accuses the actor of abuse. The latest comments come after the Aquaman star tried to dismiss the case. On the witness stand, Heard went into detail about the first time Depp allegedly hit her:

“It changed my life. We were sitting on the couch. We were having a normal conversation…there was no fighting no argument no nothing. He was drinking. I didn’t realize at the time but I think he was using cocaine. There was a jar of cocaine…a vintage jar of it. I ask him about the tattoo he has on his arm.”

Amber Heard continued to discuss the tattoo on Johnny Depp that refers to his ex-girlfriend, Winona Ryder:

“To me, it just looks like black marks. I didn’t know what it said. I said ‘what does it say.’ He said it says ‘wino.’ I didn’t see that. I thought he was joking. I laughed. And he slapped me across the face. And I laughed. Because I didn’t know what else to do. I thought, this must be a joke. I didn’t know what was going on. I just stared at him, kinda, laughing still, thinking he was gonna start laughing too. He said ‘You think it’s so funny bitch?’”

After Johnny Depp’s comment, Amber Heard went on to say that it led to several slaps to the face:

“It was clear it wasn’t a joke anymore. I stopped laughing. He slapped me for no reason. Second slap, I know he’s not kidding. I just stared at him. I didn’t move or freak or out defend myself. I just stared at him because I didn’t know what to do. And he slaps me one more time. Hard. I lose my balance. I knew it was wrong and I knew I had to leave him. I wish I could sit here and say I walked out of that house…and stood up for myself.”

Amber Heard then claimed that Johnny Depp started crying and told her that he thought he “put the monster away” while promising to never to hit her again:

 “I wanted to believe him. I believed there was a line he wouldn’t cross again and that was it.”

The current lawsuit follows Johnny Depp’s previous attempt to sue The Sun, a British tabloid that referred to Depp as a “wife-beater.” Amber Heard testified in the case, which Depp lost.

The defamation trial is being broadcast live on Court TV. The trial is also being live-streamed on Court TV’s website, though it is not available on any other online or streaming platforms. The trial is taking place in Fairfax, Virginia, and is expected to last several weeks.

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.