What: Attorneys for Amber Heard cross-examining Johnny Depp
Date: Monday, April 25, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. ET
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Online stream: Live on CBSN successful the subordinate supra and connected your mobile oregon streaming device
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Attorneys for histrion Amber Heard sought to undermine Johnny Depp's libel suit against her during cross-examination Thursday by spending hours successful tribunal focused connected the actor's drinking, cause usage and texts helium sent to friends — including 1 astir wanting to termination and defile his then-wife.
"I, of course, pounded and displayed disfigured colors to Amber connected a caller journey," Depp said successful a substance connection to a friend, the histrion Paul Bettany, successful July 2013, which was shown to jurors.
"I americium an insane idiosyncratic and not truthful just headed aft excessively overmuch of the drink," Depp continued. "Weed, pills ... Fine!!! Booze??? My capableness is excessively ample and I won't halt ... Ugly and bittersweet ... Oh, however I emotion it."
Heard lawyer J. Benjamin Rottenborn besides focused connected different speech that twelvemonth betwixt Depp and Bettany successful which Depp wrote: "Let's pain Amber!!!"
Bettany responded: "Having thought it done I don't deliberation we should pain Amber."
Depp texted: "Let's drown her earlier we pain her!!! I volition (expletive) her burnt corpse afterwards to marque definite she's dead."
Depp has antecedently apologized to the assemblage for the vulgar connection successful the texts and said that "in the vigor of the symptom I was feeling, I went to acheronian places."
Rottenborn besides showed the assemblage 1 of Depp's texts to Bettany successful 2014 successful which helium referenced whiskey, pills and cocaine.
The texts were sent during a play successful which Depp said helium had stopped drinking. And they were sent astir the clip of a backstage formation from Boston to Los Angeles, during which Heard had said that Depp became blackout intoxicated and assaulted her.
Rottenborn presented texts that Depp sent to Bettany that said helium drank "all nighttime earlier I picked Amber up to alert to LA this past Sunday … Ugly, mate … No nutrient for days … Powders … Half a vessel of Whiskey, a 1000 reddish bull and vodkas, pills, 2 bottles of Champers connected level …"
Depp had antecedently testified that helium took 2 oxycodone pills — an opiate to which helium admits helium was addicted astatine the clip — and locked himself successful the level bath and fell dormant to debar her badgering. He besides disputes that helium was drunk connected the flight, saying helium drank lone a solid of champagne arsenic helium boarded the plane.
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Actor Johnny Depp's second time of grounds Wednesday included details astir the erstwhile couple's fights and substance use.
Heard has said the archetypal clip she was assaulted was erstwhile Depp slapped her successful 2013 aft she made amusive of a tattoo helium had — 1 that utilized to accidental "Winona Forever" erstwhile helium was dating the histrion Winona Ryder that helium altered to "Wino Forever" aft they broke up.
"It didn't happen," helium said of the alleged assault. "Why would I instrumentality specified large discourtesy to idiosyncratic making amusive of a tattoo connected my body? That allegation ne'er made immoderate consciousness to me."Actor Johnny Depp testifies during his defamation proceedings against his ex-wife Amber Heard astatine the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse successful Fairfax, Virginia, April 20, 2022. EVELYN HOCKSTEIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images
Later, helium addressed an alleged battle connected a backstage level formation successful 2014 from Boston to Los Angeles during which helium said helium took oxycodone pills — an opiate to which helium admits helium was addicted astatine the clip — and drank Champagne. Heard has said Depp became blackout intoxicated and assaulted her connected the level ride. He besides discussed a convulsive 2015 statement successful Australia that resulted successful the extremity of his mediate digit being chopped off. He said Heard was irate that Depp's lawyers had asked her to motion a post-nuptial agreement.
"I don't cognize what a tense breakdown feels like, but that's astir apt the closest I've ever been," helium said.
Depp said helium began to constitute connected the walls successful his ain humor to recount lies successful which helium had caught Heard.
Depp told infirmary doctors helium had injured himself, and contemporaneous substance messages introduced arsenic grounds notation to Depp injuring himself. Depp testified helium lied astir the origin of the wounded to support her. Heard's lawyers person said the laws of physics don't enactment Depp's communicative and they volition present grounds to beryllium that.
Depp besides gave a graphic statement of a last combat arsenic the mates drifted toward divorce, accusing Heard and her friends of pretending that helium was assaulting her. Soon after, Heard sought a restraining bid and was photographed with marks connected her face.
The combat had started arsenic Depp said he'd realized it was clip for the mates to split. The statement intensified, helium said, arsenic Depp accused her of leaving quality fecal substance connected his broadside of the furniture successful the penthouse they'd shared. He said Heard kept denying it, blaming it connected their tiny dogs, but helium was convinced she was lying.
Depp said helium utilized drugs and drank intoxicant arsenic a mode to header with Heard's maltreatment and said she was besides a dense drinker. Depp said helium astatine 1 constituent stopped drinking to effort to prevention the relationship, but Heard refused to abstain.
The proceedings began much than a week earlier, but, anterior to Tuesday, jurors had lone seen Depp sitting silently with his squad of lawyers arsenic each broadside has tried to embarrass the different successful a proceedings that Heard's lawyers accurately predicted would crook into a mudslinging soap opera.
After denying Heard's maltreatment allegations, Depp spoke astatine magnitude astir a puerility successful which helium said carnal maltreatment from his parent was "constant."
Depp said Heard's allegations of his substance maltreatment person been "grossly embellished" and that determination person been nary moments wherever he's been retired of control.
Watch much of the highlights successful the video above.