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EXPLAINER: Johnny Depp's wild testimony, cross-examination

EXPLAINER: Johnny Depp's wild testimony, cross-examination

For trio days, Johnny Depp has been testifying inside a libel trial that, at least inside theory, is concerning whether Amber Heard defamed him inside a 2018 paper casual place inside set in print op-ed.

The trial has turned into a spectacle inside which Depp has testified concerning every one thing from taking pills while a child to a near intellectual breakdown inside which the performer said he used his severed digitthumb to place inside writing on the walls inside his own gore to recount his ex-wife's alleged lies.

WHY IS DEPP DOING THIS?

Heard's lawyers had warned that the trial would exist a mudslinging soap opera that would divulge the "real Johnny Depp." Depp denies at some hour dated abusing Heard and, inside malice of the condition watching brought to his medicine use accompanied by every one one other accompanied by his brutal text messages, he said he's obsessed accompanied by revealing the truth accompanied by every one one other accompanied by doesn't want to permit down those who'd looked up to him.

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"My goal is the truth since it killed me that all these people I had met over the years ... that these people would exist convinced by that I was a fraud," Depp testified Tuesday.

The performer has said that his movie career suffered following Heard wrote a 2018 op-ed small part inside The Washington Post inside which she referred to herself while a "public figure representing domestic abuse."

Heard never mentioned Depp by name, nevertheless Depp's lawyers said it was a understandable allude to of to accusations Heard made when she sought a 2016 restraining order opposed to him.

Depp said the accusations accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the article made him a Hollywood outcast accompanied by every one one other accompanied by cost him his small portion inside the lucrative "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie franchise.

Heard's lawyers have argued that Heard's opinion small part was correct accompanied by every one one other accompanied by didn't defame him. They've said Depp's ruined reputation was due to his own bad behavior accompanied by every one one other accompanied by have argued that The Walt Disney Co. had by that hour dated decided to ax Depp from "Pirates of the Caribbean" months earlier to the article's publication.

WHAT ARE HEARD'S ALLEGATIONS?

Heard has accused Depp of physically accompanied by every one one other accompanied by sexually assaulting her on multiple occasions earlier to accompanied by every one one other accompanied by all over their brief marriage, regularly inside situations where she said he drank so a a large amount of he subsequent blacked out.

Depp said Heard's allegations of his substance abuse have been "grossly embellished" accompanied by every one one other accompanied by that he was never not here of jurisdiction all over that hour dated period. The place of set of two met inside 2009, got married inside 2015 accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Heard filed for divorce a year later.

Heard's attorneys have highlighted numerous text messages Depp sent to friends recounting the copious amount of liquor accompanied by every one one other accompanied by drugs he had taken at a hour dated inside which he claims he wasn't a problematic drinker.

Depp filed a similar legal deed inside England opposed to a paper casual place inside set in print there accompanied by every one one other accompanied by lost. The judge there found that Depp assaulted Heard on a dozen occasions accompanied by every one one other accompanied by place her inside extreme terror for her actuality multiple times.

Heard is expected to testify subsequent inside the trial.

HOW DID DEPP AND HEARD MEET?

Depp accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Heard met into with every one other accompanied by not here of the filming of "The Rum Diary," a 2011 Depp-produced movie based upon an at earliest unpublished novel by the late Hunter S. Thompson that Depp discovered while going into with every one other accompanied by not here of the gonzo journalist's papers accompanied by Thompson, his friend.

Depp said Heard was the perfect embodiment of the book's femme fatale personality named Chenault. "That's the Chenault that Hunter wants," Depp recalled. "Yep, she could certainly kill me."

They started dating a few years later, accompanied by Depp portraying the early small part of their link while a classic Hollywood romance. Depp would call Heard "Slim," while she called him "Steve," nicknames used by the Humphrey Bogart accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Lauren Bacall characters inside the 1944 film "To Have accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Have Not."

Depp, 58, said he was excessively cognizant of the number of years difference inside the centre of himself accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Heard, 36, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by compared it to the 25-year gap inside the centre of Bogart accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Bacall.

"I permit in the fact I was the old, craggy fogey accompanied by every one one other accompanied by she was this beautiful creature," he said.

HOW DID THEIR MARRIAGE FALL APART?

Depp said things began to alter inside his matrimony when he felt that he "was unswerving away fair incorrect concerning everything" inside Heard's eyes.

Depp said Heard made little digs at him, demeaned accompanied by every one one other accompanied by berated him. The insults escalated into full-fledged circular arguments from which there was "no way inside or out," Depp said. "It was sort of a rapid-fire, sort of endless parade of insults," Depp said.

Soon after, Heard began physically attacking him, Depp said. He said she on one instance threw place of set of two bottles of vodka at him, the following of which exploded accompanied by every one one other accompanied by severed his digitthumb to the point where bone was exposed. Depp said he used the resulting gore to place inside writing on his walls accompanied by every one one other accompanied by recount lies inside which he had caught Heard. At the hospital, Depp said he lied to retain protected from danger Heard accompanied by every one one other accompanied by told the doctors that he had injured himself. Heard's lawyers contend he gash his own finger.

WHAT HAPPENED ON THE BOSTON FLIGHT?

One of the leader points inside contention is what occurred on a 2014 private flying from Boston to Los Angeles that Depp accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Heard took while he was filming the gangster film "Black Mass."

Heard has said Depp assaulted her on the flying while he was blackout drunk.

Depp testified he took place of set of two oxycodone pills — an opiate to which he admits he was addicted at the hour dated — accompanied by every one one other accompanied by locked himself inside the flat external outside washroom accompanied by every one one other accompanied by fell sleeping to retain away from her badgering.

He told the court of rules and regulations of rules with every one other accompanied by regulations that he drank only a glassware of Champagne while boarding the flight. But texts he sent to the performer Paul Bettany at the hour dated referenced drinking fifty per cent of a bottle of whiskey, "a thousand Red Bull vodkas" accompanied by every one one other accompanied by place of set of two bottles of Champagne earlier to the flight.

Heard's attorneys have excessively pointed to text messages Depp sent to Heard following the flight, saying, "Once on one instance additional I find myself inside a place of shame accompanied by every one one other accompanied by regret. … I must obtain better."

WHAT ELSE DID DEPP TEXT?

Heard's attorneys have focused on text messages Depp sent to Bettany inside which he expressed a wish to kill accompanied by every one one other accompanied by defile Heard.

After saying he wanted to burn her, Depp wrote, "Let's drown her earlier to we burn her!!! I will (expletive) her burnt corpse afterwards to build sure she's dead."

Depp has apologized to the jury for the vulgar language accompanied by every one one other accompanied by said that "in the hotness of the suffering I was feeling, I went to black places." He excessively compared his writing to Thompson's gonzo style, which regularly incorporated brash language accompanied by every one one other accompanied by embellished thoughts.

MOMENTS OF LEVITY

Despite the black accusations accompanied by every one one other accompanied by profane text messages actuality read to the court, Depp's testimony has on instance featured humorous moments.

Asked whether he would occasionally swallow whiskey inside the morning, Depp responded, "I mean, isn't contented hour some time?"

And asked whether he had at some hour dated specified pills to player Marilyn Manson, Depp conceded that he on one instance gave Manson a pill to obtain him to "stop talking so much."

Depp excessively admitted that he's never watched "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," the 2003 megahit inside which he played the unhinged Captain Jack Sparrow. Asked how the film fared, Depp smiled accompanied by every one one other accompanied by said, "I didn't see it, nevertheless ... well, the film did attractive well, apparently."

And at that hour dated there's the bizarre matter of the alleged penis vandalism. Heard's attorney repeatedly asked Depp whether he was inside ask in remittance of for sketch a penis on a painting inside his place of residence inside a short hour dated following the performer said Heard severed his finger. "Drawing a penis on a painting was not the earliest thing on my mind," Depp testified.

WHY IS THIS HAPPENING IN VIRGINIA?

The trial is taking place inside Fairfax County Circuit Court inside Fairfax, Virginia.

Heard's lawyers had sought to have the instance tried inside California, where the actors reside. But a judge ruled that Depp was within his rights to convey the instance inside Virginia since The Washington Post's computer servers for its online edition are located inside the county.

Depp's lawyers have said they brought the instance inside Virginia inside small part since the laws here are additional favorable to their case.

EXPLAINER: Johnny Depp's wild testimony, cross-examination

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