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Johnny Depp testifies he was demeaned, berated by ex-wife

Johnny Depp testifies he was demeaned, berated by ex-wife

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Actor Johnny Depp scoffed at the idea all over court of rules and regulations of rules with every one other accompanied by regulations testimony Wednesday that his continual quarrels accompanied by ex-wife Amber Heard would at some hour dated induce him to hit her.

"Violence isn't necessary," he said from the stand all over his libel legal deed opposed to Heard. "Why would you hit someone to build them concur accompanied by you?"

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. Depp sued following Heard made an indirect allude to of to those accusations inside a 2018 op-ed small part she wrote for The Washington Post.

Depp began to address Heard's accusations inside detail Wednesday. Heard has said the earliest hour dated she was assaulted was when Depp slapped her inside 2013 following she made pleasure of a tattoo he had — one that used to speak "Winona Forever" when he was dating the creator Winona Ryder that he altered to "Wino Forever" following they broke up.

"It didn't happen," he said of the alleged assault. "Why would I lay clasp of such great offense to someone making pleasure of a tattoo on my body? That allegation never made some sensory ability to me."

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Later, he addressed an alleged assault on a private flat external outside flying inside 2014 from Boston to Los Angeles when he was filming the movie "Black Mass." Heard has said Depp became blackout intoxicated accompanied by every one one other accompanied by assaulted her on the flat external outside ride.

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 took great lengths to report the difference inside the centre of falling sleeping on opiates accompanied by every one one other accompanied by blacking not here on alcohol, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by insisted all over his testimony that he was never addicted to booze.

Depp testified that he only drank maybe a glassware of Champagne while he boarded the plane. But according to proof introduced at a similar trial inside England where Depp sued a British tabloid — a legal deed he lost — Depp texted his friend, performer Paul Bettany, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by 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.

Depp excessively discussed a brutal quarrel inside 2015 — inside a short hour dated following they were married — inside Australia that resulted inside the point of his centre digitthumb actuality gash off. He said Heard was irate that Depp's lawyers had asked her to sign a post-nuptial agreement. Depp said he retreated to a basement bar accompanied by every one one other accompanied by started pouring himself shots of vodka, which further enraged her.

He said she threw place of set of two vodka bottles at him, the following of which exploded where he had placed his hand on the bar, severing the digitthumb to the point where bone was exposed.

"I don't know what a nervous breakdown feels like, nevertheless that's inside all likelihood the closest I've at some hour dated been," he said.

Depp said he began to place inside writing on the walls inside his own gore to recount lies inside which he had caught Heard.

Depp told medical organization doctors he had injured himself, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by contemporaneous text messages introduced while proof allude to to Depp injuring himself. Depp testified he lied concerning the spring of the wound to retain protected from danger her. In opening statements, Heard's lawyers said the laws of physics do not support Depp's tale accompanied by every one one other accompanied by they will introduce proof to demonstrate that.

Most of his Depp's Day 1 testimony inside Fairfax County Circuit Court focused on his descriptions of a difficult childhood, his rise to fame while an performer following an aborted music career accompanied by every one one other accompanied by his early link accompanied by Heard following gathering her on the 2011 film "The Rum Diary." The place of set of two married inside 2015 accompanied by every one one other accompanied by she filed for divorce a year later.

Taking the stand for a following day, 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 that Heard made little digs at him to demean him. The insults escalated into full-fledged circular arguments from which there was "no way inside or out," Depp said.

"Ms. Heard was unable to exist wrong," he said.

He said he was constantly actuality told concerning how incorrect he was concerning various aspects of his life, including his 30-year acting career.

Violence would regularly ensue, occasionally accompanied by a slap or a shove from Heard or his spouse throwing a television faraway jurisdiction or a glassware of vin de bench inside his face, Depp said.

"There were times when I would fair go accompanied by every one one other accompanied by lock myself inside the washroom or a place where she couldn't obtain to," Depp said.

"Why did I stay? I stayed I assume since my father stayed (with my mother) … I didn't want to fail," Depp said. "I wanted to try to build it work. I idea maybe I could assist her. I idea maybe I could convey her around."

Depp said he used drugs accompanied by every one one other accompanied by drank liquor while a way to manage accompanied by Heard's abuse accompanied by every one one other accompanied by said she was excessively a heavy drinker.

Depp said he at one point stopped drinking to try to save the relationship. But Depp said Heard refused to abstain, flat when he asked her to assist him inside his sobriety.

Depp sued Heard following she wrote a 2018 op-ed small part inside The Washington Post inside which she referred to herself while a "public figure representing domestic abuse."

She never mentioned Depp by name, nevertheless Depp accompanied by every one one other accompanied by his lawyers said it was a understandable allude to of to accusations Heard made inside 2016 when the place of set of two divorced accompanied by every one one other accompanied by she sought a restraining order opposed to him.

Depp said the accusations accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the article contributed to an unfairly ruined reputation that made him a Hollywood pariah 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 speak the article is correct accompanied by every one one other accompanied by does not defame him. They speak Depp's ruined reputation is the consequence of his own bad behavior, including medicine accompanied by every one one other accompanied by liquor abuse.

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Finley reported from Norfolk, Virginia.

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