Johnny Depp’s lawyer tried to discredit his ex-wife Amber Heard’s accusations of harassment during Tuesday’s cross-examination, confronting him with audio recordings of the couple’s arguments, text messages and love notes suggested by the lawyer. I heard it as an unreliable witness.
As Ms. Heard finished her testimony in the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Virginia, attorney Camille Vasquez challenged Ms. Heard’s claims that she had only shot Mr. Depp in her defense. Ms. Vasquez played recordings of an argument a few years ago in which Ms. Heard said “I started a physical fight” and called Mr. Depp “baby”.
Ms. Heard testified that in that case she only hit her because she was trying to “step on” her bedroom, where she was trying to hide from her.
“I accused him of being a baby because he complained that I hit him while I was trying to get through the door I was trying to barricade,” she said in her testimony Tuesday.
Ms. Heard, 36, is locked in a tense legal battle with 58-year-old Mr. Depp over rival defamation allegations. spent a few hours sharing his accounts during the trial repeated physical abuse across multiple instances as well as relationships sexual assault. Mr. Depp’s refused to hit at all or sexually assaulted her and accused her abusive in relationship.
Mr. Depp sued Ms. Heard three years ago an op-edHe called himself “a public figure representing domestic abuse,” published in The Washington Post. Ms. Heard filed a lawsuit against Mr Depp, saying her former lawyer had defamed her by calling the allegations of harassment against her a hoax.
During part of her questioning, Ms. Vasquez objected to a statement that followed an incident. event in australia In 2015, according to Ms. Heard, Mr. Depp sexually assaulted and beat her with a bottle while intoxicated with MDMA. Ms. Heard said that after Mr Depp’s attack, her chin was bruised and she had cuts to her arms and feet from broken glass on the floor.
“There isn’t a single medical record that shows the treatment of these injuries, is there, Miss Heard?” Miss Vasquez asked.
“I didn’t seek treatment,” replied Miss Heard.
Mr Depp stated that he was the person injured that night when Ms. Heard threw a vodka bottle into her hand and cut off part of one of her fingers. Ms. Heard said she injured her finger when she was enraged by “smashing” a wall-mounted phone into pieces; Ms. Vasquez pointed out that there was no photographic evidence of the broken phone or the injuries Ms. Heard said she suffered that night.
Ms Heard said documentation of the abuse was incomplete, as she “coincidentally” started taking pictures of her injuries when she wanted to show a friend or mother. She said she never imagined such a legal battle.
Ms. Vasquez also presented a love note from Ms. Heard to Mr Depp, about two months after the Australian incident. In this note, the sentence “I saw the real bones of friendship and respect in you” was included.
Ms Heard said the couple was in a “honeymoon period” at the time.
As with Mr Depp’s statement, Ms. Heard’s cross-examination included insults that he had hurled at her during the discussions. In one recording, Miss Heard can be heard calling him “a sold out” and “joking”. She admitted on the podium that she had called him “terrible, ugly things”, she noted that he said their names as well. (their lawyers Mr. Depp’s cross-examinationthey brought several text messages to other people, including using insulting and obscene references to Miss Heard and calling her a “worthless whore”.)
At the center of the case is the column, and Ms. Vasquez, although Ms. Heard did not mention Mr. Depp in the article, it was clear that the issue was their relationship. When Ms Heard said she was “a public figure representing domestic abuse”, she confirmed that she was talking about getting a temporary restraining order against Mr Depp in 2016.
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At one point, Ms. Vasquez focused on the article’s title: “I spoke out against sexual violence and faced the wrath of our culture. That needs to change.” Ms. Heard refused to write the headline, stating that the Washington Post had not consulted with her on this matter, and said she had no intention of making the sexual assault allegations public in this column. Ms. Heard said that she was unaware of what was in the headline when she tweeted the column.
“You’re not very careful with what you post, are you, Miss Heard?” Miss Vasquez asked.
“I just didn’t notice the title,” he said.
After Miss Heard left the podium, the jury listened to a pre-recorded testimony from iO Tillett Wright, an old friend of the couple, and said he had never seen the two hit each other. However, he said he witnessed injuries to his scalp in 2015, shortly after a fight in which Ms. Heard said he ripped off a piece of Mr. Depp’s hair.
Throughout Ms. Heard’s testimony, which took place over the four days of the trial, Mr. Depp kept his focus away from his ex-wife, who stood on the bench and often stared at the screen in front of her. On Monday, Ms. Vasquez said she looked away from him as he promised her she would never see his eyes again.
But during Tuesday’s diversion, Elaine Charlson Bredehoft, one of Ms. Heard’s lawyers, asked her why she thought Mr. Depp was avoiding looking at her.
“She’s guilty because she knows she’s lying,” said Ms. Heard. “Otherwise, why can’t he look at me?”