So far, during Johnny Depp’s libel tussle with The Sun over them calling him a “wife-beater” in a headline, we’ve only heard from his side including several accusations from Johnny and others that paint his ex-wife Amber Heard as the diabolical lie-telling violent one in the relationship. The shit cherry on this messy shit sundae from HELL was a picture of the actual shit that Johnny claims Amber left in his bed as punishment and is what made him realize their marriage had officially landed in the shitcan and was over. Today, Amber Heard took the stand in London to tell her side, and she said the exact opposite of Johnny testified and claims he repeatedly got violent with her and threatened to kill her many times. And Amber’s testimony is expected to go on for two more days, so keep your vat of holy water close by.
Johnny testified that Amber not only abused him but lied about him abusing her. In her testimony and in statements she gave to the court, Amber told several instances of Johnny’s alleged violent ways. According to Page Six, Amber said that Johnny violently attacked in a hotel room in Tokyo during a fight about her signing a prenup (she eventually did not sign that prenup). And that for three days in March 2015, Johnny kept her held hostage in their Australian rental house and repeatedly beat her and threatened to kill her.
Amber said in her statement to the court that throughout their four-year relationship and 15-month marriage, Johnny physically abused her 14 times. Several of Johnny’s ex and current employees claimed they never saw him abuse her. Amber said in her statement that’s because he always abused her “behind closed doors.” via Page Six:
“Some incidents were so severe that I was afraid he was going to kill me, either intentionally or just by losing control and going too far,” Heard said. “He explicitly threatened to kill me many times, especially later in our relationship.”
“Over the years, Johnny threatened me a lot about me leaving him. He would talk about what he would do to me if I left him, such as, ‘I will cut up your face so no one will want you ever again’ and about how he knew people who could ‘break a leg, real cheap.’”
“He would blame all his actions on a self-created third party instead of himself, which he often called ‘the monster,’” Heard said. “He would speak about it as if it was another person or personality and not him doing all these things.”
Johnny was also really controlling and beyond jealous, so said Amber. We already know that the living and breathing Salvation Army scarf section thought Amber was messing around on him with Elon Musk, Cara Delevingne, and James Franco. But according to Amber, Johnny thought she got with nearly everybody she worked with like Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl), Jim Sturgess (London Fields), Channing Tatum (Magic Mike), Kevin Costner (3 Days To Kill), Liam Hemsworth (Paranoia), Kelli Garner (One More Time), and Billy Bob Thornton (London Fields). Amber auditioned with Leonardo DiCaprio once, and Johnny thought she was having sex with Leo too. And Johnny had nicknames for all her alleged side-pieces, nicknames that make him sound like a Dlisted writer. via Page Six:
“He would taunt me about it – especially when he was drunk or high – and had derogatory nicknames for every one of my male co-stars he considered a sexual threat,” she said in the statement.
“For example, Leonardo DiCaprio was ‘pumpkin-head,’ [Magic Mike XXL co-star] Channing Tatum was ‘potato-head’ and ‘Jim Turd Sturgess.’”
The real Pumpkinhead is not amused about being dragged into this real-life nightmare.
Amber testified that Johnny would try to trick her into admitting she cheated on him by telling her that someone told him about her affairs. Amber also claimed that Johnny would read the scripts of the movies she was in to see if there were sex scenes and he got more and more controlling about what was acceptable for her to do in movies. Amber didn’t want to deal with Johnny’s jealousy so she turned down roles which negatively affected her career and bank accounts.
When Johnny was on the stand, The Sun’s attorney Sasha Wass questioned him about the accusation that he angrily dangled one of Amber’s Yorkies, Pistol (of the anti-quarantine rebel duo Boo & Pistol), out of a car window during a fight with her in March 2013 and thought the whole thing was funny. Johnny denied it. But Amber said it did happen, although he did it to Boo and not Pistol and howled as he held the poor pooch out of the window of a moving car.
You know, I’m going to need both Boo and Pistol to take the stand. They don’t even have to say anything (you know, because dogs can talk in human). They just have to sit there. I mean, this whole disturbing wreck of a trial could use some palate-cleansing cuteness.
Here’s Amber and Johnny showing up to court in London today: