It’s finally time for closing arguments in the Johnny Depp libel trial against The Sun and its owner, News Group Newspapers, over a headline that called him a “wife-beater.” The trial has been a mess with Johnny and his ex-wife Amber Heard accusing each other in court of some very vile shit. Well, it’s time to wrap it up. The Sun’s lawyers spent their closing arguments calling Johnny extremely misogynistic and accusing him of not remember that he abused Amber because he was so fucked up on booze at the time.
There have been tons of accusations coming from both sides throughout this shit show. Johnny’s been accused of being a raging addict who pushed Kate Moss down the stairs and threatened to kill Amber on multiple occasions. Amber has been accused of being a violent drunk who cheated on Johnny, picked fights with him, and lied. Both have denied the claims, offering character witness evidence and photographs.
Page Six says that The Sun’s lawyer, Sasha Wass, did not hold back in closing arguments. She called Johnny an “extremely jealous,” “hopeless addict” who so often got drunk and slipped into his alter ego “The Monster” that he doesn’t even remember attacking Amber. She said:
“It demonstrates that [Depp] was subject to irrational mood swings and abnormal behavioral patterns, which would not have been present when Mr. Depp was clean and sober… Mr. Depp has a name for this metamorphosed entity, namely “The Monster.”… The other aspect which is important in terms of substance abuse is Mr. Depp’s recollection of his own disgraceful conduct, which is so severely impaired by drug misuse that he may not even have been aware of the extent of his violence and terrifying behavior.”
She claimed Johnny would get so wasted he wouldn’t know the difference between trashing a room or attacking a person and there was evidence he had already totaled a hotel room in a drunk fit. Sasha also waved away past girlfriend’s defending Johnny since abuse “takes place behind closed doors, in the home, in private.” And Sasha accused Johnny of regular acts of misogyny:
Depp also “created a misogynistic persona of [Heard] as the stereotype of a nagging woman”. In addition, he had “reverted to more old-fashioned accusations of gold digger, a shrew and an adulterer”, Wass said.
It demonstrated “a deep misogyny” that “lay at the root of Mr Depp’s anger, and the anger he felt against Miss Heard, which translated into violence when he felt threatened by her”, added Wass.
An old e-mail from Amber was also read out loud. She allegedly wrote it in 2013, but never sent it. It stayed in her drafts. via Page Six:
“I have put up with so much. I have cleaned shit, vomit and piss up both literally and figuratively… A real man doesn’t need to be cared for like a baby… I watch as other grown men have to wipe you, basically… Yesterday, I saw you pass out, amongst vomiting, three times… If someone filmed you while you were in this state you would be mortified. It’s embarrassing just watching it happen… You can’t know because people (friends?) keep smiling to your face and then turning their heads and rolling their eyes at how ridiculous they feel and look picking a grown man up from his piss and vomit, knowing he’ll never be able to realize how bad he looks… If they left you, on the floor in your own shit, locked in the bathroom while you missed work–then you might have to actually learn. Learn to take care of yourself… What I saw last night was a child. What I saw yesterday, and many times before, is a needy man-child… Many times you have hurt me. Physically and emotionally from the things you say and did while fucked up. You have hit me repeated [sic]. Something you should Never have done. What a fucking man you are. I just don’t know if I can do this anymore. It’s like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Half of you, I love. Madly. The other half scares me. I can’t take him. I wish I could, but I can’t… Both you, the love of my life, and the monster look the same. How fucking confused I feel… How could I know this lay in store for me? How dare you make me fall in love with you, present this other self–your good half–only to rip the mask off once I was in?! I feel like the biggest idiot in the world.”
Because a palate cleanser is needed for almost every Johnny/Amber story, here’s a palate cleanser:
Be sure to hold onto that cat yawning video, or at least save a bunch up. Because while this trial is almost over, Johnny is still suing Amber in Virginia for defamation. So the picture of the turd that finally ended Johnny and Amber’s marriage may go on tour to Virginia.