Amber Heard accused of making up Johnny Depp attack after police say they saw no injury
Amber Heard and two of her friends were accused of ‘putting heads together’ to lie about an alleged attack at the latest hearing of Johnny Depp’s libel case against The Sun
Amber Heard and two friends were accused of ‘putting heads together’ to lie about Johnny Depp attacking her and smashing up their LA penthouse.
The Aquaman actress claims to have suffered bruising in an attack in May 2016 where her former husband Johnny Depp allegedly threw a phone at her.
Police were called to the scene with officers testifying that they saw ‘no injuries’ to Heard or damage to the property.
34-year-old Heard gave evidence today as part of Depp’s libel action against the Sun Newspaper, after they described him as a ‘wife beater’ in a 2018 article – claims he denies.
For day ten of the High Court hearing, Eleanor Laws representing Mr Depp, suggested her client “didn’t cause any damage whatsoever in that penthouse”.
Heard and her friends Rocky Pennington and Josh Drew alleged Depp left a trail of destruction and used a bottle of wine like a club in the attack.
Ms Heard said the actor “caused damage to multiple apartments and my face… he did a significant amount of damage to the property”.
Laws then said: “After he (Mr Depp) left, you, Ms (Rocky) Pennington and Mr (Joshua) Drew were quite busy, weren’t you?” “I don’t know what you mean by that,” replied Heard. Ms Laws said: “Well, you called your publicist and you called your lawyer, didn’t you?” Ms Heard said: “I believe I called both of them that night.” Ms Laws asked: “And this is before the police arrive?” Ms Heard replied: “I don’t recall when I called them.”
The actress said the police officers indicated to her that she looked “hurt and upset” and said they had to check around the apartment, and she thought Josh Drew had shown them around. Eleanor Laws put it to the actress that the account of the police officers was completely different to her own version of events, to which the actress said: “I don’t wanna call anyone a liar.” Pressed further, she added: “It appears to be that they contradict one another… I contradict them, they contradict me.” The barrister said: “You have got Josh Drew lying on your behalf… it is a total lie, isn’t it?” To which Ms Heard said: “Absolutely not.” Ms Laws suggested it must have been a “memorable event”, to which Ms Heard replied: “It was both memorable and highly traumatic.” Ms Laws said: “And so you would remember that the female officer made eye contact with you in the hallway where it was quite a bright light.” Ms Heard said: “I don’t remember exactly where we were, I don’t think she spoke to me other than… if I was Ms Heard or the person the call was made about.”
Heard continued: “She (the female police officer, Melissa Saenz) asked if we could speak in private, I asked if Raquel (Pennington) could come with me – I was feeling very upset and unsafe. “We went to penthouse three, into my apartment, which is a considerably different lighting situation, very dark… then she kept asking me if I would give a statement and she indicated with her hand and she gestured towards me.” She said the officer told her she wanted her to be safe and said she couldn’t do anything unless she gave a statement. Eleanor Laws QC said: “Do you remember this or are you just making it up as you go along?” Ms Heard replied: “I remember.” The barrister asked: “This is all lies, isn’t it?” to which Ms Heard said: “No.” Ms Laws then suggested Ms Heard kept changing her story, and the actress said: “I have never changed my story and I haven’t made anything up, I haven’t needed to.” Ms Laws said the officers “did a thorough check” in the penthouse and didn’t see any bottles, broken glass, signs of vandalism or injuries on Ms Heard. The actress said: “It definitely contradicts what the reality was.” She added: “I’m not here to call anyone a liar, I don’t know their motivations.”