Amber Heard arrives at court as she prepares to testify in Johnny Depp libel trial
Amber Heard has arrived at London’s High Court as she prepared to testify in the third week of Johnny Depp’s libel trial
Amber Heard has arrived at London’s High Court as she prepared to testify in Johnny Depp’s libel trial.
The trial has now entered its third week as the Pirates of the Caribbean actor sues NGN for an article that appeared in The Sun in 2018 which called him a “wife beater”, a claim he strenuously denied.
Lawyers for NGN are defending their case based on Heard’s 14 allegations of abuse, which include claims of bust-ups between 2013 and 2016.
Amber looked calm and confident as she smiled for the cameras outside the court this morning.
She wore a striped white blouse with a long black skirt and matching stilettos.
Depp denies being abusive towards Heard during their marriage, claiming instead she was the violent one.
She denies the counter claims.
During her testimony this week Heard will answer questions on her allegations of abuse made against her ex-husband.
Heard’s accused Depp of hitting her for the first time in 2013, before another alleged attack in March that year over an argument about a painting by her ex Tasya Van Ree.
In May 2014 Depp is accused of attacking her on a private plane, reportedly hurling a chair at her and slapping her.
She claims he attacked her during his detox on his private island in the Bahamas and then again that December.
The following March he allegedly launched a “three day hostage rage” against Heard that included pushing her into a ping pong table, choking her against the fridge and throttling her.
That same month she claimed he pushed her sister Whitney before pulling out her hair and smashing up a penthouse.
Heard also claimed Depp pushed her against a wall by the throat causing her to fear for her life” in an incident which unfolded on their honeymoon in August 2015.
Depp admitted he accidentally headbutted Heard at their Los Angeles penthouse that December.
He allegedly also hurled a decanter at her, dragged her by the hair, “pulling out large chunks”, as he threatened to kill her.
The followng April Depp allegedly assaulted Heard after accusing her of leaving a poo in their bed, before he flew into a drug-fuelled rage and threw a champagne bottle at her.
Then in May that year allegedly threw a phone at Heard while “drunk” and smashed up their apartment.
Not long after this, allegations of abuse began to emerge in the public sphere.
During last week’s proceedings Depp claimed he caught deadly bug MRSA after Heard severed his finger by throwing a bottle of vodka at him.