FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Johnny Depp called his ex-wife’s allegations of sexual and physical abuse “nonsense” on Wednesday when she returned to the witness stand in her defamation suit against Amber Heard.
“Ridiculous, humiliating, ridiculous, painful, savage, incredibly brutal, cruel and all false,” Depp said when asked about his reaction to hearing Heard’s allegations when she testified earlier at trial.
Depp testified on Wednesday as a rebuttal witness: both he and Heard testified extensively before the trial.
He gave some specific answers to some of the particular accusations made by Heard and also by his sister, Whitney Henriquez, who provided some of Heard’s strongest testimonies.
He concluded his statement with a definitive denial of the allegations.
“I have never in my life committed sexual assault, physical abuse, all these weird and outrageous stories of me committing these things,” she said. “And living with him for six years, and hoping to be able to get the truth out.”
He said that “no matter what happens, I came here and told the truth and manifested what I have been carrying on my back, reluctantly, for six years.”
Depp will be questioned on Wednesday afternoon.
Depp is suing Heard in Fairfax County Circuit Court for a December 2018 opinion piece he wrote in The Washington Post describing himself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse.” His lawyers say he was defamed by the article but never mentioned his name.
Depp denied that he had ever beaten Heard and says she was the abuser in the relationship. Heard testified about more than a dozen separate cases of physical abuse that he says he suffered at the hands of Depp.
Depp also disputed Heard’s claim that Depp had nothing to do with getting him a role in the superhero hit “Aquaman.” When Heard testified, she was clearly offended by a question from Depp’s lawyers who hinted that Depp got her the role.
Depp, however, said that after Heard auditioned for the role, he spoke to the studio on his behalf. She was barred from discussing the details of her conversations when Heard’s lawyers objected, but said that “ultimately she got the job done, so I hope she could have curbed her concerns to some extent.”
Also on Wednesday, supermodel Kate Moss, a former girlfriend of Depp, denied that Depp was pushed or assaulted during the course of their relationship.
Moss also testified as a witness to the reply. Heard, in his testimony, made a reference to Moss and a rumor that Depp had pushed Moss down some stairs when they left.
Moss, in a testimony provided by video link, said Depp never assaulted her. She said she once slipped down some stairs after a rainstorm at a Jamaican resort and that Depp came to her aid.
She testified for less than 5 minutes and was not questioned.
Depp also addressed the indictment in his testimony, saying it happened as Moss said. He said he had told the story about Moss to Heard years ago and that “Mrs Heard took the story and turned it into a very ugly incident, all in her mind.”
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