On the second day of his stay at the stand, Herd testified about an alleged physical assault by Depp, which he said led to the couple being mistreated.
“Nothing I did did force him to stop hitting me. Nothing. I tried for more than a year, maybe two, he just did not answer me physically, he did not answer me verbally, he just looked at me, I tried to freeze, I tried to go elsewhere. Then I verbally insulted him. I was threatened that if he hit me again, I would call the police.
Depp Herd is suing for a 2018 article he wrote for The Washington Post, in which he described himself as a “public figure representing domestic violence.” Although Depp was not named in the article, he argues that it cost him lucrative acting roles.
Heard and Depp, who met in 2009, were married in 2015-2016.
Depp testified over the course of several days that he had never beaten a woman and accused Herd of verbally abusing him, including describing in detail one incident in which he partially cut off a finger.
Both denied each other’s allegations of violence.
A quarrel with James Franco over scenes
Herd confirmed on Thursday that in 2014, when he was filming with James Franco, Depp was angry at the film for the romantic scenes between them. He threw things at her and then punched her in the back during a fight, Herd said.
“I feel this boot in my back. He just hit me in the back. I fell to the floor and shook my head. Nobody said anything, nobody did anything,” Herd said. “I felt so embarrassed that I fell to the ground in front of people.”
Herd testified that shortly after the incident, Depp apologized for his behavior and later brought in a medical team to help him detoxify the drug.
“It was typical of an apology I received when he was physically taken too far,” Herd testified in a text message apologizing to Depp. “I was encouraged because I thought it meant he understood that he could really do me harm. Sometimes I did not think he understood how much he could do physical harm to me.”
Herd testified that Depp asked him to come with him to his private island before doing the detox, a period he described as “hell.”
“I was just in the back. I do not know how to detoxify a person,” Herd said.
Depp had previously testified about a period of detoxification when he took a position before the trial.
“A large part of me was very uncomfortable with Ms. Herd coming with me for this detox,” Depp showed.
Before the court took a break for lunch, Herd confirmed that the couple had started a relationship.
“At this point in our relationship, we’re both saying terrible things to each other. We’re screaming at each other. Unfortunately, when Johnny started hitting me, he just won.”
Amber Heard testifies: “Nothing I did did not force him to stop hitting me”
Source link Amber Heard testifies: “Nothing I did did not force him to stop hitting me”