Attorneys for actor Amber Heard searched for to undermine Johnny Depp’s libel suit against her Thursday by spending hrs in the court centered on the actor’s consuming, drug abuse and texts he delivered to buddies — including one about attempting to kill and defile his then-wife.
Heard’s lawyers referenced Depp’s good reputation for trashing rooms in hotels and the smashing of the bathroom sconce throughout an argument with Heard. Depp can also be facing a suit filed by part of a movie crew who alleges he was assaulted in 2018.
Depp’s suit against Heard alleges that they falsely portrayed him like a domestic abuser and destroyed his lucrative acting career. But Heard’s attorneys reason that Depp did indeed abuse Heard, both physically and sexually, and claim he can’t deny it while he was frequently drunk and to begin blacking out.
Depp’s texts only bolster his ex-wife’s defense, her lawyers stated.
“I, obviously, pounded and displayed ugly colors to Amber on the recent journey,” Depp stated inside a text to some friend, the actor Paul Bettany, in This summer 2013, that was proven to jurors.
“I am a crazy person and never so fair headed after a lot of drink,” Depp ongoing.
Heard lawyer J. Benjamin Rottenborn centered on another exchange that year between Depp and Bettany by which Depp authored: “Let’s burn Amber!!!”
Bettany responded: “Having thought it through I do not think we ought to burn Amber.”
Depp texted: “Let’s drown her before we burn her!!! I’ll (expletive) her burnt corpse later on to make certain she’s dead.”
Depp has formerly apologized towards the jury for that vulgar language within the texts and stated that “within the heat from the discomfort I had been feeling, I visited dark places.” He built the same apology Thursday.
Rottenborn also demonstrated the jury certainly one of Depp’s texts to Bettany in 2014 by which he referenced whiskey, pills and cocaine.
The manuscripts were written throughout a period by which Depp stated he’d stopped consuming. Plus they were sent at about the time of the private flight from Boston to La, where Heard stated Depp assaulted her as they was blackout drunk.
Rottenborn presented texts that Depp delivered to Bettany that stated he drank “all previous night I selected Amber as much as fly to LA earlier this Sunday … Ugly, mate … No food for several days … Powders … Half a container of Whiskey, a 1000 red bull and vodkas, pills, 2 bottles of Champers on plane …”
Depp had formerly testified he required two oxycodone pills — an opiate that he admits he was addicted at that time — and locked themself within the plane bathroom and went to sleep to prevent her badgering. Also, he disputes he was drunk on the airplane, saying he drank merely a glass of Champagne because he boarded the plane.
But Rottenborn also demonstrated the jury Depp’s expressions of contrition following a flight.
“Once again I’ve found myself somewhere of shame and regret,” Depp authored to Heard. “Of course, I’m sorry. I truly have no idea why, or what went down. However I won’t ever try it again … My illness in some way crept up and grabbed me … I have to improve. And i’ll. For all of us both. Beginning today. I really like you. Again, I’m so sorry. So sorry.”
The jury also saw an itemized apology from Depp to Heard’s father where the actor stated he “(messed) up and went too far” inside a grapple with Heard. But Depp noted around the stand the message didn’t repeat the fight would be a physical.
Multiple audio tracks from the couple’s conversations were performed in the court. In a single, Heard told Depp he vomited in the sleep. In another discussion, it may sound as though Depp stated he’d mind-butted Heard.
“I was while using words that Ms. Heard was using,” Depp countered. “But there is no intentional mind-butt. And if you wish to possess a peaceful conversation with Ms. Heard, you may have to placate a little bit.”
Depp continues to be around the stand it Fairfax County Circuit Court since Tuesday mid-day. He formerly known as the accusations of substance abuse “grossly embellished,” though he acknowledged taking many drugs.
The actor also spent a lot of his previous testimony describing the couple’s volatile relationship and denying he ever mistreated Heard. Depp stated that Heard mistreated drugs and frequently strongly attacked him.
Depp has contended that his movie career endured after she authored a 2018 op-erectile dysfunction piece within the Washington Publish, which motivated his libel suit against Heard.
Heard never pointed out Depp by name within the article, but Depp’s lawyers stated it had been a obvious mention of the accusations Heard made when she searched for a 2016 restraining order against him.
Depp stated the accusations and also the article led to an unfairly destroyed status that made him a Hollywood outsider and price him his role within the lucrative “Pirates from the Caribbean” movie franchise.
When mix-examination started Wednesday, Rottenborn pointed to evidence that Disney made that call several weeks prior to the article’s publication. Her attorneys have stated that Depp’s broken status was because of their own inappropriate behavior.
Rottenborn’s mix-study of Depp lasted all Thursday and it is scheduled to carry on Monday.
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