Depp’s longtime worker Starling Jenkins II testified on Thursday, April 28, amid the Golden Globe winner’s defamation case towards the Aquaman actress. Jenkins recalled an alleged dialog he had with the Texas native, 36, after the poop incident initially befell.
The government chauffer and safety guard for the Pirates of the Caribbean star, 58, recalled driving Heard to Coachella in the spring of 2016 and having a chat on the way in which “pertaining to the surprise she left in the boss’s bed.” The feces incident allegedly occurred after the former couple got into an argument previous to the actress leaving for the musical competition.
Jenkins, who gave his testimony to the Virginia jury through a reside video name on Thursday, clarified that the “surprise” Heard was referring to was “the defecation” Depp later discovered on his facet of the duo’s mattress.
Depp’s employee testified that Heard advised him on the time that it was “a horrible practical joke gone wrong.”
Jenkins’ recount of the occasions in 2016 got here after the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory star took the stand final week in assist of his case towards his ex-wife.
Depp is suing his The Rum Diary costar for defamation in response to a 2018 op-ed piece she wrote for the Washington Post. In the story, Heard detailed her expertise as a survivor of abuse, although she didn’t particularly title Depp in the piece.
While speaking to the court on April 20, the Kentucky native claimed he was “shown a picture” of the mattress after the alleged incident by his safety guard who had gone into the room to get a few of his issues.
“He showed me a photograph on his telephone of … it was a photograph of our bed, and on my side of the bed, was human fecal matter,” Depp stated, noting that the invention got here after and Heard had an argument throughout her thirtieth celebration and she or he then left for Coachella.
While the Edward Scissorhands star stated he initially “laughed” as a result of it was “so bizarre and so grotesque,” he didn’t let the incident go. Depp claimed that when he spoke with Heard concerning the mess, she “tried to blame” the poop on their canine.
“They’re teacup Yorkies. They weigh about 4 pounds each,” Depp advised the jury. “The photograph that I saw — I lived with those dogs for many years. It was not the dogs.”
The Oscar nominee, who took the stand a number of occasions this month, emphatically denied Heard’s allegations of abuse. “Never did I myself reach the point of striking Ms. Heard in any way, nor have I ever struck any woman in my life,” he stated throughout his April 19 testimony.
The Lone Ranger actor added: “It’s been six years of trying times. It’s pretty strange when one day you’re Cinderella, so to speak, then 0.6 seconds you’re Quasimodo. I didn’t deserve that, nor did my children, nor did the people who have believed in me for all these years.”
Heard, who was married to Depp from 2015 to 2017, has but to take the stand. She did, nevertheless, problem a assertion through Instagram forward of the trial, saying, “I never named him, rather I wrote about the price women pay for speaking against men in power.”
The Magic Mike XXL actress concluded: “I continue to pay that price, but hopefully, when this case concludes, I can move on and so can Johnny. I have always maintained a love for Johnny and it brings me great pain to have to live out the details of our past life together in from of the world.”
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