“Absolutely not. Absolutely not. First of all, I don’t think that’s funny. I was not in a pranking mood. My life was falling apart,” the Aquaman star, 36, mentioned throughout her testimony on Monday, May 16, as part of the ongoing defamation trial that the Pirates of the Caribbean star, 58, filed towards her. “I had just been attacked on my 30th birthday … it was not really a jovial time, and I don’t think that’s funny, period. That’s disgusting.”
Depp alleged final month that he was “shown a picture” of human fecal matter left on his aspect of the mattress, presumably left by Heard following a 2016 argument. At the time, a witness claimed it was meant as a practical joke. The Edward Scissorhands actor’s longtime govt chauffeur and safety guard Starling Jenkins II testified on April 28, noting that he heard the Never Back Down actress say she left a “surprise” in Depp’s mattress whereas Jenkins drove her to Coachella.
Heard, nevertheless, argued that neither she nor her associates would have achieved such a factor. “That’s not something a bunch of 30-year-olds would think is funny,” she mentioned on Monday. The Magic Mike XXL actress additionally argued that the mattress in query was in a house that she stayed in while fighting with Depp, so there can be no cause to imagine that he would discover the poop.
While she doesn’t recall seeing something in the mattress, Heard did notice that it may have come from one of her dogs, who she left in the mattress whereas packing for Coachella. “[Boo] had eaten Johnny‘s weed when she was a puppy and had bowel control issues for her entire life,” the Texas native testified.
Her Rum Diary costar — whom Heard was married to between 2015 and 2017 — is presently suing her for defamation in response to a 2018 opinion article she penned for The Washington Post, revealing she was a survivor of domestic abuse. Though Heard didn’t title Depp in the editorial, his attorneys have argued that primarily based on her prior allegations of abuse at the hands of the actor, folks would affiliate him with the piece.
She took the stand for the primary time on May 4, the place she alleged that Depp had a history of violence in their relationship, together with the evening earlier than he allegedly discovered poop in the mattress. “I struggle to find the words on how painful this is. This is horrible for me to sit here for weeks and relive everything here with people that I knew — some well, some not,” Heard informed the court docket. “This is the most painful and difficult thing I’ve ever gone through for sure.”
While on the stand, Heard claimed that the first time Depp hit her was while the duo were drinking close to a “jar of cocaine” and the Texas native requested the Lone Ranger star what the tattoo on his arm mentioned. When he responded, “Wino Forever,” the Drive Angry star recalled laughing, which upset her then-husband. “He slapped me across the face and I laughed,” Heard mentioned throughout her testimony. “I laughed because I didn’t know what else to do. I thought this must be a joke because I didn’t know what was going on. I just stared at him thinking that he was going to start laughing too.”
She added, “As a woman, I had never been hit like that,” earlier than noting to the jury that the alleged incident is one thing she “will never forget.” The Charlie and the Chocolate Factor star initially received a tattoo studying, “Winona Forever” in the Nineteen Nineties, as a tribute to his then-girlfriend, Winona Ryder. After they break up in 1993, Depp had the tattoo changed to learn “Wino Forever.”
Depp, for his half, emphatically denied Heard’s accusations of abuse whereas giving his testimony final month. “Never did I myself reach the point of striking Ms. Heard in any way, nor have I ever struck any woman in my life,” the Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas actor informed the jury on April 19. “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.”
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