Amber Heard: Johnny Depp threw bottles “like grenades” at me


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Actress Amber Heard accused her ex-husband Johnny Depp of having thrown around thirty bottles “like grenades” at her, the High Court in London has learned.

She said the incident occurred during what she had previously called a “three-day hostage-taking” in 2015.

Mr Depp, 57, is suing the editor of The Sun over an article that called him a “wife beater” – but the paper insists that was correct.

Ms Heard, 34, testified in court for a third day.

It’s the 12th day of her ex-husband’s libel action.

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Mr Depp previously claimed his ex-wife threw a bottle of vodka at him that cut off his fingertip while the couple were in Australia in March 2015.

Ms Heard, who was married to the movie star from 2015 to 2017, accused Mr Depp of repeatedly assaulting her during the trip to Australia fueled by alcohol and drugs, which he denies.

She told court on Wednesday: “I got angry sometimes but not in a rage that would make me throw anything at her.”

She said she took a bottle from him the night of the alleged incident because she no longer wanted him to drink and smashed it to the ground.

“He started to choose [bottles] one by one and throwing them like grenades. One after another, in my direction, and I felt glass shatter behind me, I retreated further into the bar and it didn’t stop. ”

“I was too scared to look behind me. He threw away all the bottles that were within reach.

Ms Heard said she remembered that only “one bottle the size of a party magnum” had not been broken by Mr Depp “out of about thirty” bottles.

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Mr Depp’s attorney, Eleanor Laws QC, told Ms Heard that Mr Depp’s fingertip was severed because the actress threw a bottle in his direction. Mrs Heard replied: “No”

Ms Laws said: “You think Mr. Depp cut his finger on his own… then continued to attack you. ”

Ms Heard said: “Yes, he did. I don’t think he wanted to cut his finger off, but yes, he continued the attack. ”

The attorney also asked about a photo showing a mark on Mr Depp’s face and accused Ms Heard of crushing a cigarette on her cheek.

Ms Heard denied the claim, saying, “No Johnny did it right in front of me, he often did things like that. ”

The libel case centers on an article published on the Sun’s website in April 2018 and titled: “Gone Potty: How JK Rowling Can Be ‘Really Happy’ To Play His Wife’s Drummer Johnny Depp In The New Fantastic Beasts movie? ”.

The article concerned allegations by Ms Heard, which Mr Depp denies.

His testimony was originally scheduled to end Wednesday but will now continue until Thursday morning, with friends Melanie Inglessis and Joshua Drew scheduled to appear by video conference later Wednesday.


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