Johnny Depp paints mirror with blood, hears court at London trial – Variety


Johnny Depp used blood with the tip of his finger to paint messages on a mirror, a court said Thursday, the third day of his defamation lawsuit against the publisher of The Sun newspaper in London.On April 27, 2018, Depp sued the News Group Newspapers and Rupert Murdoch’s reporter Dan Wootton for an article on The Sun’s website on April 27, 2018 who described him as a “female drummer”. Depp denies having been violent towards his former wife Amber Heard, with whom he was married from 2015 to 2017.

In his testimony before the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Depp said he could see “bones sticking out” after Heard threw a bottle at him, cutting off his finger. Heard denies having injured his finger.

“The damage to your finger was very serious, right? And very painful? Asked Sasha Wass, the lawyer of the Sun. Depp agreed. Wass asked why he had not called for medical help immediately. “It took hours and hours to call for help,” she said.

Heard alleged that Depp had drank a bottle of vodka and Malbec wine and taken 10 tablets of ecstasy the day of his injury, Wass said in court.

The incident occurred in a rented house in Australia while filming “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” shortly after their marriage in February 2015. Depp said the argument had started as a disagreement on a post-nuptial agreement.

Depp said he was not satisfied at the time due to his work on the film. “On all the other films in the Pirates series,” Depp said he had “written everything for the character” [Captain Jack Sparrow]. Depp denied being jealous of Billy Bob Thornton, who had worked with Heard in London.

Depp agreed that the house rented in Australia was “destroyed” during their stay there. He recalled damage to the floors and sofas, saying that there was “a lot of blood”. He had “gone” to the damage, he said, but said it was Heard that caused the most damage. The damage was estimated between £ 100,000 ($ 126,000) and $ 189,000, the court said.

Depp said there were several times when he said to Heard, “We are a crime scene waiting to happen. ”

Later in the cross-examination, Depp was charged with repeated attacks on Heard in December 2015, including grabbing her by the hair and dragging her upstairs, tearing her tufts of hair, cutting her the head, giving him two black eyes and wounds around the nose. and the mouth, and breaking the nose. On December 16, 2015, Heard texted a friend saying, “I need you. I’m fighting pretty well … I’m injured. I do not know what to do. Depp denied all charges of violence.

Depp is scheduled to testify further on Friday, his last day on the witness stand.


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