JOHNNY Depp texted Amber Heard’s father apologizing for “going too far” after an incident in which she was struck, the High Court heard today.
The actor admitted that their heads collided but insisted that it was an accident.
Court-produced photos showed her with black eyes and a bloody lip after the December 2015 bankruptcy in their LA penthouse.
It was alleged in March of the same year that Depp threw a carafe at Ms. Heard and grabbed her hair, removing “tufts” from her scalp as he pulled her upstairs.
He would have grabbed his throat and shouted, “I’m going to kill you. ”
Depp said, “I tried to get away from Ms. Heard to avoid physical abuse.”
The court heard Depp hit and attempted to smother his wife during their August 2015 honeymoon on the Eastern & Oriental Express train in Asia.
Depp replied, “It didn’t happen at all. ”
After the December bankruptcy, Depp, 57, texted his father David: “Yes, I was ***** and I went too far in our battles.
“I can’t and don’t want to apologize for my share in these dramas, but I can confidently promise you that they will never happen again.”
“My sincere apologies if I let you down. ”
Depp insisted he was not apologizing for abusing Aquaman star 34-year-old Mrs. Heard – but that “things would escalate to the point where they did.”
He is chasing the Sun for calling him a “female drummer” in a 2018 article.
The document and Ms. Heard say the term was justified.
Sasha Wass QC, for The Sun, asked him, “Do you agree that your admission that the people of this court will have heard for the first time that there has been a whim, is very important ? ”
Depp replied, “Yes, it is important.”
Ms. Wass read earlier a message from a nurse who spoke with Ms. Heard after the incident.
The actress told him that Depp was “drunk and used his forehead to hit his head.”
“I CUT YOUR HEAD”
Depp was asked if he could think of a reason why Ms. Heard would give this account to a nurse if it was false.
He replied, “I would very simply say that Mrs. Heard, as I said before, can never be wrong and that she will not admit to her nurse – to anyone who is not at all close to her , if at all – it will not reveal the truth at all. ”
The court heard a tape recording of Depp the day after the incident in which he said to him, “I kicked you in the forehead f ******. It doesn’t break your nose. ”
Mrs. Heard was taped saying, “I couldn’t believe you did this. ”
Ms. Wass explained to the actor that he had changed accounts after learning of a recording of himself and Ms. Heard discussing the incident “very recently”.
She also read a message from Ms. Heard to a friend saying, “Johnny beat me badly. I’m hurt, I don’t know what to do. ”
The lawyer asked Depp if he could think of a reason why Ms. Heard’s friends would think she had been damaged.
He replied, “I believe Ms. Heard needed to build a team around her of her devoted devotees, who are all afraid of her. “
Describing an incident between the two, Ms. Wass said, “You had been drinking and were extremely angry.
“You lost your temper for no reason. You threw a carafe on Mrs. Heard and hit the walls.
“At that time, you regularly used violence against Ms. Heard when you were intoxicated – a slap, poking on her, or worse.”
Depp again denied and said, “She was very angry. ”
The court showed a photo of Depp’s damage to the apartment, including a kitchen counter scribble in gold marker saying, “Why be a fraud?” Everything is such bulls ** t. ”
Ms. Wass said, “Ms. Heard had dark eyes and wounds to the nose and mouth. You caused these injuries. ”
Depp said, “If she was injured, I can explain why.
“She threw me wildly from behind.
“As I walked away, I turned around, covering my head, and she was swinging wildly, so the only thing I could do was run or try to put my arms around her to stop beating and hitting me.
“When I did it, there was a collision. It was the only potential injury she could have had. “
TEXT OF APOLOGY
Depp said his reference to a “whim” was because Ms. Heard called it that.
Heard sent pictures of her injuries to her parents, the court said.
David texted Depp saying, “I could fix this if I could sit with you and Amber at the same time. ”
Depp sent his text of apology a few days later, the court said.
Depp said earlier that the “happy pills” he asked his assistant to acquire in a text were prescription drugs, not illegal drugs.
He said, “The doctor prescribed Xanax for anxiety and sleep and to stay calm, and Adderall. ”
Ms. Wass said, “Ecstasy is often referred to as happy pills, right? ”
Depp replied, “You seem to know him more than I do. “
It’s the lowest point of my life – on the floor sobbing like a child
The court heard Depp attack Ms. Heard during a trip to the Bahamas in 2014 to overcome her addiction to painkillers.
Ms. Wass said he was angry because Ms. Heard would not give him medication when he asked, so he slapped her and kicked him.
Depp said, “I told him I needed medicine because the tremors and cramps were starting to appear.
“It’s the lowest point in my life – on the floor sobbing like a child.”
He added, “I did not hit or attack her in any way.
“I was in no condition to do so anyway.
“I will suggest that his testimony is fabricated.
“I think that was part of her file, which was a nice insurance policy for her. ”
Ms. Wass also read a message sent by Depp to an unidentified person on October 4, 2014.
He said, “I’ll be out of a monster in an hour.
“Will we each have to swallow an E around 8pm and go to dinner (in a) wonderful Peruvian place?” ”
When asked if “Peruvian spot” was a reference to cocaine, Depp replied, “It’s a mystery to me.
“It could be a Peruvian restaurant, it could be a reference to cocaine.”
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On December 12, 2014, Depp texted Ms. Heard saying, “Damn, I love you so much. I couldn’t be more sorry to have ruined your day again. I always regret when I jump or worse, when you jump. I am a wild ******. ”
Ms. Wass suggested it was Depp apologizing for being violent.
He said, “Calling me a savage is certainly not confessing to what you offer. I disagree with your dissection of this text. “
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