Actress Amber Heard admitted to “hitting” her ex-husband, fellow actor Johnny Depp, audio played in court Wednesday revealed.
Depp is suing Heard for more than $50 million, alleging defamation from his ex which hurt his Hollywood career.
Heard has countersued, seeking $100 million in damages, accusing the Depp legal team of making false claims about her.
“I didn’t punch you, by the way,” Heard said in the provided audio. “I’m sorry that I didn’t hit you across the face in a proper slap. But, I was hitting you. It was not punching you.”
Depp is heard on the audio replying, “Don’t tell me what it feels like to be punched.”
“You’ve been in a lot of fights, you’ve been around a long time,” Heard said. “You didn’t get punched. You got hit. I’m sorry I hit you like this, but I did not punch you. I did not f***ing deck you. I f***ing was hitting you. I don’t know what the motion of my actual hand was.”
“But you’re fine,” the actress told Depp. “I did not hurt you, I did not punch you, I was hitting you.”
“I’m not sitting here b****ing about, am I? You are. That’s the difference between me and you. You’re a f***ing baby,” she added. “You are such a baby! Grow the f*** up, Johnny.”
“I did start a physical fight,” Heard admitted, before Depp explained why he had to get “the f*** out of there.”
“Yes, you did. You did the right thing, the big thing. You were admirable,” Heard responded.
LISTEN: The audio recordings of #JohnnyDepp and #AmberHeard were played for the jury on Wednesday, where Heard says "I was hitting you, it was not punching you," and called Depp a baby. @LawCrimeNetwork pic.twitter.com/rXiZAp8EVR
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Depp earlier in the week testified that he “never” hit “Ms. Heard in any way, nor have I ever struck any woman in my life.”
“I’m obsessed with the truth, so today is my first opportunity that I’ve been able to speak about this case in full for the first time,” the actor said. “I felt a responsibility of clearing the record.”
Before the trial commenced, Heard took to Instagram with a message expressing her “love” for Depp and suggesting the explosive op-ed she penned at The Washington Post wasn’t about her ex-husband after all.
“Johnny is suing me for an op-ed I wrote in The Washington Post, in which I recounted my experience of violence and domestic abuse,” the actress wrote. “I never named him, rather I wrote about the price women pay for speaking out against men in power.”
“I continue to pay that price,” Heard claimed, “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 front of the world.”