Amber Heard broke down into sobs while testifying Thursday in a defamation case brought against her by ex-husband Johnny Depp, recalling alleged physical and sexual abuse at the hands of the actor.
Heard testified that Depp threatened, beat, and penetrated her with a broken bottle during a trip to Australia in March 2015. The actress was so terrified, she said, she “lost control of my bladder” and was unable to recognize the actor.
The 36-year-old recalled that Depp was shoving her “up against the fridge, has me up against the throat, bashing me against the wall, the fridge,” she said, according to the New York Post.
“I don’t remember the exact sequence of things, I wish I did,” Heard said, later adding, “When he shoved me, I went … skidding across these floors … I just slid, screeching my skin against this beautiful wooden floor.”
Heard said she took two sleeping pills. When she woke up, Depp had clearly not had any food, nor had he slept, she recalled. Heard estimated that Depp had taken 8-10 MDMA pills.
The actor allegedly called Heard names, such as “whore, slut, fat-ass,” before attacking her.
“I didn’t know if the bottle he had inside me was broken,” she recalled. “I couldn’t feel it. I couldn’t feel anything.” Depp also allegedly threatened her with a broken bottle.
“My nightgown came completely off, it was ripped off of me,” Heard said, noting that Depp was allegedly repeatedly punching the wall.
“I was naked, slipping around on this tile,” she claimed. Depp was allegedly “screaming” that Heard “ruined his life” and that he “f***ing” hated her.
“I’m looking in his eyes, I don’t see him anymore,” a sobbing Heard said on the stand, breathing heavily. “It wasn’t him. It was black. I’ve never been so scared in my life. I was trying to get through to Johnny and I couldn’t see him at all.”
— Law&Crime Network (@LawCrimeNetwork) May 5, 2022
WATCH as #AmberHeard sobs on the stand as she recounts a fight in Australia.
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