FALLS CHURCH, Va. –
WARNING: Some readers could discover the main points on this story disturbing
Johnny Depp’s attorneys have questioned the truthfulness of Amber Heard’s testimony that Depp sexually assaulted her with a bottle of alcohol.
Heard was cross-examined Tuesday following her testimony within the defamation lawsuit Depp introduced towards her.
Depp is suing Heard in Virginia’s Fairfax District Court docket in a December 2018 affidavit she wrote in The Washington Submit describing herself as “a figurehead for home abuse”. His attorneys say he was defamed by the article though it by no means talked about him by identify. The trial is now in its fifth week.
Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez, questioned Heard a couple of collection of incidents the place she stated she was assaulted by Depp.
The questions are significantly intense in regards to the March 2015 battle the couple fought in Australia, shortly after they received married, whereas Depp was filming the fifth movie within the “Pirates of the Caribbean” collection.
Throughout that battle, Heard stated she was sexually assaulted. Depp, alternatively, stated he was the sufferer, and that he misplaced the tip of his center finger when Heard threw a bottle of vodka at him.
Vasquez questioned why Heard by no means sought medical consideration, although she stated her leg was reduce by shards of damaged glass and he or she was bleeding from the assault.
“You’re the one who assaulted somebody with a bottle in Australia, aren’t you, Miss Heard?” Vasquez requested.
“I don’t assault Johnny in Australia. I’ve by no means assaulted Johnny,” Heard replied.
Vasquez then questioned why Heard had written a collection of affection notes to Depp within the months after she was assaulted.
Heard has stated she believes Depp has bottomed out after the match towards Australia and has pledged to remain sober. She stated most assaults occurred whereas Depp was beneath the affect of medicine or alcohol.
“When issues are good, they’re actually good,” she stated.