Hollywood star Johnny Depp wrote “I love you” in his own blood with his finger cut in rage against Amber Heard described as a three-day hostage situation, heard the London High Court on Thursday.
Heard, 34, said she had to barricade herself in a room after Depp pushed her into a ping pong table and strangled her against the refrigerator in Australia in March 2015.
The court learned how Depp’s finger was cut in a furious row over what he claims to be a post-nuptial agreement that Heard refused to sign.
Depp said that Heard was “angry” and threw a bottle of vodka at him before throwing another that broke and cut his finger.
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Heard’s account of the situation stated that he injured his hand when he crushed a telephone against the wall.
Depp admitted to tearing the phone off the wall, but said it was because he was upset by his finger injury. Photos of handwritten writing on the walls were shown to the court and it was heard how Depp used his fingertip to write “I love you” on a mirror of the rented property.
The court learned how Depp urinated on the floor and painted a fake penis on a photo of a woman.
Heard said she was left with “whole body cuts” after the three days of “ordeal of assaults” when Depp had a burn on his face from a cigarette he had been smashed .
Heard said she was “afraid for her life” and told Depp that he “hurt and cut her”.
Depp vehemently denied having physically assaulted his ex-wife and said he was “not in good condition” to carry out an attack and that it was down at the time.
These shocking allegations were released to a London court in a high-profile libel suit against The sun, which Depp is suing for calling him a “female drummer” in a 2018 article.
From the incident with the injured finger, Depp said: “When I realized that the top of my finger was missing and the blood was flowing profusely and the bones protruding, I think I fell into some kind of breakdown . “
“I was at the end. I couldn’t live, I didn’t want to live at that time. “
The court also heard how Depp used paint to write “Starring Billy-Bob” on the property’s walls – in reference to Bill Bob Thornton with whom he said Heard was having an affair.
Sasha Wass QC, who represents News Group Newspapers, publishers of The Sun, said the house had been “completely destroyed”.
But Depp said Thursday that he was so tense or so high that he was “not fit” to hurt Heard.
He said that the 2014-15 period was a low point in his life when he suffered from “a lot of pain” after detoxification in the Bahamas.
“I did not push or attack Ms. Heard in any way, and I was certainly in no condition to do so,” he said.
“I was in no physical condition to push anyone.”
Depp’s doctor David Kipper also wrote a letter to the court that said the Edward Scissorhands star “romances the drug culture” and has no plans to quit.
“He is … quite childish,” concluded the doctor.
Depp’s defense tries to portray Heard, 34, as a manipulative and intriguing advertising researcher who has been collecting harmful evidence against her husband from the start.
NGN’s lawyer, Sasha Wass, replied by going through each of her alleged offenses in graphic detail.
“You pulled her hair and slapped her face, spat on her face while holding a bottle of alcohol while drinking,” Wass told Depp at one point.
“And all the while, you were yelling at Ms. Heard that you hated her, she threw Ms. Heard against the ping pong table, which collapsed,” she read.
“You broke your head so that the back of his head hit the refrigerator, and you blamed him for that,” she said.
Depp said no and “not true” after each sentence and ran his hand through his hair to his shoulders with a sigh.
But he remembers feeling disturbed by Heard’s relationship with his colleague Billy Bob Thornton on the set of the film “London Fields”.
He also said that he was prone to power outages, but that he still remembered enough particular episodes to deny the various charges.
“There have been breakdowns, that’s for sure and in all the breakdowns, there are extracts of memory and by remembering this memory, you see extracts of photos, but you do not see all the memory”, did he declare.
The trial continues.
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