Actor Johnny Depp took the stand in a Fairfax, Virginia court on Tuesday in his defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard. In his roughly three-hour testimony, which will continue Wednesday, the Oscar-nominated star spoke in detail about Heard’s allegations of domestic abuse, his history with substance abuse and their relationship. “My goal is the truth,” Depp said early in his remarks.
Depp, known for his work in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, is suing Heard for $50 million in a Fairfax County, Virginia court over a 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which she wrote about her experience with domestic abuse.
Depp was not referred to by name in Heard’s piece. In the years prior to its publishing, Heard had alleged Depp bruised her face after throwing a phone at her in their Los Angeles home. Depp denied the allegation and was not charged with any crime.
who is amber heard
Amber Laura Heard was born in Austin, Texas, to Patricia Paige Heard (née Parsons), an internet researcher, and David C. Heard (David Clinton Heard), a contractor. She has English, Irish, Scottish, German, and Welsh ancestry.
Heard appeared in the Academy Award-nominated film, North Country (2005), in which she played Charlize Theron’s character in flashbacks.
Her other early film credits include: Syrup (2013), Drive Angry (2011) 3D, The Joneses (2009), Never Back Down (2008), Alpha Dog (2006) and Friday Night Lights (2004).
On television, Heard starred on The CW drama, Hidden Palms (2007), and had guest starring roles on Showtime’s Californication (2007) and CBS’s Criminal Minds (2005).
In 2009, Heard starred in the box office hit, Zombieland (2009), opposite Woody Harrelson, Bill Murray and Jesse Eisenberg.
She also starred in the suspense thriller, The Stepfather (2009), with Sela Ward, Dylan Walsh and Penn Badgley.
In 2008, she garnered attention for her role in the comedic hit, Pineapple Express (2008), with Seth Rogen and James Franco.
Heard received a 2008 Young Hollywood Award for her breakthrough performance in “Pineapple Express”.
Pirates of the Caribbean
This swash-buckling tale follows the quest of Captain Jack Sparrow, a savvy pirate, and Will Turner, a resourceful blacksmith, as they search for Elizabeth Swann.
Elizabeth, the daughter of the governor and the love of Will’s life, has been kidnapped by the feared Captain Barbossa.
Little do they know, but the fierce and clever Barbossa has been cursed.
He, along with his large crew, are under an ancient curse, doomed for eternity to neither live, nor die. That is, unless a blood sacrifice is made
Johnny Depp in court says he has never struck any woman in his life
Actor Johnny Depp wasted no time after taking the stand in court on Tuesday, saying that “never did I myself reach the point of striking Ms. Heard in any way, nor have I ever struck any woman in my life.”
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Depp was in a Virginia court Tuesday afternoon to testify in his defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard. Depp is suing the actress for more than $50 million, saying her claims of domestic abuse have harmed his career and reputation.
Heard, 35, has filed a countersuit against Depp, 58, seeking $100 million in damages and saying his legal team falsely accused her of fabricating claims against Depp.
Depp on Tuesday said Heard’s “untrue” accusations that she had been a victim of domestic abuse “permeated the industry,” eventually becoming global news and in many circles have been accepted as fact.
“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,” Depp told the court. “I felt a responsibility of clearing the record.”
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Amber Heard and ex-husband Johnny Depp have begun the proceedings for the defamation lawsuit launched by Depp in regards to an article she wrote in 2018 for the Washington Post.
In the piece, Heard referred to herself as a victim of domestic abuse, which Depp’s team have claimed falsely categorises the actor as abusive.