What’s occurred thus far within the Depp v Heard trial?
Should you’ve not saved updated with the Depp-Heard case, this is a number of the key factors from the weeks-long trial to get you on top of things:
— Depp testified that he by no means hit Heard or another girl. He stated she was the one who turned abusive and “bullied” him with “demeaning identify calling.” “It appeared like pure hatred for me,” Depp stated. “If I stayed to argue, finally, I used to be certain it was going to escalate into violence, and oftentimes it did.”
— Throughout an argument in Australia in early 2015, Depp stated Heard threw a vodka bottle that severed the highest of his proper center finger. The actor stated he went into shock and wrote messages to Heard on the wall utilizing blood from the finger. Heard provided a special account, sobbing as she informed the jury that Depp sexually assaulted her that night time by inserting a liquor bottle in her vagina. “I used to be scared,” she stated. “I had simply married him.”
— A number of months later, Heard stated, Depp broke her nostril and ripped out chunks of her hair throughout one other violent encounter.
— Heard’s attorneys launched photographs that they stated confirmed accidents after varied arguments, together with scars on her arm that have been seen as she posed on a purple carpet, and redness and swelling round a watch that she stated was struck by a telephone thrown by Depp. Attorneys for Depp confirmed photos from public appearances that they stated have been taken across the time of their fights and appeared to indicate no accidents.
— Depp testified that feces have been discovered within the couple’s mattress in 2016. One in every of his safety guards stated Heard informed him it was “a horrible sensible joke gone unsuitable.” Heard denied any involvement and prompt one of many couple’s canine was accountable.
— Heard stated Depp first turned bodily abusive when he slapped her after she laughed at a tattoo that stated “Wino Eternally.” The tattoo beforehand stated “Winona Eternally,” referring to Depp’s former girlfriend, Winona Ryder.
— Jurors heard an audio clip of Depp threatening to chop himself with a knife throughout one in all their final in-person encounters. “That is psychologically, emotionally the place I used to be,” Depp stated. “On the finish, I used to be damaged … I believed the one reply is right here, take my blood, that is all I’ve obtained left.”
— Heard’s attorneys launched textual content messages wherein Depp known as Heard a “filthy whore” and stated he wished her useless. Writing to actor Paul Bettany in 2013, Depp stated: “Let’s drown her earlier than we burn her” and “I’ll get all the way her burnt corpse afterward to ensure she is useless.”