Amber Heard reveal the chronology of the first hit Johnny Depp when testifying in court.
When testifying, Heard said that the beating began with an argument with Depp, who was trying to break up with Whitney Heard, Amber Heard’s sister.
“Whitney, my sister, suddenly put herself between Johnny and me. He was suddenly there and tried to stop Johnny,” Heard said as reported APFriday (6/5).
“Johnny tried to hit him and I didn’t wait, I didn’t hesitate. I hit him for the first time, actually hit him in the face,” he continued.
Heard admitted that he had never hit Depp during their relationship up to that point. He claims to have tried to fight back and block Depp’s punches, but never hit back.
“In all my time, during the relationship, I never once hit Johnny,” said Heard.
“Sure, I’ve tried to fight back, swing my arms, hit whenever I can to block the blow, but never land [pukulan] anything,” he continued.
Heard said that at the time Depp looked taken aback then laughed at him, then continued to lunge at him again. Shortly after the incident, security officers came and pulled Depp out.
In addition, Heard also accused Depp of having an affair right after they married. Heard began his testimony by tracing the chronology of when he found Depp’s iPad unlocked.
The trial between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp. (AP/Jim Lo Scalzo)
“I found this iPad unlocked, he sent someone a message,” Heard said in a video released by the Law & Crime Network, Friday (6/5).
“He texted women he’d been in a relationship with, sort of early in the relationship, so I recognized her name,” Heard continued.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard married in February 2015 in Los Angeles. Both of them said the sacred vows of marriage after separating from their respective partners.
Prior to marrying Heard, Depp separated from model Vanessa Paradis after 14 years together. Meanwhile, Heard separated from photographer Tasya Van Ree after being in a relationship since 2008.
After 15 months of marriage, Heard filed for divorce accusing Depp of verbal and physical abuse. The violence is said to have occurred when Depp was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Depp denied the claims and alleged that Heard was “trying to get a premature financial resolution”.
The conflict was then resolved in August 2016 for US$7 million. Heard later donated the money to charity.
Heard’s party began to reveal a number of violence related to the violence that was committed against him by Depp. Heard’s confession began when Depp’s attorney dismissed his case after 13 days.
The trial process for Amber Heard and Johnny Depp for defamation cases has been ongoing since April 12. Depp sues his ex-wife over Amber Heard’s posts on The Washington Post on 18 December 2018.